Broadcast standards instrument options

 broadcast signal generation

Key facts

  • Broadcast signals for component and receiver testing 
  • Support of FM, DAB, DVB-T2 and other broadcast standards
  • Generation of analog and digital audio / video broadcast signals
  • All broadcast frequency bands covered
  • Support of second and third generation broadcast standards

Generation of realistic broadcast signals

Comprehensive testing of globally used broadcast equipment

When vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz are fitted with broadcast signal generation options, they provide innovative measurement solutions for testing broadcast receivers in R&D and production. They test on the physical layer and on the application layer using the most common broadcast transmission standards. Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz are ideal for characterization and validation, meeting customer performance, cost and scheduling needs. 

Features & benefits

Test like it's real

Realistic broadcast signals

Depending on the requirements, broadcast signals can either be generated in real time by means of an FPGA or an arbitrary waveform application. The real-time coder generates an uninterrupted signal flow and is ideal for audio, video and bit error rate tests with long PRBS on the application layer. The arbitrary waveform generator with I/Q waveforms can be used to perform tests that focus mainly on the physical layer.

FM signal generation with the R&S®SMCV100B
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FM signal generation with the R&S®SMCV100B

With the ability to generate signals for all relevant broadcast standards, the R&S®SMCV100B is ideal for lab and production testing.

Largest choice of broadcast standards

Easy adaption to regional or global requirements

The large number of available broadcast standards can be combined in a perfect matching configuration by  software options. Many signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz support broadcast standards as real-time, arbitrary waveform generator solutions or WinIQSIM2. 

Selection of available broadcast standards.
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Selection of available broadcast standards.

Analog and digital audio and video broadcast standards are supported by a variety of Rohde & Schwarz signal generators as here on the R&S®SMCV100B.

Real-time signal generation

Broadcast signals with real-time audio/video content and services

Real-time signal generation is available on dedicated Rohde & Schwarz signal generators and uses FPGA for a wide range of broadcast standards. This enables users to select standard related streams such as ETI, MPEG-2 TS and others with encoded audio/video content. Encoded audio and video signals from external sources can also be used. Broadcast real-time coders provide a constant, present signal without interruption when compared to arbitrary waveform generators.

Parameter setting in DVB-T2 on the R&S®SMCV100B.
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Parameter setting in DVB-T2 on the R&S®SMCV100B.

Full signal configuration flexibility with access to broadcast standard transmission parameters.

Testing receiver application layers

Broadcast streaming libraries with audio, video and data content

Real-time coders use encoded audio, video and data content as their input signal. Such content enables broadcast receiver testing on the application layer by including the transmission channel and the lower layers. These end-to-end tests are important to ensure the user experience on the system level. A number of Rohde & Schwarz signal generators support these streaming libraries in addition to the real-time coders.

Selection of Rohde & Schwarz streaming libraries.
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Selection of Rohde & Schwarz streaming libraries.

Users can download Rohde & Schwarz streaming libraries from the Rohde & Schwarz customer web, allowing them access to the latest updates.

Testing broadcast receivers with I/Q waveforms

I/Q waveforms with R&S®WinIQSIM2™, waveform libraries and predefined signals

I/Q waveforms are ideal for user-friendly receiver testing. Depending on the broadcast standard and its bandwidth, these waveforms can be used for verification tests on the application layer such as HD Radio™ or for simple function tests on the physical layer. HD Radio™, XM Radio and predefined waveforms can be selected. R&S®WinIQSIM2™ offers several broadcast standards as well. I/Q waveforms are supported by a number of Rohde & Schwarz signal generators with arbitrary waveform generator functions.

Available models

R&S®SMW200A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K52

Order number 1413.6090.02

Description
DVB-H/DVB-T
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K252

Order number 1413.6190.02

Description
DVB-H
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K253

Order number 1413.6248.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB
Base unit
R&S®SMM100A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMM-K252

Order number 1441.1630.02

Description
DVB-H/DVB-T (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit

R&S®SMM-K253

Order number 1441.1624.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit
R&S®SMBV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K252

Order number 1423.8243.02

Description
DVB-H / DVB-T (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K253

Order number 1423.8250.02

Description
SMBVB-K253 DAB/T-DMB (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit
R&S®SMCV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K155

Order number 1434.3719.02

Description
AM/FM/RDS
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K156

Order number 1434.3731.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K160

Order number 1434.3819.02

Description
DRM
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K161

Order number 1434.3831.02

Description
ATSC/ATSC-MH
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K162

Order number 1434.3854.02

Description
ATSC 3.0
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K163

Order number 1434.3877.02

Description
DVB-T
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K164

Order number 1434.3890.02

Description
DVB-T2
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K165

Order number 1434.3919.02

Description
ISDB-T/TSB
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K166

Order number 1434.3931.02

Description
DTMB
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV10

Order number 1434.5340.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV11

Order number 1434.5370.02

Description
DRM waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV12

Order number 1434.5405.02

Description
DRM+ waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV13

Order number 1434.5434.02

Description
HD Radio waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV14

Order number 1434.5463.02

Description
Playback of XM Radio waveforms (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV15

Order number 1434.5492.02

Description
DVB-T2 waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV16

Order number 1434.5528.02

Description
ATSC 3.0 waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV17

Order number 1434.5557.02

Description
Digital TV interferer waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV18

Order number 1434.5586.02

Description
Cable interferer waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV19

Order number 1434.5611.02

Description
Satellite interferer waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS10

Order number 1434.4896.02

Description
DAB / T-DMB stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS11

Order number 1434.4938.02

Description
DAB+ stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS13

Order number 1434.5011.02

Description
ATSC and ATSC Mobile DTV stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS14

Order number 1434.5057.02

Description
DVB-T2 MI stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS15

Order number 1434.5092.02

Description
EMC stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS16

Order number 1434.5134.02

Description
DRM stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS17

Order number 1434.5170.02

Description
Basic stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS18

Order number 1434.5211.02

Description
Extended SDTV stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS19

Order number 1434.5257.02

Description
Extended HDTV stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS20

Order number 1434.5292.02

Description
HEVC stream library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K252

Order number 1434.4315.02

Description
DVB-H/DVB-T
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K253

Order number 1434.4338.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KV20

Order number 1434.5892.02

Description
Chinese Digital Radio waveform library (SL)
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-KS12

Order number 1434.4973.02

Description
ISDB-T stream library (SL)
Base unit
R&S®SGT100A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K252

Order number 1419.6656.02

Description
DVB-H / DVB-T (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K253

Order number 1419.6704.02

Description
DAB/T-DMB (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit

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