Drake Digital MEQ1000B Multiplexing Hybrid QAM Modulator Platform


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    MEQ1000B - Overview

    The Drake Digital MEQ1000B is the industry's first commercial-grade, multiplexing Hybrid QAM modulator. Ideal for applications where a single QAM output is required from each Hybrid QAM chassis, the MEQ1000B features a variety of plug-in input modules including an ATSC/QAM input tuner, a QPSK/8PSK input tuner, an ASI input, an IP input, as well as a full selection of digital SD and HD encoder modules, bringing an unprecedented level of flexibility to cable operators.

    The Drake MEQ1000B has bays for up to two input modules. The video content from both modules enters the main chassis where it is MPEG program-filtered, multiplexed, and groomed. Any number of program streams may be sent to the QAM modulator for Output and/or be exported via the MEQ1000B ASI output.

    Applications Include: Hospitality, Health Care, Commercial, Government/Military, Digital Signage, Cable Networks

    Compatible Program Acquisition Modules (Sold Separately):
    DTD1000A 1002512A Digital Tuner and Demodulator Module - 8VSB/QAM
    SDM1000 1002576 Satellite Tuner and Demodulator Module - QPSK/8PSK
    IPI1000 1002608 IP Input Module - GigE
    ASII 1002397 ASI Input Module w/ loop thru
    MPEG Encoder Modules
    SDE24A 1002514A SD Dual Video Encoder Module
    HDE24A 1002515A HD Video Encoder Module
    SDI24A 1002516A SDI Video Encoder Module

    • Features:

      • High level +61 dBmV, low noise multiplexed RF QAM output
      • RF output range from 54 to 1,002 MHz
      • Simultaneous ASI output of the QAM multi-program transport stream
      • Program filtering & multiplexing from 2 transport streams
      • EAS compatible with SCTE-18 force tune tables
      • Generates custom VCT (Virtual Channel Tables)
      • Field-upgradable firmware
    • Specifications:

      • Modulation Modes: Standby, CW, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 QAM
      • Symbol Rate: 1 Ms/s to 7 Ms/s
      • FEC: ITUA (DVB) or ITUB (Digicipher)
      • I/Q Phase Error: < 1 degree
      • Carrier Rejection: > 40 dB
      • Channel Amplitude Error: < 1 dB
      • MER: > 40 dB
      • Frequency Coverage: 54 - 1002 MHz
      • Channel Plan: Standard CATV, HRC, IRC or Broadcast
      • Frequency Stability: ± 5 ppm
      • Maximum Output Power: ± 61 dBmV (± 2 dB)
      • Spurious: > -60 dBc
      • Broadband Noise Floor: -80 dBc in a 6 MHz bandwidth
      • Phase Noise: -95 dBc @ 10 kHz offset
      • Frequency Resolution: 1 Hz
      • Return Loss: > -12 dB
      • Attenuation Range: 15.5 dB
      • Adjacent Channel: Meets DOCSIS spectral mask
      • Sideband Rejection: > 40 dB
      • Interface: 1x Front Panel RJ45 GigE
      • User Access: GUI-based menu via any standard web browser. (Recommended: Chrome or Firefox)
      • Network Access: User specified IP Address for local access. User specified Gateway IP address
      • for remote access
      • SNMP: User specified Target IP / Port for SNMP traps
      • Temperature Rating: 0 to + 50 degree C, ambient
      • Dimensions: 14.25''D x 3.5''H x 19'' W
      • Weight: 8 lbs.
      • Power Requirements: 100-120 VAC/60 Hz
      • The ASI Output provides a copy of the transport stream that is input to the QAM modulator

    MEQ1000B - Required Accessories

      California Residents:
      Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov