This document provides recommended practices for the ATSC 3.0 physical layer protocol standards specified by A/321 and A/322. The intent of this document is to make recommendations for physical layer operating modes so that readers can make informed decisions about physical layer configurations. Also, this document provides some implementation guidelines to aid with flexible configurations of physical layer design resources in transmitter and receiver manufacturers’ equipment.
There are multiple versions of this document. Please be sure to download the desired version. For amendments, the text includes a list of changes, the rationale for the changes, and compatibility considerations.
Download A/327:2018, “Guidelines for the Physical Layer Protocol“, approved 2 October 2018.
Download A/327: 2018 Amendment No. 1, “BSID”, approved 26 November 2019.
Download A/327:2020, “Guidelines for the Physical Layer Protocol”, approved 30 January 2020.
Download A/327:2021, “Guidelines for the Physical Layer Protocol”, approved 25 January 2021.
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