Spectrum Analyzer with Inbuilt Cable Modem Simplifies Transition to DOCSIS 3.1 Networks

Deviser InstrumentsDeviser Instruments has announced the launch of the DS2831 Digital TV Spectrum Analyzer Family for facilitating a smooth transition to OFDM/DOCSIS 3.1 networks. The spectrum analyzer was unveiled at the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver Colorado on October 19th and has been announced as a finalist for the Broadband Technology Report’s Diamond Technology Review Awards.

Given growing demand for high bandwidth services along with increased competition among service providers, MSOs (Multiple System Operators) are under additional pressure to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 to offer their customers gigabit service. Moreover, they must roll out new technologies, such as DOCSIS 3.1, without impacting the customer experience. This requires MSOs to turn up the service to the same specifications, and quickly and accurately find impairments such as interference and distortion all while field technicians sharpen their skills on the new technology.

Typically, headend spectrum analyzers were not equipped with cable modems; however, with advances in miniaturization, but this test instrument combines the merits of a true spectrum analyzer (including 80 dB dynamic range and -60 dBmV sensitivity @300KHz RBW) with a fully integrated DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and OFDM signal demodulator. Tying it all together, the Deviser EDGE platform manages assets, firmware upgrades, channel plans, and measurement results.

The DS2831, with its broad suite of customizable tools, is ideal for validating next generation HFC networks. It has been Engineered to meet the requirements of installers, contractors, maintenance technicians and headend engineers. During recent field trials, customers stated their clear appreciation for the fast instrument responses and high dynamic range of the DS2831.

The feature-rich DS2831 family complements and strengthens Deviser Instruments’ value-proposition by offering a spectrum analyzer that couples a broad range of customizable capabilities and the latest OFDM/DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem into a small, easy-to-use instrument. Click here to learn more about this device.