R&S®ETC Compact TV Analyzer

Economical TV transmitter testing

Key Facts

  • Support of DVB-T2, DVB-T/DVB-H and ISDB-T digital TV standards
  • Wide frequency range up to 3.6 GHz or 8 GHz
  • Precision MER measurement in realtime (typ. 44 dB at 500 MHz)

Brief Description

The R&S®ETC compact TV analyzer offers a comprehensive set of measurement functions for DVB-T2, DVB-T/DVB-H and ISDB-T digital TV transmitter testing. It is also useful for service and maintenance of TV transmitters as well as for testing modulators in R&D or quality assurance environments.

Features & Benefits

  • Comprehensive analysis of digital signal transmission
  • Precise measurement with realtime demodulation
  • Easy operation, network coverage analysis and automatic test measurement

Specifications

R&S®ETC Compact TV Analyzer  
Phase noise RF = 500 MHz
Noise figure RF = 500 MHz
Third-order intermodulation (TOI) RF attenuation 0 dB

Key Facts

  • Support of DVB-T2, DVB-T/DVB-H and ISDB-T digital TV standards
  • Wide frequency range up to 3.6 GHz or 8 GHz
  • Precision MER measurement in realtime (typ. 44 dB at 500 MHz)
  • Wide input level range from –76 dBm to +10 dBm for quasi error-free transport stream decoding
  • Spectrum analyzer DANL of typ. –165 dBm (1 Hz)
  • Support of MPEG decoding and analysis

Brief Description

The R&S®ETC compact TV analyzer offers a comprehensive set of measurement functions for DVB-T2, DVB-T/DVB-H and ISDB-T digital TV transmitter testing. It is also useful for service and maintenance of TV transmitters as well as for testing modulators in R&D or quality assurance environments. The design of the analyzer is ideal for coverage measurements in broadcast network planning.

Features & Benefits

  • Comprehensive analysis of digital signal transmission
    • Measurement of DVB-T2, DVB-T/DVB-H and ISDB-T digital signal parameters
    • Full support of DVB-T2 single and multi-PLP transmission mode
    • Display of constellation diagram, channel impulse response (echo pattern), shoulder distance of OFDM spectrum and MER(k)
    • Antenna matching measurements with Rohde & Schwarz VSWR bridges
    • High-precision power measurements with Rohde & Schwarz power sensors
  • Precise measurement with realtime demodulation
    • FPGA-based realtime digital TV demodulator for maximum measurement accuracy
    • Support of TV signal analysis with and without FEC lock
    • Reliable detection of short-time interference thanks to high measurement speed
    • BER measurement and ASI transport stream output
    • Integrated preselection and preamplifier enabling wide input level range
  • Easy operation, network coverage analysis and automatic test measurement
    • Fast selection of functions via keypad and rotary knob
    • Easy compliance testing based on limit tables
    • Reproducible measurements using user-specific measurement profiles, channel tables, transducers and cable models
    • Efficient coverage analysis for broadcast terrestrial networks with R&S®BCDRIVE
    • Automatic transmitter measurements and documentation
  • Video/audio decoding and data logging
    • MPEG decoding and analysis
    • Data logging for analysis
    • Storage of measurement data in internal or external memory
    • Editing and customizing of channel tables, measurement profiles, and transducer and limit tables
    • Transfer of measurement results for documentation on PC
    • Full remote control using SCPI commands

Specifications

DVB-T2 analysis (R&S®ETC-K240), DVB-T/DVB-H analysis (R&S®ETC-K140) and ISDB-T analysis (R&S®ETC-K160)
Quasi error-free input level range RF = 500 MHz, RF preselection on,  64QAM, CR 1/2 typ. –76 dBm to +10 dBm
Inherent modulation error ratio (MER) 0 dB RF attenuation, 64QAM non-hierarchical modulation, 8K FFT, 1/32 guard interval, slow channel adaptation
     level = –30 dBm, RF preselection off
        RF 50 MHz to 862 MHz > 40 dB
        RF 500 MHz typ. 44 dB
     level = –45 dBm, RF preselection on
        RF 50 MHz to 862 MHz > 38 dB
        RF 500 MHz typ. 43 dB
Phase noise RF = 500 MHz
     Δf = 30 kHz < 98 dBc (1 Hz)
     Δf = 100 kHz < 100 dBc (1 Hz)
     Δf = 1 kHz < 125 dBc (1 Hz)
Noise figure RF = 500 MHz
     RF preselection off < 22 dB, typ. 18 dB
     RF preselection on < 14 dB, typ. 11 dB
Third-order intermodulation (TOI) 0 dB RF attenuation 
     RF preselection off typ. +7 dBm
     RF preselection on typ. –6 dBm
Second-harmonic intercept point (SHI) 50 MHz < RF < 1.5 GHz, 0 dB RF attenuation 
     RF preselection off typ. +30 dBm
     RF preselection on typ. +60 dBm
Signal level uncertainty RF < 3.6 GHz < 1.0 dB, typ. < 0.5 dB
Frequency uncertainty internal reference 2 × 106
     with the R&S®HA-Z240 GPS receiver 2.5 × 108
Spectrum analysis   10 MHz < RF < 2 GHz, 0 dB RF attenuation
Displayed average noise level (DANL) RF preselection off typ. –156 dBm (1 Hz)
  RF preselection on typ. –165 dBm (1 Hz)
Resolution bandwidths (RBW)   100 Hz to 3 MHz in 1/sequence
Video bandwidths   10 Hz to 3 MHz in 1/sequence
Trace detectors   auto peak, max. peak, min. peak, sample, RMS
Scalar network analysis (R&S®ETC-K10 option)
Tracking generator output level   –40 dBm to 0 dBm in 1 dB steps
Data points   631
Dynamic range for transmission measurements   > 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
Reflection measurements R&S®FSH-Z2 10 MHz to 3 GHz
  R&S®FSH-Z3 30 MHz to 6 GHz
Power meter
Terminating power sensors R&S®FSH-Z1 10 MHz to 8 GHz
  R&S®FSH-Z18 10 MHz to 18 GHz
Directional power sensors R&S®FSH-Z14 25 MHz to 1 GHz
  R&S®FSH-Z44 200 MHz to 4 GHz
General data
Operating temperature range   5 °C to + 45 °C
Display   14.5 cm (5.7 in) color LCD TFT
Dimensions W × H × D 233 mm × 158 mm × 350 mm
(9.2 in × 6.2 in × 13.8 in)
Weight   4.8 kg (10.6 lb)
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