Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 port
Three bi-directional DVB-ASI ports
Transcoding between ASI and TSoIP

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Ordering Info


DTA-160 Features

  • Transmission and reception of  Transport Streams over IP networks
  • Three general purpose DVB-ASI ports
  • Zero-jitter play-out of multiple IP streams
  • Time stamping of incoming IP packets to enable IP jitter analysis
  • Generation of two-dimensional FEC for outgoing IP streams with programmable D and L
  • FEC linearization
  • Uniform software access to ASI- and IP ports with DTAPI

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DTA-160 - DekTec GigE + 3x ASI ports for PCI

DTA-160 – DekTec GigE + 3x ASI ports for PCI

DTA-160 Applications

  • Multiple easy-to-use TSoIP inputs and/or outputs for custom applications
  • Multipurpose ASI / IP Stream Station
  • IP jitter analysis
  • Using Xpect: monitoring of IP streams


Gigabit Ethernet Port
Physical layer                             IEEE 802.3ab / SMPTE 2022
Data rate                                    10/100/1000 auto sense
Connector                                  RJ-45
#Transport Streams                   Unlimited*
Aggregated TS rate                   max. 600Mbit/s
Protocol                                      UDP or RTP + opt. FEC, Unicast and

* Limited only by cumulative TS rate and PC resources

ASI/SDI Ports (3x)
Physical layer                            DVB-ASI (Coax) EN50083-9
Connector                                  75-Ω BNC (3x)
Rx or Tx bitrate                           0 .. 214Mbps
Return loss                                > 15dB
SDI                                              SMPTE 259M,  270 Mbps, 8 or 10 bit format

PC Support
OS                                              Win 2k8/2k12/2k16/7,8,10 Linux 2.6 and up
Drivers                                       32 and 64bit,  NDIS Network driver
Processor                                  Core i5 minimum, Core i7 recommended, or equivalent AMD CPUs

Ordering Info

All USA orders will be shipped from our USA warehouse.
All other orders will be shipped from Canada.

DTA-160   –      GigE and three ASI ports for PCI

DTA-160-SLP   –      GigE and three ASI ports for PCI with StreamXpress and StreamXpert Lite

DTA-160-SXP   –      GigE and three ASI ports for PCI with StreamXpress and StreamXpert

DTA-160-J-SXP   –      GigE and three ASI ports for PCI with StreamXpress, StreamXpert and DtJitter

DTA-160-VR-J-SXP   –      GigE and three ASI ports for PCI with StreamXpress, StreamXpert, DtJitter and VF-Rec stream ffecorder


1.  StreamXpress –  Playout  Software

  • High-performance playout software that supports all DekTec output adapters
  • Endless play with optional automatic correction of continuity-counter, PCR/PTS/DTS and TDT/TOT fields
  • SOAP-based remote control to automate StreamXpress operations (DTC-302-RC option)
  • Saving and restoring playout parameters using XML-based settings file
  • Reproducible injection of errors in the transport stream with adjustable error rate
  • Easy-to-use control of modulation and channel simulation parameters

StreamXpert – Transport Stream Analyser Software
• Real-time analysis, monitoring and recording of MPEG-2 transport streams
• Recording based on duration, size or manual
• Provides detailed statistics on the PIDs, services and tables found in the transport stream
• Displays PIDs, services, tables, descriptors, stream information and PID-grid (compact overview of all PIDs)
• User definable TR 101 290 templates
• PCR analysis
• Measurement of bitrates, PCR-accuracy and interval
• Integrated SD/HD video and audio decoder with support for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, AVS, 4:2:2 and 10 bit video streams and MP1 / MP2 / (HE-)AAC / Dolby AC3 / Dolby AC4 audio
• Deep decoding of PSI, DVB-SI, DVB-RCS and ATSC-PSIP tables and descriptors
• Closed captions decoding
• SI decoding with user templates, Dolby AC4 analysis, multi-monitor support
• Support for analysing TS-over-IP streams via a DTA-2160 / DTA-2162 or a local network port
• The world’s most cost-effective and user-friendly transport-stream analyser

3.  StreamXpert Lite – Light-weight version of StreamXpert for viewing and recording transport-stream contents, and for decoding audio and video.

                                                             StreamXpert           StreamXpert Lite

Ribbon based GUI                                        ✓                               ✓
List with properties of all PIDs                      ✓                               –
List with properties of all services                 ✓                               partial
List with properties of all tables                    ✓                                –
Video Decoding
HEVC                                                            ✓                                ✓
AVC                                                               ✓                                ✓
AVS                                                               ✓                                ✓
MPEG-2                                                        ✓                                ✓
4:2:2                                                              ✓                                –
10-bit                                                             ✓                                –
Full screen mode                                          ✓                                ✓
Multi-monitor support                                    ✓                                ✓
Audio Decoding
HE-AAC                                                        ✓                                ✓
AAC                                                              ✓                                ✓
E-AC-3                                                          ✓                                ✓
AC-3                                                             ✓                                 ✓
MPEG-1 Layer II                                           ✓                                ✓
Supported Interfaces
DekTec input adapters                                   ✓                                 ✓
PC network ports                                           ✓                                 ✓
Custom table and descriptor templates         ✓                                  –
PID Grid, graphical overview of all PIDs        ✓                                  –
Dolby AC-4 analysis                                       ✓                                  –
Manual mode                                                ✓                                  ✓
Size based                                                    ✓                                  ✓
Duration based                                              ✓                                  ✓
Measurement and Compliance
TR 101 290 priority 1, 2 and 3                      ✓                                  –
Bitrate                                                           ✓                                  partial
PCR graphs                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR accuracy                                               ✓                                  –
PCR interval                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR frequency offset                                    ✓                                  –


4.   VF-Rec – Advanced transport-stream/SDI recorder
• Advanced recorder for TS, ETI, SDI, I/Q samples and T2MI.
• Allows to do continuous recording and remote control through SNMP
• Record to a single file, to multiple files or continuous
• SDI recording 10-bit full frame, up to 3G-SDI
• Remote monitoring and control through SNMP

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