News | September 17, 2014

R&S BTC Broadcast Test Center From Rohde & Schwarz Successfully Integrates D-Book Test Suite

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
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Test houses and manufacturers of terrestrial broadcast receivers can now use the R&S BTC from Rohde &Schwarz to perform precompliance tests in line with DTG D-Book.

In cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz, the Digital TV Group's Broadcasting Conformance Test Lab (DTG Testing) has successfully tested the R&S BTC and the R&S AVBrun D-Book test suite. The industry now has an extremely compact test solution that is recognized by DTG Testing. D-Book describes the interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial broadcast receivers in the UK. The individual chapters contain detailed test scenarios for testing the functionality, behavior and performance of these receivers. Receivers that pass these tests can offer disturbance-free TV reception. The significance of D-Book can be seen in the fact that many countries have adopted the test requirements with practically no modifications.

The automated R&S BTC solution is a single-box solution for performing precompliance tests in line with D-Book Chapters 9 and 10. The usual time-consuming and expensive DTG D-Book test setups consisting of many individual instruments are no longer necessary. This test solution can be used to fully verify the design and functionality of a broadcast receiver before it undergoes the actual compliance testing. Customers can rely on the fact that the depth of testing is equivalent to the compliance testing at DTG Testing. The DTG Testing accredited test house determines a receiver's conformance and issues the manufacturer a certificate to that effect. The R&S BTC and the R&S AVBrun D-Book test suite enables manufactures to minimize test times and the cost of compliance testing.

The R&S BTC is the first single-box solution to perform realtime audio/video analysis on test objects. The R&S AVBrun D-Book test suite software automates these tests. The modular design provides a high degree of scalability, allowing the R&S BTC to be configured for any customer requirement. The repeatable tests make it possible to quickly and reliably perform otherwise time-consuming conformance and logo tests. The DTG Testing recognized Rohde & Schwarz solution is also the first to offer true capability to compare different test methods, solutions and setups.

The R&S AVBRun D-Book test suite for the R&S BTC (R&S BTC-KT3310 software option) is now available from Rohde & Schwarz. For more information, visit

About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

About DTG Testing
DTG Testing is the UK?s not-for-profit test centre for digital television and a subsidiary company of the Digital TV Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK. Founded in 2000, DTG Testing is the UK?s only UKAS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory for standard and high definition digital terrestrial television receiver testing. The test centre provides test and conformance services for the ?digital tick? certification mark, Freeview and Freesat services and international platforms and develops test materials for use by manufacturers. DTG Testing also manages the Engineering Channel which allows continuous maintenance of the Freeview and Freesat platforms, and maintains a receiver collection for testing new transmission modes and software downloads. DTG Testing is currently developing the test and conformance regime for Connected TV products and services whilst exploring testing of future technologies including LTE and White Spaces. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG