MPEG Recorder and Player
Features & Benefits
Transport Stream Generation and
Recording in a Portable Form
Factor with Real-time Updating
of Timestamps and Time Tables
for Error-free Looping
New: IPTV and Video over IP
Stress Test Generation for STB
Test Or Migrating to IP Interface
Technology, Including Support for
IPv6 and TTS Standards
New: Comprehensive Suite of
DVB, ATSC, and MPEG Test
Streams Provided as Standard
and Optional Multiplexer
Software Provides Complete
Stream Creation and Generation
MTS400 Series Real-Time and
Offline Stream Analysis Options
Running on the MTX100B
Product Information Platform Provide Complete
Solution for Stream Creation,
The MTX100B MPEG-2 Recorder and to purchase a separate IP Player and Editing, Generation and Analysis
Player offers a flexible, affordable solu- provides a consistent user experience High-Capacity Storage, and High
Data-rate Recording and Playout
tion for design evaluation and confor- regardless of which physical interface is of MPEG Transport Streams
mance testing of digital video products used to generate streams. Investment IEEE1394b, USB2.0 and GbE
Interface Download of Transport
using MPEG-2 technology. The is protected through inclusion of Streams
MTX100B records and plays out support for IPv6 and TTS standards, PCR Jitter Insertion to Help You
MPEG-2 transport streams compliant Fully Stress Your Product or
Ethernet network remote control func- System Design
with ATSC, DVB, and ISDB standards
tionality enables control of functions Remote Control Via Ethernet,
at the high data rates needed to verify with Standard Command for
such as Play, Record, Clock Rate and
and troubleshoot designs for high- Programmable Instruments
Jitter Insertion using the SCPI (Standard (SCPI) Command Set
performance video products and
Control for Programmable Instruments) Color Hierarchical Display of
systems. The large internal storage, Transport Stream Components
command set. for Quick and Easy Interpretation
USB 2.0, and Ethernet download of Complex Structures
capability help you build and maintain a The MTX100B can play any transport
A Full Suite of Electrical
large library of test streams. A suite of stream files, including custom transport Interfaces Lets You Address a
streams created with offline multiplexers Wide Range of Applications
DVB, ATSC, and MPEG Test streams
are provided with the instrument and in the Tektronix MPEG Analysis Tools. In Applications
optional Multiplexer software provides a addition, the MTX100B can play data IRD/STB Design and
complete stream creation and genera- files in other formats, including elemen- Manufacturing Test
tion tool set. tary streams and files in DSS format. Evaluation of Professional MPEG
Verification of MPEG Systems
The MTX100B offers continuous, error Applications
Scheduling of Stream Playout
free transport stream looping for long and Recording for Broadcast and
duration playout, and PCR jitter inser- Production Line Applications
tion for stressing designs. Users can For the development of instruments Portable, In-field Analysis
Tool for System Installation,
continuously loop all sample streams, that process digital television signals, Commissioning and Debug of
including updating of all timestamps, the MTX100B is a powerful signal MPEG Transmission Systems
continuity counters, time tables (TDT, source for parametric stress tests and Performance Verification of
TOT, and STT), Normal Play-Time evaluation. Streams can be repeatedly
Scheduling of Stream Playout
Reference, ISDB-T Reed Solomon played out into development systems and Recording for Broadcast and
and equipment without timing disconti- Production Line Applications
FEC plus RTP timestamps and
sequence numbers for IPTV, without nuities, simulating transmissions easily Portable, In-field Analysis
Tool for System Installation,
fear of buffer under- or overflow. IP and consistently. Commissioning and Debug of
MPEG Transmission Systems
generation capability negates the need
MPEG Recorder and Player
Manufacturing IPTV Characteristics
The ability to repeatedly play out a Support for IP stress test playout with System Characteristics
range of transport streams directly into capabilities for error insertion (IP Packet MPEG Stream Source Characteristics –
equipment in a manufacturing environ- Drops, Checksum Errors, Sequence Supports MPEG-2, DVB, ATSC, and ISDB protocols.
ment is crucial when checking quality Errors and Packet Jitter), burst mode Records and plays out MPEG streams in multiple
formats. Error-free looping. PCR jitter insertion.
and conformance. The user interface (both timing and packet number based)
Packet Length –
makes control of MTX100B intuitive and manual error generation capabilities 188, 204, or 208 bytes, and Non-TS.
and simple, and remote control inter- provide a complete solution for vali- ASI Maximum Data Rate –
faces provide the flexibility of remote dating IPTV equipment designs. Memory 200 Mb/s.
and automated control. Advanced Mode provides protocol Disk 120 Mb/s.
Maximum individual file size of 100 GB.
header customization capabilities for
Integration ASI Minimum Data Rate –
source and destination ports and
Play and Record 256 Kbps.
The MTX100B can be used as a addresses, setting MAC address, trans-
ASI Minimum Data Rate –
broadcast simulator when installing and port checksum, network checksums Portable MPEG Analysis 500 Kbps.
debugging transmission chains by and user editing of any packet header IP Generation Characteristics –
using test streams and recording trans- field parameters. Supports IPv4, IPv6,RTP. UDP. Unicast, IGMP
missions. The user’s control over the Multicast and broadcast modes, TTS.
Session replication functionality is
source material removes a major IP Maximum Data Rate –
provided to simultaneously encapsulate Single Session 160 Mbps.
element of uncertainty when installing
and play a TS over many IP sessions to Session replication 300 Mbps.
systems and equipment. This speeds
simulate an IPTV environment. Number of Input/Output Interfaces –
up the installation and debugging One DVB SPI I/O standard, with a
process, and helps ensure a better end Portable MPEG Analysis second I/O available.
result. The large number of physical Available Optional Interfaces –
The addition of the MTS400 MPEG
and electrical transport stream inter- Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI/M2S), Universal
analysis tool set to the MTX100B plat- Parallel/Serial Interface, IEEE1394 (Firewire),
faces that Tektronix supports means
form provides the broadest, deepest SMPTE310M.
that interfacing to other pieces of
MPEG tool set on a highly portable Internal Reference Clock – 27 MHz ±1 ppm.
equipment in the transmission chain is
platform. Ideally suited to in-field instal- External Reference Input – 27 MHz ±1 ppm.
lation, commissioning and debug of
Transmission complex MPEG transmission systems, Transport Stream Interfaces
the analysis options offered with the DVB Synchronous Parallel Interface (Standard) –
For error analysis of Transport Streams,
MTX100B provide both real-time and Connector: 25 pin D-sub,
the MTX100B provides continuous Maximum data rate: 200 Mb/s.
offline transport stream analysis capa-
recording that can be controlled by IP Interface (Standard) –
bility with ASI, SMPTE310M and IP
external trigger signals from the 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 Network Interface.
interface options. Additional options
MTM400 Transport Stream monitoring Asynchronous Serial Interface (Option 01) –
provide offline multiplexing, PES and Connector: BNC, Maximum data rate: 200 Mb/s,
tool. Digital TV broadcasters and
buffer analysis, elementary stream User selectable burst and non-burst transmission
Network operators can analyze format.
analysis, and data broadcast analysis
captured streams in depth using
and generation. Universal Parallel/Serial Interface (Option 02) –
industry-leading Tektronix Analysis Parallel, Serial, and Event Output Modes.
Tools. A separate data sheet is available Parallel Mode – Connector: 25 Pin D-sub,
covering the MTX100B Stream Maximum Data Rate: 200 Mb/s, Output Levels:
A Scheduler application enables the ECL, LVDS, and TTL with/without termination,
Multiplexing and Analysis options in
MTX100B to be used as a simple Single End Input Levels ECL and TTL with termina-
content scenario server for transport tion.
stream-based transmissions. The Serial Mode – Connector: 25 Pin D-sub, Maximum
Data Rate: 40 Mb/s, Output Levels: ECL, LVDS, and
extendable storage allows users to
TTL, Differential Input Levels: ECL and TTL
tailor the amount of storage they with/without termination, Single End Input Levels:
require. ECL and TTL with termination.
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MPEG Recorder and Player
Event Output – Connector: BNC. Physical Characteristics MTX100B Recorder and Player
IEEE1394/ASI Interface (Option 05) – Dimensions mm in. Includes: Stream capture and playout over DVB
IEEE1394 Connector: 4-Pin standard, Data Rate: Height 132 5.2 SPI and IP interfaces with error-free looping, error
400 Mb/s. and jitter insertion, 512 MB RAM, 182 GB MPEG
Width 214 8.4 stream storage, sample streams, USB keyboard
ASI Connector: BNC, Maximum Data Rate: Depth 435 17 and mouse, front cover and user manual.
200 Mb/s. Weight kg lbs.
Note: Please specify power plug when ordering.
SMPTE310M/ASI/SPI Interface (Option 07) – 6.2 13.7
SMPTE 310M Connector BNC, Data Rate: MTX100B Options
19.39 Mb/s. PC System Requirements for
Scheduler Software Options
ASI Connector: BNC, Maximum Data Rate:
200 Mb/s. The following PC configuration is required for Opt. 01 – Add ASI Interface Module.
SPI In Connector: 25-Pin D-sub, Maximum Data installation: Opt. 02 – Add Universal Parallel/Serial Interface
Rate: 200 Mb/s. Module.
– Intel, or 100% compatible motherboard
chipset. Opt. 05 – Add IEEE1394/ASI Interface Module.
Operating System – Microsoft Windows XP. Opt. 07 – Add SMPTE310M/ASI/SPI Interface
– Windows 2000 Operating System, or Module.
Disk Space – 19.5 GB, MPEG storage: 182 GB. Windows XP Operating System.
RAM – 1024 MB. Opt. SC – Scheduler.
– 256 MB RAM. Note: Options 01, 02, 05 and 07 are mutually
Display – 1024x768, Color LCD.
– 2 to 3 MB of available hard disk space for exclusive.
Character Input – Keypad.
applications and documentation. Important: Option 07 is required to run Opt. TSCX
Keyboard and Mouse – Standard. and Opt MTX10UP Opt. TSCX.
Interfaces – VGA output, Printer port, Serial port, – VGA (640 x 480) resolution video adapter
and monitor. (XVGA (1024 x 768), or Security Dongle key to add:
USB2.0, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, IEEE1394b.
higher resolution recommended). Opt. IPE – 10/100Base-T Video-over-IP electrical
Environmental Characteristics interface to MTX100B.
– CD-ROM, or DVD drive.
Temperature – Opt. TSCX – Real-Time Transport Stream
Operating: +5 ºC to +40 ºC. – Keyboard and Microsoft mouse, or compat- Compliance Analyzer to MTX100B.
Nonoperating: -20 ºC to +60 ºC. ible pointing device. Opt.TSCA – Deferred-Time Transport Stream
Humidity Important Note – Apart from those specifically Compliance Analyzer to MTX100B.
Operating: 20% to 80% (noncondensing). authorized by Tektronix, no other applications Opt. MX – Deferred-Time Multiplexer to MTX100B.
Nonoperating: 5% to 90% (noncondensing). should be installed on the PC. If other applications
Opt.ES – ES Analyzer to MTX100B.
Altitude are installed, they may interfere with the operation
Operating: Up to 3 km. of the software supplied. Software operation under Opt.PA – PES Analyzer to MTX100B.
Nonoperating: Up to 12 km. these circumstances cannot be guaranteed. Opt.BA – Buffer Analyzer to MTX100B.
Regulatory Ordering Information Opt.DB – Carousel Analyzer to MTX100B.
EMC – EN61326-1. When ordering Option 05, please consider the Opt.CG – Carousel Generator to MTX100B.
Safety – UL61010-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010- following guidelines: Opt.DBCG – Carousel Analyzer and Carousel
1-04, EN61010-1. Generator to MTX100B.
When considering the purchase of Option 05
Australia Declaration of Conformity – AS/NZS (Firewire), the MTX100B’s Option 05 interop- Service
2064. erability with the target device should be Opt. C3 – Calibration Service 3 Years.
verified prior to order placement. Opt. C5 – Calibration Service 5 Years.
Power Requirements Opt. D1 – Calibration Data Report.
Mains Voltage Range – 100 to 240 VAC. Interoperability of Option 05 (Firewire) with a Opt. D3 – Calibration Data Report 3 Years
given model of a manufacturer’s product (with Option C3).
Mains Frequency – 50/60 Hz.
does not guarantee interoperability with other Opt. D5 – Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with
Power Requirements – 180 VA Max. Option C5).
models from the same manufacturer.
Opt. R3 – Repair Service 3 Years.
Interoperability of Option 05 (Firewire) with a Opt. R5 – Repair Service 5 Years.
given model of a manufacturer’s product
does not guarantee interoperability with that
same model employing new software or
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