Pico Digital – SM8808A – Signal Level Meter

  • Full-channel operation 5-870 MHz Frequency Range (Channels T7-T13, 2-135)
  • 4-keypad channel plans TV, CATV/STD, CATV/HRC, SUB/VHF enable quick switching between sources
  • Single keypad frequency or channel selection provides compatibility with channel, data, and other narrow bandwidth carriers
  • Full spectrum-analyzer scan provides display of up to 100 channels simultaneously
  • Carrier-to-noise testing provides accurate testing of system performance anywhere in the headend or distribution system


Pico Macom’s SM8808A is a full-featured handheld signal performance meter providing a complete signal test system in easy-to-carry protective case. The SM8808A allows choice of 4 pre-programmed user-selectable band plans accessed via keypad entry for easy measurement of broadcast, CATV, CATV/HRC, and SUB/VHF channels. Direct-entry channel or frequency tuning selections provide maximum flexibility in headends and distribution networks that employ narrow digital signals, or non-standard frequency applications. The meter displays instantaneous digital signal levels when testing digital carrier levels. The large LCD screen displays signal level as a bar-graph with digital numeric readout. This backlit display provides screen illumination in dimmly lit work-spaces allowing behind rack and night meter operation. The SM8808A enables testing of carrier-to-noise, multiple channels, full, reduced, and single band scan for complete testing flexibility. The meter’s functions include not only signal measurement when AC/DC voltage is present under test, but when selected, voltage-level display.

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