NHK-Japan to upgrade its 8K – UHDTV technology
In preparation for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, the Japanese broadcasting world is getting ready for 8K UHDTV. In 2018, public broadcaster NHK will roll out the needed ISDB-S3 standard. SiTune already introduced the world’s first ISDB-S3 tuner in January 2016. By the second quarter of 2018, the manufacturer will start mass production of the tuner, which supports satellite, terrestrial and cable reception.
SiTune Corporation, manufacturer of RF and mixed signal semiconductors, silicon tuners enabling triple-play, satellite and terrestrial/cable receivers, has successfully tested its tuners for 8K Ultra High-Definition satellite TV in line with the ISDB-S3 standard.
The R+S SLG satellite load generator from Rohde + Schwarz generated the ISDB-S3 signals. It is the first signal generator with this capability. In the interoperability test, the SiTune STN6528 tuner successfully received and demodulated the ISDB-S3 signal. The SiTune STN6528 tuner was operated as a plug-in board on an SC1501 demodulator evaluation board from Socionext. (C+T Mag)