MPEG Analyzer

RF & MPEG Signal Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

Tektronix MPEG Analysis Instruments are the industry standard for MPEG stream analysis and interoperability testing. A key part of delivering a quality experience is finding the root cause of problems in the transport stream. Tektronix MPEG Analyzer Software allows you to go as deep as you need into the transport, PES and elementary streams to track down sources of picture anomalies or Transport Streams with errored syntax. The ability to capture events for deep analysis is critical to identifying the root cause of problems, and our QoE software analysis tools shorten the time to finding the root cause by identifying impairments and artifacts that can be traced directly to network issues.

Models in the MPEG Analyzer Series: 

Model IPM400A
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Generation - IP, Transport Stream, TS Cutter, Multiplexer (optional), TS Editor (optional), Make Seamless (optional), Carousel (optional), Tclips (optional)
Monitoring Multi-program Transport Streams, Single-program Transport Streams Yes
Analysis TR-101-290, SCTE-142, A/78 Analysis IP Metrics, Timing Analysis (optional), TS/IP Cross-layer Fault Analysis and Logging (optional) TSCA (real-time and deferred), Carousel, IP Video, T-STD Buffer Analyzer (optional), PES (optional), Elementary Stream (optional), QoE (optional), Picture Quality (optional)
Record Yes Yes
Network Interfaces 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 Electrical Port, 1000BASE-SX Short Wavelength Optical Port (optional), 1000BASE-LX Long Wavelength Optical Port (optional), 1000BASE-ZX Optical Port (optional) GbE (NIC), Multiport ASI (optional), 8VSB (optional), QAM-B (optional), IPTV 1Gb Ethernet (optional), 10Gb Ethernet (optional), DVB-S/S2 (optional), Optical Ports (optional)
Network Management VQNet (optional) No
Multiplex Layers IP over Ethernet, Transport Streams, Baseband QoE (optional) Transport Stream, Elementary Stream and Baseband (optional)
Form Factor 1 RU Desktop PC
Audio Standards MPEG-2/MPEG-4 VQS1000 (optional) MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AC-3, MPEG-4
Video Standards MPEG-2/MPEG-4 VQS1000 (optional) VC-1 (optional), AVC/H.264 (optional), H.263 (optional), (ISO/IEC 13818 parts 3 and 7) (optional), HEVC/H.265 (optional), JPEG2000 (optional)
Wrappers - Transport Streams: MPEG-2, DVB, ATSC, ISDB-T/Tb, ARIB, Elementary Streams (optional)
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Wide range of DTV standards are supported, including MPEG, DVB, ATSC and ISDB-T/Tb, as well as regional variationsAnalyze any Terrestrial, Cable, Satellite or Telco Transport Stream.
Wide range of interfaces and analysis capabilitiesDiagnose problems anywhere in the network environment, whether that be transmission links (RF or IP layer) or content processing (TS layer).
High performance line rate analysis of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) IP connectivity and integrated cross layer MPEG & IP analysisDiagnose of complex timing problems in video over IP and IPTV network equipment.
Playout functionality provides stimulus with parametric capabilities and IP multi session replication Characterize behavior of network or device under test. 
CaptureVu™ technology together with PCR measurement and graphing capabilities Analyze system events in real time and deferred time to debug intermittent and complex problems that traditional analyzers miss.
Innovative program-centric user interfaceBrings expert power to the novice user
Integrated cross layer fault analysis and logging in a single box solution Diagnose problems anywhere in the network environment, whether that be transmission links (RF or IP layer) or content processing (TS layer).
H.264 Buffer Analysis, Multiplexing and ES Compliance CheckingSuite of tools for creation and analysis of Transport Streams containing Next Generation video content.
FlexVuPlus allows the user to bookmark up to 4 screens.Quick and easy access to most commonly used displays



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..

A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality

A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality

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

Brazilian testing standards poster


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.

MPEG Analyzer Related Information

Get Your Free MPEG Poster

MPEG posterHere is your free ATSC MPEG Standard poster.

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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