R&S®ETH Handheld TV Analyzer

Portable digital TV signal analysis up to 3.6 GHz/8 GHz

Key facts

  • TV, spectrum and network analyzer in a single box
  • Frequency range up to 3.6 GHz or 8 GHz
  • High-precision demodulator (MER typ. 45 dB)

Brief description

The R&S®ETH handheld TV analyzer was specially developed for coverage measurements as well as for service and maintenance work on DVB-T, DVB-H and ISDB-T gap-filler and low-power transmitters

Features

  • Comprehensive TV, spectrum and network analysis functionality
  • Fast and precise measurement due to realtime demodulation
  • Optimized for field use

Specifications

DVB-T/DVB-H receiver (R&S®ETH-K140 option) and ISDB-T receiver (R&S®ETH-K160 option)
Quasi-error-free input level range RF = 500 MHz,
RF preselection ON
typ. –76 dBm to +10 dBm

Key facts

  • TV, spectrum and network analyzer in a single box
  • Frequency range up to 3.6 GHz or 8 GHz
  • High-precision demodulator (MER typ. 45 dB)
  • Wide input level range (–76 dBm to +10 dBm) for quasi-error-free transport stream decoding
  • Compact, lightweight, portable instrument that runs max. 4.5 hours on battery

Brief description

The R&S®ETH handheld TV analyzer was specially developed for coverage measurements as well as for service and maintenance work on DVB-T, DVB-H and ISDB-T gap-filler and low-power transmitters. The universal capabilities of the R&S®ETH also make it useful in the repair and development of TV components.

Features & Benefits

  • Comprehensive TV, spectrum and network analysis functionality
    • Measurement of all DVB-T, DVB-H and ISDB-T signal parameters
    • Display of constellation diagram, channel impulse response, OFDM spectrum with shoulder distance and MER(k)
    • Wide input level range due to integrated preselection and preamplifier
    • Full-featured spectrum analyzer
    • Network analysis and distance-to-fault measurement by means of integrated tracking generator
    • Frequency locked to external reference
    • High-precision power measurement with external Rohde & Schwarz power sensors
    • Field-strength measurement using isotropic antenna
  • Fast and precise measurement due to realtime demodulation
    • FPGA-based realtime digital TV demodulator for maximum measurement accuracy
    • Reliable detection of short-time interference
    • Measurement of digital TV signals with negative signal/noise ratio
    • BER measurement and ASI transport stream output
  • Optimized for field use
    • Compact, lightweight instrument with rugged housing
    • Splash-proof and dust-proof
    • Easily accessible, well protected connectors
    • Daylight-friendly, high-resolution color display
    • Easy-to-replace lithium-ion battery for long battery operating time
    • Frequency correction and positioning via GPS
  • Easy operation
    • Fast selection of functions via keypad and rotary knob
    • Frequency setting using channel tables
    • Easy testing based on limit tables
    • Reproducible measurements using user-specific measurement profiles, transducers and cable models
    • Storage of measurement data in internal memory, on SD card or USB memory stick
  • Convenient data exchange with PC
    • R&S®ETH View PC software for configuring channel tables, limit tables and measurement profiles
    • R&S®ETH View for transferring measured data to PC via LAN or USB interface
    • Remote control through SCPI commands via LAN or USB

Specifications

DVB-T/DVB-H receiver (R&S®ETH-K140 option) and ISDB-T receiver (R&S®ETH-K160 option)
Quasi-error-free input level range RF = 500 MHz,
RF preselection ON
typ. –76 dBm to +10 dBm
Inherent modulation error ratio (MER) RF = 500 MHz  
    RF preselection OFF,
  level = –30 dBm
> 43 dB, typ. 46 dB
    RF preselection ON,
  level = –45 dBm
> 41 dB, typ. 44 dB
Phase noise RF = 500 MHz
    ∆f = 30 kHz < 98 dBc (1 Hz)
    ∆f = 100 kHz < 100 dBc (1 Hz)
    ∆f = 1 MHz < 125 dBc (1 Hz)
Noise figure RF = 500 MHz, RF attenuation 0 dB
    RF preselection OFF < 22 dB, typ. 18 dB
    RF preselection ON < 14 dB, typ. 11 dB
Third-order intermodulation (TOI) RF attenuation 0 dB
    RF preselection OFF typ. +7 dBm
    RF preselection ON typ. –6 dBm
Second harmonic intercept point (SHI) 50 MHz < RF < 1.5 GHz, RF attenuation 0 dB
    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 × 10–6
    with the R&S®HA-Z240
  GPS receiver
2.5 × 10–8
Spectrum analysis
Displayed average noise level (DANL) 10 MHz < RF < 2 GHz, RF attenuation 0 dB
    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 1/3 sequence
Video bandwidths   10 Hz to 3 MHz in 1/3 sequence
Trace detectors   auto peak, max peak, min peak, sample, RMS
Network analysis
Tracking generator output level   –40 dBm to 0 dBm in 1 dB steps
Data points   631
Dynamic range for transmission measurements 300 kHz to 3.6 GHz > 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 25 MHz to 1 GHz
  R&S®FSH-Z18 30 MHz to 18 GHz
Directional power sensors R&S®FSH-Z14 10 MHz to 8 GHz
  R&S®FSH-Z44 200 MHz to 4 GHz
General data
Operating temperature range with battery 0 °C to +50 °C
Battery operating time receiver mode 2.5 h
  spectrum analyzer mode 4.5 h
Dimensions (W × H × D) with handle 194 mm × 300 mm × 144 mm
(76 in × 118 in × 57 in)
  without handle 194 mm × 300 mm × 69 mm
(76 in × 118 in × 28 in)
Weight   3.3 kg (6.6 lb)
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