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Specification VAROS 106/106 Optic.

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Frequency range

SAT: 910–2.150 MHz – Resolution 500 kHz – IF-/Transponder frequency input
TV: 45–1.214 MHz – Frequency input/channel input
FM: (VHF) 87.4–108.2 MHz
RC: (Return channel) – 5–65 MHz
DAB/DAB+: 170–250 MHz
EMI: 45–868 MHz
Resolution in all measuring ranges 50 kHz

Operations

Input: Silicone keyboard with switchable illumination (10er keyboard)
Monitor : 5.7″ TFT, VGA resolution (640 × 480)
User promting: via OSD (On Screen Display) in german or englisch
Audio reproduction: integrated stereo-loudspeaker

RF input

IEC socket: 75 Ω (DIN 45325)
Return loss: > 12 dB (5–1,214 MHz) / > 10 dB (910–2,150 MHz)
RF sum power: max. 500 mW (5–2,150 MHz)
External voltage: max. 70 Veff (DC 50 Hz)

Inpit attenuator

0–60 dB in 2 dB increments

Level range

Measuring Ranges
SAT: 30–110 dBµV
TV: 20–120 dBµV
FM: 20–120 dBµV
RC: 25–120 dBµV
DAB: 20–120 dBµV

Resolution: 0.1 dB
Measuring accuracy: ± 1,5 dB (at 20 °C) warm up time > 5 min. / ± 2,0 dB (0 °C–40 °C) warm up time > 5 min.

Measuring bandwidth
SAT DVB-S/-S2: 8 MHz, 4 MHz or 1 MHz depending on symbol rate
TV analog: Video carrier 200 kHz – Audio carrier 200 kHz
DVB-C: 4 MHz, 1 MHz or 200 kHz depending on symbol rate
FM: 200 kHz
RK: 1 MHz, 200 kHz or 90 kHz depending on bandwidth symbol rate setting
EMI: 200 kHz (EMI = Electromagnetic interference)
DAB: 1 MHz

Acoustic level trend indicator can be switched on/off

Analyzer

Measuring bandwidth (RBW(-3 dB))
SAT: 8 MHz, 4 MHz, 1 MHz
TV: 4 MHz, 1 MHz, 200 kHz, 90 kHz
FM: 200 kHz, 90 kHz
RC: 200 kHz, 90 kHz
DAB: 200 kHz, 90 kHz

Span (frequency segment)
SAT: total range, 600 MHz, 150 MHz, 75 MHz
TV: total range, 300 MHz, 100 MHz, 50 MHz, 25 MHz
FM: total range, 10 MHz
RC: total range, 20 MHz
DAB: total range, 30 MHz

MA hold function
Switch directly between analyzer mode and receiver mode

DVB-S

QPSK demodulator (per ETS 300421)
Symbol rates: 2-45 MSym/s

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
VBER: 10-2 bis 10-8 (after Viterbi)
CBER: 10-2 bis 10-8 (before Viterbi)
MER: 2–20 dB / Resolution 0.1 dB
PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 109 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Noise Margin, NM up to 15 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

DVB-S2

QPSK/8PSK demodulator 16 APSK, 32 APSK (per ETS 302307)
FEC 1/4, 1/3, 2/5: not supportet
Symbol rates: 2–45 MSym/s

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
LBER: 10-1 bis 10-8 (after LDPC)
CBER: 10-2 bis 10-8 (before LDPC)
MER: 1–20 dB / Resolution 0.1 dB
Automatic detection: DVBS/DVBS2
PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 109 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Noise Margin, NM up to 15 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

PLS (Physical Layer Scrambling) and MIS (Multiple Input Stream)—option

TV analog

Television standards: B/G, D/K, L, I, M/N
Color standards: PAL, NTSC, SWCAM
Sound demodulator: Sound carrier 1 and 2 – Decoding of MONO, STEREO and dual sound broadcasts
Sound carrier measurement: Sound carrier 1 and 2 relative to thevideo carrierin dB
Resolution: 0.5 dB
Measuring accuracy: ± 1.5 dB

S/N measuring

On analog video signals evaluated measurement according to CCIR 569
Sources: TV analog
Measuring range: 40–55 dB / Resolution 0.1 dB / Measuring accuracy ± 1.5 dB

DVB-C and EURO-DOCSIS

QAM demodulator (per ETS 300163)
Symbol rates: 1,0–7,2 MSym/s
Modulation scheme: 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
BER: 1,00 × 10-8 or 1,00 × 10-9
MER: up to 40 dB
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Measuring accuracy: – ± 1,5 dB
PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 10-9 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Noise Margin, NM up to 29 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

J83B (US-DOCSIS)

QAM demodulator (per ITU-T J83B)
Symbol rates: 5,057 and 5,361 MSym/s
Modulation scheme: 64, 256 QAM
De-Interleaver-Depths: I=8-J=16, 16/8, 32/4, 64/2, 128/1

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
VBER (after Viterbi): 1,00 × 10-8
MER: up to 40 dB
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Measuring accuracy: ± 1,5 dB
PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 10-9 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Noise Margin, NM up to 17 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

DVB-T

COFDM demodulator (per ETS 300744)
Bandwidth: 6, 7, 8 MHz
FFT: 2k, 8k
Modulation scheme: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Guard intervals: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
CBER (before Viterbi): 1.00 × 10-6
VBER (after Viterbi): 1.00 × 10-8
MER: up to 35 dB / Resolution 0.1 dB / Measuring accuracy ± 1.5 dB

PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 10-9 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Impulse response: Attenuation relative to the primary impulse 0-40 dB / Delay relative to the primary impulse in μs or km

Noise Margin, NM up to 30 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

DVB-T2

COFDM demodulator (per ETS 302755)
Bandwidth: 6, 7, 8 MHz
FFT: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k
Modulation scheme: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, 256 QAM
Guard intervals: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
Pilot Pattern: PP1 … PP8

Measuring parameters (per ETR 290)
CBER (before LDPC): 1.00 × 10-6
VBER (after LDPC): 1.00 × 10-8
MER: up to 35 dB

PE (Packet Errors): up to 4 × 10-9 – counts packet errors since the start of measurement
Impulse response: Attenuation relative to the primary impulse 0–40 dB / Delay relative to the primary impulse in μs or km

Noise Margin, NM up to 30 dB (depends on modulation)
Scan function

Constellation diagram

I/Q analysis of digitally modulated signals
Sources: DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, J83B, DVB-T, DVB-T2
3-dimensional display (Status frequency): in color
Zoom function: in all 4 quadrants (except DTMB)
Stop function: freezes the diagram

FM (VHS)

MONO-/STEREO indicator
RDS (Radio Data System): Station name / PI code

Scan function

DAB/DAB+

COFDM demodulator (per ETSI EN 300401)
FFT: 2k
Mode: 1
Modulation scheme: DQPSK
Guard intervals: 1/4

Measuring parameters
CBER (before Viterbi): 1.00 × 10-6
MER: up to 25 dB / Resolution 0.1 dB / Measuring accuracy ± 1.5 dB

DAB+ Frame decoding (per ETS TS 102563)
Scan function
TII evaluation

MPEG-2/-4/-HEVC/-AVS decoder

NIT evaluation
Display of MPEG video parameters
Video bit rate measurement in Mbit/s

Video decoding
MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)
MPEG-4 AVC (ISO/IEC 14496-10)
H.264
H.265
AVS/AVS+

Audio decoding
MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-3)
MPEG-2 AAC (ISO/IEC 13818-7)
MPEG-4 AAC (ISO/IEC 14496-3)
Dolby Digital: AC-3, Dolby Digital Plus
DAB/DAB+: audio decoding

Chinese character set GB2312

CI (Common Interface)

1 × CI slot
Presentation of card menu

Interface

DVI
As an alternative to the integrated TFT LCD display, the video and audio signal can be transmitted digitally to a TV device with a DVI/HDMI input.
Output impedance: 100 Ω
Difference output level: typ. 1 Vpp

USB-A
USB-A socket for data logger and software update USB 2.0

Electro magnetic interference measurement (EMI)

Evaluation of the 13-digit identifier for the KFG 242 frequency identification generator and measurement of the interference field strength in connection with the bearing equipment, consisting of the EMI 240/Y Yagi antenna, EMI 240/V pre-amplifier and EMI 240/K adapter cable, or with the EMI 241 antenna. Other antenna sets can be user defined.

Measuring range
3–103 dBµV/m (EMI 241)
5–105 dBµV/m (EMI 240)
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Measuring accuracy: ± 1.5 dB (at 20 °C) / ± 2.0 dB (0 °C–40 °C)

Optical receiver (VAROS 106 Optic)

Connector: SC/APC (with protective cap)
Wavelength (Lambda): 1,260–1,620 nm (no optical filter)
Max. optical input power: +8d Bm (continuous power)
Return loss : > 40 dB
Equivalent input noise (ON): < 8 pA/√Hz
RF frequency range: 5–2,150 MHz
Input power, nominal: -7 dBm … +3 dBm

Measuring parameters
Optical power: -35 dBm … +9 dBm
Wavelength (calibrated): 1,310 nm, 1,490 nm, 1,550 nm
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Measuring accuracy: ± 0.35 dB

Optical modulation index (OMI): Individual OMI and total OMI
Resolution: 0.1%
Measuring accuracy: ± 10 % (of displayed value)

Tuning memory

200 Memory locations
Memory protection function

Remote supply

Per RF input

Voltage: 5–20 V
Power: up to 500 mA (short circuit-proof)
22 kHz modulation: SAT only / 0,8 Vpp
DiSEqC: SAT only / V1.0, V1.1, V1.2, V2.0, UNICABLE, JESS, EN50607

Current measuring
Range: 0–500 mA
Resolution: 1 mA
Measuring accuracy: ± 2 % from final value

Short circuit message: Automatic switch-off

Power supply

External 12 V – 11–15 V DC max. 3 A
or external primary power supply 12 V/3 A (included in delivery) via extra-low voltage jack according to DIN 45323
Power consumption max. 36 W

Battery – Li-Ion battery package 7.2 V/10.1 Ah
Operation time: approx. 4.5 hours (dependent upon the remote supply, keypad illumination and operating mode)
Automatic cutout as protection against exhaustive discharge
Charging time: approx. 2.5 hours
Battery management: Battery can be charged using 12 V external supply

Environmental conditions

Operating temperature: 0 °C – +45 °C
Storage temperature: -10 °C – +55 °C
Battery charging temperature: +15 °C – +35 °C

Electromagnetic compatibility

According to EN 61000-6-2 and EN 61000-6-3

Protection

According to EN 61010-1

Dimensions

Width: 206 mm
Height: 297 mm
Depth: 84 mm

Weight

Approx. 2.5kg with battery pack

Quantity of delivery

  • Transport case

  • IEC measuring cable 75 Ω

  • Power supply and external power cable

  • USB stick

  • Fiber cable SC/APC → SC/APC, fiber cablel SC/APC → FC/PC (only VAROS 106 Optic)

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