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Qx 12G

Order Code: PHQX01 / PHQX01E

Available: NOW



Qx 12G

Qx 12G: IP, 4K/UHD + HDR generation, analysis & monitoring


The top of the range Qx 12G is designed for next generation, hybrid IP/SDI environments using 4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G-SDI) and HD-SDI plus SMPTE 2110* and 2022-6. The high performance Qx 12G offers 4K/UHD-SDI generation, analysis and video/audio monitoring as standard. It’s available with ultra-responsive, 12G/6G/3G/HD RTE (Real-time Eye) physical layer testing, and can be upgraded to offer HDR instruments plus advanced IP traffic analysis and stress testing. 
Fast, automated 12G physical layer analysis
Qx 12G offers the fastest 12G-SDI physical layer testing, with its RTE (Real-time Eye) technology instantly highlighting any SMPTE compliance issues, including eye under/overshoot. Additional 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer tools include Jitter analysis with monitoring across five specified frequency bands, as well as UHD/HD pathological test patterns. Built-in automation control allows testing to be performed faster, more reliably and at lower cost.
IP tools for analysing congestion & stress testing
With Qx 12G, you can quickly analyse SMPTE 2110* and 2022-6 IP video network traffic to determine the cause of typical problems like packet congestion, packet loss and jitter. A high performance IP toolset includes a decapsulator with Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysis for network traffic monitoring. There’s also a unique signal generator with IP encapsulator and Packet Profile Generator for stress testing video networks. 
*upcoming software release

Advanced HDR visualization & analysis toolset
A comprehensive High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut toolset offers new instruments to enhance the visualization and analysis of 4K/UHD and HD-SDI content to speed workflows. The HDR/WCG tools include a signal generator, CIE chart, luminance heat-map, vectorscope and waveform, all supporting Dolby PQ, HLG* and SLOG3* standards. 
Key Features
4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) generation & analysis
• Simultaneous generation and analysis 
• 12-bit YRGB/YUV waveform monitor with H,V zoom 
• Vectorscope for checking colour bias / conformity 
• Test pattern generation, including Pathological and moving patterns* 
• 32 channel audio signal generation and embedding* 
• Video and audio monitoring 
• REF locking and timing analysis
IP generation & analysis (option)
• SMPTE ST 2110* and ST 2022-6 decapsulation / encapsulation 
• Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysis histogram for monitoring network traffic 
• PIT Logging offers effective longer-term network monitoring 
• Packet Profile Generator for stress testing video networks 
• Stream & network analysis tools 
• Network management multicast support (IGMP2,3)
Physical layer testing (option)
• HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI RTE (Real-time Eye) option for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under/overshoot 
• Jitter analysis in five specified frequency bands
HDR / WCG generation & analysis (option)
• Dolby PQ HDR supported (HLG and SLOG3 standards included with future upgrade) 
• CIE chart (Rec. 709, Rec. 2020, P3) 
• HDR Heat-map highlights signals beyond SDR 
• HDR test pattern generator 
• Waveform (log scale to 10,000 NIT) with Wide Colour Gamut support 
• Vectorscope with Graticules / Targets for HDR & SDR
System Features
• Logging
• Configuration presets
• TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing
Form factor
• Compact ½ RU
• Air filter option for live production
SMPTE 2022-6 IP tools
Packet Profile Generator
• Unique Packet Profile Generator for stress testing video networks
• Create different packet interval timing distribution profiles to simulate IP network congestion conditions
Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysis
• Stream health reporting using histogram to visualise distribution of packet arrival times
• Packet counts mapped against arrival time 
• Easy diagnosis of congestion with max, mean and min Inter Packet Arrival Time
PIT Logging
• Versatile PIT logging tool offers effective longer term network monitoring
• Tool can present accumlated max/miin Packet Interval Timing (PIT) for all packets plotted against time
Network Stream Analysis
• Table identifies streams within an IP signal
• Presents protocol, bitrate, CRC status, source and destination addresses
IP Network Analysis
• Transmission and recieve traffic analysis
• Monitoring packet types and sizes.
SFP Status Monitoring  
• SFP status for monitoring physcial network connections.
HDR (Dolby PQ) / WCG tools
CIE 1931 X Y chart 
• BT.709, BT.2020, DCI-P3 colour gamut overlays
• X, Y labelled axis
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• 12-bit resolution
• H/V pan and zoom
• Picture linked cursor*
Waveform Monitor
• Graticules for SDR & HDR
• YCbCr/YRGB & single trace modes
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• 12-bit resolution
• H/V pan and zoom 
• Picture linked cursor*
• Graticules / Targets for SDR and HDR*
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• 12-bit resolution
• Zoom to targets
• User definable targets* 
• Picture linked cursor*
HDR Heat-map
• Programmable HDR heat-map to highlight luminance zones -
  ideal for adjusting brightness of picture
• 7 simultaneous & programmable colour overlay bands
• Individual upper & lower overlay threshold controls
• User presets for SDR & HDR
• Selectable background grey / colour 
• Identify shadows, mid-tones or specular highlights
• BT.709, BT.2020 colour space HDR patterns
• SDR patterns in HDR containers
• Pathological overlay
• Full range of HD to UHD standards
• HDR tools support Dolby PQ standard
• HLG and SLOG3 HDR tools will be included with future upgrades
Physical layer & signal analysis tools (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI)
Real-time Eye 
• Instant, Real-time Eye (RTE) for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under /      overshoot
• Rise time and fall time
• Amplitude histograms
• Single or multiple eyes
• Traffic lights instantly provide compliance indication
Jitter Analysis
• Real-time jitter measurements
• 10, 100, 1k, 10k, 100k filters
• Infinite Persistence mode
• H, 2H, V Trigger
• Up to 4 waveform traces at full 12-bit resolution
• Configurable H and V graticules
• Single line, H-mag, V-mag, brightness, colour and monochrome controls. 
• 12-bit processing
• Magnification (0.5x to 4x)
• 75% and 100% targets
• 5% +/- 5 degress boxes
• IQ axis on/off, perimeter rose, brightness, gamma, raw, persistence, low pass
  and interpolate trace modes
Signal Generation 
• 12G/6G/3G signal generation, including pathological test patterns for stress testing
• Selection of moving test patterns*
• Audio signal generation and embedding*

Input Standards Selection
• Easy SMPTE standards selection
• Payload Indicators simplify the use of 4K/UHD with more than one carrier signal
  (4 x 3G or 2 x 6G)
• Audio signal generation and embedding*

Picture Display
• Scaling from 1/16 to full screen
• Cursors linked to waveform and data view

Pixel pan and zoom
• Picture magnification, zooming and pixel panning
• Ideal for checking 4K/UHD quadrant Intersections
• Grid display offers 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x pixel sizes
Timing & System Reference
• Measure timing of SDI input against reference
• Relative timing tools for 4K/UHD based on 4 x 3G signals
• Graphic and numeric values

Audio Monitoring 
• 32 channel audio monitoring
• Input selection of audio groups, and sub image audio for 12G
• Metering Ballistics options include PPM Type 1, PPM Type 2, Vu and VuFr
• Audio pair phase meters
• Stereo pair and mono monitoring

ANC Detect and Ancillary Status
• Colour coded signal conditions for present, lost and error
• Toolset to edit DID and SDID values

SDI Data View
• Present the raw and binary data in the signal as hex, decimal or binary
• Pixel value shown by frame and line value 
• Presents entire frame with active video, TRS words & blanking data


Qx 12G Specifications


Label A,B,C,D
Supported standards 12G/6G/3G/1.5G
See all video formats Support
Input Impedance 75 Ohm
Maxi Input Voltage +/- 2V
Eye pattern Single BNC 12G/6G/3G/1.5G


Label A, B, C, D
Supported standards 12G/6G/3G/1.5G
See all video formats Support
Output Impedance 75 Ohm terminated
Output Level 800mV +/-10%


Input Signal Tri-level or black burst) syncs
Input Impedance 75 Ohm loop through
Input Return Loss >40dB to 6MHz (typical)
Max Input voltage +/- 2V
Specification Tri-level syncs 600 mV pk-pk
PAL, NTSC, Black Burst 1V pk-pk,


Label HDMI out
Video Format 1920 x 1080 RGB 4:4:4
Audio Format 8 x PCM audio at 48 KHz


Label SDI out
Input Impedance 75 ohm terminated
Output Level 800mV +/- 10%


Ethernet IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000Mbps
(10/100/1000-base-T connection)


Purpose GPI (general purpose input)
LTC input, analogue audio

SFP (CAGE x 2)

Type SFP+, MSA/NON-MSA, 12Gbps
Copper or fibre or 10Gbps Ethernet
Specifications SMPTE 424M, 292M, and 259M


Quantity 3 (1 x front, 2 x rear)


Desktop mounting feet Desktop mounting feet


Power consumption 30W typical - 70W
4 Pin XLR power connector, 12V nominal (10V-18V)
AC Power adapter (included), 90-264VAC, 120W


Chassis 245 x 44 x 211 mm
Weight 1.9 Kg


Standard 1 years
Extended at cost 3 -5 years





For Product support please contact your distributor at the place of your purchase. Should the product be beyond their repair assistance the distributor will contact the PHABRIX Support Team on your behalf.

A summary of PHABRIX’s warranty is given below. The detail of PHABRIX’s warranty is included on the web-site under Terms and Conditions.

Please note that the battery, third-party SFP modules and SFP cages are not covered under warranty.

Summary of manufacturer’s warranty and warranty service
PHABRIX products will be supplied to the distributor with a manufacturer’s warranty in favour of the end-user of the product. Under the terms of PHABRIX’s warranty an end-user will be able to claim for any defect in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of new product shipment to the end-user. Under the terms of the warranty, PHABRIX will supply replacement parts for those which prove defective and warranty labour if the defective equipment is returned freight prepaid either to PHABRIX or to an approved factory service depot.
This warranty does not include responsibility for any transportation damage or handling damage or insurance costs.

Warranty service
1. Automatic product warranty will cover the first year from the date of invoice to the distributor’s end-user and end same date in the next calendar year.
2. Should the product develop a fault, the distributor will provide first line telephone support for the end-user to confirm the fault is technical and not operator error.
3. If the distributor considers the product to be faulty following their telephone support, the product must be returned to the distributor for visual examination to confirm the fault.
4. The distributor must then contact PHABRIX to discuss whether the product should be replaced from the distributor's stock or directly from PHABRIX.
5. If the product is faulty and cannot be repaired by the distributor, the distributor must obtain a Return Material Authorisation (RMA) number from PHABRIX before sending the faulty product to PHABRIX.

The warranty shall not apply if:
1. PHABRIX finds that the product or its component parts have been altered by unauthorised personnel;
2. the end-user installs, in the product, parts not made or supplied by PHABRIX, except such components specified by PHABRIX;
3. the product was used or installed in a manner other than in accordance with PHABRIX’s instructions;
4. the product is opened by the end-user.

Warranty Return Policy
If the product fails due to manufacturing defects, PHABRIX will either:
(a) repair the product; or
(b) replace the product.

Equipment Return Procedure
Before returning equipment to PHABRIX, the distributor or end-user must first obtain a RMA number from PHABRIX. All costs associated with shipping the product to PHABRIX shall be borne by the distributor or end-user, this includes freight, insurance as well as any and all brokerage fees and customs charges. The shipping costs associated with the return of the product to the distributor or end-user will be borne by PHABRIX.

Out of Warranty Repairs
PHABRIX will perform out of warranty repairs in accordance with its current service pricing schedule. All costs associated with shipping the product to PHABRIX shall be borne by the distributor or end-user, this includes freight, insurance as well as any and all brokerage fees and customs charges. The shipping costs associated with the return of the product to the distributor or end-user will be borne by PHABRIX.

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Qx Software & Manuals Releases

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Qx system software

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PHABRIX Qx system software

Version Date Software Release notes PHABRIX Qx Manual
Current Release 24th July 2017 PHABRIX Qx
Changes PHABRIX Qx Manual
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Past Releases 23rd March 2017 PHABRIX Qx
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