RF, IP & MPEG Monitoring and Diagnostics solutions for Equipment Manufacturers and Video Service Providers

With the advent of digital and HDTV, the interplay between cable companies and broadcasters has become more critical than ever. Viewers now expect a flawless, high-quality HD experience at all times. A key part of delivering a quality experience is finding the root cause of problems in the transport stream. Tektronix Emmy award winning MPEG expertise is known for its ability to capture and "deep dive" to get to the root of a problem in an MPEG multiplex. From Generation to Monitoring and Analysis, Tektronix helps you to validate equipment designs, install and monitor your video networks and insure superior QoS.


MPEG Generators

In the lab, on the manufacturing floor or in the field you can quickly verify correct design operation and compliance to standards using a Tektronix portable MPEG Generator. A suite of test streams are provided on all MPEG generators and you can add Multiplexer software to create a complete stream creation and generation tool set to support a variety of applications.

MPEG Analyzers

Tektronix MPEG Analysis tools are the industry standard for MPEG stream analysis and testing. A key part of delivering a quality experience is finding the root cause of problems in the transport stream. Tektronix MPEG Analysis tools allow you to go as deep as you need into the transport and elementary streams to track down sources of picture anomalies or Transport Streams with errored syntax.

MPEG Software Tools

Tektronix MPEG Software Tools allow you to go as deep as you need into the transport and elementary streams to track down sources of picture anomalies or Transport Streams with errored syntax.


Measuring Video and Audio Quality of Experience (QoE)

This application note shows you how to objectively rate a program at different points in the network to understand and pinpoint when and where degradation has occurred.

Solving Intermittent Transport Stream Problems with CaptureVu Technology

CaptureVu technology allows you to set an error break point on an incoming real time or stored MPEG transport stream. By setting specific conditions for CaptureVu technology you allow the analyzer to find intermittent problems for you, trigger a recording to memory, or stop analysis to allow you to drill down to the route cause of an issue quickly and efficiently.

A Layman's Guide to PCR Measurements

Program Clock References (PCRs) provide the means for a digital TV receiver to lock its decoded video output to the video source present at the input to an encoder. The subject of PCR measurement is often misunderstood. This technical brief describes impairments that affect the PCR and appropriate..

Ultra HDTV Testing

This application note will step you through the HEVC compliance tests, as well as rate the Picture Quality using PSNR, DMOS and PQR.

Video Backhaul

Using the MTM400A video backhauling functionality, discover out how to deliver a remote program to an operator via a network link, even several thousand miles, without altering them in any way and preserving the native compression.

A Guide to MPEG Fundamentals and Protocol Analysis

MPEG is one of the most popular audio/video compression techniques because it is not just a single standard. Instead, it is a range of standards suitable for different applications but based on similar principles. MPEG is an acronym for the Moving Picture Experts Group.

Troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in Video Service Provider Networks

Learn the benefits and faults of the two most common test methods for troubleshooting video signal problems and the critical capabilities needed in an MPEG analyzer.

Testing Digital Television Standards: ISDB-TB

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Download our Free Digital Video Broadcasting poster containing information on ISO/IEC 13818-1 and ETSI EN 300 468 International Standards.

PCR Measurements Primer

Engineers and technicians who monitor or measure video parameters must have confidence in the results. We describe in this primer a new procedure for jitter measurements as recommended in TR 101 290.


Closed Caption Monitoring & Analysis

Let Tektronix guide you through the ABC’s of closed caption monitoring and analysis. We’ll provide a background on the FCC rules and the requirements for establishing best practices. In addition, we will provide some troubleshooting tips and real world examples to help you stay in compliance and keep your customers happy.

MPEG Timing and Synchronization Webinar

Whether your job is to design Encoders and Set Top Boxes (STBs), or to evaluate or integrate them, dealing effectively with timing concerns is essential. A Tektronix Buffer Analyzer can pinpoint the source of timing problems, and our webinar covering Program Clock Reference (PCR) issues and more explains timing principles and their impact on video quality.

MPEG Test Related Information

Get Your Free MPEG Poster

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Guide to MPEG Fundamentals & Protocol Analysis

Primer: Learn about the MPEG standard. Updated with QoS/QoE Diagnostics and Troubleshooting. 108 pages.

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Save 30% on a new MTS4000 MPEG Analyzer with this limited time offer.

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