MPEG Generator

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.

  • Simulation of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Transmission
  • Integrated IPTV and Video Over IP Parametric Stream Generation with Support for IPv6
  • Migration from RF to IP interface technology
  • Hybrid STB testing with time stamped transport streams
  • ISDB-T & ISDB-TB consumer receiver design, manufacturing test and professional equipment evaluation
  • Performance verification of ISDB-T & ISDB-TB systems
  • Performance verification of MPEG systems

Models in the MPEG Generator Series: 

Model TC
Generation Yes
Record No
Network Interfaces No
Network Management No
Multiplex Layers Transport Stream
Form Factor Software
Audio Standards MPEG-1, AC-3
Video Standards MPEG-2, DVB, ATSC, H.264/AVC
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Single box solution with multiple interface typesSaves complexity, reduces capital cost and logistical overhead of multi-box solutions 
Common user interface across multiple interface typesImproves time to market for new products through user experience consistency and convenience
Continuous looping with timing information and continuity updatesProvides reliable seamless playout of stored test streams at the TS layer to ensure robust design quality of products
Stress test capabilitiesEnsure designs are reliable on real world networks by simulating varying QoS scenarios
Support for key emerging IPTV standardsFuture proofs investment
Tclips, a comprehensive suite of test streams included and optional Multiplexer application availableSpeeds design validation by providing a complete stream creation and generation toolkit 
Integrated modulator, up converter and MPEG Generator in a single instrument (RTX100B only)Interfaces directly to a STB - saves complexity, reduces capital cost and logistical overhead of multi box solutions
Compact portable solutionEngineers can easily take to transmission sites and quickly exercise network and consumer equipment



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MPEG Generator Related Information

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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MPEG posterHere is your free ATSC MPEG Standard poster.

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