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Tektronix MTS400 Solution for Broadcasters and Network Operators
The Tektronix MTS400 Series is a new class of analysis tool, the world's first Compressed Digital Video Debugger/Analyzer that introduces CaptureVu, a new to market capability that captures and analyzes system events in real time to debug the intermittent and complex problems that traditional analyzers miss.
The Tektronix MTS400 Series offers significant enhancements over traditional MPEG analyzers, and operates both in real-time (live streams) and deferred-time (stored streams). The combination of real-time error capture, an innovative high-speed analysis, and built-in intelligence, allows ultra-fast pinpointing and debugging of intermittent faults in MPEG transport streams.
The Tektronix MTS400 Series also introduces Real Time Video over IP analysis and recording, both as a component of MTS400 Test System instruments and as an Tektronix MTS4SA standalone application for users own Windows PCs equipped with a standard 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC).
Tektronix' industry leadership offers the broadest (across multiple standards and video layers) and deepest (in depth of generation and analysis) solution for compressed video test, The MTS400 series can be applied anywhere at any level, to diagnose and solve the most subtle, complex, and intermittent DTV problems in the minimum time.
The MTS400 Test System instruments generate, record, and analyze at the highest ASI data rate possible (approximately 214 Mbps). A comprehensive suite of analysis tools include Transport Stream (TS) compliance, buffer, PES, compressed video, and audio elementary stream analyzers, together with TS editor, multiplexer, and Data Broadcast applications for stream creation, analysis, and error-injection.
Standards compliance is ensured through in-built customizable scripting supporting the broadest range of ratified and evolving DTV standards, including ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-H, DVB-S, DVB-T, ISDB-S, ISDB-T and MPEG. To keep analysis up to date, flexibility is the key. New standards and proprietary tables can easily be catered for by loading Tektronix supplied updates, or creating your own custom scripts.
The Tektronix MTS400 and Tektronix MTS430 instruments include a large integrated LCD display with a powerful 2.8 GHz processor with support for multiple physical layer interfaces, such as ASI, SPI, SMPTE310M, and Gigabit Ethernet. All units come supplied with 144 GB of video stream disk storage as well as a DVD reader/writer.
Summary of Displays
Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer
The analyzer is specifically designed to enable you to quickly locate and identify problems within a transport stream using a minimum number of mouse clicks. By quickly identifying the problem areas, the TSCA software helps you save time during the development and test of equipment, networks, and services.
You can configure the TSCA software to display stream information in user-selected fonts. This feature enables you to view stream information in your local language or to use custom fonts.
The TSCA software can also be purchased to run stand-alone on computers with Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating systems. Separate packages are available for Deferred Time Analysis and Real-Time Video over IP Analysis. Both packages offer CaptureVu™ technology and PCR measurement and graphing capabilities.
Deferred and Real-Time Modes
TSCA User Interface
CaptureVu Technology captures and analyzes system events in real
time and deferred time to debug the intermittent and complex
problems that traditional analyzers miss. CaptureVu technology lets the
user set a “breakpoint” on a specific test or event, and, when the
breakpoint occurs, a dialog will show the breakpoint condition and exact
location of the packet within the Transport Stream. CaptureVU technology
automatically pre-buffers the last 200 MB of the signal, pauses the
analysis, and launches an in-depth deferred time analysis that lets the
user drill down into the problem. The captured stream can also be
permanently stored on the hard disk for subsequent re-analysis with the
deferred-time TSCA application. This powerful debug mode enables fast
debugging of troublesome intermittent problems.
The Tektronix MTS400 Series also supports triggered recording, allowing the user to set up a sophisticated trigger condition. When the trigger condition is met, the live Transport Stream is captured to disk, without stopping or pausing real-time analysis.
Trigger Sources and Conditions
The Program view provides a fast overview of the transport stream contents in terms of program content, bit rate use by each program, and ATSC, DVB TR 101 290, or ISDB test results. Red, amber, and green LEDs highlight errors associated with each program or element.
are detected at lower levels in the program stream hierarchy propagate
up to the highest level. This allows you to monitor all of the programs
in the stream at a high level and then quickly go to lower levels as
necessary to locate a problem.
The Tests view enables you to isolate errors to the specific tests that have been applied to the transport stream. The error log is automatically filtered by the selected test, and can also be filtered by PID. In addition to the standard first, second, and third priority tests included in TR 101 290 standard, tests are available for PCR jitter and program/PID bit rate. A variability test enables you to test the changes in the bit rate of a specific PID. In addition to TR 101 290, there are many tests that are specific to ATSC, ISDB-T, and ISDB-S streams.
SI/PSI & PSIP (Tables) View
The SI/PSI & PSIP table view displays the service information tables contained in the analyzed stream which comply with the selected digital video standard. This includes ATSC PSIP, DVB & ISDB service information and MPEG program specific information.
A summary view displays key
values for each table in a meaningful way. The view includes hyperlinks
enabling you to quickly access related information within other tables
The Packet Identifier (PID) view displays information about all of the PIDs found in the transport stream. When you select a PID, the associated summary view provides a PID-orientated overview of the transport stream, displaying the relative data rates of all of the PIDs contained within the stream. The information can be displayed as either a bar chart or as a pie chart. Pop up menus enable fast limit selection.
When one or more tests fail, each failed test will be listed under the relevant PID. Specific PIDs can be selected to display a summary of all the associated tests. A specific test can be selected to display its Event Log and Parameters.
The Section View uses customizable script files, which allow you to specify and view proprietary information.
Tables and their data source are displayed. This shows the data bytes (in both hexadecimal number format and ASCII character format) for the selected table, version, and section. Tables and sub-tables are easily analyzed and directly traceable to packet data.
Sub-table intersection gap – This graph displays the interval between sections in a particular sub-table.
Sub-table repetition interval – This graph displays the time between receiving one complete sub-table and receiving the next complete sub-table.
PCR graphs are available in real time and deferred time. Time stamping data ensure that these can be captured & viewed on stream recordings. This timestamp is compatible with recordings from other Tektronix equipment including the Tektronix MTM400 Transport Stream monitor. Selectable MGF filters provide maximum flexibility and compatibility in these important PCR measurements.
The MTS400 Series is also able to display PTS
Arrival Interval graphing in real-time or deferred-time as shown.
Real Time and Deferred Time Electronic Program Guide (EPG) View
The EPG view allows at-a-glance checking across many EIT tables and can be set to any time zone from local time, UTC, or the transport stream time itself. The number of days of EPG events displayed are broadcaster dependent, but are not limited by the analyzer. When a transport stream EPG is selected, a panel shows the names of the services currently displayed in the event panel. The services displayed will depend on the node selected in the navigation view. ATSC, DVB, and ISDB EPGs are supported.
Events are color-coded as follows:
MPE/IP View Data Broadcast
Information displayed for each session includes:
GigE Interface for Video over IP Analysis and Recording
UDP sessions carrying MPEG TS traffic are indicated and may be selected for analysis and recording, in a similar manner to any other physical interface. Real-time Video over IP analysis is also available as a standalone software package for use on any PC with a standard NIC card. Transport Stream packets are time-stamped as they are received from any Network Interface Card, allowing PCR measurements and graphing to be supported both on the MTS400 Series instruments and on a user's own PC.
*1Network traffic loading is specified to 100 Mbps maximum bit rate.
Log Entry Format
Playout (Transport Stream Generation) and Recording
Continuous playout of looped streams is possible at up to maximum ASI rate of 214 Mbps with automatic updating of time stamps. One-shot play, or selected file segment looping is possible. Playout rate can be automatic from file PCRs or manually set. Simultaneous playout and recording (duplex operation) for end to end system test is supported as standard with a maximum aggregate bit rate of 214 Mbps.
The following values are modified:
This feature is configurable from the stream player user interface and will operate in real time at the maximum playout rate.
Complete Transport Streams are recorded, with recorded file parameters being displayed upon completion. These include file size, bit rate, number of packets, trigger conditions, trigger position, and time.
Stream Creation and Manipulation
Multiplexer and DVB/ATSC Table Editor
Use the Multiplexer/Re-multiplexer/De-multiplexer application to
create multi-program Transport Streams with custom SI/PSI/PSIP
information for DVB, ATSC, ISDB, and MPEG compliant Transport Streams.
The Tektronix Multiplexer/Re-multiplexer/De-multiplexer application supports:
De-multiplex Existing Streams
Regroup Them with Stored Streams
Component Views and Available Bandwidth View
Map, Check and Rebuild Your Own Multiplex
Generate Compliant Timing and Output Bit Rates as Required
Create, Add, or Modify SI/PSIP Flexibility
"Expert" and "Standard" Modes
Wizards for Common Tasks:
Packetized Elementary Stream (PES) Analyzer
Next Generation Video Elementary Stream Analyzer
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|Tektronix MTS430, MPEG Test System||Discontinued|
|MTS400 4EAB||Tektronix MTS400 4EAB, Base Software with Video Standard Package||Discontinued|
|MTS400 AUD||Tektronix MTS400 AUD, Audio (incl. AAC, HE AAC)||Discontinued|
|MTS400 AVCE||Tektronix MTS400 AVCE, H.264/AVC Baseline and Extended Profiles (Levels 1-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS400 AVCM||Tektronix MTS400 AVCM, H.264/AVC Main Profile (Levels 1-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS400 CG||Tektronix MTS400 CG, Add Carousel Generator||Discontinued|
|MTS400 DB||Tektronix MTS400 DB, Add Carousel Analyzer||Discontinued|
|MTS400 ES||Tektronix MTS400 ES, Add ES Analyzer||Discontinued|
|MTS400 DBCG||Tektronix MTS400 DBCG, Add Carousel Analyzer and Carousel Generator||Discontinued|
|MTS400 ES||Tektronix MTS400 ES, Add ES Analyzer||Discontinued|
|MTS400 IPE||Tektronix MTS400 IPE, Add Real Time 10/100/1000 Base-T Video Over IP Analysis w/CaptureVu||Discontinued|
|MTS400 M2ML||Tektronix MTS400 M2ML, MPEG-2 Main Profile Main Level||Discontinued|
|MTS400 M2HL||Tektronix MTS400 M2HL, MPEG-2 Main Profile High Level & High Level 1440 (HD)||Discontinued|
|MTS400 MX||Tektronix MTS400 MX, Add Multiplexer||Discontinued|
|MTS400 M4SP||Tektronix MTS400 M4SP, MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (Levels 0-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS400 PB||Tektronix MTS400 PB, Add PES & Buffer Analyzer||Discontinued|
|Tektronix MTS400 SWSE, First 12 Months Software Subscription on the MTS4EA software||Discontinued|
|MTS400 TSCA||Tektronix MTS400 TSCA, Add Deferred Time Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer w/CaptureVu||Discontinued|
|MTS400 VC1||Tektronix MTS400 VC1, VC-1 (all profiles, all levels) and Windows Media V9 (ASF)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 4EAB||Tektronix MTS430 DBCG, Base Software with Video Standard Package||Discontinued|
|MTS430 AUD||Tektronix MTS430 AUD, Audio (incl. ACC, HE ACC)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 AVCE||Tektronix MTS430 AVCE, H.264/AVC Baseline and Extended Profiles (Levels 1-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 AVCM||Tektronix MTS430 AVCM, H.264/AVC Main Profile (Levels 1-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 AVCH||Tektronix MTS430 AVCH, H.264/AVC High Profile with FRExt (10 bit, 4:2:2, 4:4:4)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 CG||Tektronix MTS430 CG, Add Carousel Generator||Discontinued|
|MTS430 DB||Tektronix MTS430 DB, Add Carousel Analyzer||Discontinued|
|MTS430 DBCG||Tektronix MTS430 DBCG, Add Carousel Analyzer and Carousel Generator||Discontinued|
|Tektronix MTS430 ES, Add ES Analyzer||Discontinued|
|MTS430 M4SP||Tektronix MTS430 M4SP, MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (Level 0-5)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 M2ML||Tektronix MTS430 M2ML, MPEG-2 Main Profile Main Level||Discontinued|
|MTS430 M2HL||Tektronix MTS430 M2HL, MPEG-2 Main Profile High Level & High Level 1440 (HD)||Discontinued|
|MTS430 SWSE||Tektronix MTS430 SWSE, First 12 Months Software Subscription on the MTS4EA software||Discontinued|
|MTS430 VC1||Tektronix MTS430 VC1, VC-1 (all profiles, all levels) and Windows Media V9 (ASF)||Discontinued|
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|Post Sale Upgrade Kits|
|MTS4UPBA||Tektronix MTS4UP BA Upgrade to Add Buffer Analyser to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPCF||Tektronix MTS4UP CF Upgrade Kit to add COFDM DVB-T Interface to MTS400||Please Call|
|MTS4UPCG||Tektronix MTS4UP CG Upgrade to add Carousel Generator to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPCU||Tektronix MTS4UP CU 1000BASE-T electrical port Upgrade with RJ45 connector for GBE gigabit ethernet interface only, not IPTV||Please Call|
|MTS4UPDB||Tektronix MTS4UP DB Upgrade to add Carousel Analyser to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPDBCG||Tektronix MTS4UP DBCG Upgrade to add Carousel Analyser and Carousel Generator to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPEP||Tektronix MTS4UP EP Upgrade Kit to add QPSK/8PSK Interface to MTS400||Please Call|
|MTS4UPES||Tektronix MTS4UP ES Upgrade to add ES Analyser to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPGBE||Tektronix MTS4UP GBE Add GIGE Video Over IP interface; includes IP analysis software||Please Call|
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|MTS4UPLX||Tektronix MTS4UP LX Upgrade Kit to Add 1000Base-LX Wavelength Optical Port with LC Conector for MTS4x0 Gigabit Ethernet Interface||Please Call|
|MTS4UPMX||Tektronix MTS4UP MX Upgrade to add Deferred time Multiplexer to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPPA||Tektronix MTS4UP PA Upgrade to Add PES Analyser to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPPL||Tektronix MTS4UP PL Add Player to MTS400P||Please Call|
|MTS4UPQB2||Tektronix MTS4UP QB2 Upgrade Kit to add QAM B Interface to MTS400||Please Call|
|MTS4UPSX||Tektronix MTS4UP SX Upgrade Kit to add 1000BASE-SX short wavelength Optical Port with LC Connector for MTS4X0 Gigabit Ethernet Interface||Please Call|
|MTS4UPTSCA||Tektronix MTS4UP TSCA Upgrade to add Deferred time transport Stream Compliance Analyser to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPTSCL||Tektronix MTS4UP TSCL Upgrade to Add Transport Steam Compliance Analyser Lite to MTS4 Series||Please Call|
|MTS4UPTSCR||Tektronix MTS4UP TSCR Upgrade to Add Real-time Transport Steam Compliance Analyser to MTS4SA for IP Interface Only||Please Call|
|MTS4UPUPG||Tektronix MTS4UP UPG Upgrade to latest version of MTS4 Series software and installed options||Please Call|
|MTS4UPVS||Tektronix MTS4UP VS Upgrade Kit to add 8VSB Interface to MTS400||Please Call|