Newtec Satcom M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator

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Built-in MPEG Transport Stream analyzer, support of SMPTE 2022 FEC at the GbE inputs (for distributed IP headends), and native support of Carrier ID

Newtec M6100 DVB-S2 Satellite Modulator

The brand new cutting edge Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator is the new generation DVB-S2, DVB-DSNG and DVB-S modulator specifically designed for broadcast direct-to-home, primary distribution to headends and contribution of television and radio content. The advanced M6100 series can be used in conjunction with set-top boxes, professional IRD’s or professional satellite demodulators such as the AZ910.

Newtec M6100 RF Interface

Exceptional RF Reliability

Uptime and reliability are essential in the design of the Newtec M6100, taking a vital role in the satellite network. Input source redundancy, and the shortest redundancy switch-over times of modulators, operating both in 1+1 and N+1 topologies, are setting the standard in our industry.

Advanced capabilities such as a built-in MPEG Transport Stream analyzer, support of SMPTE 2022 FEC at the GbE inputs (for distributed IP headends), and Carrier ID according to the new DVB standard as well as in the transport stream NIT Table.

Premium RF Performance

The Newtec Broadcast Satellite Modulator performs among the best, offering unmatched bandwidth efficiency optimization options, thereby lowering overall Total Cost of Ownership. The fully automated operation of Newtec´s field-proven Equalink pre-distortion technology is now available for any satellite transmission application. Equalink pre-distortion provides up to 10% bandwidth gains.

The modulator also supports Clean Channel Technology, the first in a series extensions to DVB-S2, improving satellite efficiency by up to 15%, thereby enabling much smaller carrier spacing.  At the output of the Broadcast Satellite Modulator, the signal is available in IF or extended L-band (950 MHz-2150 MHz), providing a compact and cost effective solution. A switchable 10 MHz reference signal for an outdoor BUC is multiplexed on the L-band interface.

The Broadcast Satellite Modulator can be easily monitored and controlled via a comprehensive front panel menu, advanced web GUI as well as via SNMP protocol.  This enables easy integration into any industry-standard EMS/NMS system.

Future Proof Scalable

Built upon flexible and latest generation programmable technology, the M-6100 Modulator is a future-proof building block that lets any satellite network evolve to the next level of capabilities. A scalable, pay-as-yougrow, licensing and software upgrade mechanism facilitates the launch of new services, or last minute network design changes, without rebuilding the entire network infrastructure. Migration from ASI to GbE and IF to L-band is facilitated by simple in-field installation of license keys.

Additional capabilities such as DVB-S2 extensions and other are anticipated to become available on the platform as the standardization efforts materialize in the near future. The brand new DVB-CID is already available as a software option on the 6100.

Key Features

 DVB-S2 and DVB-DSNG/S compliant

 QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK

 Baud rate range: 0,05 – 68 Mbps

 Data rates up to 216 Mbit/s (dependent on configuration)

 Automatic TS rate adaptation

 Supports SFN Networks using transparent TS pass-through

 Exceptional jitter recovery on TS over IP inputs

 Built-in TS Analyzer with PCR jitter measurements

 RFI reduction using optional DVB RF Carrier ID (DVB-CID) and NIT table CID (default)

 BISS Content protection

 Opportunistic data insertion up to 20Mbps (MPE)

 Redundant ASI transport stream interfaces


 Highest system reliability and service uptime through robust design and industry leading redundancy solutions

 Low TCO as a result of very high bandwidth efficiency technology options, and ease of monitoring and control

 Clean Channel Technology provides up to 15% bandwidth efficiency gains on top of the DVB-S2 standard

 Automated Equalink pre-distortion provides up to 10% bandwidth gains, higher QoS and geographic coverage

 Built-in support for opportunistic data insertion, interoperable with IRD’s that enable Multi-Protocol Encapsulation (MPE)

 Easy integration with industry leading management systems (EMS/NMS/OSS)

 Safe investment as the platform supports advanced capabilities such as proMPEG FEC at the input, built-in transport stream analyzer and DVB & NIT Carrier ID

 Pay-as-you-grow flexible licensing scheme

 Platform prepared for future DVB-S2 extensions and other capabilities*

 Future-proof design combining video and IP multi-service capabilities, delivers transport of today´s and tomorrow´s services

 Feature-based pricing and software upgrades

 Redundant GbE interfaces with SMPTE 2022 FEC

 External reference input

 IF (70/140) and L-Band (950-2150) high power outputs

 L-band monitoring output

 Market leading RF purity and performance

 Programmable amplitude slope equalizer

 PRBS generator for link performance tests

 High stability internal clock reference

 10 MHz reference output

 Clean Channel Technology

 Automated linear and non-linear Equalink Pre-distortion

 Secure front panel, SNMP, HTTP and CLI interfaces

 Designed to support future DVB-S2 extensions

Related products

AZ910 Satellite demodulator (works together with M6100 to perform automated Equalink)

AZ410 Broadcast Satellite Modem

AZ7x0 Frequency converters portfolio

AZ212 1+1 Modulator Redundancy Switch

AZ202 Universal Switching System

Input interfaces

ASI interface

• 2 selectable ASI inputs on BNC (F) - 75 ohms (coax)

• 2 x ASI output (loop through) on BNC (F) – 75 ohms (coax)

• 188 or 204 byte mode

• Rate adapter

• MPTS or SPTS according to ISO/IEC 13818

Ethernet interface

• Auto switching 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet interface

• Transport stream over IP interface (UDP/RTP)

• Forward Error Correction SMPTE 2022-1 and -2

• 188 or 204 byte mode

• Rate adapter

• MPTS or SPTS according to ISO/IEC 13818

10 MHz Reference input

• Connector BNC (F), 50 ohms

• Input level -3 dBm up to + 7dBm

• Frequencies 1,2,5,10,20 MHz

Content Encryption and Protection

BISS Encryption

• Support for BISS-0, BISS-1 and BISS-E

• Single TS


Supported modulation schemes and FEC


Outer/Inner FEC: Reed Solomon / Viterbi


QPSK: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8


Outer/Inner FEC: Reed Solomon / Viterbi


8PSK: 2/3, 5/6

16QAM 3/4, 7/8

• DVB-S2:

Outer/Inner FEC: BCH/ LDPC


QPSK: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

8PSK: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

16APSK: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

32APSK: 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

Baud rate range

• DVB-S2 0,050 - 68 Mbaud

• DVB-S 0,050 - 68 Mbaud

Frame length

• DVB-S 188 bytes

• DVB-S2 Short Frames 16200 bits

• DVB-S2 Normal Frames 64800 bits

Roll-off factor

• 20 % - 25% - 35%

Clean Channel TechnologyTM (optional)

• Roll-off : 5% -10% -15% -20% - 25% - 35%

• Optimum carrier spacing

• Advanced filter technology

Carrier Interference Reduction

• Carrier ID NIT Table

• DVB RF Carrier ID (DVB-CID)

• Spread Spectrum Modulator (BPSK)

• Supports User Data

• Compliant to DVB Standard

Output interfaces

L-band (configuration option)

• Connector N(F), 50 Ohms (optional SMA adapter)

• Frequency 950 - 2150 MHz (10 Hz steps)

• Level -35/+7 dBm (+/- 2dB)

• Return loss > 14 dB

• Switchable 10MHz Reference

• Spurious performance

Better than - 65 dBc/4kHz @ +5 dBm output level and > 256kBaud

Non-signal related: < - 80 dBc @ +5 dBm output

IF-band (configuration option)

• Connector BNC (F) - 75 ohms

(intermateable with 50 ohms)

• Frequency 50 - 180 MHz (10 Hz steps)

• Level -35/+10 dBm (± 2 dB)

• Return loss 50 ohms : > 14 dB

75 ohms : > 20 dB

• Spurious performance

Better than - 65 dBc/4kHz @ +5 dBm output level and > 256kBaud

Non-signal related:< - 80 dBc @ +5 dBm output

L-band monitoring

• Connector SMA (F), 50 ohms

• Frequency Same as L-Band output frequency

or 1050 MHz in case of IF output option only

• Level -45 dBm

• Return loss > 10 dB

10 MHz reference output (optional)

• Connector BNC (F), 50 ohms

• Output level +3 dBm (+/- 2dB)

Internal 10 MHz Reference Frequency

Standard Stability

• Stability: +/- 2000 ppb over 0 to 70° C

• Ageing: +/- 1000 ppb/year

High Stability (Optional)

• Stability: +/- 50 ppb over 0 to 70°C

• Ageing: +/- 300 ppb/year

Very High Stability (Optional)

• Stability: +/- 2 ppb over 0 to 65°C

• Ageing: +/- 500 ppb/10year

Monitor and control interfaces

• Web server GUI (HTTP) via web browser

• Diagnostics report, alarm log (HTTP)

• SNMP v2c

Alarm interface

• Electrical dual contact closure alarm contacts

• Connector 9-pin sub-D (F)

• Logical interface and general device alarm


• Height 1RU, width: 19”, depth 51 cm, 5.8 kg

• Power supply: 90-130 & 180-260 Vac, 105 VA, 47-63 Hz

• Temperature

- Operational: 0°C to +50°C / +32°F to +122°F

- Storage: -40 to +70°C / -40°F to +158°F

• Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing

• CE label and UL

• Broadcast Direct-to-home (DTH)

• Broadcast Primary Distribution

• Broadcast Contribution