R&S®BTC Broadcast Test Center

Reference signal generator with audio/video analysis functions

Key facts

  • Signal generation and DUT analysis
  • Modular design
  • Automated test sequences in line with recognized test specifications
  • Perfect for testing acc. to several ETSI-Standards of the Radio Equipment Directive

Brief description

The R&S®BTC broadcast test center is a reference signal generator featuring analysis functions and automated tests for audio, video and multimedia applications. It is a unique combination of outstanding technical features and a modular, flexible design to meet the highest demands and latest transmission technologies such as DVB-S2X and ATSC 3.0.

Features

  • Modular multistandard test platform
  • Automated certification and logo tests
  • Realtime video and audio stream generation
  • Simulation of the transmission channel

Specifications

RF signal
Frequency range 100 kHz to 6000 MHz
Frequency resolution 0.001 Hz

Key facts

  • Signal generation and DUT analysis
  • Modular design
  • Automated test sequences in line with recognized test specifications
  • Perfect for testing acc. to several ETSI-Standards of the Radio Equipment Directive
  • Realtime video/audio transport stream generation
  • Realtime signal generation for all global broadcasting standards

Brief description

The R&S®BTC broadcast test center is a reference signal generator featuring analysis functions and automated tests for audio, video and multimedia applications. It is a unique combination of outstanding technical features and a modular, flexible design to meet the highest demands and latest transmission technologies such as DVB-S2X and ATSC 3.0.

The multistandard R&S®BTC offers a complete DUT environment in a single instrument. As a high-end signal generator, it generates RF signals for all global broadcasting standards, performs transmission simulation and, at the same time, makes audio and video analyses for the DUTs. All this is made possible by using diverse interface, generator and analysis modules.

Due to its extremely fine scalability, the R&S®BTC can be tailored to meet different customer and test requirements while simultaneously optimizing costs. This eliminates the need for expensive and time-consuming test setups with many separate T&M instruments.

Integrated and automated test sequence control as well as test suites ensure that test results are reproducible while reducing test times.

Features & Benefits

  • Modular multistandard test platform
    • Signal generation and DUT analysis
    • Scalable, future-ready test platform
    • Generation, coding and modulation of realtime signals
  • Automated certification and logo tests
    • Automated test sequences and programs
    • Test suites for D-Book, E-Book and NorDig
  • Realtime video and audio stream generation
    • Flexible transport stream generation based on elementary video and audio streams
    • Seamless modification of transport stream structures and capabilities for defining error injection
    • Transport stream multiplexer/remultiplexer and T2-MI gateway
    • Replay and recording of transport streams and bit streams
  • Simulation of the transmission channel
    • Complex generation of multiple interferer signals
    • MISO and MIMO fading scenarios
    • Variety of noise sources
    • Predistortion and nonlinearities
    • Testing of satellite transmission links
  • High-end realtime reference signal generator
    • Generation of multiple signals with outstanding RF quality
    • Digital and analog TV standards for cable, satellite and terrestrial transmission
    • Digital and analog audio broadcasting standards
    • Second-generation broadcasting standards and interfaces
  • Chip design with configurable I/Q sample rates
    • I/Q data interfaces at many system levels
    • I/Q data output with flexible I/Q data rates
  • End-to-end tests in realtime
    • Realtime audio and video link testing
    • Complete DUT embedding
    • Decoder tests with objective picture failure point (PFP) analysis
  • Easy operation and remote control
    • Intuitive operation via touchscreen
    • Graphical user interface with hierarchical function blocks
    • Overview and configuration of entire test setup
    • Remote control commands compatible with R&S®SFx family
    • Intelligent license concept for flexible adaptation to requirements

Specifications

RF signal
Frequency range R&S®BTC-B3103/R&S®BTC-B3203 100 kHz to 3000 MHz
  R&S®BTC-B3106/R&S®BTC-B3206 100 kHz to 6000 MHz
Frequency resolution   0.001 Hz
Level   –120 dBm to +18 dBm (PEP)
Level accuracy auto mode: 100 kHz ≤ f ≤ 6 GHz
Internal I/Q bandwidth   160 MHz
Broadband noise in 1 Hz at > 10 MHz offset < –152 dBc (typ.)
Modulation systems
Terrestrial TV and mobile TV  
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-T2 Lite
  • DVB-T, DVB-H
  • DTMB
  • T-DMB
  • ISDB-T, ISDB-TB,
    ISDB-T 1 seg
  • ASTC/8VSB, ATSC-M/H
  • ATSC 3.0
Cable TV  
  • DVB-C2
  • DVB-C (J.83/A),
    ISDB-C (J.83/C)
  • J.83/B (US cable)
Satellite TV  
  • DVB-S2X
  • DVB-S2
  • DVB-S
  • DSNG
  • DirecTV
Analog TV  
  • B/G
  • D/K
  • I/I1
  • M/N
  • L/L’
Digital audio broadcasting  
  • DAB, DAB+
  • ISDB-TSB
Analog audio broadcasting  
  • AM
  • FM mono
  • FM stereo with RDS
Additional functions
Multimedia generator  
  • elementary stream generator
  • transport stream player
  • transport stream analyzer
  • transport stream multiplexer
  • error injection
  • T2-MI realtime gateway (optional)
Audio/video generator file format WAV, WV (Rohde & Schwarz format)
AWGN noise generator signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • –30 dB to +60 dB
  • Full bandwidth 160 MHz
  • Settable bandwidth 1 kHz to 160 MHz
Noise generator extension operating modes
  • impulsive noise
  • phase noise
Fading simulator up to max. 2 fading simulators,
with 2x2 MIMO profiles
40 paths per fading simulator
BER measurement   PRBS, MPEG-2 TS measurement
General data
Display   capacitive 8.4" touchscreen
Operating temperature range   +5°C to +45°C
Dimensions (without handles) W × H × D 435 mm × 192 mm × 460 mm
(17.1 in × 7.6 in × 18.1 in)
Weight fully equipped instrument 21 kg (46.3 lb)
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