TC-2300 DAB/DMB Tester

The TC-2300B DAB/DMB Tester supports the Eureka-147 system, freely changes every parameter related to protocols in a GUI operating system and simultaneously generates almost unlimited pattern signals.

In addition, it includes an RF up-converter, which supports RF output in a range between 0  ~ -120dBM and Band II, III, L frequency ranges, so it can directly generate broadcasting signals to DUTs so that systems can be easily aligned. TC-2300B can be used through its audio analyzing function that analyzes signals from earphones or a receiver speaker in tests of receiver audio quality or reception sensitivity. TC-2300B, developed by our own technology, by various functional aspects such as 1Hz step frequency, 0.1dB step output of stabilized RF performance and many other functions, offers the most ideal solution in DAB/DMB receiver development, production and service.

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Model Number TC-2300B
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TC 2300B DAB/DMB Tester supports the Eureka 147 (ESTI EN 301 500) system, freely changes every parameter related to protocols in a GUI operating system and simultaneously generates almost unlimited pattern signals. In addition, it includes an RF up converter, which supports RF output in a range between 0 ~ 120dBm and Band II, III, L frequency ranges, so it can directly generate broadcasting signals to DUTs so that systems can be easily aligned. TC 2300B can be used through its audio analyzing function that analyzes signals from earphones or a receiver speaker in tests of receiver audio quality or reception sensitivity. TC 2300B, developed by our own technology, by various functional aspects such as 1Hz step frequency, 0.1dB step output of stabilized RF performance and many other functions, offers the most ideal solution in DAB/DMB receiver development, production and service.

Combination Test System

Previous measuring systems had many inconveniences in operation, installation, and maintenance. They took up a large amount of space and were separately formed by a pattern generator that produces protocol signals, an RF up converter that converts other signals into RF type signals and an OFDM modulator generating OFDM signals. However, TC 2300B offers a combination test system that is economic and convenient, offering solutions to these problems.

Audio Analyzer

The BER test method is commonly used to evaluate whether DUTs receive signals correctly in sensitivity tests or adjacent channel tests. However, it is not easy for DAB/DMB since they are based on half duplex communication. Therefore, TC 2300B is equipped with an audio analyzer function for easy access in the measuring process. While a 1 Hz audio tone from TC 2300B is sounding through the DAB channel, the audio output from a DUT is examined through an audio analyzer of TC 2300B. This enables DUT normal operation status test and audio properties like THD and SINAD to be measured simultaneously. By using this function, easy application of other manufacturing lines without other test modes or related equipment is made possible.

Continuous Mode Audio Analyzer

The DAB/DMB audio broadcasting signal consists of analog and digital converting processes. An analog audio signal is digitalized first and then it is archived by MPEG2 to be sent to DUTs. Then, a DUT that receives the digital signal extracts archived data and the received data is outputted through a speaker of a DUT. If there are too many errors during data transmission, there will be cracks in the audio signal. Therefore, if a single audio analyzer measures SINAD and distortion, there is the possibility of losing the partial crack of audio signal phenomenon. Therefore, TC 2300B is equipped with a Continuous Mode Audio Analyzer function in order to prevent this problem. In this mode, an audio signal is continually analyzed for a set time period and the status of the partial loss of a signal is displayed as a number. When previous audio analyzing methods and Continuous Mode analyzing are used together, the ideal measuring environment is created for digital signals such as DAB/DMB.

Ensemble Multiplexer

Previous systems such as a pattern generator had to use a broadcasting pattern (ETI file) produced by another PC program after a download. If there is a protocol test, then related variables should always be of concern. However, changing variables requires regeneration of a pattern by using a computer, and a download process is required every single time it happens. TC 2300B is equipped with an ensemble multiplexer so that there is a very convenient working environment for changing variables. A protocol test is also included; protocol variables can be changed using an internal GUI program and an applied signal is produced and transmitted in real time following the change. Reconfiguration, Announcement, TII TC 2300B supports high tech protocol tests such as Reconfiguration, Announcement and TII. While the broadcast is occurring, reconfiguration notifies DUTs in the receiving process of any important signal changes such as MCI (Multiplex Configuration Information). Therefore, synchronization between TC 2300B and DUTs is sustained even if the variable is changed in the middle of a process. In order to obtain this function, both current and future MCI related variables are used to ensure proper communication. TC 2300B offers a setup screen on which the user can change variables for the reconfiguration function. Announcement is a function for a compulsory situation or automation functions. For example, if there is an emergency situation, then an announcement function is activated. This function changes the channel for every listener so that they can hear the emergency message or announcement. Alternatively, it can also be used by the user to set the channel to change to a specific program at a specific time. TC 2300B offers a screen that the user can use to change the announcement function, and it transmits announcement related FIG for compulsive channel changing. TII (Transmitter Identification Information) appoints an ID to every transmitter and transmits it through Null space, which is sent for every frame for various applications such as current location checking. TII can be on or off on TC 2300B. Additionally, the ID is changeable and double ID transmission is available. If two IDs are transmitted, the operation environment is also changed as if two transmitters were working at the same time.

Support Packet Mode

TC 2300B enables the Service Component to be set to be in a packet mode and its related variable is also changeable for packet mode measuring. This mode is used for many functions such as BWS, TPEG and EPG. When there is an application test using a packet mode of TC 2300B, a coded file should be downloaded into the internal memory of TC 2300B. Alternatively, real time data transmission into TC 2300B is also possible through a connection with a personal computer.

Support Pattern Data Transmission for BER Measurement

For measurement of performance of a DUT, BER measurement is essential. For this, TC 2300B offers a function that fixed pattern data is transmitted into the data channel. In order to measure BER, the BER measuring test mode of the DUT is needed. For easy BER measuring, set DUT to receive a certain type of fixed pattern data and show ‘bit error’ if the received information is not equivalent to the fixed pattern data. Therefore, if BER test mode is set to DUTs and it is applied to a mass production line, there is high productivity and more accurate measuring is possible.

ETI Test Solutions

The ETI file describes the characteristics of a signal suitable for transporting a full DAB Ensemble, comprising a number of sub channels and a formatted Fast Information Channel (FIC), between the DAB Ensemble provider and the Transmission network provider. It means that if the ETI file is recorded specific broadcasting station s DAB/DMB signal, it contains all information about that station s. Using this file with the TC2300A/B s ETI function, that specific broadcasting station s DAB/DMB signal could be regenerated in the LAB.
  • Support I-Q output port
  • Built-in 512Mbyte Flash memory to store Video or Audio stream data(up to 1072Kbps)
  • Transmit fixed patterns for BER measurement
  • Built-in Audio Analyzer (SINAD, Distortion, Frequency, Level)
  • Audio discontinuation test function for measuring digital audio quality
  • FM modulation signal generator
  • Support Reconfiguration, Announcement, TII
  • ETI function support
  • Easily upgradeable by use of flash memory
  • High speed external data port to support external Audio or Video up to 600Kbps
  • User definable screen
  • GPIB and RS232C Remote Control port
  • CE certification: EN 61010-1:2001, EN 61326:1997+A1:1998+A2:2001+A3:2003, EN 61000-3-2:2000, EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001
Frequency
  • Range: BAND Ⅱ, Ⅱ, L (87.5MHz ~ 108MHz, 174MHz ~ 250MHz, 1452MHz ~ 1492MHz)
  • Resolution: 1Hz
  • Accuracy: ± 1ppm/year @ operating temperature
Output Level
  • Range: 0dBm ~ -120dBm
  • Resolution: 0.1dB
  • Accuracy: ± 1dB
  • Impedance: 50ohm
VSWR: Better than 1: 1.5Modulation
  • OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex)
  • D-QPSK (Differential Quadrate Phase Shift Keying)
  • FM
Frequency Reference
  • Internal Reference & Stability: 10MHz, ± 1ppm/year @ operating temperature
  • External Reference: 10MHz (0dBm ~ +20dBm MAX)
Audio Analyzer
  • Input Impedance: High
  • Input Range: 100mVpp ~ 5Vpp
  • Test Parameters: SINAD, Distortion, Level, Frequency, Audio discontinuation
I-Q Out Port
  • Output Voltage: ± 1Vpp
DAB/DMB Protocol Testing
  • Fully supports Eureka-147
  • Most Protocol Parameters can be edited
  • Transmission modes Ⅱ, Ⅱ, Ⅱ and Ⅱ
  • Support six services with two fully editable services
  • Support 10 service components with two fully editable service components
  • Support TII (Transmitter Identification Information)
  • Support Multiplex Reconfiguration Test
  • Supports Announcement Test
  • All labels are editable (Ensemble, Service, Service Component)
  • DLS (Dynamic Label Segment) is editable
  • Built-in MPEG encoder (MPEG-1, MPEG-2) to generate Audio Signal Test Tone- Audio Frequency, Audio Bit Rate are editable- Support Stereo/Joint/Dual/Mono mode
Remote Programming Ports
  • GPIB
  • RS232C
Miscellaneous
  • Operating temperature: 5 ~ 40Ⅱ
  • Line Voltage: 100 to 240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Dimension: 375(w) x 432(d) x 183(h) mm
  • Weight: 9.5Kg
Accessories Supplied
  • 3407-0004, N(m) to BNC(f) Adaptor, 1pc.
  • 3806-0002, PC Application Program CD, 1pc.
  • 4003-0044A, USB to RS232C cable, 1m, 1pc.
  • 4006-0004, N(m) to N(m) cable, 1m, 1pc.
  • 4007-0001, BNC(m) to BNC(m), 1m, 2pcs.
  • TC-92080A, Helical Antenna, 1pc

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