R&S®SFU Broadcast Test System

The multistandard reference signal generator for broadcasting and mobile TV

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Key Facts

  • All-in-one compact solution
  • Multistandard reference signal generator
  • Realtime TV and audio broadcasting signal generation

Brief Description

The R&S®SFU broadcast test system is a multistandard signal generator that is used worldwide. It provides a platform that supports all conventional TV and audio broadcasting standards and is used as a reference signal source. This all-in-one compact solution combines many applications in a single instrument of only four height units.

Features

  • Multistandard reference signal generator with realtime coding
  • High-precision reference signal generation over wide frequency and level range

Specifications

RF signal  
Frequency range 100 kHz to 3.0 GHz
Frequency resolution 0.1 Hz

Supported Technologies

  • DVB-T2
  • DTMB
  • DVB-C2
  • DVB-S2

Key Facts

  • All-in-one compact solution
  • Multistandard reference signal generator
  • Realtime TV and audio broadcasting signal generation
  • Analog and digital transmission standards
  • Wide frequency range from 100 kHz to 3000 MHz
  • Outstanding signal quality
  • Transmission and interferer simulations
  • Bit error ratio (BER) tester
  • Internal analog and digital video and audio signal sources

Brief Description

The R&S®SFU broadcast test system is a multistandard signal generator that is used worldwide. It provides a platform that supports all conventional TV and audio broadcasting standards and is used as a reference signal source. This all-in-one compact solution combines many applications in a single instrument of only four height units.

Features & Benefits

  • Multistandard reference signal generator with realtime coding
    • Digital and analog TV standards for cable, satellite and terrestrial transmission
    • Digital and analog audio broadcasting standards
    • Realtime signal generation with selectable modulation and coding parameters
    • Standards available as software options
  • High-precision reference signal generation over wide frequency and level range
    • Frequency range from 100 kHz to 3000 MHz
    • Level range from –120 dBm to +19 dBm
    • Extremely short switchover times
    • Low phase noise and high MER
  • Integrated transport stream generator, recorder, player and audio/video generator
    • Transport stream generator and transport stream player for endless and seamless replay
    • Transport stream and ETI recorder
    • Extensive transport stream libraries from Rohde & Schwarz
    • Audio/video generator with test pattern library for analog TV
    • Test signal generation in line with customer specifications
  • Simulation of multipath propagation, single-frequency networks and cable networks
    • Powerful fading simulator
    • Numerous fading configurations
    • Standard-compliant fading profiles
    • Complex parameter sets
  • Flexible signal generation with arbitrary waveform generator (AWG)
    • Large AWG memory, intelligent memory management and high sample rates
    • Waveform libraries from Rohde & Schwarz
    • Support of R&S®WinIQSIM and R&S®WinIQSIM2
    • Digital I/Q interface
  • Simulation of interferers and adjacent channel scenarios
    • Interferer management
    • Interferers from broadcasting and wireless communications
    • Digital dividend
  • Receiver tests with noise sources, BER tester and power measurement
    • Noise generator with AWGN, impulsive noise, phase noise
    • BER measurement at transport stream or bit level
    • Integrated power measurement using R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors
  • Development of broadcast receivers
    • Multistandard chip and tuner development for set-top boxes, TV sets and radios
    • Simulation of real-life transmission conditions
    • Fast and efficient generation of adjacent channel and co-channel scenarios
    • Impact of wireless communications signals
    • Diversity tests
  • Certification and logo tests of broadcast receivers in test labs
    • Reference signal generation for globally used broadcast standards for research, development and type approval
    • Use in test systems
  • Convenient graphical user interface
    • 19” × 4 HU cabinet with large XVGA color display
    • Intuitive user interface under Windows XP Embedded
    • Context-sensitive help system
    • User-definable favorites for quick access
    • Remote control and remote operation via LAN and GPIB

Specifications

RF signal
Frequency range   100 kHz to 3.0 GHz
Frequency resolution   0.1 Hz
Level   –120 dBm to +30 dBm
Level accuracy   < 0.5 dB
Spectral purity
SSB phase noise at 1 GHz < –131 dBc (20 kHz carrier offset/1 Hz)
Broadband noise from 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz < –135 dBc (> 10 MHz carrier offset/1 Hz)
Digital realtime modulation systems
Terrestrial TV   DVB-T2, DVB-T, DTMB, ISDB-T, ISDB-TB, ATSC/8VSB
Cable TV   DVB-C21), DVB-C, J.83/B, ISDB-C
Satellite TV   DVB-S2, DVB-S, DIRECTV, ISDB-S1)
Mobile TV   DVB-H, T-DMB, ISDB-T 1 seg, CMMB, MediaFLO™, ATSC-M/H
Digital audio broadcasting   DAB, DAB+, ISDB-TSB
Analog realtime modulation systems
Analog TV   B/G, D/K, I/I1, M/N, L/L
Analog audio broadcasting   AM, FM mono, FM stereo with RDS
AWG-based modulation systems
Digital audio broadcasting   HD Radio™, DRM, DRM+ 1)
Digital TV   DVB-T2, CMMB, MediaFLO™
Baseband signal sources
Transport stream generator/player file format GTS, TS, TRP, MPG, T10, ETI, FLO, MFS, PMS, BIN
Transport stream recorder file format TRP, T10, BIN, ETI
Audio generator/player signals two channels, NICAM
Video generator signals PAL, NTSC, SECAM
Arbitrary waveform generator memory 1 Gsample (4 Gbyte)
Simulations and analysis functions
AWGN generator signal-to-noise ratio –30 dB to +60 dB
Fading simulator number of paths 20 (40 with R&S®SFU-B31 option)
  fading profiles static path, constant phase, pure doppler, Rayleigh, Rice, Gaussian
  time resolution 10 ns (0.01 ns in fine delay mode)
Interferer management level range –60 dB to +60 dB
  frequency offset –40 MHz to +40 MHz
BER measurement MPEG-2 TS measurement ASI, SPI, SMPTE310
General Data
Operating temperature range   +5 °C to +45 °C
Power supply   100 V to 240 V AC, 47 Hz to 63 Hz
Dimensions   435 mm × 192 mm × 460 mm (4 HU) (17.13 in × 7.56 in × 18.11 in)
Weight   15 kg (33.07 lb)

1) Soon to be available.

Supported Technologies

Mobile DTV

  • DVB-H
  • DVB-SH
  • T-DMB
  • ATSC-M/H (ATSC Mobile DTV)
  • MediaFLO
  • ISDB-T 1seg
  • CMMB (STiMi)

Terrestrial DTV

  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-T
  • DTMB
  • DMB-TH
  • ATSC (8VSB)
  • ISDB-T
  • ISDB-TB (former ISDTV)

Cable DTV

  • DVB-C2
  • DVB-C (J.83/C)
  • J.83/B (QAM, US cable)
  • DOCSIS
  • ISDB-C (J.83/A)

Satellite DTV

  • DVB-S
  • DVB-S2
  • DVB-DSNG
  • DIRECTV

Audio Broadcasting

  • AM
  • FM
  • RDS
  • DAB
  • DAB+
  • DRM
  • French DMB/(Visual Radio)
  • DRM+
  • HD Radio (IBOC)
  • ISDB-Tsb

Analog TV

  • Standard B/G
  • Standard D/K
  • Standard M/N
  • Standard I/I1
  • Standard L/L'

Video Coding

  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • AVC

Audio Coding

  • AC3
  • AAC
  • AAC+ (HE AAC)

Video Standards

  • PAL
  • NTSC
  • SECAM
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