Hardware-based video decoding enhances TV analyser

Posted By : Mick Elliott
Hardware-based video decoding enhances TV analyser

Enhanced functionality has been added to the Rohde & Schwarz R&S ETL TV analyser. It is now available with integrated, hardware-based video decoding that also supports HEVC and resolutions up to UHD. This makes the analyser fully compatible with the latest DTV installations, including the DVB-T2 network recently implemented in Germany.

The instrument also features a new display and a fast SSD.

The analyser has been successfully deployed for a number of years during the installation, acceptance testing and maintenance of transmitters and transmitter networks.

It measures the quality parameters relevant to analogue and digital broadcasting. It can also be used to perform coverage measurements in order to optimise networks and identify sources of error that reduce signal quality.

Rohde & Schwarz has now enhanced the R&S ETL with audio and video decoding functionality for HEVC and AVS/AVS+.

This makes the instrument suitable for use in DTV networks, where it carries out detailed, realtime signal analysis and detects all common video codecs. Transmitted videos are output to the analyser’s integrated display or via an HDMI interface to an external display. UHD is also supported.

The R&S ETL is an all-in-one platform that supports a variety of digital and analogue TV and radio standards. It combines the functionality of a video and MPEG-2 transport stream analyser, an FM sound broadcasting signal analyser and a generator for analogue video and sound broadcasting signals and for MPEG-2 transport streams.

The instrument also includes a powerful spectrum analyser. Its versatile functionality and flexible configuration options make the R&S ETL a universal reference for analysing TV and sound broadcasting signals.

It can be upgraded quickly to meet future requirements, making it a safe investment.

A newly integrated 256 Gbyte SSD and a high-contrast display for better legibility further improve performance.

The new R&S ETL TV analyser version supporting UHD, HEVC and AVS/AVS+ is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

It will be on display at ANGACOM 2017 in Cologne (May 30 to June 1).

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