Path: EDN Asia >> Product Centre >> Test & Measurement >> R&S SLG simulates up to 32 satellite signals
Test & Measurement Share print

R&S SLG simulates up to 32 satellite signals

29 Apr 2013

Share this page with your friends

Rohde & Schwarz has announced the R&S SLG satellite signal generator that can generate up to 32 satellite TV signals from a single instrument. According to the company, the device benefits satellite TV network operators, manufacturers of consumer equipment and professional satellite electronics.

The R&S SLG claims to be the first multi-channel signal generator on the market to generate up to 32 digital satellite TV transponders simultaneously and in real-time. The compact 19" 1 HU generator replaces a full rack of modulators. Users save energy and space and eliminate the time-consuming, error-prone operation of multiple instruments, added the company.

The R&S SLG has a frequency range from 950-3000MHz and supports the DVB-S, DSNG, DVB-S2, DVB-S2 wide-band, ISDB-S and ISDB-S2 standards. 16 of the 32 possible transponders transmit externally fed transport streams, while the others transmit internally generated PRBS data. The transport streams are fed into the instrument via an IP or ASI interface. Each channel can contain an ARB waveform or a CW carrier instead of a TV signal.

The multi-channel signal generator was designed primarily as an RF test system for satellite TV components. It is equipped with all interfaces commonly used in consumer electronics and professional satellite electronics. It is just as suitable for developing and testing STBs and tuners as for testing terrestrial satellite station and satellite transponder equipment. Satellite TV network operators can also use the R&S SLG for network simulation and network optimisation.

Due its ability to simultaneously generate multiple channels with high symbol rates, the R&S SLG is geared for performing stress tests on systems that process large data quantities such as transcoders, conditional access software and surveillance data processing systems. The signal generator simulates a number of simultaneously arriving live video signals as transmitted to the control centre via satellite, for example from drones or airplanes.

The R&S SLG can be conveniently operated from a PC via a web GUI. It can also be remote controlled via SCPI or SNMP, making it suitable for installation in automatic test systems.

The R&S SLG satellite load generator is available now.

Want to more of this to be delivered to you for FREE?

Subscribe to EDN Asia alerts and receive the latest design ideas and product news in your inbox.

Got to make sure you're not a robot. Please enter the code displayed on the right.

Time to activate your subscription - it's easy!

We have sent an activate request to your registerd e-email. Simply click on the link to activate your subscription.

We're doing this to protect your privacy and ensure you successfully receive your e-mail alerts.

Add New Comment
Visitor (To avoid code verification, simply login or register with us. It is fast and free!)
*Verify code:
Tech Impact

Regional Roundup
Control this smart glass with the blink of an eye
K-Glass 2 detects users' eye movements to point the cursor to recognise computer icons or objects in the Internet, and uses winks for commands. The researchers call this interface the "i-Mouse."

GlobalFoundries extends grants to Singapore students
ARM, Tencent Games team up to improve mobile gaming

News | Products | Design Features | Regional Roundup | Tech Impact