Sencore launches the “SLM 1478,” its latest portable signal analyzer designed for testing and analyzing digital TV/RF formats and which is designed to meet the needs of TV/RF technicians and installers in today’s high-speed CATV video delivery networks.
The SLM 1478 provides in-depth digital signal measurements from 4 MHz to a full 1 GHz, Sencore says. In order to isolate signal issues such as interference or noise, the SLM 1478 offers signal parameters including pre/post BER, average power, MER, spectral analysis, noise margin, and constellation for QAM A and B. In addition, the unit offers DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities for complete modem installation testing and both forward and return path analysis, as well as channel bonding, according to the company.
The SLM 1478 provides a LAN port for network connections to facilitate FTP uploading of logged test data to simplify system documentation and record keeping. A USB port provides convenient channel plans and log file transfers for fast instrument cloning, Sencore says.
“The SLM 1478 offers the features large cable networks are looking for when analyzing RF distribution systems,” said Thomas Stingley, Sencore’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.