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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] PC requirements for DVB-S2 processing at a high b
Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] PC requirements for DVB-S2 processing at a high bandwidth
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:55:02 -0800
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The processing requirement for DVB-S2 are significant, especially the
receiver. Since you're using an X-series USRP, I'll guess you're
interested in satellite downlinks which can be 30 to 50 Msyms/s.
Basically, the requirement would be the most powerful system you can
afford. Something with an Intel i9 or Xeon Gold/Platinum series processor.
Even then, real-time processing for the receiver will be limited unless
you use an FPGA or GPU for the LDPC decoding.
The good news is that I've ported an SIMD optimized LDPC decoder to GNU
Which is ported from:
However, it's still not capable of satellite bitrates.
On 1/31/19 10:33, Maria Jesus Cañavate Sanchez wrote:
My name is Maria and I would like to make a question regarding the
kind of PC characteristics which would be required to be able to
process the signal in real-time (on the PC) when using the maximum
bandwidth available on the USRP X-series.
The scenario would be the following one: we would like to use GNU
radio to send and receive DVB-S2 signals. Hence, the PC will do all
the processing to check the BER, constellation, EVM, etc. Do you think
it is possible to use a PC (with SSD drive and some suggested
requirements) which could do the processing in real time or the only
way to achieve that bandwidth in real time would be using the FPGA of
the USRP? If the second case, then I guess we will do the processing
Thank you very much in advance!
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