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Quality
Assurance
In the run-up to IBC 2015, Jim Evans checks out the
latest developments in the fields of Vision Production,
Monitoring & Quality Assurance...

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his month's IBC is set to see a
spread of technologies that offer
broadcasters the opportunity to ensure
reliable picture and sound quality.
With the growing demand for 4K/
UHDTV1 content and the emerging
trend towards IP Video, the broadcast
industry is facing pressure from all
directions. Through it all, broadcasters
need comprehensive tools for ensuring
the quality of their content from
production, through post-production
to delivery to the viewer. At the
same time, they need the flexibility
to transition towards new disruptive
technologies
Much has changed since Tektronix's
Founders C. Howard Vollum and Melvin
J. Murdock invented the world's first
time base triggered oscilloscope model 511 - in 1946, a significant
technological breakthrough at the
time. Nearly seventy years on, at IBC
2015, the company will demonstrate
"the broadcast industry's most
complete portfolio of solutions for
ensuring picture and sound quality
- including expanded options for 4K
analysis and monitoring".
Tektronix highlights will include
4K/UHDTV1 waveform monitors, a
new line-up of 4K-capable file-based
analysis solutions, 4K picture quality
analysis and HEVC/H.265 video
network monitoring. Other areas of
focus include expanded diagnostic

capabilities of the portable WFM2300
waveform monitor. Tektronix is also
featuring the expanded diagnostics
and troubleshooting capabilities of the
portable WFM2300 waveform monitor.
In related news, Tektronix and
IRCICA, a major French research
laboratory, has opened a new
optical and wireless communications
innovation laboratory at the University
of Lille. Fully outfitted with the latest
Tektronix high-speed test solutions,
the new laboratory will focus on
coherent optical and THz wireless
transceiver technology research, while
also making its facilities available
to external companies working to
develop high-speed optical and
wireless technologies. The new facility
will be named The Tektronix European
Optical and Wireless Innovation
Laboratory.
"Pushing data rates over PB/s
is a major challenge that requires
the best of the best," said Nathalie
Rolland, IRCICA Director. "For this
new lab, IRCICA brings its expertise
in modelling, optical characterisation
and state-of-the-art active and passive
fibres manufacturing, while Tektronix
brings its industry leading next
generation test equipment that will
enable us to quantify signal quality in
terms of BER, EVM and eye diagrams."
Anritsu Corporation has announced
the MT8821C, a radio communication

Post-production logging with DK Technologies

analyser
for
research
and
development
testing of mobile
devices with the widest capability
for supporting LTE-Advanced.
The analyser also operates as
network simulator supporting LTE,
W-CDMA/HSPA,
GSM/GPRS/EGPRS,
TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000
1X/1x EVDO technologies to run RF
TRX tests in compliance with the
3GPP and 3GPP2 standards, as well as
parametric tests.
The MT8821C is successor to
the
award
winning
MT8820C,
used worldwide by developers of
2G/3G and LTE UE and chipset.
It offers improved functionality,
greater platform integration and
an updated user interface, and as
it is backwards compatible with the
MT8820C, it maximises the value of
previous investments and reduces
the cost of configuring automatic
test environments when moving to
MT8821C.
DK-Technologies has expanded its
T7 Series meter with a new product
variation; The DK T7 Waveform
Monitor. The T7-WFM is based upon
the new T7++ motherboard and runs
software directly ported from DK's
popular PTO800 Video Series.
Besides being a comprehensive
waveform monitor, the unit will
operate in all audio modes available in
the previous DK T7 software packages
including, multi-channel metering, and
multi-set of LKFS loudness metering,
signal test generator and much more.
The T7-WFM draws only 12 watts,
and is completely noiseless, a major
advantage when used in control

DK-Technologies
has expanded its T7 Series

room audio listening and editing
environments.
"The
addition
of
waveform
monitoring is a great addition to the
T7," said Ed Simeone, DK Technologies
Sales Agent in the US: "It shows
the real power in the hardware
platform. Customers can choose to
view audio only, video only, or both
simultaneously, all in a one inch thick,
fan-free package."
IneoQuest Technologies reports
that Kabel Deutschland (KD), the
largest cable television operator in
Germany, has deployed IneoQuest's
Audience Measurement Platform for
Adaptive Streaming (AMP ASM) and
the complementary AMP Endpoint
Analytics SDK.
"At Kabel Deutschland, we focus on
providing quality subscriber viewing
experiences. In order to know if we
are meeting viewer expectations, it is
critical that we measure the quality we
are delivering in real-time, across our
networks. IneoQuest has been helping
us do that in our cable infrastructure,
and now with AMP we can extend
that quality intelligence to our mobile
device viewers," said Bernd Hansen,
Team Leader, Service Management
at Kabel Deutschland. "With AMP
integrated in the device we can now
anonymously measure key playback
parameters in fine detail and can make
informed business decisions based on
that."
Rohde & Schwarz designed its GNSS
simulator for the R&S SMBV100A with
a focus on production testing of GNSS
receivers. The fast GNSS production
tester supports the GPS, Glonass,

Tektronix AWG70001A 50Gs/S waveform generator


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