Newtec Satcom MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway

MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway

The Newtec MCX7000 was built upon extensive latest generation RF and flexible programmable technology. This Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway is a future-proof building block that lets any satellite network evolve to the next level of capabilities.

A scalable, pay-as-you-grow, 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. Migration of standard distribution links towards the new DVB-S2X standard can be as simple as inserting a Newtec MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway in the head-ends while keeping the installed base of IRDs.

Featured modulator technologies such as Equalink 3 linear and non-linear predistortion and Clean Channel Technology bring best in class output spectrum, enhancing the satellite link margin and throughput to its optimum. The non-linear post compensation in the receivers brings extra link margin when in uplink limited multicarrier per transponder constellation.

Efficiency at the core

Building upon the MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem software suite, the enhanced hardware platform of the MCX7000 extends the modem capabilities beyond single carrier support. In a first release, three 133 MBaud carriers can be demodulated, next to modulation of a 133 MBaud signal with full support of the DVB satellite standards up to DVB-S2X. Each and every transport stream embedded in one of the received carriers can be output on one of the six (optional) ASI or dual
Ethernet ports. The same data interfaces can be used as input ports for the modulator. Transmodulation of a received stream is also an option.

Its remote in-band management and software upgradeability makes it the receiver equipment of choice for remote unattended towers and headends. Subsequent releases of this future-proof DVB-S2X platform guarantee, by simple software upgrade, even increased functionality and higher density.

Advanced Reliability

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

Advanced capabilities are built in such as a MPEG Transport Stream analyser, support of SMPTE 2022 FEC at the GbE inputs (for distributed IP headends), and native support of Carrier ID according to the new DVB standard as well as in the transport stream NIT Table. Special care was taken to cope with jittery transport stream over IP inputs. The 6 ASI ports are programmable as inputs or outputs allowing for monitoring as well as operational ASI ports.

Best RF Performance

The MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway 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 3 predistortion technology is now available for any satellite transmission application providing up to 15% bandwidth gain in DVB-S2(X) 8PSK mode in single carrier per transponder constellations. Clean Channel Technology, in combination with DVB-S2X, improve satellite efficiency by up to 15%, thereby enabling much smaller carrier spacing.