Rohde & Schwarz has installed a fully compliant ATSC Mobile DTV multiplexer and exciter for the new A/153 Mobile DTV standard at Sinclair Broadcast Group's WNUV-DT in Baltimore.
The R&S SX800 is the frequency agile exciter being used in the newest ATSC and NTSC medium power air-cooled and high-power liquid-cooled Rohde & Schwarz transmitter systems. It also can be used in transmitters from other manufacturers.
The R&S SX800 supports all worldwide TV broadcasting standards, including ATSC, MediaFLO, DVB-T/H and ISDB-Tb. It also is ATSC Mobile DTV and Single Frequency Network (SFN) capable.
The heart of the system is the new R&S AEM100 emission multiplexer, which includes the IP encapsulator, a signaling generator and the Mobile DTV multiplexer. This single RU high product supports ATSC Mobile DTV and SFN operation.