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DSAM Digital Service Activation Meter

Supplier: JDSU T&M Australia

A Wavetek Series Field Meter has improved digital carrier testing.


The new DSAM DOCSIS 3.0 models provide the best in class combination of full DOCSIS 3.0 testing combined with a powerful Signal Level Meter and QAM analyser.


  • 8 downstream x 4 upstream DOCSIS 3.0 testing.
  • Throughput testing of bonded services.
  • Up to 304 Mbps down, 120 Mbps up (6 MHz carriers).
  • Up to 400 Mbps down, 120 Mbps up (8 MHz carriers).
  • Gigabit Ethernet port standard.
  • Optional Gig E Throughput testing available.
  • Improved Digital Carrier testing.
  • Deep interleave video BER standard.
  • MER range up to 45 dB.
  • DQI measurement capability.
  • MoCA compatible.
  • Cable Labs-compliant certificates.
  • Legacy support for DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0.
  • Includes all measurements and features of previous models.
  • Fully featured SLM (Signal Level Meter) with QAM analysis and integrated DOCSIS cable modem.
  • Reduce repeat truck rolls Increase productivity and with comprehensive Home Certification test.
  • Consistent and accurate testing and reporting powered by the Tech Complete TPP software.
  • Powerful troubleshooting of service impairments with DQI, QAM Ingress, and VoIP Check.
  • Weatherproof, rugged & lightweight to meet the demands of field technicians.
  • Remote meter management with consistent and accurate test reporting powered by the Tech Complete TPP software.
  • Powerful microprocessor and color display for fast power up and dramatic display clarity, now shipping as DSAMXT.
  • 4 to 1000 MHz range with optional 42 MHz, 65MHz, or 85MHz diplexers to match the return path.


  • Conduct full DOCSIS 3.0 performance testing
  • Perform 8 downstream by 4 upstream bonded carrier testing
  • Troubleshoot digital QAM carriers - troubleshoot and eliminate intermittent HDTV and HSD service impairments with JDSU’s unique DQI, QAM Ingress, and VoIP Check
  • Find Return Path Ingress
  • Verify service quality - Qualify the quality and availability of revenue generating Voice, Cable Modem, and Digital Video services at installation time
  • Home Certification reports - Establish consistent installation and service procedures to reduce repeat truck rolls with DSAM’s Home Certification option
  • Legacy testing of DOCSIS 1.X and 2.0
  • Non-invasive forward and reverse sweeping
  • Test digital and analog video
  • Ethernet Testing of customers service
  • Troubleshoot upstream noise and service issues interactively with PathTrak™ using Field view and QAM demodulation on RPM-3000
  • Segment HSD and VoIP problems between HFC network and IP backbone with JDSU’s exclusive VoIP Check

Key Features

  • 8 downstream x 4 upstream DOCSIS 3.0 testing
  • Digital carrier testing with up to 45 dB MER range
  • Integrated Pre-Amplifier for -45dBmV ingress scans and return path troubleshooting
  • Complete DOCSIS® testing of carriers including MER, BER, throughput, packetloss, jitter, and delay1
  • DQI Digital Quality Index to help find and eliminate intermittent problems
  • Home Certification test simplifies fulfillment testing and reduces truck rolls1
  • QAM Ingress – finds noise and interferers inside the QAM carrier1
  • VoIP Check option – Provides MOS call quality ratings and segments HFC and IP issues
  • 24 hour Proof of Performance testing including Hum, C/N, MER, BER and Power Levels
  • Powerful spectrum analysis1
  • Upstream 16/64 QAM generator1
  • Weather and shock-resistant enclosure
  • Configuration of channel plans and tests via the TechComplete TPP software
  • Complete QAM analyzer and Analog tester

(1) Some features are either optional or model dependent – refer to family brochure or contact factory for availability

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