White Paper: Recreating the Field in the Lab – CATV Network Simulation

Feb. 25, 2014
Whether you’re a developer looking to test your latest design or a network engineer evaluating eq...

Whether you’re a developer looking to test your latest design or a network engineer evaluating equipment prior to deployment, realistic simulations of a cable network are a key part of exposing components to operating conditions in the field. This approach is particularly useful when developing or assessing cable TV receivers and amplifiers, which must cope with many different types of interference effects.

This white paper by Rohde & Schwarz delves into testing a variety of key components – set-top boxes and CPE, line amplifiers, and receivers – from the perspective of a lab-grade signal source. The paper also includes discussion on the cause of signal interference in cable networks, testing of cable tuners and measuring the linearity of amplifiers.