R&S®NH8600 UHF Transmitter Family for TV

High power - low consumption

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  • Overview

Key Facts

  • Outstanding efficiency ensuring minimum operating costs
  • Multistandard platform for analog, digital and mobile TV

Brief Description

The R&S®NH8600 high-power transmitter family broadcasts TV signals in UHF bands IV/V. High power density, excellent transmission quality and superb reliability are the reasons behind the family's successful use in analog, digital and mobile TV networks all over the world.

Features

  • Future-ready and adaptable
  • Energy-efficient with small footprint
  • Always on the air

Specifications

Number of R&S®VH8600A1 amplifiers Output power (sync peak)
2 3.5 kW

Key Facts

  • Outstanding efficiency ensuring minimum operating costs
  • Multistandard platform for analog, digital and mobile TV
  • DVB-T2 capability
  • Simple switchover from analog to digital TV
  • Compact, efficient and flexible liquid-cooling system

Brief Description

The R&S®NH8600 high-power transmitter family broadcasts TV signals in UHF bands IV/V. High power density, excellent transmission quality and superb reliability are the reasons behind the family's successful use in analog, digital and mobile TV networks all over the world. Owing to its outstanding energy efficiency and small footprint, the transmitter family decisively contributes to the reduction of operating costs in modern transmitter networks.

Features & Benefits

  • Future-ready and adaptable
    • Multistandard platform for use worldwide
    • Modular design
    • Configurable for different AC supply voltages
  • Energy-efficient with small footprint
    • UHF broadcast transmitters with excellent efficiency
    • Constant efficiency even at reduced output powers
    • Compact design for low infrastructure costs
  • Always on the air
    • All components from a single source for highest quality standards
    • Reliable system design
    • Dependable and low-energy liquid cooling
    • Standby systems for all requirements

Specifications

Analog TV
Number of R&S®VH8600A1
amplifiers
2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 20
Output power
(sync peak) 1)
3.5 kW 5.1 kW 7.0 kW 8.5 kW 10 kW 13.3 kW 16.3 kW 19.5 kW 25.6 kW 31.4 kW
RF output EIA 1 5/8" EIA 3 1/8" EIA 4 1/2"
Dimensions
(H × W × D)
2000 mm × 600 mm × 1100 mm
(78.7 in × 23.6 in × 43.3 in)
2000 mm × 1200  mm ×  1100  mm
(78.7 in × 47.2 in × 43.3  in)

1) After four-cavity bandpass filter; other output powers on request.

 

Specifications
Analog TV
TV standards   B/G, D/K, M, M1, N, I, I1
Color transmission   PAL, NTSC, SECAM
Sound transmission   dual-sound coding in line with IRT or FM single sound and NICAM728
(−13  dB/−20  dB) or
FM single sound (−10 dB)
Inputs   2 × video (BNC, 75 Ω), 2 × audio
(XLR, 3-contact)
General data
Frequency range UHF bands IV/V 470 MHz to 862 MHz
Power supply with three-phase amplifiers (standard) 3 × 400 V ± 15 % 1),
47 Hz to 63 Hz
  with single-phase amplifiers (optional, for R&S®NV8602 to R&S®NV8610) 3 × 208 V – 10 %/+ 15 % 1) or
240 V – 15 %/+ 10 % 2)
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Max. installation altitude   2000 m above sea level
(> 2000  m on request)
Operating temperature range   +1 °C to +45 °C
Relative humidity (max.)   95 %, non-condensing
Immunity 3) to fast transients and burst in line with IEC  61000-4-4 < 4 kV (AC supply),
< 1 kV (signal inputs)
  to surges in line with
IEC  61000-4-5
balanced < 2 kV (e.g. L1-L2)
unbalanced < 4 kV (e.g. L1-N)
Synchronization
Reference frequency   10 MHz, 0.1 V to 5 V (Vpp) or TTL, BNC
Reference pulse   1 Hz, TTL, BNC
Operation
Display, keypad and status LEDs   local operation and display
Ethernet interface, RJ-45   convenient operation, local or remote, via standard web browser
  optional network management interface via SNMP
Parallel remote-control interface optional floating contacts for messages and commands

1) To be connected to an AC supply network with Y, 3w + N + PE.
2) To be connected to an AC supply network with 120/240 V, 2w + N + PE.
3) With integrated AC supply overvoltage protection; more stringent requirements must be covered by additional on-site measures.

To comply with the applicable standards and limit values for the suppression of out-of-band emissions (and in the case of digital standards, also for maintaining the required shoulder distance), the transmitter may only be operated with suitable filters at the RF output.

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