Rohde & Schwarz comes to NAB with a comprehensive product portfolio for ATSC Mobile DTV, ISDB-TB and DVB-T2
ATSC Mobile DTV for the USA
In the USA, the ATSC Mobile DTV standard is being deployed at a rapid pace. To facilitate deployment, Rohde & Schwarz is providing an all-in-one solution comprising encoders, multiplexers and transmitters. The company installed the first A/153 standard compliant broadcasting station in Baltimore when WNUV-DT of the Sinclair Broadcast Group was completely upgraded to the new standard on the first day that it was ratified. Another advantage of ATSC Mobile DTV is its ability to set up single-frequency networks (SFN), which offer high frequency economy. All current Rohde & Schwarz transmitters provide standard-compliant support for these networks. The R&S® ETL TV analyzer is also ready to handle the digital standard, providing RF measurements for transmitter installation and SFN optimization. The R&S® SFU, R&S® SFE and R&S® SFE100 broadcast signal generators are quickly proving themselves to be valuable tools in the development and production of ATSC and ATSC Mobile DTV receivers and chips.
ISDB-TB for Latin America
Several Latin American countries have opted to deploy the ISDB-TB digital TV standard. The standard supports the transmission of stationary and mobile TV as well as audio broadcasting. The Rohde & Schwarz portfolio already includes solutions that allow network operators to expand their infrastructure cost-effectively: As the leading broadcasting specialist, Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete range of high- and medium-power transmitters covering ISDB-TB. In summer 2010, the R&S® SCx8000 low- to medium-power transmitter will be enhanced to handle the standard. It is currently the most compact and efficient transmitter of its power class. To close remaining coverage gaps, the R&S® XLx8000 on-channel repeater is a reliable and cost-effective choice. In the T&M domain, the R&S® ETL TV analyzer will be used at the trade show to demonstrate SFN measurements for ISDB-TB. The product portfolio is rounded out by the R&S® SFU, R&S® SFE and R&S® SFE100 broadcast signal generators for use in the development and production of ISDB-TB TV receivers.
Rohde & Schwarz will hold a seminar tour in Latin America on the topic of ISDB-TB. At these seminars, network operators can learn how to convert smoothly from analog to the new DTV standard. Interested parties can register for the seminar at the company’s booth during NAB.
DVB-T2 for Europe
Rohde & Schwarz products also support the launch and proliferation of DVB-T2. The new standard is an enhancement of DVB-T. Thanks in large part to new techniques, DVB-T2 provides transmission capacity that is more than 30 percent higher. This allows more programs and, above all, content to be transmitted in HD quality. Rohde & Schwarz already offers the R&S® SFU for tests on DVB-T2 receivers and the R&S® ETL TV analyzer for measurements during initial transmitter installation. In addition, all current-generation Rohde & Schwarz transmitters are ready for DVB-T2 and are already being used in many pilot projects worldwide.
The Rohde & Schwarz exhibit at NAB will be at booth SU 3717 in hall S4 from April 12 to 15, 2010.