SCTE Approves a Slew of Standards

The SCTE has approved several standards covering test procedures, 3D video and a torque specs.

SCTE 82 2012, "Test Method for Low Frequency and Spurious Disturbances," defines and measures low frequency and spurious disturbances caused by switched mode power supplies or other active devices in cable equipment.

SCTE 83-1 2012, "HMS Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) Part 1: SCTE-HMS-HE-OPTICS-MIB," provides the branch object identifiers for the headend optics MIBs within the SCTE HMS Headend subtree.

SCTE 132 2012, "Test Method For Reverse Path (Upstream) Bit Error Rate," defines a method of measurement for BER in the return path of active cable equipment. It is intended for measurement of 75-ohm devices having type "F" or 5/8-24 KS connectors.

SCTE 144 2012, "Test Procedure for Measuring Transmission and Reflection," is intended to determine the reflection at any port, or the transmission between any two ports of a properly terminated device, as measured across a frequency range of interest.

SCTE 187-1 2012, "Stereoscopic 3D Formatting and Coding for Cable," defines the video-related formatting and encoding parameters for HD frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D content for distribution on cable systems. Encoding parameters and constraints defined by the specification can be applied to different content types, including broadcast programming, SDV, VOD content and advertising content to be inserted into broadcast or VOD content.

SCTE 187-2 2012, "Stereoscopic 3D PSI Signaling," defines the transport and signaling for HD frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D content for distribution on cable systems. Transport parameters and constraints defined by the specification can be applied to different content types, including broadcast programming, SDV, VOD content, and advertising content to be inserted into broadcast or VOD content.

SCTE 187-3 2012, "Informative Guidance for Stereoscopic Video," provides informative guidance for the construction or production of stereoscopic 3D programming material intended for transmission or distribution using the frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D format defined in part 1 [SCTE 187-1] and part 2 SCTE 187-2] of the standard.

SCTE 29 2012, "Torque Requirements for Bond Wire Penetration of Bonding Set Screw," defines a test procedure is to determine the mechanical force needed to penetrate bonding wire to the appropriate depth. Bonding wire penetration should be 25 +/-1% of wire O.D.
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