Specifications
WWG SDA-5000
Stealth Digital Analyzer
physical error in the network that influences the transmitted signals will be
revealed in the sweep trace. This means
the sweep results are independent of
transmission methods and formats.
The goal is to transmit all signals with the
best noise specifications and the lowest
intermodulation distortion. Sweep is the
most effective and efficient tool to show
the best compromise between the two. In
other words, sweep helps you to setup the
right gain versus frequency.
Normalized Sweep. To ensure that network
specifications are maintained, starting from
the headend to the subscriber, each section
of the network has its own set of specifications. A normalized sweep divides the network into easy manageable sections. Each
network section can be designated to an individual team or contractor, with its own set of
specifications and quality requirements.
he Stealth Digital Analyzer (SDA) product family offers a true “One-Box” solution for HFC network testing and
deployment of digital video, data, and traditional analog services. While preserving
the rugged design and industry standard RF
sweep technique of its Stealth Sweep
System predecessor, the SDA series now
adds test features to qualify the network for
today’s high growth subscriber services.
"Find and Fix" tools are included that
reduce technician time for the most labor
intensive maintenance and troubleshooting
assignments, like tracking down reverse
ingress, optical node alignment, proof-ofperformance testing and return path alignment. For these demands, the SDA provides advanced QAM analysis (optional), a
powerful 5-1,000 MHz spectrum display
with cable modem analysis (Zero Span),
PathTrak Field View, and full forward and
reverse sweep capability. And with the versatile combination of standard and optional features, the SDA can be customized for
both the cable operator’s network technology level and budget.
The majority of all transmission
errors (including digital) are
found by measuring the frequency response of the network. Every
• Forward and Reverse
Sweep in One HandHeld Instrument
• Optional QAM View
Provides Complete
Analysis of Digital TV
and Forward Cable
Modem Signals
> Pre/Post FEC BER
> MER
> Constellation
> Exclusive "Ingress
Under the Carrier"
• Fast, Sensitive
Spectrum Analyzer
• Cable Modem
Analysis Using Zero
Span Mode Provides
Accurate, In-service,
Power and C/N
Measurements
• PathTrak Field View
Option Quickly
Pinpoints Return Path
Noise / Ingress
T
Why Sweep is the
Right Solution
• Digital Ready, NonInterfering,
Continuously
Referenced Sweep
• Automated 24 Hour
Proof-of-Performance
According to FCC and
CENELEC Standards
• International
Language
! Forward sweep display revealing severe
problems at the low frequency end.
The SDA series uses a variation of the original Stealth Sweep technology. Existing
video carriers (analog, digital, or scrambled) are referenced when possible, eliminating any possibility of interference to the
subscriber services. Where carriers are
absent, the SDA-5500 Transceiver at the
headend transmits a sweep to fill vacant
spectrum areas. To remove effects of headend level drift, the SDA-5500 Transceiver
monitors the levels and transmits new reference information with every sweep. This
means if the signal levels are changing in
the headend, they won't effect the sweep
response measurement. The SDA-5500
Transceiver has all of the measurement
capability of the SDA-5000 Receiver, therefore the Headend Technician can keep an
eye on headend levels.
• Rugged, Weather
Resistant and
Lightweight
The SDA series also offers significantly
faster forward sweep speed, especially in
systems that include many digital signals.
The SDA is capable of referencing 64/256
QAM signal types, so there is no need to
worry about subscriber interference or
injecting sweep carriers in the guard bands.
Stealth Sweep and SDA Series Sweep
Compatibility. The SDA series is completely sweep compatible with Stealth
3SR, 3ST, 3HRV and StealthTrak SSA-1000
series meters. The only requirement is
that firmware version 9.3 is installed in
Stealth Meters, and firmware version 2.0
installed in StealthTrak SSA-1000 meters.
Additionally, in order to take full advantage of the faster forward sweep capability, all headend and field instruments must
be SDA series.
Preparing the Network
for Interactive Services
Reverse Sweep. The SDA-5000 (with OPT
1 installed) allows simple and practical
testing of the reverse path frequency
response, regardless of the frequency (5
to 1,000 MHz). And the SDA has a built-in
reverse sweep transmitter, which means
externally generated carriers are not
required. Furthermore, the SDA-5500
transmitter and field receivers have frequency agile telemetry. They can be configured to communicate on both the forward and reverse paths.
Forward (downstream) and reverse
(upstream) path alignment can be done
!
SDA instruments provide
a comprehensive set of
measurement tools that
will follow the expansion
of your cable network.
simultaneously by one person. The operator
simply indicates which screen he wants to
see—the response from the headend to the
test point, or the response from the test
point to the headend. A reverse sweep can
uncover mismatch problems, which reveal
themselves as standing waves, or diplex filter roll-offs that can severely hamper the
quality of services in the reverse band.
Multiple User Reverse Testing. For
intense reverse testing requirements, the
rack mounted Model SDA-5510 Headend
Reverse Sweep Manager handles the
reverse sweep job for up to ten different
technicians on the same cluster of nodes.
Using the SDA-5510 in conjunction with
the model SDA-5500 Transceiver provides a
full forward and reverse sweep alignment
solution. The SDA-5510 can also stand
alone in remote hub-sites for dedicated
reverse alignment applications.
Portable Reverse Sweep Manager. The
portable version of the SDA-5510 allows
technicians to install a multiple user
Reverse Sweep Manager in locations
where it is not practical to install a rack
mount unit. The SDA-5000 with OPT 6
provides all the functionality of the SDA5510, but in the rugged SDA-5000 field
unit package. Applications include installation in systems where reverse traffic is
received by an ATM/SONET/SDH network
rather than returning to the headend, or
any condition that prevents rack mount
installation or access to a headend/hubsite (Note: Forward sweep capability not
included with SDA-5000 with OPT 6).
Seeing Headend/Hub-Site Accumulated
Ingress in the Field. The reverse noise
feature of the SDA-5000 enables easy
reverse path noise testing. The operator
simply presses the "Noise" soft key while
reverse sweeping, and the display changes
to a noise/ingress response indicating the
noise level over the entire reverse path
spectrum measured at the headend or
hub-site. All SDA transmitters provide
feedback to the field regarding the current
condition of noise and ingress in the headend, even when noise or ingress is
"swamping" the telemetry (broadcast
mode). A "picture" of the headend
noise/ingress is sent out to the receiver via
a special forward telemetry carrier.
In addition, an exclusive noise mode allows
technicians to see ingress/noise under an
active digital carrier. This tool is invaluable
for detecting forward path ingress otherwise
hidden by conventional spectrum views!
"One Box" Solution
! QAM ingress feature shows noise/ingress
under an active carrier.
! Reverse ingress spectrum display.
QAM View Ensures Quality Forward Path
Digital Services. For measurement and
analysis of digital TV and forward modem
signals, the new digital QAM View option
provides a full complement of digital quality measurements. Included is a 64/256
QAM constellation display with zoom,
average digital power level, Bit Error Rate
(BER), 21 to 35 dB Modulation Error Ratio
(MER) and noise margin "cliff effect" parameter. An equalizer display shows equalizer stress and distance to fault.
Measuring the Behavior of DOCSIS
Compatible Cable Modem Signals in the
Cable Plant. For "bursty" digital signals,
such as TDMA technologies used on cable
modems for reverse services, the SDA-5000
uses the advanced Zero Span capabilities
to make the measurement. Time domain
displays of TDMA signals allow power measurement, D/U (desired/undesired measurements), and detection of packet collisions, all while the modem is in service.
Technicians can measure the level of interference in the actual channel being used.
How many test instruments should the network
maintenance technician
carry? One. A lightweight,
rugged and affordable
meter with the versatility
to test the latest digital
services while maintaining
the analog spectrum. This
"One Box" philosophy
shaped the design of the
SDA series, adding the
analog and digital test
tools most requested by
field technicians and
system operators
throughout the world.
Analog Testing
• Forward RF Sweep
• RF Level, Fast Scan, Tilt
• In-service Carrier to
Noise, HUM, Depth
of Mod.
• Fast Spectrum Display
with CTB/CSO
• Auto Testing/24 Hour
Testing (FCC & CENELC
Compliant)
Return Path Testing
• Reverse RF Sweep
• PathTrak Field
View (Option)
• Reverse Alignment
Mode Prepares
Network for Cable
Modem Deployment
• Zero Span
Spectrum Mode
• DOCSIS/DAVIC
Compatible Cable
Modem Analysis
! Reverse digital modem signal.
! Constellation display with MER and
pre/post FEC BER.
! Cable modem analysis using Zero Span
mode provides accurate, in-service, power
and C/N Measurements.
Advanced Digital Testing
• DigiCheck™
Average Power
• QAM View Digital
Analysis with MER,
Pre/Post FEC BER,
Constellation, and
Exclusive Noise / Ingress
Under the Carrier
Measurement
the technician can immediately verify
whether corrective action performed in the
field (local trace) results in improvement in
the headend spectrum (remote trace).
! Reverse alignment mode prepares network
for cable modem deployment.
Detecting Ingress in the Field.
The operator looks at the
ingress present at the field test
point using the spectrum display on any of
the receivers, then switches to reverse
ingress/noise to see the ingress at the
headend for comparison. This time-saving
procedure helps in locating sources of
ingress. An adjustable dwell time ensures
that even intermittent ingress is detected.
The pre-amp and low-pass filter also
assures that even low-level ingress is seen.
The pre-amp and low-pass filter on the
SDA-5000 assures that ingress can be measured on devices with bi-directional testpoints or testpoint values of 30dB or more.
! PathTrak Field View option compares
headend node spectrum with field testpoint spectrum.
Powerful Graphic
Displays and Common
User Interface Allows
Technicians to Learn Fast
The results of all measurements
are presented to the user in
clear, highly informative, summary displays. The graphics present the
information the way the technician wants
to see the results – no further interpretation required. For example, testpoint compensation values are entered at the start of
testing. Displays then calculate actual levels automatically, minimizing field errors.
! Time domain view of ingress in the Zero
Span mode captures elusive ingress.
PathTrak Field View. When
your system is equipped with
the PathTrak Performance
Monitoring System, system technicians can
benefit from the ultimate ingress fighting
tool—the PathTrak Field View option for
the SDA-5000. With Field View, The SDA5000 receives a return path headend spectrum broadcast from the PathTrak unit, and
then compares it with a return path spectrum at any field testpoint. The side-byside spectrum comparison instantly reveals
to the technician whether the ingress
source is originating at his current testpoint or at a different location. The comparative spectrum technique slashes
noise/ingress troubleshooting time, since
! Graphical reverse testpoint compensation.
With SDA series products, all levels of
instruments are familiar to the technician,
regardless of which is learned first,
because the same user interface conventions are used across all product families
(several examples of the icons are included
in this literature). The learning curve for a
progressing technician is considerably
shorter than alternative test equipment.
This means urgent upgrade projects make
the most efficient use of limited resources
when SDA series products are used.
Making accurate digital average power
measurements are addressed with the
digiCheck™ measurement function. The
digiCheck™ feature is compatible with
most "non-bursty" digital modulations in
use today (i.e., 16, 32, 64, and 256 QAM,
QPR, QPSK, VSB, CAP16, etc.).
! The Navigator user interface, common on
all WWG meters.
Comprehensive Testing
The SDA provides an extensive set of signal analysis features designed for proving,
and improving, network quality. All tests
utilize a practical user interface, normally
requiring only a one-button keystroke.
Level Measurement. The SDA
instruments provide a comprehensive single-channel display
with tuned channel, video frequency and
level, audio frequency and level, and the
difference between video and audio carrier
levels.
Analog and Digital Signal Limits.
Analog signal threshold limits
have always been a technician’s
favorite feature of WWG instruments.
Automatic limit checks provide a quick go/nogo status for audio and video levels. The SDA
series extends this capability with a dedicated
digital limit set that can be applied exclusively to the forward digital carriers defined in a
channel plan. By assigning separate analog
and digital limits, test time is reduced since
no calculation is necessary to determine if
analog and digital level relationships are within system specifications. Analog and digital
limit capability is available in both the scan
and autotest modes (available July 2000).
Tilt Measurement. Tilt is the
easiest and most efficient tool
for balancing amplifiers. For
cable plants requiring multiple tilt measurements, such as comparing today’s tilt
measurement with a historical record, and
then making an additional measurement
for a new wider channel plan, the user simply uses markers to indicate the tilt channels that define the new limits.
! The single-channel level display shows
both video and audio levels (either single or
dual sound/NICAM) and the difference
between the two.
! Tilt mode performs automatic tilt calculations between any 2 of 9 designated carriers.
The CTB/CSO mode is used for
automatically making intermodulation measurements.
! Digital channel average power measurements
can be made using the digiCheck™ feature.
Scan Measurement. Scan mode
provides a quick graphical view of
the entire channel plan with bars
representing the video level for each channel. Both video and audio may be displayed.
Additional
Customer Support
Wavetek Wandel
Goltermann offers quality, cost-effective support
programs that address all
of your technical support
needs. With over 20 fully
equipped CATV accredited service centers worldwide, WWG provides
local product maintenance, calibration and
upgrades, along with
technical training services.
CarePlanSM Customer
Support Package
The WWG CarePlan is a
proactive technical support program designed
to safeguard your investment throughout its
complete life-cycle.
Key benefits of the
CarePlan include:
• Cost-effective
product maintenance support
• Annual calibration
certification
program
• Proactive hardware
and software
upgrades
• Technical support
Technology Training
WWG provides a comprehensive CATV technology
training program
designed to help you and
your teams understand
the changing needs of
today's advanced
networks. Training
seminars include:
• HFC Basics
• Understanding
Digital
• Sweep and Balance
Forward and Return
• Mastering the
Forward Path
• Mastering the
Return Path
• Sweep 101
“Bootcamp”
Modulation Measurement.
Includes NTSC, PAL and SECAM
formats. Demodulation of the
audio is done for both AM and FM. FM is
used to hear audio distortion on the FM
radio channels or the sound of the TV program. AM is used to recognize short-wave
interference signals in the reverse band.
! Limit checks can be instantly viewed after
identifying channel of interest with a marker in
scan mode display.
Carrier-to-Noise Measurement:
In-Service. Carrier-to-noise measurement (on non-scrambled
channel) is just as easy, and there is no need
to remove modulation from the video carrier. No tunable preselector filter is needed.
! In-service carrier-to-noise.
Hum Measurement: In-Service.
Measuring hum on a channel
(non-scrambled) is as simple as
pressing the "HUM" key. And since the
instrument is battery powered, the measurement is independent of ground loops, therefore isolated from the line (mains). Hum
reveals itself as either single (60 Hz) or double (120 Hz) horizontal bars across the video
screen. The level of either can be measured.
! Depth of modulation.
Local Amplifier Alignment with
Loopback Tests. The SDA
Loopback tests allow the technician to quickly perform frequency response
measurements of active or passive field
devices using a single meter. Either a CW
or sweep signal may be generated from the
SDA unit and injected to the input of a
device under test. The DUT output can
then be measured by the SDA, providing
valuable information like gain, loss, roll-off
or frequency response. The CW loopback
test is available on the SDA-5000 when
ordered with OPT 1. The CW loopback and
Sweep Loopback features are available on
the SDA-5000 when ordered with OPT 2.
! In-service HUM (PAL/NTSC compatible).
! Local Loopback Sweep: Performs initial
setup of optical nodes or measuring the gain
or loss of individual components in the field.
Extensive Automated
Test Capability
be downloaded back into the SDA instrument for real-time comparison.
Automated tests can be scheduled to perform either 24-hour FCC compliance
tests, or initiated immediately to log performance at individual nodes, amplifiers,
or other testpoints. A wide range of tests
can be performed automatically, including signal levels, C/N, hum, and depth of
modulation. The operator designates
which tests to perform on which channels. Because these tests are non-intrusive, it is easy to test all parameters on
all channels at anytime.
StealthWare also allows the operator to
build channel plans and edit site locations,
which can be downloaded to multiple SDA
instruments. Additionally, channel plans
can be uploaded to the PC, modified in
StealthWare, and then downloaded back to
the SDA instrument.
After a test is performed, the results can be
displayed on the SDA screen. A pass/fail
indication on a variety of limits can be set
for FCC/CENELEC or other government
standards, or to system preferences. Data
taken during any automated test, or
sequence of automated tests, can be
viewed immediately with a pass/fail indication for each of the limits. Specific stored
measurement results may be viewed on
demand. Automated test results can be
printed directly to a serial printer or
uploaded to a PC using StealthWare to
store and include in custom reports.
Upgrading from Stealth
to SDA Series
Your test equipment investment is protected through the WWG upgrade program.
Any model 3SR, 3ST or 3HRV can be
upgraded to the SDA series at any of our
worldwide service centers. And if you own
a model SSA-1000, you can upgrade to the
SDA series with an in-the-field firmware
change only!
Start with any
SAM 4040 or 4040D
Optional:
PathTrak FieldView (4040D)
SAM 4040D
b
a) Firmware b) Hardware & Firmware
a
WWG SDA-4040D
QAM View option
SSA-1000
3SR
OR
b
a) Firmware b) Hardware & Firmware
a
WWG SDA-5000
SDA-5000 units can be
purchased with, or
upgraded to:
QAM View
PathTrak Field View
! The detailed forward or reverse sweep
graph offers user-adjustable markers, scale,
reference level, and tilt. Users can clearly distinguish the difference between previous and
current sweep measurements for easy comparison on the PC StealthWare display.
Data Analysis
with StealthWare
Any stored SDA measurement information
can be up-loaded to a PC using
StealthWare, a Windows™ based data management package. Stored sweep, scan, or
spectrum screens can be viewed on the PC
and analyzed with marker movement and
readout information just the same as on the
actual unit. A sweep graph overlay function
allows comparison of multiple RF response
variations over time. Old sweep graphs may
QAM View option
Any 3ST can be upgraded
to SDA-5500 for faster
forward sweep and digital
signal sweep compatibility
Any 3HRV can be upgraded
to SDA-5510.
3ST
3HRV
WWG SDA-5500
WWG SDA-5510
Stealth to SDA Series – Product Upgrade/Replacement Guide
Stealth Model
3SR
3SR + 3SRV option
3SR + 3SRT option
3ST
3HRV
SSA-1000
SAM 4040
SAM-4040D
The following WWG
materials are available.
Inside the U.S., please call
toll-free at 800-622-5515
or 317-788-9357. For
faster service, please visit
our website at
www.wwgsolutions.com.
• Wavelengths newsletter
• SDA Series Color
Sell Sheet
• PathTrak Field View
Option “How It Works”
• App Note #1, Forward
Sweep and Balance
• App Note #2, Reverse
Sweep and Balance
OR
Upgrade to SDA-4040D
Standard:
Optional:
DigiCheck PathTrak
ZeroSpan
FieldView
Dig Spectrum
Add Option 4 for:
QAM View
Any Stealth can upgrade
to SDA-5000 for:
5 x faster sweep
256 QAM compatible sweep
Improved TP Comp setup
for reverse sweep
SAM 4040
Other SDA
Materials Available:
SDA Replacement
SDA-5000
SDA-5000 with Option 1
SDA-5000 with Option 2
SDA-5500
SDA-5510
SDA-5000 with Option 1 (firmware only)
SDA-4040D
SDA-4040D (firmware only)
• App Note #3, Return
Path Troubleshooting
• SDA-5000 Sweep
Training CD-ROM
Application Features
APPLICATION
FEATURE
SDA-5000
SDA-5500
Full frequency response testing
SDA-5510
Forward Sweep using
headend transmission
•
•
Reverse path alignment for
new digital services
Reverse Sweep
•
Prepare for cable
modem deployment
Reverse Alignment Mode
•
View return distortion and ingress
as captured at headend
Reverse Ingress/Noise
PathTrak Field View
•
Reverse path ingress troubleshooting
Built-in low-pass filter
and preamp, dwell time
•
Handle multiple reverse path sweep
tests at one time
Multiple User Reverse
Sweep reception (up to 10
simultaneous users)
Pro-active reverse path maintenance
capability
PathTrak Field View
option
•
Forward sweep without headend
support
Sweepless Sweep using
carrier levels only
•
Forward path sweep carrier
transmission
Forward transmission of
sweep carriers
•
•
Quick scan of active channel plan
SCAN mode w/Limit Check
•
•
•
View local distortion and ingress
Spectrum Display
•
•
•
View and measure cable
modem carriers on return path
(DOCSIS/DAVIC)
Zero Span TDMA Time
Domain Mode
•
•
•
Test forward path digital services
digiCheck™ and
QAM view option
•
•
•
CSO/CTB Measurements
CSO/CTB mode
•
•
•
Amplifier checks and
alignment
TILT mode
•
•
•
Local Amplifier and Optical
Node Alignment
CW Loopback (opt. 1 or 2)
Sweep Loopback (opt. 2 only)
•
In-service Carrier-to-Noise
Measurement
C/N mode
•
•
•
Analog and Digital
Level Measurements
LEVEL mode
digiCheck™ Mode
•
•
•
Depth of Modulation Measurements
MOD mode
•
•
•
•
•
Ordering Information
Model SDA-5000:
Forward and reverse sweep field receiver with advanced signal analysis. Compatible with older Stealth units
running firmware version 9.3. Includes: Extended-life nickel metal hydride battery, universal charger/AC
adapter, canvas carrying case and operators manual.
Model SDA-5500:
Headend Sweep Transceiver: Provides forward sweep and single user reverse sweep for SDA-5000.
Compatible with older Stealth units running firmware version 9.3. Includes: Line cord, channel plan transfer
cable, and operators manual.
Model SDA-5510:
Headend Reverse Sweep Manager: Receives reverse sweep from up to 10 SDA-5000 receivers with OPT 1 or
2 installed. Compatible with older Stealth units running firmware version 9.3. Includes: Line cord, channel plan
transfer cable, and operators manual
Options:
SDA-OPT1: Reverse Sweep capability for model SDA-5000
SDA-OPT2: Reverse Sweep capability and 5-1000MHz transmitter for model SDA-5000
SDA-OPT3A: PathTrak Field View Interoperation for model SDA-5000 or SDA-5500 (requires PathTrak HCU)
SDA-OPT4A/B: QAM View digital analysis including 64/256 Constellation, MER, Pre/Post FEC BER, and exclusive QAM ingress under the carrier feature. Please specify OPT version 4A or 4B when ordering.
SDA-OPT4A: 64/256 QAM, DVB-C, ITU-T J.83 Annex A
SDA-OPT4B: 64/256 QAM, DVS-031, ITU-T J.83 Annex B
SDA-OPT5: BNC connectors replace standard F type connectors
SDA-OPT6: Portable Reverse Sweep Manager converts SDA-5000 to hand held version of the SDA-5510 (does
not include forward sweep capability).
StealthWare: Windows™ Compatible Data Management Software for all SDA, Stealth, MicroStealth, and CLI
products.
Optional Accessories:
SDA-CASE1: Replacement soft carrying case for all SDA instruments without QAM View option installed.
Compatible with standard and extended life batteries.
SDA-CASE2: Replacement soft carrying case for SDA-5000 with QAM View option installed.
SDA-NIMH: Spare extended life battery.
SDA-NIMCA: Universal charger/AC adapter for extended-life nickel metal hydride battery.
SDA-NIMK: Extended life battery kit. Includes extended life battery, universal charger/AC adapter and soft carrying case (SDA-CASE1).
Specifications
NOTE: All specifications apply to SDA-5000, SDA-5500, and SDA-5510 unless otherwise noted.
Frequency
Spectrum Mode
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 1,000 MHz
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . ± 10 ppm at 25°C; ± 10 ppm drift over temp.;
± 3 ppm/year aging
Resolution Bandwidths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 280 kHz and 2MHz
(30 kHz for CTB/CSO only)
Tuning Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 kHz
Sweep Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 kHz maximum
Spans . . . 3, 5, 10, 20, and 50 MHz (0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, and 5 MHz/div.)
Sweep Rates . . . . . . . . . ~1 second updates with spans of 50, 20,
10 & 5 MHz ~1.7 second updates with 3 MHz span
Display Scaling and Range. . . . . . . . . . 0.5, 1, 2, 5, and 10 dB/div.
6 vertical divisions
Dwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . programmable 0-25 ms
Spurious Free Dynamic Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB3
Level Measurement
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -40 to +60 dBmV
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1 dB
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±1.0 dB from -20 to +50°C1,2
Log Linearity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±0.5 dB1
Flatness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±0.5 dB3
Signal Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CW, single carrier, video
(single or dual audio/NICAM), audio, digital
Uncertainty for Digital Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
additional ±0.5 dB (digital types 16/32/64/256 QAM,
QPR, QPSK, VSB, CAP-16, DVB/ACTS and TDMA
using zero-span spectrum mode) @280 kHz RBW
Carrier-to-Noise4
In-service measurement. Non-scrambled channels only. No preselection required for 78 channels or less. Best dynamic range at
+10dBmV or higher input.
Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ≥ 52 dB1
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . < 0.5 dB
Hum Measurement
In-service measurement. Carrier > 0 dBmV. Non-scrambled channels only
Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to 10%
Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <0.2%
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +/- 0.7%
Depth of Modulation
Assumes presence of white reference on any VITS line. Non-scrambled channels only. Audio demodulation of AM and FM carriers
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 to 100%
Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <0.5% at 85%
Audio Demodulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AM and FM Carriers
Tilt Measurement
Up to 9 pilot carriers or video channels with tilt and level measurements on the highest and lowest.
Hi-Lo ∆ Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1dB
Scan Mode
All video, audio, pilot carrier, and digital channel levels displayed.
Sweep Mode
SDA-5000 and 5500 only
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1000 MHz
Display Span. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . user definable
Display Scale/Range . . 6 vertical divisions 1, 2, 5, or 10dB/division
Sweep Pulse Occupied Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 kHz
Stability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +/- 0.5 dB, normalized
(dependent on stability of referenced carriers)
Sweep Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~1 second (78 Channels, including
scrambled and digital signal types)
Channel Plan Templates (user editable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
China-1; China-2; France; HDTP-NL; Ireland; Japan;
Jerold; Jerold-HRC; Jerold-IRC; NCTA; NCTA-HRC; NCTA-SUB
NCTA-IRC; NTSC-Broadcast; OIRT-D/K; PL-B/G; PAL-UK
Sensitivity Without Preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . -40 dBmV 5 - 550 MHz
-35 dBmV 550 - 1000 MHz
Sensitivity With Preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -50 dBmV 5 - 550 MHz
-45 dBmV 550 – 1000 MHz
Max. Level With Preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +50 dBmV
Zero-Span Mode
Video BW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >1MHz, 100 kHz, 10 kHz, 100 Hz
Resolution BW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MHz, 280 kHz, 30 kHz
Measurement BW Compensation . . programmable 1 kHz-99 MHz
Pulse Measurement Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . nominal level in 10 µs
+/- 2 dB from nominal in 5 µs
(>1 MHz VBW, 280 kHz RBW)
Sweep Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 µs to 20 s (1,2,5 settings)
Intermodulation Distortion (CSO/CTB)
Range5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ≥ 60 dB
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1 dB
Forward Transmitter
SDA-5000 with OPT 2/SDA-5500 only
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 1,000 MHz
Output Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +20 to +50 dBmV
adjustable in 2 dB increments
Spectral Purity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hars -30 dBc
Spurs-35 dBc
Reverse Transmitter
Requires SDA-5000 with OPT 1 or 2
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 1,000 MHz
Output Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +20 to +50 dBmV, adjustable
in 2dB increments
Spectral Purity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hars -30 dBc; Spurs -35 dBc
Telemetry
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 1,000 MHz
Modulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSK, 100 kHz deviation
Spectrum Required . . . . 1.0 MHz vacant bandwidth recommended
Spectral Purity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hars -30 dBc; Spurs -35 dBc
Data Storage
Files stored: Autotests, tilt, channel plans, scan and forward sweep.
Also reverse sweep and reverse amp alignment on SDA-5000 with
OPT 1 and/or 2. Spectrum mode (regular with max hold and
CSO/CTB). Allocated on demand. The storage capability is simultaneous- more of one file type can be "traded" for less of another. All
files stored as database, not as screen picture. Typical mix of files
for 78-channel plan 8 channel plans, 16 sweep references 80
sweep traces; 40 scan files 20 spectrum displays; 20 autotests
Serial Interface
RS232; Epson, IBM, Seiko and Diconix Printers
Input Configuration
Connector Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Ω Type F Female
(Optional 75Ω Type BNC Female)
Maximum Sustained Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 100V DC 140V
Specifications
General
Display . . . . . . . . . . 320x240 dot matrix LCD, selectable back light
SDA-5000 only
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2 x 27.9 x 8.9cm
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6"x11"x3.5")
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 kg (5.1lbs)
(with OPT.1 or 2, 2.5 kg, 5.5lbs)
Temperature Range Operating . . . . . . . -20 to +47°C (-4 to 117°F)
SDA-5500 and SDA-5510 only
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.3 x 13.3 x 35.6cm
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (19"x5.25"x14")
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.8 kg (15lbs)
Temperature Range Operating . . . . . . . . 0 to +50°C (32 to 120°F)
Power Sources
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extended-life replaceable nickel metal
hydride, 12V/3.5A-hr 4 hours cont. use on a single charge
AC Line (SDA-5000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charger Input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-250 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.5A
Charger Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aux out 16V @ 750 mA
Charge 15V @ 750 mA
AC Line (SDA-5500) . . . . . . . . . . . 100 to 265 to 63 Hz ~ 100 VAC
47 to 63 Hz ~100VA
Notes
1) Typical Specifications
2) Relative to 25°C
3) @25°C and +20dBmV
Carrier to Noise Range (dB)
60
40
+–3
.0 dB
A ccu
racy
+ – 2.0 dB Accuracy
20
10
0
10
14
24
Video Carrier Level (dBmV)
CSO / CTB Characteristics1
Depth of Measurement (dB)
Modulation Type
. . . . . . . . . . . 64/256 QAM, DVB-C, ITU-T J.83 Annex A (OPT 4A)
. . . . . . . . . 64/256 QAM, DVS-031, ITU-T J.83 Annex B (OPT 4B)
Measurable Input Range (Lock Range)
64 QAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -20 to +50 dBmV (typical)
256 QAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -15 to +50 dBmV (typical)
64 QAM/OPT 4A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-35 dB
256 QAM/OPT 4A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-35 dB
64 QAM/OPT 4B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-35 dB
256 QAM/OPT 4B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-35 dB
Accuracy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 1.5dB
EVM (Error Vector Magnitude)
0
(without preamplification / with preselection)
The QAM Analyzer Option (QAM View) can be factory installed in
any new or existing SDA-5000 instrument. The specifications and
features are in addition to the standard measurement features of the
SDA-5000. When ordering, please specify OPT 4A for 8MHz, DVBC, ITU-T J.83 Annex A, or OPT 4B for 6MHz, DVS-031, ITU-T J.83
Annex B.
MER (Modulation Error Ratio)
30
-10
5)
QAM View Option (OPT 4)—PRELIMINARY
50 to 860 MHz (Digital QAM mode)
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 kHz
Out of Measurement Range
50
Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2x/second (remote trace)
~1x/second (local trace)
Display Scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/1/2/5/10/20dB/div.
Selectable Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (selectable via PathTrak HCU)
Frequency Tuning
Carrier to Noise Ratio
Depth of Measurement Characteristics1
4)
PathTrak Field View (OPT 3 required)
SDA-5000 and SDA-5500 only
60
Out of Measurement Range
BER (Bit Error Rate)
50
40
cy
64 QAM Pre-FEC/OPTs 4A and 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-9
64 QAM Post-FEC/OPTs 4A and 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-9
256 QAM Pre-FEC/OPT 4A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-6
ura
30
+–
cc
BA
+ – 2.5 dB Accuracy
3d
20
10
0
-20
-10
0
10
64 QAM/OPT 4A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2% - 5.2%
256 QAM/OPT 4A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1% - 2.0%
64 QAM/OPT 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2% - 5.2%
256 QAM/OPT 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1% - 2.5%
Accuracy 64 QAM/OPT 4A and 4B . . . . . . . . . ± 0.4% (1.2% - 2.0%)
± 1.0% (2.1% - 5.2%)
Accuracy 256 QAM/OPT 4A and 4B . . . . . . . ± 0.5% (1.1% - 2.5%)
20
Video Signal Level (dBmV)
30
256 QAM Post-FEC/OPT 4A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-9
256 QAM Pre-FEC/OPT 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-8
256 QAM Post-FEC/OPT 4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 to 10-9
Measurable QAM Ingress
-25 to -40 dBc
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 1.5 dB
Specifications
Channel Bandwidth
Power Source
8 MHz (OPT 4A); 6 MHz (OPT 4B)
Note: Option powered from SDA-5000 nickel metal hydride battery.
Operating time is specified for continuous use in QAM View mode.
Option includes high output charger.
Charge Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~4 hours
Operating Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 hours continuous use (typical)
Zero Span Spectrum
(Standard Feature - See SDA-5000 specifications)
Graphic Display
Digital summary (including MER/EVM, Pre/Post FEC BER,
Equalizer Stress, Carrier Offset, Symbol Rate) with limit/margin test
results. IQ constellation with zoom. Adaptive Equalizer Display (8
feed forward/24 feedback), Frequency Response, Group Delay.
Ingress/Noise Under the Carrier.
Universal AC Charger/Adapter
Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.5A
Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charge15V @ 750 ma
Physical
Dimensions (total SDA-5000 size after option installation) . . . . . . .
15.2 x 26.7 x 10.8 cm
6" x 10.5" x 4.25"
Weight (total SDA-5000 weight after option installation). . . . . . . . .
Approx. 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range . . . . . . . . -20 to 45°C (-4 to 113°F)
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