R&S®SFC-U USB Compact modulator

Test signals for TV and audio broadcasting – handy and economical

R&S®SFC-U USB compact modulator
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R&S®SFC-U USB compact modulator, front view
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R&S®SFC-U USB compact modulator, side view and GUI
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Key facts

  • High-precision modulator with MER > 40 dB
  • VHF and UHF frequency range, optionally up to 3 GHz
  • Level range from 0 dBm to –31.5 dBm, optionally to –110 dBm
  • Transport stream player and audio/video generator
  • AWGN generator
  • 3 year warranty icon

Full-featured TV and audio broadcasting signal generator in minimized size format

The R&S®SFC-U USB compact modulator is an economical multistandard signal source. It supports realtime coding for all conventional digital and analog TV and audio broadcasting standards. The R&S®SFC-U is a USB device designed for use with a PC.

Features & benefits

Plug & play test signal generation

Instrument size reduced to a minimum

The compact R&S®SFC-U is an ideal flexible signal source for presentations and trade fairs.
Today, every lab bench has a PC. Why not also use it to generate the test signal for the DUT?
The R&S®SFC-U is setting standards in its class.

  • Handy, easy and flexible
  • Practical tool for software development
  • High signal quality for receiver tests
SFC-U USB Compact modulator
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The R&S®SFC and R&S®SFC-U compact modulators

Compact modulator family for TV and audio broadcasting test signals – handy and economical.

Multistandard signal generator with realtime coding

Digital and analog standards for cable, satellite and terrestrial TV and audio broadcasting standards

Realtime signal generation and coding

  • Cable: DVB-C2, DVB-C, J.83/B, ISDB-C
  • Satellite: DVB-S2, DVB-S, DIRECTV
  • Analog TV: B/G, D/K, I, M/N, L
  • Audio: DAB, DAB+, ISDB-TSB, FM/RDS

Additional standards available as software options

SFC-U USB Compact Modulator Broadcast standards
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Broadcast standards

Wide range of broadcast standards available.

Additional functions for professional applications

All important functions and interfaces on board

  • Integrated AWGN generator
  • ASI transport stream input
  • Digital I/Q input
  • 1 pps synchronization
  • 10 MHz reference input
SFC-U USB Compact Modulator interfaces
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R&S®SFC-U, interfaces

Very compact design does not mean doing away with interfaces.

Integrated baseband signal sources

Prepared for multiple standards

  • Transport stream player
  • Analog audio/video generator
  • Transport stream libraries for digital TV and audio broadcasting standards
  • Test pattern library for analog TV
SFC-U USB Compact Modulator TV receiver testing
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TV receiver testing

The compact test setup with R&S®SFC-U makes it possible to have a test lab on your bench.

Available options

Product Description


Order number 2115.5888.02


Terrestrial TV option package


Order number 2115.5894.02


Cable TV option package


Order number 2115.5907.02


Satellite TV option package


Order number 2115.5913.02


T2/C2 option package


Order number 2115.5920.02


Audio broadcasting option package


Order number 2115.5936.02


Analog TV option package


Order number 2115.5959.02


ISDB-Tmm, realtime coder

Product Description


Order number included in base unit


Transport stream player


Order number included in base unit


Analog TV video generator


Order number 2116.9558.02


Basic stream library


Order number 2116.9564.02


SDTV extended library


Order number 2116.9570.02


Extended HDTV library


Order number 2116.9587.02


3D TV library


Order number 2116.9641.02


HEVC stream library


Order number 2110.4348.02


T-DMB/DAB streams


Order number 2110.4760.02


DAB+ streams


Order number 2110.4777.02


ISDB-T streams


Order number 2112.3649.02


CMMB streams


Order number 2110.3812.02


ATSC Mobile DTV streams


Order number 2115.2120.02


DVB-T2 MI streams


Order number 2115.2520.02


EMC streams


Order number 2115.2543.02


French DMB streams

R&S®ATV Video

Order number 2110.4831.02


ATV video signals

Product Description


Order number 2115.5788.02


AWGN noise generator


Order number 2115.5765.02


Digital I/Q input


Order number 2115.5742.02


Frequency extension


Order number 2115.5720.02


Electronic attenuator

Recommended extras
Product Description


Order number 1175.3256.00


19" rack adapter


Order number 2115.6790.02


19'' adapter BW2010


Order number 1130.1302.00


LVDS cable for digital I/Q input/output

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