The DVB-T2 Common Simulation Platform (CSP) is a software model of an end-to-end DVB-T2 chain, begun by SIDSA and AICIA and developed colloboratively by a number of organisations within DVB including Pace and Panasonic. BBC R&D has become a major contributor, making the model fully compliant to the specification; modifying it to participate in the DVB-T2 Validation and Verification work; extending it to work with multiple PLPs and to process T2-MI input; and adding a simulation of the Receiver Buffer Model and features to help with parameter design and checking. This document provides an overview of the CSP and a description of the architecture and prinicples involved.

The Common Simulation Platform has now been released under an open-source licence on Sourceforge.