All-standard 0-3GHz modulator for PCIe
Experience DekTec's cutting-edge, all-digital modulator, generating a wide range of cable, satellite or terrestrial standards, or even your own software-defined RF signal. Ideal for digital TV testing, SFN deployment, GPS/GNSS emulation, and beyond.
|RF frequency||32 to 3225MHz|
|Mod. bandwidth||Up to 100MHz|
|RF output level||
-90 to -5dBm (32-1000MHz)
-90 to -12dBm (1000-3225MHz)
|MER||50dB (typical, equalized)|
|Phase noise||<-112dBc @ 10kHz|
Inputs and Outputs
|PCI Express||Low-profile PCIe3 x4|
|Included with base product||
DVB-T, DVB-T2 single PLP
DAB(+), DRM(+), T-DMB
DTMB (ADTB-T, DMB-T/H)
DVB-T2 multi PLP
|More options||I/Q sample playout
Multipath echo simulation
Remotely controlled playout
|GOLD option||All options in this table, plus any future option developed for the DTA-2116|
|OS||Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
Windows Server 12, 16, 19
Linux ≥2.6.18, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
|Processor||Core i5 minimum
Core i7 recommended
Or equivalent AMD CPUs
|StreamXpress||Play TS files and control modulation parameters|
|Atsc3Xpress||ATSC 3.0 signal generator|
|T2Xpress||DVB-T2 signal generator|
|DekTec SDKs||Create your own full-custom application for the DTA-2116|
Check out the datasheet for a list of all software available for the DTA-2116.
Declarations of Conformity
|All-standard 0-3GHz modulator for PCIe with StreamXpress player software.|
|All-standard VHF/UHF/L-band modulator, GOLD edition.|
|The base version of the DTA-2116 supports the modulation standards listed under "Modulation standards" at the top of this page. Please refer to the Modulation Options page for all available options.|
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The DTA-2116 is an all-digital modulator that generates a high-quality RF signal. Unlike traditional analog modulators, it performs all signal processing digitally, providing increased flexibility and precision. See the functional block diagram below.
The DTA-2116 receives I/Q packets generated by a software modulation process over the PCIe bus. The I/Q packets are buffered in a DDR memory-based transmit FIFO before further processing. The DTA-2116 then performs channel filtering, resampling, gating, and digital upconversion to generate a digitally upconverted modulated signal, which is then converted into an analog RF signal by a high-performance RF-DAC. The analog RF signal is low-pass filtered and amplified or attenuated with a programmable gain.
The DTA-2116's master clock generator synchronizes the device's oscillator to either an internal 10MHz oscillator or an external 10MHz timing reference for more accurate or synchronized timing. The Sync block enables synchronous starting with the 1pps input signal, facilitating precise synchronization between multiple modulators.
DTA-2111 – Multi-standard cable/terrestrial modulator for PCIe
The DTA-2111 is a cost-effective cable/terrestrial modulator designed for OEM applications, whereas the DTA-2116 is a premium modulator for R&D and broadcasting, with satellite support and external synchronization. While more advanced, the DTA-2116 comes at a higher cost.
DTA-2115B – All-standard VHF/UHF/L-band modulator for PCIe
This card has similar specs to the DTA-2116 but with a narrower 0-2GHz frequency range and an 8 channel option not available on the DTA-2116. However, the DTA-2115B has limited synchronization capabilities. and is not recommended for new designs due to containing older components.
DTU-315 – All-standard 0-2GHz modulator for USB-3
The DTU-315 is designed for portability, while the DTA-2116 is intended for rack-mounted use and has slightly better specs. Both modulators use all-digital modulation and upconversion.
DTA-2116 Bird's Eye View