The ATSC Board of Directors has formed a new planning team: Planning Team 8 – Core Network Technologies for Broadcast. Core network technologies may have a wide impact on the broadcast industry at large, especially in the world of next generation broadcasting.

Planning Team 8 will study the telecommunications core network concept and consider how it may apply to ATSC 3.0 digital terrestrial broadcasting. The work will include identifying specific use cases and commercial benefits of a converged broadcast and 3GPP core network architecture. The group may also investigate the applicability of other industry standards, analyze “gaps” and identify what new technical work might be undertaken by ATSC in this area.

PT8 is tasked to evaluate and document possible future technical work addressing architectural approaches and requirements to support the business goals of a converged ATSC 3.0 and 3GPP core network. The recommendations of Planning Team 8 will be provided to the ATSC Board of Directors for consideration of future work assignments.

Kevin Shelby of Coherent Logix has been named PT8 Co-Chair. (The other will be announced shortly.) Kevin was a primary contributor to the design of the ATSC 3.0 physical layer architecture and brings a deep understanding of the engineering challenges required to provide solutions for a converged 3GPP and ATSC 3.x core network.

Coherent Logix background

Coherent Logix, Incorporated is a market innovator in low-power, high-performance, programmable processors for embedded systems. We have created a market proven processor architecture that can be restructured via a software upload (eliminating the need for a new chip design) to meet the power, performance, and cost requirements of complex, high compute markets including TV, 5G, Computer Vision, Military/Aerospace and Home IoT.

Coherent Logix & ATSC background

Coherent Logix has participated in the ATSC 3.0 system architecture design from the start of the ATSC standards process in 2013. Coherent Logix has provided essential intellectual property in the design of the ATSC 3.x physical layer. We continue to support and dedicate resources for the Advanced Television System Committees as it analyzes innovative approaches for the current and future success of the broadcast industry and possible convergence with the future telecommunications core network releases.

Kevin Shelby bio information

Mr. Kevin A. Shelby holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC. Mr. Shelby’s responsibilities at Coherent Logix include engineering technical lead for software defined radio with hands-on involvement in algorithm development, system design, design verification, and select tool enhancements. He has extensive experience in broadband communications, wireless networking, and terrestrial broadcast, with specific application to real-time, software defined radio implementation. He has participated in 3GPP, ATSC and WiMedia UWB standards development, making numerous technical contributions in the areas of synchronization and signaling, and other physical layer processing. He is listed as inventor on several US/International Patents; others pending.

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