CRC MMB
Projects and Tools
           François Lefebvre
 Communications Research Centre, Canada


             CRA Seminar...
Organisation
Communications Research Centre Canada




     Government of Canada
      Industry Department
              C...
Our Focus
MMB System Integration



  R&D SYSTEM INTEGRATION

           ”Learning by Doing”

               Integrate, Te...
Our Methodology
Mashups



           MASHUPS
            Innovate by:
       Tweak, Re-use, Remix
          Minimize effo...
NOT Products
Differences



                   24/7
            99.99? availability
           System redundancy
         ...
End-to-end platform
DAB/DMB




          The Foundation
E2E DAB/DMB Chain
End-to-End
Software Stack
Building Blocks
Commercial vs CRC
Compact
Commercial vs CRC
Low Cost
Mashups
Many Projects

     CRC-DABMOD              DMB Encoder
                        


     DAB Multiplexer         ...
CRC-DABMUX
DAB/DMB Multiplexer
CRC-DABMUX
Does not...




           Dynamic reconfiguration
          Configuration management
                 Redundan...
CRC-DABMOD
Software Modulator
USRP
Universal Software Radio Peripheral


                                          GNU Radio
                           ...
Other Modulations
Software Modulators




                       DRM
             Offline with OSS DReaM
                 ...
CRC-DABMOD
Does not...




                    Only Mode II
              No Synchronisation (SFN)
                Minimum...
What We Do With Our Tools
Examples
mmbtools.crc.ca
The website
MOT-Slideshow WAPP
mmbTools.crc.ca
CRC-ETI Streamer
mmbTools.crc.ca
mmbTools Live CD
Based on Ubuntu


                      Ubuntu
                  



                      CRC-DABMUX
  ...
What We Do With Our Tools
Examples
CRC Tube
Broadcasting the Best of YouTube



     Best YouTube clips
 


     Automatic
 


     Real-time updates
 


...
CRC Tube
A New Broadcast Paradigm?
Mobile Broadcasting
Unlocking the MMB Ecosystem




         The Broadcasters'
           Mobile Phone
             ( www....
The Mobile Ecosystem
A Challenge for Broadcasting

                 The Problem
            Controlled Networks
          ...
The Internet Model
A Challenge for Broadcasting




       Application Agnostic Network
          ( network neutrality -
 ...
The Broadcaster's Phone
Unlock the MMB Ecosystem



                OSS-Based Device

        Broadcast Centric Services:
...
Leading Projects
Freeing the handsets




                                           google android
                      ...
Software Frameworks
 A Matter of Stacks




www.trolltech.com
                       google android




www.openmoko.org
Open Software Framework
Freeing mobile communications
Open Software Framework
Freeing mobile communications
CRC-DABRMS
First Implementation
Conclusions
CRC Projects




         Online Tools
      mmbTools Live CD
Open HW support: USRP, FarSync
  Broadcasters' M...
Thank You!

   www.crc.ca/mmb
   mmbTools.crc.ca
   openmokast.org

francois.lefebvre@crc.ca
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CRC MMB Projects and Tools

  1. 1. CRC MMB Projects and Tools François Lefebvre Communications Research Centre, Canada CRA Seminar Sydney, November 2007
  2. 2. Organisation Communications Research Centre Canada Government of Canada Industry Department CRC Broadcast Branch Radio Systems (DAB, IBOC) Mobile Multimedia
  3. 3. Our Focus MMB System Integration R&D SYSTEM INTEGRATION ”Learning by Doing” Integrate, Test Evaluate, Validate Demonstrate
  4. 4. Our Methodology Mashups MASHUPS Innovate by: Tweak, Re-use, Remix Minimize effort Minimize budgets Prototype + Demo ASAP (NOT Product)
  5. 5. NOT Products Differences 24/7 99.99? availability System redundancy Operation friendliness End-user friendliness Overall efficiency Customer support Serviceability
  6. 6. End-to-end platform DAB/DMB The Foundation
  7. 7. E2E DAB/DMB Chain End-to-End
  8. 8. Software Stack Building Blocks
  9. 9. Commercial vs CRC Compact
  10. 10. Commercial vs CRC Low Cost
  11. 11. Mashups Many Projects CRC-DABMOD DMB Encoder   DAB Multiplexer Flute (IPDC)   DAB Receiver Soft MythTV: DMB IP Input   ETI Playout MOT, DLS,...   MMB Tools DAB / Wifi Hotspot   Web Appliances video4linux   Openmokast  CRC Tube  mmbTools Live CD 
  12. 12. CRC-DABMUX DAB/DMB Multiplexer
  13. 13. CRC-DABMUX Does not... Dynamic reconfiguration Configuration management Redundancy ...
  14. 14. CRC-DABMOD Software Modulator
  15. 15. USRP Universal Software Radio Peripheral GNU Radio  USRP  Open schematics  Many modulations  Modules for bands  www.ettus.com
  16. 16. Other Modulations Software Modulators DRM Offline with OSS DReaM Low-bitrate DVB-T Not Real-Time (CPU) HDD (Speed) USB (Speed)
  17. 17. CRC-DABMOD Does not... Only Mode II No Synchronisation (SFN) Minimum BER 1x10-6 ...
  18. 18. What We Do With Our Tools Examples
  19. 19. mmbtools.crc.ca The website
  20. 20. MOT-Slideshow WAPP mmbTools.crc.ca
  21. 21. CRC-ETI Streamer mmbTools.crc.ca
  22. 22. mmbTools Live CD Based on Ubuntu Ubuntu  CRC-DABMUX  CRC-DABMOD  CRC-ETI Streamer  Commercial DAB/DMB  encoder Inputs  Limited functionality 
  23. 23. What We Do With Our Tools Examples
  24. 24. CRC Tube Broadcasting the Best of YouTube Best YouTube clips  Automatic  Real-time updates  Titles overlay  Loudness equalisation  Video scaling 
  25. 25. CRC Tube A New Broadcast Paradigm?
  26. 26. Mobile Broadcasting Unlocking the MMB Ecosystem The Broadcasters' Mobile Phone ( www.OpenMokast.org )
  27. 27. The Mobile Ecosystem A Challenge for Broadcasting The Problem Controlled Networks Locked Devices Phones established in ”Pocket Real-Estate” MMB Services Threaten Carrier-Based BM ”Low $/bit delivery” The Consequences ? FTA TV, Radio, MMB not part of Mobile BM Weak position for Broadcasters The Solution The Internet Model
  28. 28. The Internet Model A Challenge for Broadcasting Application Agnostic Network ( network neutrality - rd 3 party innovation ) Independent Open Devices
  29. 29. The Broadcaster's Phone Unlock the MMB Ecosystem OSS-Based Device Broadcast Centric Services: TV, Radio Broadcast RSS Broadcast Website Traffic Info Emergency Alerts
  30. 30. Leading Projects Freeing the handsets google android www.trolltech.com www.openmoko.org
  31. 31. Software Frameworks A Matter of Stacks www.trolltech.com google android www.openmoko.org
  32. 32. Open Software Framework Freeing mobile communications
  33. 33. Open Software Framework Freeing mobile communications
  34. 34. CRC-DABRMS First Implementation
  35. 35. Conclusions CRC Projects Online Tools mmbTools Live CD Open HW support: USRP, FarSync Broadcasters' Mobile Phone Key enablers: OSS, Open HW A Basis for Collaboration ?
  36. 36. Thank You! www.crc.ca/mmb mmbTools.crc.ca openmokast.org francois.lefebvre@crc.ca

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