Rent Wavetek Acterna SDA-5000 Option 1 & 2 CATV Meter


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Stealth digital analyzer and sweep system

The SDA-5000 is a small, lightweight hand-held field CATV Sweep Analyzer for diagnosing and eliminating problems quickly in CATV system equipment. Ideal for aligning amplifiers, testing performance of both forward and reverse path networks, finding and fixing sources of reverse path ingress, measuring signal quality, and fulfilling FCC and CENELEC proof-of-performance requirements.

Rent SDA-5000


Qualifies the network for today’s high-growth subscriber services.
Reduces technician time for the most labor intensive maintenance and troubleshooting.
Advanced QAM analysis for 64, 128, and 256 QAM (optional).
Spectrum display from 5 to 1,000 MHz with cable modem analysis (Zero Span mode).
Totally non-interfering sweep, specifically for 64, 128, and 256 QAM digital channels.


Non-interfering, continuously referenced sweep.
Cable modem analysis using Zero Span mode.
Full in-service, proof-of-performance analyzer.
QAM View option provides complete analysis of digital TV and forward cable modem signals.
Find ingress fast with Field View option. Cable technicians working in the field can see the reverse path at the headend.

Rent Wavetek Acterna SDA-5000

Key Features:

Forward and reverse sweep in one handheld instrument.
QAM View includes BER, MER, and constellation.
Equalizer stress and microreflections.
QAM ingress (noise-under-carrier).
New graphical test point compensation for easier setup.

Reverse Sweep

The SDA-5000 (with OPT 1 installed) allows simple and practical testing of the reverse path frequency response, regardless of the frequency (5 to 1000 MHz). And the SDA has a built-in reverse sweep transmitter, which means externally generated carriers are not required.

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