Rohde & Schwarz Introduces All-New Transmitter Platform

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S TH1, the first in a new generation of transmitters. The innovative design throughout the transmitter supports the broadcast network operator in delivering traditional and new services in the streaming era.

The R&S TH1 is a liquid-cooled high power transmitter, with software-defined operation and the ability to work across all bands of UHF transmission. The design philosophy is to support the three critical challenges and opportunities for broadcast network operators: to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint; to increase operational efficiency and resilience; and to unlock new broadcast applications, thereby creating new revenue opportunities for the operator.

The improved power amplifier design delivers a dramatic increase in energy efficiency, representing a 15% reduction in power consumption over even the most efficient of current designs, with a consequent reduction in carbon emissions. The sophisticated liquid cooling concept, allowing more than 90% of all heat generated to be dispersed to the outside atmosphere, further reduces the energy requirements and total cost of ownership of an installation.

Internally, the design eliminates all single points of failure making the transmitter highly resilient, and enables self-repairing and remote monitoring, reducing the cost of routine maintenance, another significant saving in cost as well as boosting reliability. 

The R&S TH1 is ideally placed to deliver new services which are best handled by broadcast rather than mobile streaming. 5G Broadcast is a powerful solution for content to large numbers of concurrent users on mobile devices, either on a wide area basis or as a pop-up service, for example around sporting events or music festivals. 5G Broadcast is also the route to deliver timely data to IoT applications: for example, updated mapping and traffic information to autonomous cars.

You might also like...

5G Broadcast Gains Momentum With Field Trials

Video currently drives the most traffic on public networks, accounting for two-thirds of the overall global mobile data consumption. How long it can continue to grow is still up for debate.

Waves: Part 2 - Distribution

John Watkinson moves on to discussion of the effects of the medium waves are travelling in and explains why loudspeaker enclosures contain foam.

Mass Audience Broadcasting To Mobile With 5G Broadcast - Part 2

In the last article we looked at why TCP/IP internet delivery is incredibly difficult to scale and how 5G-NR can overcome its limitations. In this article we dig deeper into 5G-NR to understand why it is such a powerful…

Dynamic Ad Insertion Added To Help NextGen TV Broadcasters Generate New Revenue

At the recent NAB Show New York, a new digital ad insertion feature for the ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) television transmission standard was announced by Pearl TV that takes advantage of two-way interactivity via an Internet connection in combination with an…

Mass Audience Broadcasting To Mobile With 5G Broadcast - Part 1

Viewers are making it clear that they want to watch live events from their mobile devices as well as from the comfort of their own homes. Although internet streaming has given us a hint of what is achievable, its inability…