R&S®SFC Compact Modulator

Test signals for TV and audio broadcasting – handy and economical

Key Facts

  • High precision modulator
    with MER > 40 dB
  • VHF and UHF frequency range,
    optionally up to 3 GHz
  • Level range from 0 dBm to –31.5 dBm,
    optionally to –110 dBm

Brief Description

The R&S®SFC compact modulator is an economical multistandard signal source. It supports realtime coding for all conventional digital and analog TV and audio broadcasting standards.

Features

  • R&S®SFC: optimized for use in production test systems
  • Multistandard signal generator with realtime coding
  • Integrated baseband signal sources

Specifications

Models Frequency range
R&S®SFC base unit 30 MHz to 900 MHz
with R&S®SFC-K83 option 30 MHz to 3000 MHz

Key Facts

  • High precision modulator
    with MER > 40 dB
  • VHF and UHF frequency range,
    optionally up to 3 GHz
  • Level range from 0 dBm to –31.5 dBm,
    optionally to –110 dBm
  • Transport stream player and audio/video generator
  • AWGN generator

Brief Description

The R&S®SFC compact modulator is an economical multistandard signal source. It supports realtime coding for all conventional digital and analog TV and audio broadcasting standards.

The R&S®SFC is equipped with a built-in computer, making it ideal for standalone operation.

Features & Benefits

  • R&S®SFC: optimized for use in production test systems
    • Compact housing, ideal for rack installation
    • Compatible with R&S®Central TX System Control
    • Supports standalone operation and booting without a PC
    • Low power consumption for reduced operating costs
  • Multistandard signal generator with realtime coding
    • Digital and analog standards for cable, satellite and terrestrial TV
      • Terrestrial: DVB-T2, DVB-T, DVB-H, DTMB, CMMB, T-DMB, ISDB-T, ISDB-TB, ATSC/8VSB, ATSC-M/H, MediaFLO™
      • Cable: DVB-C2, DVB-C, J.83/B, ISDB-C
      • Satellite: DVB-S2, DVB-S, DIRECTV
      • Analog TV: B/G, D/K, I, M/N, L
    • Digital and analog audio broadcasting standards
      • DAB, DAB+, ISDB-TSB, FM/RDS
    • Realtime signal generation and coding
    • Additional standards available as software options
  • Integrated baseband signal sources
    • Transport stream player
    • Analog audio/video generator
    • Transport stream libraries for digital TV and audio broadcasting standards
    • Test pattern library for analog TV
  • Additional functions for professional applications
    • Integrated AWGN generator
    • ASI transport stream input
    • Digital I/Q input
    • 1 pps synchronization
    • 10 MHz reference input

Specifications

RF characteristics
Frequency range base unit 30 MHz to 900 MHz
  with R&S®SFC-K83 option 30 MHz to 3000 MHz
Frequency setting resolution   1 Hz
Level setting range base unit –31.5 dBm to 0 dBm RMS for DVB-T
  with R&S®SFC-K84 option –110 dBm to 0 dBm RMS for DVB-T
Level setting resolution   0.1 dB
MER for OFDM modulation > 40 dB
Modulation systems
Terrestrial TV and mobile TV   DVB-T2
    DVB-T, DVB-H
    DTMB
    CMMB
    T-DMB
    ISDB-T, ISDB-TB, ISDB-T 1 seg.
    ASTC/8VSB, ATSC-M/H
    MedioFLO™
Cable TV   DVB-C2
    DVB-C, ISDB-C
    J.83/B
Satellite TV   DVB-S2
    DVB-S
    DIRECTV
Analog TV   B/G, D/K, I, M/N, L
Digital audio broadcasting   DAB, DAB+
    ISDB-TSB
Analog audio broadcasting   FM mono, FM stereo with RDS
Additional functionality
Transport stream player file format TRP, T10, ETI, FLO, MFS, PMS, BIN
Audio/video generator file format Rohde & Schwarz proprietary
AWGN signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) –30 dB to +60 dB
General data
Operating temperature range   +5 °C to +45 °C
   Dimensions W × H × D (without handles) 229 mm × 54.4 mm × 406 mm
(9.02  in × 2.14  in × 15.98  in)
   Weight   4 kg (8.82 lb)
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