MPEG Analyzers

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.

Network Interfaces
Network Management
Multiplex Layers
Form Factor
Audio Standards

IP, Transport Stream, TS Cutter, Multiplexer (optional), TS Editor (optional), Make Seamless (optional),Carousel (optional), Tclips (optional)


TSCA (real-time and deferred), Carousel, IP Video, T-STD Buffer
Analyzer (optional), PES (optional), Elementary Stream (optional),
QoE (optional), Picture Quality (optional), Closed Caption (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)


Transport Stream, Elementary Stream and Baseband (optional)

Desktop PC

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AC-3, MPEG-4

Features Benefits
Wide range of DTV standards are supported, including MPEG, DVB, ATSC and ISDB-T/Tb, as well as regional variations Analyze any Terrestrial, Cable, Satellite or Telco Transport Stream.
Wide range of interfaces and analysis capabilities Diagnose 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 analysis Diagnose 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 interface Brings 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 Checking Suite 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


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..

Technical Brief
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.

Fact Sheet
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.

Application Note
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.

Application Note
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.

How-to Guide
A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality Primer


Encoder Testing

As broadcasters make the transition from exclusively analog video broadcasting to programming that includes compressed digital video, digital encoder designers are faced with the need to understand the MPEG-2 compression standard and the role it plays in designing robust MPEG equipment

Application Note

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


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