Rohde & Schwarz Presents World’s First Server-Based ATSC 3.0 Exciter

Rohde & Schwarz has developed the world’s first IT server-based exciter solution for ATSC 3.0 broadcasts – the R&S SDE900. It provides broadcasters with an easy upgrade path for existing transmitters

The Rohde & Schwarz SDE900 IT server-based exciter provides broadcasters with an easy upgrade path for existing transmitters, such as the R&S THU9 and R&S THU9evo high-power transmitters. The R&S SDE900 is a plug-in rack-mount module for the R&S Tx9 generation of energy-efficient transmitters, making it an easy upgrade path to the ATSC 3.0 standard. The R&S SDE900’s software-based encoder generates the I/Q modulation data on its high-performance IT server. The field-proven R&S TCE900/TCE901 exciter from Rohde & Schwarz generates the COFDM waveform based upon the I/Q data.

Rohde & Schwarz SDE900 ATSC 3.0 server-based exciter.

Rohde & Schwarz SDE900 ATSC 3.0 server-based exciter.

The new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard will provide broadcasters with more flexibility in their service offerings. To meet these challenges, Rohde & Schwarz looked for new ways to implement the standard. The result is the SDE900, a plug-in rack-mount module for the R&S Tx9 generation of energy-efficient transmitters, making it an easy upgrade path to the ATSC 3.0 standard. The R&S SDE900’s software-based encoder generates the I/Q modulation data on its high-performance IT server. The field-proven R&S TCE900/TCE901 exciter from Rohde & Schwarz generates the COFDM waveform based upon the I/Q data. Both models will be on display at the Rohde & Schwarz booth at NAB 2017

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