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DTA-2139 - Twelve-Channel Cable Receiver for PCIe  


Twelve-Channel Cable Receiver for PCIe

Twelve (!) cable receivers on a single PCIe card, supporting J.83 Annex A, B and C.
All twelve transport streams are demodulated simultaneously, allowing you to monitor a complete cable network in real time.

The DTA-2139 is an obsolete product that is no longer in production.

For new designs, DekTec recommends the DTA-2139C, which has improved RF performance and supports new standards including DVB-T2, ISDB-T, ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0.


Key Characteristics

#Receivers 12
Tuning range 54 to 1002MHz  (VHF, UHF)
Bandwidth 8MHz per channel
Input sensitivity -55 to -30dBm
MER 12 to 38dB  (measurement range)

Inputs and Outputs

RF in 75-Ω F female
Loop through 75-Ω F female
PCI Express PCIe gen1 x4

Modulation Standards

Cable DVB-C  (QAM-A)
QAM-B  (ITU J.83 B)

All modulation standards are included in the base product; no options need to be purchased.

PC Support

OS Windows 10, 11
Windows Server 16, 19, 22
Linux ≥2.6.32, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
Processor Core i5 minimum
Core i7 recommended

Or equivalent AMD CPUs


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Prices exclude applicable sales tax, shipping charges and customs duties. Quantity discounts may be available, please request a quotation.


  • Twelve independently-tunable cable tuners and twelve demodulators, each outputting the full transport stream.
  • Each receiver provides an indication of lock status, RF level and MER for that channel.


  • 24/7 continuous compliancy monitoring of an entire cable network.
  • Creating a mosaic of all services on a cable network.

Block Diagram

The RF input is split into a loop-through (available on a connector) and - after amplification - a signal feeding three tuners, each of which has three outputs routed again to three tuners. Each receiver channel consists of a chip tuner, chip demodulator and an optimized DMA controller.

DTA-2139 block diagram

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DTA-2139 Bird's Eye View