In the demanding live sports environment, it’s important that broadcast engineers have test and measurement devices that can be carried around with ease, as well as featuring all the useful toolsets they require to diagnose, measure and react quickly.
Here’s five reasons why the SxE has been chosen by thousands of engineers worldwide as their handheld test and measurement device of choice:
1) Advanced Physical Layer Analysis – The SxE’s instant, RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology speeds physical layer testing, and delivers automated measurements and logging for key parameters such as: rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot and cable length. The Jitter analysis instrument enables quick analysis of the nature of jitter using a graph of jitter versus time.
2) Ultra portable, easy to use, rugged design – The SxE offers great mobility with a lightweight, rugged aluminium case with integral, high quality screen for instrument display and video monitoring. The generator/ analyzer operates via rechargeable lithium battery for up 2 hours, and can also be powered by the mains to offer flexible operation around facilities.
3) Extensive Video/Audio Toolsets – With simultaneous signal generation and analysis, its core toolset includes a multi-format waveform, vectorscope and video display, plus data view and VANC/ANC inspector. Signal generation offers 32 test patterns, including pathological. Support for 16-channel audio metering and bitstream generation and analysis of Dolby. Embed a single external 48kHz synchronous AES stream into the generated video stream, as well as extract embedded audio and export it via the AES output.
4) Compliance Testing – Over 350 formats are supported for compliance monitoring in the SxE. There is an additional bouncing box to check video signals haven’t frozen and moving zone plate are also available across all standards. User defined patterns can be added at any time as DPX,YUV, TGA, BMP formats. Idents can be added to the signal generated to identify the signal in multi monitor situations such as control rooms
5) AV Delay Generation and Analysis – AV Delay Generation and Analysis offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of Audio to Video differential delay through a broadcast system. The tool provides a realtime update of the differential delay between the video content and the selected audio channel pair to measure the propagation (latency) or pipeline delay.