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8VSB8-Level Vestigial Sideband (US ATSC broadcast standard)
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"primeD is based on design work undertaken by a team of US DTV experts, who came to Micronas as part of its May, 2004 acquisition of LINX Electronics, a leader in 8VSB demodulator design," according to Hans-Juergen Desor, vice president Consumer Products at Micronas.
Either way the signal arrives, it must then be converted from its 8 Vestigal Side Band (8VSB) modulation into cable's 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) channel.
Furthermore, broadcasters who continue to transmit digital signals would be allowed to choose between the 8VSB standard and any other standard that might work more effectively (e.g., the COFDM standard now prevalent in Europe).
The BGD4100 provides tuners for ATSC 3.0, ATSC (8VSB), Clear QAM (64/256) DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2 signals.