R&S®ETL TV Analyzer

The universal reference for the analysis of TV, mobile TV and sound broadcasting signals

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 500 kHz to 3 GHz
  • TV, FM (radio), video, audio, MPEG-2 transport stream and spectrum analysis in a single box
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Brief Description

The R&S®ETL TV analyzer stands for all-in-one. The R&S®ETL combines the functionality of a TV and FM (radio) signal analyzer, a video and MPEG TS analyzer and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. The R&S®ETL also contains generators to create analog video signals, audio signals and MPEG-2 transport streams.



Features & Benefits

  • All-in-one solution
  • FPGA-based realtime demodulators
  • Comprehensive analysis of analog TV signals
  • Comprehensive analysis of digital TV and mobile TV signals

Specifications

Frequency range 500 kHz to 3 GHz
Inherent modulation error ratio (MER) ≥ 40 dB, typ. 46 dB
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Supported Technologies

  • Analog TV
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-T2

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 500 kHz to 3 GHz
  • TV, FM (radio), video, audio, MPEG-2 transport stream and spectrum analysis in a single box
  • FPGA and chip-based realtime demodulators for analog TV, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-H, ATSC/8VSB, ATSC Mobile DTV, ISDB-T(B), J.83/A/C, DVB-C, J.83/B, DTMB, T-DMB/DAB and FM (radio)
  • Baseband outputs
  • Preselection with additional 75 Ω RF input
  • Video signal generator
  • Audio signal generator
  • MPEG-2 transport stream generator/recorder
  • Support of power sensors
  • DC input and rechargeable Li-ion battery

Brief Description

The R&S®ETL TV analyzer stands for all-in-one. The R&S®ETL combines the functionality of a TV and FM (radio) signal analyzer, a video and MPEG TS analyzer and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. The R&S®ETL also contains generators to create analog video signals, audio signals and MPEG-2 transport streams.

Features & Benefits

  • All-in-one solution

    • All required measurement equipment in a compact instrument
    • Short learning curve due to uniform operating concept
    • Fast and comprehensive signal analysis
    • Simplified documentation of measurement results
    • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • FPGA-based realtime demodulators

    • Simple implementation of new standards with firmware updates
    • Easy integration of multiple standards in a single instrument
    • Seamless signal analysis through realtime demodulation
    • Analysis and provision of baseband signals (video, audio, ETI, MPEG-2 TS)
  • Comprehensive analysis of analog TV signals

    • Ideal for the transition from analog to digital TV
    • Overview of the most important parameters
    • Measurements for evaluating modulator quality at the transmitter or cable headend
    • TV picture for fast visual inspection of transmission links
  • Comprehensive analysis of digital TV and mobile TV signals

    • Overview of the most important parameters
    • Spurious emissions quickly detected with integrated spectrum analyzer
    • Constellation diagram with high processing speed for detecting short-duration interferers
    • Measurements for optimizing transmitters and modulators
  • Analysis functions for second-generation TV standards – DVB-T2, ATSC MDTV

    • DVB-T2 realtime signal analysis
    • Wide-ranging analysis functions
    • Prepared for multi-PLP and MISO
    • ATSC MDTV realtime signal analysis
    • Analysis of signaling parameters and services
    • Measurements to optimize single-frequency networks
  • Precise analysis of digital single-frequency networks (SFN)

    • High-precision display of channel impulse response
    • Simple identification of echoes using tabular lists and marker functions
    • Extended time domain for faraway post-echoes
    • Efficient measurement of frequency drifts within an SFN
  • High-performance analysis of FM (radio) and audio signals

    • Analysis of RF and MPX signals at the transmitter or in the field
    • High-quality SNR measurement with high SNR frontend
    • Integrated audio analysis
  • MPEG-2 transport stream analysis

    • Checking of input and output signals at the transmitter or cable headend
    • Analysis in line with ETSI TR 101290, priorities 1 to 3
    • Table interpreter and in-depth analysis
    • Data broadcast analysis including ESG
    • Software and hardware decoder for MPEG-2 and H.264
  • Measurements for cable TV networks

    • CSO, CTB and C/N
    • Frequency response measurement
    • Ingress measurement to detect interferers
  • Automatic measurements and documentation

    • R&S®TxCheck measurement software for DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-H, ATSC/8VSB, ISDB-T(B), J.83/A/B/C and FM (radio)
    • R&S®TPCHECK transposer measurement software for DVB-T and DVB-H
    • R&S®TVSCAN measurement software for measuring cable TV systems and DVB-T/DVB-T2 transmissions
    • Long-term documentation of measured values for DTV, DAB and FM (radio)
  • Integration of spectrum measurements in TV and sound broadcasting signal analysis

    • Full-featured spectrum analyzer
    • Measurement of transmission channel power, adjacent channel power and harmonics
    • Crest factor
    • Built-in tracking generator for measuring filters and amplifiers
    • Transducer tables and antenna factors taken into account
  • Precise power measurement

    • Support of R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors
  • Flexible option concept

    • Modules for easy upgrading by user
    • Interfaces for enhanced functionality
  • Reference signals for transmitters and modulators

    • MPEG TS generator and recorder
    • Analog TV video generator
    • Audio generator
  • Ideal for portable use

    • High-contrast, daylight-compatible display
    • Rugged housing with edge protection
    • DC power supply and replaceable, rechargeable battery for use in vehicles and the field
    • Compact design and low weight with wide range of functions

Specifications

Frequency range FM (radio) 500 kHz to 3 GHz
75 MHz to 110 MHz
Displayed average noise level (DANL) 50 MHz to 3 GHz, preamplifier OFF
500 MHz, preamplifier ON, preselector ON
3 GHz, preamplifier ON, preselector ON
≤ –140 dBm (1 Hz)
typ. –166 dBm (1 Hz)
typ. –161 dBm (1 Hz)
Level quasi-error-free for digital standards depending on transmission modes
T-DMB/DAB with R&S®ETL-B203 preselector, preamplifier ON
–90 dBm to +10 dBm

–92 dBm
Inherent modulation error ratio (MER) signal level ≥ –30 dBm, f ≤ 1.3 GHz
DTMB
≥ 40 dB, typ. 46 dB
≥ 34 dB
Video S/N analog TV mode ≥ 60 dB
General data
Dimensions W x H x D with handle 409 mm × 158 mm × 465 mm
(16.1 in x 6.2 in x 18.3 in)
Weight without options < 9 kg
(< 19.8 lb)

Supported Technologies

  • Analog TV
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-H
  • ATSC/8VSB
  • ATSC Mobile DTV
  • ISDB-T(B)
  • J.83/A/C
  • DVB-C
  • J.83/B
  • DTMB
  • T-DMB/DAB
  • FM (radio)

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