Compact, Medium-Power UHF Transmitter Unveiled


München may be best-known for BMW and Oktoberfest, but TV engineers may be driven to say Prost! over the arrival of a new compact medium-power transmitter from Bavarian tech firm Rohde & Schwarz.

The company’s R&S TMU9compact UHF medium-power transmitter for the power range from 400 W to 600 W is now available on a global level.

The new transmitter supports the DVB-T2, DVB-T, ISDB-Tb and ATSC digital TV standards, making it compatible with networks across all continents.

Additionally, the R&S TMU9compact system is scalable and can be adapted to a variety of requirements. For example, it can be operated as a single transmitter containing only an exciter and an amplifier, or it can be configured as a well-equipped transmitter system including system control, rack, GPS infrastructure, exhaust air kit and other components.

The transmitter can be easily integrated into a variety of setups; it can be operated as a desktop transmitter or integrated into 19″ racks. As a single-drive transmitter with integrated DVB-S/S2 signal feed, it requires minimal space, i.e. three units for 400 W and 4.5 units for 600 W output power.

Heat dissipation is kept to a minimum.