The R&S®AEM100 ATSC-M/H emission multiplexer is a key component for ATSC Mobile DTV (MDTV). Its compact dimensions make it the ideal way for network operators to expand existing ATSC transmitter networks quickly and reliably by adding mobile services, or to set up a new network. It provides the entire functionality specified in the A/153 standard.
The R&S®AEM100 uses an ATSC transport stream and new video/audio data to generate a multiplex for mobile reception. The new video/audio data streams are encoded in accordance with the standard and linked to the main ATSC content. The R&S®AEM100 enables users to set up powerful, frequency-efficient single frequency networks (SFN) and ensures excellent uptime owing to seamless redundancy.
This user-friendly instrument is only one height unit high. The user interface makes operation simple and convenient.
Network-based clock synchronization
ATSC time with high-precision profile
Operation via web-based graphical user interface and SNMP
Easy access to MDTV (A/153)
Continued use of existing infrastructure
New components for MDTV
Larger audience, efficient use of resources
Increase in broadcast coverage by using single frequency networks for MDTV
NTP for extended use of IP-based clock synchronization
Simple and convenient operation
Intuitive user interface design and overview of complete signal flow at a glance
Graphic representation of the configuration for services and parades
Local/remote control from the transmitter world
Open interfaces to third-party instruments
Easy setup and uninterrupted availability
Integration into IP networks
ASI/Ethernet for flexible transport stream distribution
High availability of ATSC MDTV emissions owing to seamless redundancy
- All the requirements laid out in the ATSC Mobile DTV A/153 standard are met, in particular:
- Complete implementation of complex error protection algorithms (Reed-Solomon and turbo codes) that make the transport stream robust
- Complete generation of the standard-specific signaling and optional service information required for operation (baseband signaling)