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Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver Data Sheet

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Supporting decryption of up to 32 Cisco® PowerVu® encrypted programs, the Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver lets you efficiently receive and distribute multiple programs through your network using a single receiver. The receiver is designed for satellite and terrestrial content distribution applications requiring Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite (DVB-S), Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2) reception capabilities and IP reception capabilities with advanced digital outputs for digital tier program distribution.

Product Overview

The Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver (Figure 1) includes a built-in decoder that can decode an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) high definition (HD) program for analog monitoring or a standard definition (SD) down-conversion for composite. Decoding of an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC SD program is also available for analog. By supporting decryption of up to 32 Cisco PowerVu encrypted programs, this single receiver allows you to efficiently receive and distribute multiple programs.

Figure 1.     Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver

Digital Program Distribution

The Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) transport output provides a number of output modes and can carry decrypted programs for digital tier distribution. This capability helps ensure that compressed video programs are efficiently distributed to households equipped with digital set-top boxes.

Digital Program Mapping

Digital program mapping allows programmers to “transparently” substitute programs at the uplink. It maintains predictable and compliant transport output during service replacement, network information table (NIT) retuning, and channel changes, including forced tunings. This feature remaps the packet identifier (PID) information from the primary service to an alternate service, allowing downstream devices to continue to operate without headend operator intervention. This helps ensure availability of alternative programming in the digital tier.

Digital Advertisement Insertion

Digital program insertion (DPI) information is available with the video and audio PIDs for external advertisement insertion in a compressed digital format.

Main Features

   Four L-band inputs

   New H/W with up to 180 Mbps throughput/bandwidth

   MPEGoIP Input with Redundancy (1 MPTS or 1 SPTS)

   MPEGoIP Output with Redundancy (1 MPTS or 32 SPTS)

   DVB-S quaternary phase shift keying (QPSK) demodulation

   DVB-S2QPSK and eight phase shift keying (8PSK) demodulation

   Cisco PowerVu conditional access with Data Encryption Standard (DES) or DVB descrambling

   Support for Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS) conditional access for a single key for 32 programs

   DVB Common Interface (DVB-CI) support for CAM-based conditional access

   4:2:0 HD MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 1080i and 720p decoding

   4:2:0 SD MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 decoding

   Aspect ratio conversion (4:3, 16:9, 14:9) with Active Format Descriptor (AFD) control for SD programs

   AFD support for down-conversion of HD programs with aspect ratio conversion

   ASI output

   Closed captioning support for EIA-608 and EIA-708

   MPEG and Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio decoding

   DVB or Imitext subtitling

   Four audio outputs providing either two stereo pairs or four mono channels of balanced audio, each with the ability to use part of the output for applications such as second audio program (SAP), cue tones, etc.

   Uplink addressable decoder output control, including vertical blanking interval (VBI) data, audio routing, DPI, and ASI output

   Fingerprint trigger for the decoded program

   Field upgradeable software and security

   Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for setup, control, and monitoring

   Front panel liquid crystal display (LCD) for control and monitoring

   Web browser interface for easy setup, control, and monitoring

   DVB-VBI and SCTE-127 support

   Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) cue tone and cue trigger outputs for advertisement insertion

   Digital program mapping providing uplink control for service replacements in blackout areas

   Live event control support

   Satellite Disaster Recovery support with Cisco PowerVu Network Center uplink control (PNC12.5 or higher)

Product Specifications

Table 1 provides product specifications for the Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver.

Table 1.       Product Specifications





MPEG-2 and DVB compatible

EN 300 421, EN 300 468




Number of RF inputs

4 (1 active at a time)

Input level

-25 to -65 dBm per carrier

Frequency range

950 to 2150 MHz

Symbol rate range

   1.0 to 45 Msymbols per second
   10.0 to 30 Msymbols per second
   1.0 to 10 Msymbols per second (contact Cisco)

Carrier capture range

≥ ±3.0 MHz (1-10 Msymbols)

≥ ±5.0 MHz (10-30 Msymbols)


C-band and Ku-band

Input impedance

75 ohms

ASI input

MPEG-2 transport input

EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188/204 byte packets





100BASE-T Ethernet, and 1000BASE-T Ethernet


FEC based on SMPTE 2022 for MPEGoIP input

Input modes


Analog Outputs

Analog HD Video Output

Number of channels


Video decompression type

MPEG-2 4:2:0 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0

Video standard

1080i at 29.97 frames per second (fps), 1080i at 25 fps, 720p at 59.94 fps, and 720p at 50 fps

Horizontal video resolutions

1080i: 1920, 1440, and 1280

720p: 1280, 960, and 640

Analog SD Video Output

Number of channels

1 (2 identical outputs)

Video decompression type

MPEG-2 4:2:0 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0

Video standard


Maximum video resolution

720x480 and 576

Analog Audio Output

Number of channels

2 stereo pairs or 4 mono channels and 5.1 channel downmix

Audio decompression

MPEG or Dolby Digital (AC-3)

HE-AAC single stereo pair or Dolby Digital Plus single stereo pair

Output level

Balanced, adjustable audio outputs are factory set for unity gain (0 dBm out over 600 ohms for 0 dBm in). Output is adjustable at the front panel by ±6.0 dB (ref. 100 kilohms) and is factory calibrated to +18 dBu (at full scale).

Frequency response

±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz (ref., 100 kilohms)

Total harmonic distortion

< 0.3% at 1 kHz (ref. 100 kilohms)

Dynamic range

85 dB (CCIR average response meter [ARM] weighting)


80 dB at 1 kHz (typical)

Aspect Ratio

Display aspect ratios

4:3, 16:9

Aspect ratio conversions for down-conversion

4:3: 16:9 letterbox and14:9 letterbox, center cutout

16:9: center cutout

Aspect ratio conversions for SD programs

4:3: 16:9 letterbox, 14:9 letterbox, center cutout, none

16:9: Scale to 16:9



  NTSC lines 10 to 22, fields 1 and 2
  Line 21 closed captions
  AMOL I and II (Neilsen)


  PAL lines 7 to 22, fields 1 and 2

Conditional Access

Cisco PowerVu conditional access


DVB descrambling

BISS Mode 1/E


Interface: 2 CI slots - EN 50221

CA Method: Multicrypt, and Simulcrypt

CAS: Irdeto, Viaccess, Nagravision, Conax, MediaGuard, Roscrypt, Videoguard and Cryptoworks

Other Outputs

ASI Output

MPEG-2 transport output

EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188/204 byte packets

MPEGoIP Output




100BASE-T Ethernet, and 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Output modes



FEC based on SMPTE 2022

Relay output

Programmable relay output

Alarm or configurable to one of the 8 open collector outputs

Cue Tone Output

Balanced audio output

-3.0 dBu ±3 dB, 600 ohms

Output impedance

< 50 ohms

Cue Trigger Outputs

Number of outputs



Open Collector

Ethernet Output

Ethernet output for control and monitoring

100BASE-T Ethernet and 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Environmental and Physical

Operating temperature

32-122°F (0-50°C)

Storage temperature

-4-158°F (-20-70°C)

Physical dimensions

1.72 x 17.35 x 13.78 in. (4.37 x 44.07 x 35.0 cm) 1RU high, 19 in., EIA rack mountable


10 lbs (4.5 kg) approximate


Voltage range

100 V to 240 V AC

Line frequency

50/60 Hz

Power consumption

50 W typical (without LNB)

Line-noise block (LNB) power on RF1

+13 or +18 V at400 mA maximum

Figure 2 shows the rear panel of the Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver.

Figure 2.     Cisco D9824 Rear Panel

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center. Table 2 provides ordering information.

Table 2.       Ordering Information

Cisco D9824 Features

Part Number

1RU with GEN-ISE, HD, MPEG-4, DVB-S2 & MPEGoIP out


1RU with MDR-ISE HD with MPEG-4, DVB-S2 & MPEGoIP out


Table 3 provides ordering information on country-specific power cords.

Table 3.       Ordering Information: Country-Specific Power Cords

Power Cord Descriptions

Part Number

North American Power Cord (US, IEC, 10AMP, 2.5m)


Japan Power Cord


China Power Cord (IEC)


Australia Power Cord


Italy Power Cord


European Power Cord (EU)


Brazil Power Cord


India Power Cord


Argentina Power Cord


UK Power Cord (IEC, 10AMP, 2.5m)


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