Digital television requires significantly few- er measurement parameters to evaluate the quality of the transmitter output signal. Broadcasters and Network Operators are increasingly interested in knowing the real performance of terrestrial DTT networks, critical especially after the introduction of SFN transmission. The DGQoS Meter allows operators to accurately verify the quality of signals received in viewers’ homes emulating the reception quality of set-top boxes and
TV set. The DGQoS Meter performs a significant amount of measurements: RF signal level, MER, BER in key decoding spots and PER.

Functional modes

  • Sequencing Mode: Connects to the internet thru 2G/3G or DSL and remains in this condition. Monitors programmed channels in round robin mode.
  • Real Time mode: Used to monitor in real time all available Data points. The user sends a request, the answer from the probe is sent as soon as possible which usually means a few seconds (channel power, MER, BER) to about a minute (constellation diagram, Echo pattern).

Sequencing and real-time mode

There are 2 ways of operating the probe in normal mode: SCAN and REAL TIME. In SCAN, the probe sequences thru the programmed channels and logs the data to the control center. The amount of data is user programmable. SCAN mode can be switched to REAL TIME.
Once in REAL TIME the probe awaits user commands. The probe becomes a slave, it answers any user queries. The probe returns to SCAN mode automatically after a user programmed amount of time if no further command is received.

Interface

  • 10/100 Electrical Base-T
  • Local data on a 3’’ touchscren monitor
  • Raw TCP connection with ASCII communication protocol (for OEM)

Measurement data

  • Signal Power Bar graph
  • SFN Window

Graphical info

  • Constellation Pattern
  • Channel Impulse Response
  • MER carrier per carrier
  • Percentage bars for MER, BER
  • Channel power, wireless modem reception

Control/Transmission data

  • 2G/3G Mobile data connection
  • DSL
  • HTTP control interface (optional)
  • Control protocol: ASCII over raw TCP connection
  • SNMP v2C (optional)
  • FTP server for accumulated data download and firmware upgrade (optional)

RF Input

  • 1 x F Connector – 75 Ω
  • Input level: -20 to -65dBm on 75 Ohms resolution +-0.1 db, precision +-1dB
  • 48 MHz to 862 MHz in DVB-T/T2 and ISDB-T/Tb
  • Bandwidth: 6, 7 or 8 MHz
  • Loop through connector for user convenience

Physical

Supply voltage: 9-14v AC/DC – 5W (7W avg during mobile transmission)
Case: Compact aluminium package (220 x 150 x 50 mm)
Operating temperature range: 0°C to 50°C

RF Analisys

Input level: -20 dBm to -65 dBm
MER: 20 dB to >38 dB, resolution 0.1dB, precision +-1dB
BER pre-Viterbi: resolution down to 1x10-8
BER post-Viterbi: resolution down to 1x10-6

TPS monitoring and comparing of all TPS parameters (fft, code rates, guard interval etc..) included reserved TPS content

Standard

DVB-T/T2 - DVB-C - ISDB-T

ORDERING CODES

DQM-120 DVB-T/T2 Monitoring Receiver