At Broadcast Asia 2019, PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, will highlight the latest software releases for the Qx IP and Sx TAG IP solutions for SMPTE ST 2110 workflows. Both products, available for demonstration on booth 6J3-09, have been ‘JT-NM Tested’† to provide customers with a trusted reference for solutions that conform to SMPTE standards. In addition, PHABRIX will demonstrate AV Delay Generation and Analysis, a new option available on its handheld Sx Series and rack-mounted Rx Series.
Qx Rasterizer – V3.0 software release for ST 2110 workflows
Qx, the world’s first fully flexible rasterizer for hybrid IP/SDI analysis and video/audio monitoring offers the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools for environments that require 4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G-SDI), HD-SDI as well as SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-7, ST 2059 (PTP) and ST 2022-6 formats.
Its feature set provides ST 2059 (PTP), decapsulation of 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC Data flows with support for ST 2110-20 (Uncompressed Video), -30 (PCM Digital Audio), -31 (AES3 Transparent transport) and -40 (ANC Data). ST 2022-7 seamless protection is provided for all four flows over two media network interfaces.
Sx TAG IP Handheld Instrument – V2.0 software release for ST 2110 workflows
PHABRIX will present its Sx TAG IP handheld instrument, providing comprehensive support for modern broadcast IP systems with encapsulation and decapsulation of ST 2110-20/30/40 with IP to SDI gateway, ST 2059 PTP, AMWA NMOS IS-04/IS-05, as well as ST 2022-6.
Offering exceptional mobility in an easy to use and portable format, the Sx TAG IP offers a built-in synchronizer that allows asynchronous SDI sources to be locked to PTP for ST 2110 encapsulation. In addition, analog sync pulses locked to PTP can be generated from a decapsulated ST 2110 PTP locked source.
Qx: Advanced SDI interface stress testing
PHABRIX will also demonstrate its new SDI-STRESS option for the Qx, providing an advanced toolset for SDI interface stress testing. Together with its fast, automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis employing RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology, SDI-STRESS provides a world-class solution to SMPTE compliance verification of 12G/4x3G/2x6G/6G/3G/HD-SDI interfaces. The toolset now includes full and windowed eye amplitude histograms with Peak or Mean measurement of eye amplitude, SDI jitter insertion (10Hz to 10MHz, 0.01UI to 16UI), eye amplitude adjustment (+/-10%), risetime, pre-emphasis, signal invert and mute controls operating with either the video pattern generator with pathological overlay as source or a new PRBS Signal Generator (PRBS7, 9, 15, 23, 31), coupled to a new BERT Analyzer tool. In addition, a new Pathological EQ/PLL condition detector with real time trigger over GPI out is provided all under REST API control.
Rx and Sx Series – AV Delay Generation and Analysis
AV Delay Generation and Analysis is a new option for the handheld Sx Series and rack-mounted Rx Series. It offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of audio to video differential delay through a broadcast system. The AV Delay Generator produces an adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync ‘clapperboard’ Test Pattern and is compatible with third party AV delay analyzers including the LAWO V_pro8. The AV Delay Analyzer supports both EBU and LAWO modes of operation.
†JT-NM Tested – For more details on the JT-NM Tested program and its test results please see https://jt-nm.org/jt-nm_tested