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DVB-H Link Layer

  • Onno Eerenberg
  • Arie Koppelaar
  • Peter H. N. de With

8.1 Introduction

In the fall of 2004, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) approved the Digital Video Broadcast Handheld (DVB-H) standard [19], which is specifically tailored to battery-powered mobile reception and developed by the International Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project [8]. The DVB-H standard, formerly known as DVB-X [20], is an extension to the DVB-T standard [17] with extra features added to the physical and link layer.

With respect to the DVB-T physical layer, the DVB-H physical layer is extended with Transmission Parameter Signalling (TPS) to, e.g., fasten service discovery, a 4K mode to trade off Doppler sensitivity versus echo sensitivity and an in-dept symbol interleaver to increase the robustness to, e.g., impulsive noise. The DVB-H link layer uses a Time-Division-Multiplex (TDM) broadcast technique, called time-slicing, to transmit a service, enabling power-efficient service reception. On top of this, the DVB-H link layer is foreseen with...

Keywords

Internet Protocol Forward Error Correction Link Layer Internet Protocol Address Digital Video Broadcasting 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We wish to acknowledge the NXP Research management for offering us the time and means to write this chapter. In addition, we would like to thank A. Stuivenwold (NXP BL-PES) for putting us on the DVB-H development team. Finally, we would like to thank all the colleagues from various NXP departments involved in the DVB-H project from the cities of Caen, Dresden, Eindhoven, and Nijmegen for their contribution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Onno Eerenberg
    • 1
  • Arie Koppelaar
    • 1
  • Peter H. N. de With
    • 2
  1. 1.NXP SemiconductorsResearch High Tech Campus 32The Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Technology EindhovenThe Netherlands

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