Professional-grade satellite receiver
DVB-S2/S2X up to 256APSK and 72Mbaud
Full-quality reception and RF metrics

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Ordering Info


DTA-2132 Features

  • Supports advanced DVB-S2(X) features: VCM, ACM, multiple input streams (MIS) and Generic Stream (GS).
  • Decoding and analysis of DVB Carrier ID system (DVB-CID), even while satellite carrier is interfered with other carriers.
  • Hardware demodulator can be bypassed to obtain I/Q samples for recording or for SDR-based demodulation software.
  • Reception of BBFRAMEs in L.3 packets.
  • RF metrics and statistics are available for three windows (short, medium, long).
  • LNB power insertion and DiSEqC support.
  • Free SDK (DTAPI) for Windows and Linux is compatible with other DekTec adapters.
  • PCI Express gen2 x4, low profile.

DTA-2132 Applications

  • Monitoring solutions for DVB-S2 and S2X.
  • DVB-CID monitoring and analysis.
  • DVB-S2/S2X/CID modulator validation.
  • High-speed data distribution.


The main path of the DTA-2132 consists of a wide-band L-band tuner, 12-bit I/Q analog-to-digital converter, DVB-S2/S2X demodulator and decoder, L.3 packetizer, FIFO, DMA controller and PCIe interface. Constellation points are sampled after the demodulator, while LDPC error-rate and other statistics are gathered after the decoder.


A secondary I/Q path is used for multiple purposes: estimating the spectral characteristics of the input signal, DVB-CID demodulation, and sending I/Q samples to a user-space application for SDR, recording or other purposes. A third path low-pass filters the I- and Q samples and estimates the signal power, corrected by calibration tables.

The DTA-2132 also contains an 18V/600mA LNB power inserter with over-current protection, as well as a DiSEqC-2.0 22-kHz LNB-control signal inserter. Finally, a temperature monitoring unit controls fan speed to keep the board cool.



RF input                     75-Ω F female
Input return loss          >15dB typical
Tuning range               950 .. 2150MHz
Input sensitivity             -80 .. -20dBm typical
Bandwidth                     1.7/5/6/7/8/10MHz
Symbol rate             0.09 .. 72 MBd

MER                                3 .. 35dB
RF level                          -80 .. -20dBm
Constellation                  256×256

DVB-CID                        ETSI TS 103 129 v1.1.2
DVB-S2                           EN 302 207
DVB-S2X                        EN 302 307-2

PCI-Express                    PCIe2 x4 low profile

Windows                          2k8/12/16,7,8,10
Linux                                 >= 2.6.32, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x

Ordering Info

All USA orders will be shipped from our USA warehouse.

All other orders will be shipped from Canada.


DTA-2132 –   High-end satellite receiver for PCIe

DTA-2132-SL   –   High-end satellite receiver for PCIe with StreamXpert Lite

DTA-2132-SX    – High-end satellite receiver for PCIe with StreamXpert


Software Description

  1. StreamXpert – Transport Stream Analyser Software
    Real-time analysis, monitoring and recording of MPEG-2 transport streams
    • Recording based on duration, size or manual
    • Provides detailed statistics on the PIDs, services and tables found in the transport stream
    • Displays PIDs, services, tables, descriptors, stream information and PID-grid (compact overview of all PIDs)
    • User definable TR 101 290 templates
    • PCR analysis
    • Measurement of bitrates, PCR-accuracy and interval
    • Integrated SD/HD video and audio decoder with support for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, AVS, 4:2:2 and 10 bit video streams and MP1 / MP2 / (HE-)AAC / Dolby AC3 / Dolby AC4 audio
    • Deep decoding of PSI, DVB-SI, DVB-RCS and ATSC-PSIP tables and descriptors
    • Closed captions decoding
    • SI decoding with user templates, Dolby AC4 analysis, multi-monitor support
    • Support for analysing TS-over-IP streams via a DTA-2160 / DTA-2162 or a local network port
    • The world’s most cost-effective and user-friendly transport-stream analyser
  2. StreamXpert Lite – Light-weight version of StreamXpert for viewing and recording transport-stream contents, and for decoding audio and video.


                                                             StreamXpert           StreamXpert Lite

Ribbon based GUI                                        ✓                               ✓
List with properties of all PIDs                      ✓                               –
List with properties of all services                 ✓                               partial
List with properties of all tables                    ✓                                –
Video Decoding
HEVC                                                            ✓                                ✓
AVC                                                               ✓                                ✓
AVS                                                               ✓                                ✓
MPEG-2                                                        ✓                                ✓
4:2:2                                                              ✓                                –
10-bit                                                             ✓                                –
Full screen mode                                          ✓                                ✓
Multi-monitor support                                    ✓                                ✓
Audio Decoding
HE-AAC                                                        ✓                                ✓
AAC                                                              ✓                                ✓
E-AC-3                                                          ✓                                ✓
AC-3                                                             ✓                                 ✓
MPEG-1 Layer II                                           ✓                                ✓
Supported Interfaces
DekTec input adapters                                   ✓                                 ✓
PC network ports                                           ✓                                 ✓
Custom table and descriptor templates         ✓                                  –
PID Grid, graphical overview of all PIDs        ✓                                  –
Dolby AC-4 analysis                                       ✓                                  –
Manual mode                                                ✓                                  ✓
Size based                                                    ✓                                  ✓
Duration based                                              ✓                                  ✓
Measurement and Compliance
TR 101 290 priority 1, 2 and 3                      ✓                                  –
Bitrate                                                           ✓                                  partial
PCR graphs                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR accuracy                                               ✓                                  –
PCR interval                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR frequency offset                                    ✓                                  –


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