Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Switch (9:4, 2.4GHz)

Customer: Hirschmann Electronics GmbH & Co. KG

Eight satellite channels and one terrestrial broadcast channel are routed individually to four users with automatic channel selection via either analogue signals or digital DiSEq Protocol. Initial prototypes were developed on a thin film substrate with a ceramic base and integrated passive components, during the fourth Framework Programme (FP4) Large Area Panel processing «LAP». This first system was designed with an additional laminate carrier and four controller ICs for the digital switching protocol with subsequent commercialisation of the system being realised using a Sequential Build Up (SBU) laminate.


  • increased functionality and efficiency
  • reduced complexity of the motherboard
  • reduced of manufacturing costs (obviating need for ASIC design)