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Aspire 5000

MPEG-4/H.264 Standard Definition (SD) Single Tuner with USB PVR Lite
DVB Cable/Satellite Set-Top Box

The ASPIRE 5000 family is targeted for medium and/or large sized Cable MSOs and DTH operators, who wish to introduce entry-level with a value-added feature such as USB PVR to their customers. This product is targeted towards operator networks migrating from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 strategies, and is looking for a good entry-level MPEG-4/H.264 product for their aspiring customers.

  • Features
  • Technical Specs
DVB Compliance:
  • DVB compliant
  • BIS 13252:2010 and TRAI compliant
  • Operator branding with logo on boot-up screen, radio screen and watermark
  • DVB-SSU Simple Profile for OTA S/W upgrade
  • STB-STB and PC-STB software upgrade via UART
  • Digital TV and radio mode
  • Database for 1000+ digital TV and radio services
  • Support for multi-lingual fonts
  • LCN display
  • Auto scan and range-based manual scan
  • DVB PSI/SI auto-detection and update
  • Channel manager w/ favorites selection and channel hide/unhide
  • Parental lock (event/language/time based)
  • Search (service and event name)
  • Sort by LCN and alphabetical listing
  • Genre listing
  • 7-day EPG
  • Background scan based on BAT/NIT/SDT
Future Value-Add (Optional):
  • Advertisement Application
  • Downloadable/Customizable home screen
  • Rear Panel: 1 x USB 2.0 @ 1A will be used for connecting External HDD.
  • External Storage Media Management Console – Storage Media Device Mounting, Formatting, etc.
  • Supported PVR Client Functions –
    • DRM for user recorded content security
    • Live TV Record Only
    • Live TV Pause (Time Shift TV)
    • Trick Play Mode (FF, RR, Stop, Play) upto 8x/16x/32x/64x Fast Forward & Reverse Rewind
    • Schedule Record – Time Based and Event Based
  • Recorded Content Access and Management
Tuner & Demodulator
Tuner: Single (External Module)
Demodulator: Single (External Module)
Broadcasting Standards: ETSI EN 300 429 and ITU-T J.83 Annex A
A/V Standards: ISO/IEC IS 13818-2 MPEG-2 and ISO/IEC 14496-10 MPEG-4/H.264 AVC
RF Input Range: 71 MHz ~ 858 MHz (w/o EoC Filter)
51 MHz ~ 858 MHz (w/ EoC Filter)
Input Dynamic Range: - 20 dBmV ~ 25 dBmV
Channel Selection (IF): 5 MHz
Modulationo: DVB-C 16/32/64/128/256 QAM
C/N ratio: 64 QAM: Min. 30 dBuV (Optimal 38 dBuV)
256 QAM: Min. 38 dBuV (Optimal 42 dBuV)
RF Input Channel Bandwidth: VHF: 7 MHz
UHF: 8 MHz
Frequency Range: VHF Low Band: 51 MHz ~ 153 MHz
VHF High Band: 153 MHz ~ 446 MHz
UHF: 446 MHz ~ 862 MHz
Symbol Rate: 1.0 ~ 6.96 Mbaud
Antenna Noise Impedance: Cable In: 75 Ohm Unbalanced
Loop Out: 75 Ohm Unbalanced
Hardware and OS
Operating System: Linux OS v2.6.32
Chipset: Advanced Security SoC (Available from ST Microelectronics, Renesas)
Processor rating: 400 ~ 600 DMIPS
Flash: Min. 16 MB SLC NAND + Optional NOR configuration
RAM: Min. 128 MB DDR3
A/V Transport Stream Multiplex
Transport Stream: ISO/IEC IS 13818-1 Transport Stream
Video Decoding: MPEG-2 Upto MP@HL
MPEG-4/H.264 AVC Upto HP@L4.1
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9 switchable (Letter box, Auto, Manual)
Video Resolution: 576i, 576p (PAL)
Video Mode: CVBS based on standard analog baseband PAL/NTSC resolution
Audio Decoding: MPEG-1 Audio Layer I and II
Audio Mode: Stereo, Left, Right, Mono (24 bit DAC, 2 Vrms nominal)
Audio Sampling: 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz
Graphics: 32-bit GUI w/ dual graphics plane
Anti-flicker filter
Anti-aliasing filter
Support for JPEG, PNG and BMP 8/16/32 bpp graphics
Support: Latens 5.0, Conax 3.0, Nagravision DLK
CAS Features: DVB/DES Descrambler w/ secured key handling
Unique ID per chip
One-time programmable private keys
Secured key handling
Secured JTAG port
Support for boot-code authentication
Built-in hardware for 3DES/AES cipher engine
Front-Panel Indicators: Bi-Color LED Switch (Red: Standby, Green: Power-On)
Green Signal Indicator (Tuner Lock)
Yellow IR Indicator (Blinking: Active IR Reception, Steady: Unread Messages)
Front-Panel Keys: 5 (Standby, Vol +/-, Channel +/-)
IR Receiver: 38 kHz NEC Protocol
Communication Port: 0.5 A USB 2.0 (for PVR)
Data Interface: RS-232C 115 kbps 4-pin UART
Power Rating and Environmental Characteristics
Power Rating: 9 V/1.5 A DC power jack (for 12 W external wall-mounted PSU w/ SMPS)
Input Voltage: Rated 110 V ac/230 V ac (100 V ~ 270 V ac +/- 10% nominal)
Input Frequency: Rated 50 Hz/60 Hz (45 Hz ~ 65 Hz nominal)
Output Voltage: 9 V dc
Output Current: 1.5 A
Full Load Power Consumption: 12 W
Standby Power Consumption: < 1 W
Short Circuit Protection: Auto Power Off, Internal Fuse
Operating Temperature: 0 C ~ +50 C
Storage Temperature: - 40 C ~ +60 C
Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% non-condensing
Operating Noise Level: 30 dB typical
Accessories: 1x 1.2 m RCA-male ~ RCA-male (composite video)
2x 1.2 m RCA-male ~ RCA-male (L+R audio)
Ergonomically designed basic/learning full-function basic RCU
2x AAA batteries
1x single-language (English) black-and-white fan-fold type Quick Installation Guide