DTA-2136 – Dual QAM-A/B/C Receiver for PCIe

Model: DTA-2136 Manufacturer: DekTec

$1,055.00 USD$2,370.00 USD



  • Professional-grade digital cable receiver, PCI Express
  • Extended frequency coverage to 1002 MHz
  • DVB-ASI monitoring on each channel

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

DTA-2136  –   Dual-Channel QAM Receiver for PCI Express bus
DTA-2136-SLP   –   Dual-Channel QAM Receiver for PCI Express bus with StreamXpert Lite and StreamXpress
DTA-2136-VR-SLP  –  Dual-Channel QAM Receiver for PCI Express bus with VF-Rec stream recorder and StreamXpert Lite and StreamXpress
DTA-2136-SXP   –    Dual-Channel QAM Receiver for PCI Express bus with StreamXpress and StreamXpert analyser


  • Dual-channel QAM receiver, compliant with J.83 Annex A (DVB-C), B and C
  • Applications have access to the complete Transport Stream
  • Two DVB-ASI output ports for monitoring the receiver output
  • ASI ports can also be used as independent general-purpose ASI outputs
  • Each channel provides reception status, RF level, demodulation status, constellation, SNR, MER, pre- and post-FEC BER
  • Free Windows and Linux SDK (DTAPI) is fully compatible with other DekTec digital television adapters
  • PCI Express x1


  • Monitoring of cable networks (with Xpect)
  • Professional cable receiver

Key Characteristics

RF frequency VHF, UHF
54 to 1002MHz
Sup. bandwidth 8 MHz
Input Sensitivity -60 to -30dBm
Input return loss >10dB
MER 12 to 38dB

Inputs and Outputs

2x RF in 75-Ω F female
2x ASI out 75-Ω BNC
PCI Express PCIe x1

Modulation Standards

Included with base product DVB-C

PC Support

Windows 2k8, 2k12, 2k16
7, 8, 10
Linux Linux ≥2.6.18, 3.x
Processor Core i5 minimum
Core i7 recommended

Or equivalent AMD CPUs

Software Description

1.  StreamXpress –  Playout  Software

  • Low-cost, 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

2.   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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs