Deployed across the world’s premier broadcast, cable, and telco operators, Tektronix MTSA delivers a comprehensive solution set for analyzing, monitoring, and troubleshooting DTV transport streams. Our solutions have you covered regardless of the DTV standards or compression technologies you’re using. We support DVB, ATSC, and ISDB as well as regional variations and all key compression standards including H.265 (HEVC) for 4K/HDR content. When used in conjunction with Tektronix PQA software, you can perform in depth, repeatable, objective quality measurements of your content to quickly and easily evaluate encoder and transmission performance and efficiency.

  • Delivered on a purpose-built platform or as standalone software
  • Connectivity solutions for 1G and 10G Ethernet, QAM, 8VSB, ASI, and DVB-S/S2
  • Support for H.265 (HEVC), AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, and many other compression technologies
  • Real- and deferred-time cross layer monitoring and analysis Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Vision HDR metadata display

Ensure transport streams are structured correctly

For successful transmission of high-value content, you must ensure that everything in your DTV transport stream is where it should be. Is the audio and video essence where you expected it to be? Are the PSIP/PSI tables consistent? Are table and PCR timing correct and stable? All these elements and more must be correct so your content can be selected, decoded, displayed, and heard correctly. The MTSA provides comprehensive transport stream compliance analysis so you can quickly pinpoint and resolve problems in your transport streams.

Highlights
  • Real- or deferred-time triggered capture and analysis with CaptureVu technology
  • Complete syntactic analysis of the DTV transport stream
  • PCR timing measurement and graphing
  • Scripting language to identify and display proprietary data and tables

Fast, efficient content checking

Whether you are designing encoders for the front of the DTV chain, or you’re checking that delivered content can be decoded and displayed, we provide a wide range of tools to enable fast and efficient troubleshooting of the packetized elementary stream and the content it contains.

Highlights
  • Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Vision HDR metadata display
  • Elementary stream video decode and analysis for VC-1, H.265 (HEVC), AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 and H.263
  • Audio decode and waveform display of MPEG-2 Audio (ISO/IEC 13818 parts 3/7), AC-3, and MPEG-4 AAC
  • Closed Caption display and analysis

Verify system design, compliance and performance

System design engineers need to know that the equipment or systems they are designing meet specifications and comply with standards. The MTSA provides powerful multiplexer and signal generator tool sets that allow your engineering team to create and modify multiprogram transport streams with custom SI/PSI/PSIP information for DTV streams. The duplex capability of the MTSA mean your engineers can efficiently perform end-to-end system tests.

Highlights
  • Multiplexer for creating correct or errored streams at different bit rates to perform parametric system stress testing
  • Wizards such as Stream Cutter and Make Seamless make it easy to construct continuous error-free looped test patterns
  • Import and multiplex elementary streams to test H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, and MPEG-2 implementations

Models

MTSA Instrument MTSA Software OPTION PQA
Form Factor 1 RU full rack Customer PC or Server* 1 RU Full Rack on MTSA or on Customer Server*
Connectivity
  • 1G Ethernet/IP (as standard)
  • ASI
  • 10G Ethernet/IP
  • 8VSB
  • QAM A/B/C
  • S/S2
IP connectivity as provided IP connectivity as provided
Tools
  • TS Analysis for DVB, ATSC and ISDB standards
  • ES Analysis for HEVC/H.265, H.264, MPEG2
  • MUX and Generator to create custom test streams
  • PSNR (Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio) Maps
  • Perceptual Difference Maps for DMOS (Differential Mean Opinion Score)
  • Attention Model
  • Artifact Detection and reporting
Applications
  • Engineering R&D for consumer products and professional encoders and infrastructure products
  • Broadcast and Network Engineering --trouble shooting and performance characterization
  • Codec design, optimization and verification
  • Equipment and system conformance testing
  • Digital Video Mastering
  • Digital consumer Product Development and manufacturing
Configure and Quote Configure and Quote Configure and Quote
MTSA Instrument
Form Factor 1 RU full rack
Connectivity
  • 1G Ethernet/IP (as standard)
  • ASI
  • 10G Ethernet/IP
  • 8VSB
  • QAM A/B/C
  • S/S2
Tools
  • TS Analysis for DVB, ATSC and ISDB standards
  • ES Analysis for HEVC/H.265, H.264, MPEG2
  • MUX and Generator to create custom test streams
Applications
  • Engineering R&D for consumer products and professional encoders and infrastructure products
  • Broadcast and Network Engineering --trouble shooting and performance characterization
Configure and Quote
MTSA Software
Form Factor Customer PC or Server*
Connectivity IP connectivity as provided
Tools
  • TS Analysis for DVB, ATSC and ISDB standards
  • ES Analysis for HEVC/H.265, H.264, MPEG2
  • MUX and Generator to create custom test streams
Applications
  • Engineering R&D for consumer products and professional encoders and infrastructure products
  • Broadcast and Network Engineering --trouble shooting and performance characterization
Configure and Quote
OPTION PQA
Form Factor 1 RU Full Rack on MTSA or on Customer Server*
Connectivity IP connectivity as provided
Tools
  • PSNR (Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio) Maps
  • Perceptual Difference Maps for DMOS (Differential Mean Opinion Score)
  • Attention Model
  • Artifact Detection and reporting
Applications
  • Codec design, optimization and verification
  • Equipment and system conformance testing
  • Digital Video Mastering
  • Digital consumer Product Development and manufacturing
Configure and Quote

Applications

Broadcast & network operator engineering

Network engineers are responsible for the design and efficient operation of your delivery networks. They need tools that provide visibility into what is happening across those networks, so they can rapidly isolate faults and remedy issues. Beyond this, accurate and repeatable methods for evaluating new equipment prior to deployment are needed. The MTSA provides all the tools you need to meet these demands.

Highlights
  • Connectivity options for 1G and 10G Ethernet, ASI, QAM A,B,C, DVB-S/S2 and 8VSB
  • Real time monitoring and CaptureVu for isolating intermittent faults
  • Video and audio quality testing to determine if faults are network or compression related
  • PQA software for in depth encoder analysis and performance
  • Supports H.265 (HEVC), AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, and other compression standards

Equipment design & manufacturing

Infrastructure designers must ensure compliance to established DTV standards. To do this, capable tools such as the MTSA are needed to stress designs in a repeatable and consistent way with both compliant and non-compliant streams. Also, designers must ensure that their equipment meets the stringent requirements of the various international standards around the world. As the designs transition into manufacturing, production teams need fast, functional, test tools to maximize yield, while the service team needs tools for troubleshooting, service and repair.

Highlights
  • Compliance analysis for the key global DTV standards (DVB, ATSC, ISDB)
  • Advanced multiplexer/generator for creating proprietary test and manufacturing streams
  • Real time duplex operation with player and analyzer for end to end system test
  • High accuracy picture quality analysis based on a precise human vision model