Measurements: all in one screen

March 1, 2006.

TV Explorer - Measurements keyIn the EXPLORER all the related measurements are displayed simultaneously on the same screen. Therefore, whenever the Measurement function is selected the instrument shows the different parameters that define the quality of the signal under test.

TV Explorer - Analogue channel measurement

In case of an analogue channel:

  • Level
  • V/A
  • C/N
TV Explorer - COFDM channel measurement

For a digital terrestrial COFDM or a digital satellite QPSK channel:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • CBER
  • VBER
TV Explorer - QAM channel measurement

For a digital cable QAM channel:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • BER

In case of the PRODIG-5B, it would provide the following measurements:

US TV Explorer - Measuring a 8-VSB signal

Digital Terrestrial 8VSB:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • VBER
  • SER
US TV Explorer - Measuring a J.83B / QAM signal

Digital cable QAM (ITU-T J.83 Annex B):

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • BER
TV Explorer - Measuring a QPSK signal

Digital Satellite DVB-S QPSK:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • CBER
  • VBER
  • MER
TV Explorer - Measuring a DSS signal

Digital Satellite DSS QPSK:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • CBER
  • VBER
  • MER
TV Explorer - Measuring an Analogue Terrestrial signal

Analogue NTSC:

  • Level
  • Video-Audio
  • C/N

One of the measurements can be selected as a preferred and then it will be highlighted and a graphic bar for this particular measurement displayed in a preferent position.

When pressing the measurement key, the highlighted measurement is switched to the next in the row. In this way the instrument adapts to the diverse preferences of the user.