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N6152A Digital Cable TV Measurement Application

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Typically Configured Price US$ 15,618

Typical Configuration

N6152A Digital Cable TV Measurement Application

  • N6152A-3FP J.83 Annex B measurement application, fixed perpetual license
  • N6152A-2FP DVB-C/J.83 Annex A/C measurement application, fixed perpetual license

Typically Configured Price US$ 15,618


Prices for: United States

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). Prices shown are exclusive of taxes.

Key Features & Specifications

Signal analysis

  • J.83/A (DVB-C), J.83/B (DOCSIS DS), J.83/C (ISDB-C)
  • Transmitter RF measurement, analog baseband measurements with PXA BBIQ or MXA BBIQ hardware
  • One-button measurements with pass/fail per the standard and standard default settings
  • Runs inside PXA, MXA, and EXA signal analyzers


  • Power Measurement: Channel Power, ACP, CCDF, SEM
  • Modulation accuracy measurement: Constellation, MER/EVM (MER RMS/Peak), BER, frequency error, amplitude error, phase error, quadrature error, amplitude imbalance
  • Channel frequency response and channel impulse response
  • Provide advanced settings like symbol rate, adaptive equalizer, meas interval, out-of-band filtering, filter alpha, BER count etc

Performance (hardware dependent)

  • Power accuracy: Up to ±0.19 dB (95th percentile)
  • Spectrum emission mask dynamic range at 4.3 MHz offset: Up to 97.8 dB (102.8 dB typical)
  • MER floor: Up to 43 dB (DVB-C, 64QAM with Adaptive EQ off)
  • Analysis bandwidth: PXA/MXA up to 160 MHz; EXA up to 40 MHz

Other features

  • License key upgradeable 
  • Fixed and transportable license available
  • SCPI remote user interface


The DVB-C digital cable TV measurement application is one of more than 25 measurement applications in the Keysight X-Series, an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instrumentation, measurements and software, transforming the X-Series signal analyzers into standards-based transmitter testers. The DVB-C application provides one-button, standard-based power and modulation analysis capabilities to help design, evaluate and manufacture digital cable exciters and transmitters. The DVB-C measurement application includes three standards of digital video broadcasting over cable TV: J.83/A (DVB-C), J.83/B (DOCSIS DS) and J.83/C (ISDB-C).

RF transmitters, modulators and components testing

  •  One-button measurement helps to improve speed with the standard presets and auto detection
  •  Multiple modulation quality measurements help test the DUT full performance
  •  Advanced settings help R&D customers trouble-shooting
  •  Remote SCPI command increase the manufacturing test efficiency

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