Handheld Instruments

Portable generator/analyzers for hybrid IP/SDI & physical layer testing


The ultra-compact Sx portable test & measurement range offers advanced capabilities including hybrid IP/SDI performance and physical layer testing, along with proven rugged design and exceptional ease of use.


Portable hybrid IP/SDI + Analog Generation, Analysis & Video/Audio Monitoring

Sx TAG with its SFP, SDI and analog I/O offers incredible versatility in a handheld device. It is ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test & measurement as well as AES eye analysis, for applications demanding true mobility and ease of use.

It provides support for SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/31/40 encapsulation/decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP, SDP and NMOS as well as SMPTE ST 2022-6 encapsulation/ decapsulation, using 10GE IP SFP+ modules developed by Embrionix.

Useful hybrid IP/SDI features include SDI to IP and IP to SDI gateways for both ST 2110-20/30/31/40 and ST 2022-6 as well as the ability to generate an analog reference ouput slaved to the ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6 IP input.


Portable 3G/HD/SD Generation, Analysis & Monitoring with Advanced Physical Layer Analysis

With advanced SDI physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter), the SxE is ideal for applications such as video technology manufacturing and live production.

The 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, undershoot and cable length. The Jitter analysis instrument enables an engineer to quickly analyze the nature of jitter present using a graph of jitter versus time.

Other key capabilities include Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus bitstream analysis, as well as video status logging, and remote operation over Ethernet.


Portable 3G/HD/SD Generation, Analysis & Video/Audio Monitoring

The SxA offers all of the same advanced signal generation, analysis and monitoring capabilities as the SxE, without the advanced Real-Time SDI physical layer analysis (eye and jitter instruments)

There’s support for SMPTE compliance testing with over 350 different formats. An extensive array of video and audio tools includes a signal generator with moving test patterns, a high-performance waveform, and ANC/VANC inspector.

The SxA also offers 16 channel audio generation and metering with support for Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital metadata and bitstream analysis.


Portable dual-link 3G/HD/SD-SDI Generation, Analysis & Video/Audio Monitoring

The SxD is a dual-link 3G/HD/SD-SDI version of the SxA which is designed for video technology manufacturing and production applications. It has two SDI inputs, two SDI outputs and no AES input or outputs.

It offers support of multiple advanced video standards up to a combined maximum data rate of 3Gbits across the two SDI links, including 422/444, YUV/RGB, 10/12 bit and SMPTE 428-9 D-Cinema/SMPTE ST 2048-2:2011 formats.

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