Overview of Standards and Technical Reports

Overview of ARIB Standards (BTA S-006)

1. Overview

STD Number BTA S-006
Standard Name Audio Data Format of Bit-serial Digital Interface for 1125/60 HDTV Systems
Enactment Date 04.1995
General Description

This standard specifies structures and multiplexing methods used to transmit the digital audio (below AES audio) specified in AES3-1992 for 1125/60 HDTV bit serial interface.

This standard is applied to apparatuses to transmit AES audio based on BTA S-005C “Ancillary Data Packet and Space Formatting of Bit-serial Digital Interface for 1125/60 HDTV Systems” with 1125/60 HDTV bit serial interface in accordance with BTA S-004C.


Keyword Description
supplemental data Transmitted data, such as audio data and time code data, in video blanking intervals
AES3-1992 2 channel digital audio interface standard for business specified by AES (Audio Engineering Society) which is commonly called AES/EBU Format.
AES audio Data of which an AES digital stream specified by AES3 are comprised
audio data packet Supplemental data packet composed of 2 channel pair (4 channels), in which audio data of 1 sample every channel are included
audio control packet Supplemental data packet to be transmitted every field in order to provide characteristics of audio data, etc. to receivers

2. Amendment History

Ver. Amendment or Enactment Date Amendment summary
C1.0 07.29.2009 Addition of specifications regarding multiplexing digital audio data to signals of 1125/60 progressive scanning
B 03.1998 Addition of specifications corresponding to the system of effective line number of 1080
A 05.1996

Related standards (BTA S-001A, 002A, 004A, 005A, 006A) are combined to “1125/60 HDTV Studio System Standard”

Addition of specifications of the 1125/59.94 system

1.0 04.1995 Enactment

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