Advanced Rasterizers for Hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD, HDR/WCG Generation, Analysis & Monitoring

Rapid fault diagnostics, compliance monitoring and product development

The Qx brings together all the advanced Test & Measurement tools required for transitioning to the next generation of video formats. Designed for SD/HD/3G/6G/12-SDI and IP ST 2110/2022-7/2022-6 environments, the instrument set includes tools for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring and product development utilising Qx’s unique SDI-STRESS toolset.

The Qx rasterizer offers SDI as standard. Core media analysis tools for broadcast operator  environments include picture view, waveform analyzer, vectorscope, 32 channel audio metering and ANC status. The optional IP toolset supports payloads on native 10G SFP+ interfaces using generic IP SFPs, giving full access to be able to monitor and measure the IP traffic to SMPTE standards.



Out of the box, the Qx offers media analysis for broadcast operator environments, with a flexible user-defined instrument layout displaying up to 16 simultaneous windows, and the ability to rapidly change between bespoke layouts for different operational tasks with user presets.


Picture view, waveform, vectorscope, 32 channel audio metering, detection of Dolby formats, ANC status and payload, on screen display of OP47 and CEA-608 in 708 closed captions and Ancillary Time Code (ATC), and advanced control and logging are all provided as standard.


The Qx offers a 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer analysis option, including RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology to instantly highlight any SMPTE compliance issues including eye amplitude, transition times and overshoot. A suite of tools are available for users evaluating SDI interfaces.


The Qx’s ST 2110 core IP toolset provides an operator with 2110 confidence status monitoring in an intuitive and accessible manner. The toolset supports simultaneous decap of 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC Data flow supported SMPTE protocols include ST 2059 (PTP), ST 2110-20, -30, -31 and -40. ST 2022-7 seamless protection (SIPS) is provided for all four flows over two media network interfaces using industry standard SFPs.


Advanced Qx ST 2110 measurement tools include the provision of up to four simultaneous dual Packet Interval Timing measurement windows, detailed data reporting of flow packet, clock rates and PTP timing relationship, as well as IP Receive statistics that includes the measurements of the ST 2110-21 Network Compatibility model (Cinst) and Virtual Receiver Buffer Model (VRX).


The Qx’s advanced HDR toolset includes a signal generator, CIE chart, Luma false color heat map/highlighting, waveform monitor and vectorscope. All the main live production SDR/HDR formats are supported: SDR BT.709, BT.2020, plus HDR BT.2100 HLG, PQ and Sony S-Log3 and SR Live. An extensive set of test patterns include BT.2111 HDR color bars for HLG, PQ and SR Live as well as SDR 709 patterns.


Generate and analyze a set of SDI/IP formats. Moving test patterns offer up to 32 channels of embedded audio per link or subfield (up to 128 channels on 12G interfaces). The toolset provides  core full screen SDI Pathological SDI stress patterns as well as allowing the user to define a combination of SDI stress and conventional generator patterns up to full frame.


The Dolby E Decoder and Metadata Analyzer option provides a clear and accessible view of the Dolby E metadata present in a selected Dolby E or ED2 audio stream. It also enables you to check the correct timing of Dolby E packets in the audio signal in an SDI or ST 2022-6 broadcast chain. You can check whether the Dolby E is created correctly and transferred transparently by network equipment such as routers, switchers, satellite links, etc.


The Qx interface employs VNC technology to deliver 16 simultaneous instrument windows over a remote network . Multiple display layouts can be saved as presets. This allows users to save bespoke layouts for different operational tasks; useful for rapidly changing between different screen layouts eg. Audio, HDR or IP focus.

In Action:

CTV Invests in PHABRIX Qx for new ST2110 OB Truck and IP Worflows

CTV, a leading provider of OB trucks and facilities, selected PHABRIX’s Qx advanced rasterizer to provide future-proofed test and measurement for IP-based workflows, including the company’s brand new OB12 32 camera truck which is currently being used on The European Golf Tour. CTV also invested in a Sx TAG handheld hybrid IP/SDI unit with ST2110 and ST2022 10GbE options for use with flypack systems.


Video & Audio Monitoring and Analysis Toolset

[Included as Standard]

Data View Analyzer with ANC Inspector

[Included as Standard]

I/O and Reference Configuration

[Included as Standard]

Remote Control

[Included as Standard]

12G-SDI Physical Layer Analysis


SDI-Stress Testing


Audio and Video Generation


Analyzer - Video Standard
  • Display of detected SMPTE S352 Payload ID for each SDI Link and Subframe
  • Manual over-ride of S352 ID
  • Selection of SMPTE video format
  • Indication of S352 errors
  • Qx, QxL-01, QxL-01E Only

Dolby Decoder and Metadata Analyzer


ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 Monitoring




IP Network Traffic Measurement 


Analyzer - Video Standard
  • Display of detected SMPTE S352 Payload ID for each SDI Link and Subframe
  • Manual over-ride of S352 ID
  • Selection of SMPTE video format
  • Indication of S352 errors
  • Qx, QxL-01, QxL-01E Only

10G PCAP Tool


Packet Interval Profile Generator


High Dynamic Range (HDR) visualization & analysis


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Formats Supported Qx 12G/10G
IP SMPTE 2110/2022-7 over 10G IP O
IP SMPTE 2022-6 over 10G IP O
3G/1.5G-SDI HD Formats
12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI UHD Formats O
SDI Eye and Jitter Physical Layer Analysis FO
Hardware and Software Options Supported
Audio/Video Generator (SDI, ST 2022-6) O
Eye and Jitter Toolset O
UHD/4K Upgrade O
(SDI Option)
SDI-STRESS Testing Toolset O
Data View Analyzer with ANC Inspector
HDR/WCG Support O
Dolby E Analysis O
IP ST 2022-6 Decap, ST 2110-20/30/31/40 Decap with ST 2022-7 and PTP
IP Network Traffic Measurement Toolset (ST 2110) O
IP Network Traffic Generation Toolset (ST 2022-6) O
Video Inputs/Outputs
4 x SDI inputs, HD/3G, 75 Ohm terminated BNC
2 x SFP+ MSA/NON-MSA cages (supports 12Gbps copper or fiber SDI interfaces)
4 x SDI outputs, HD/3G, 75 Ohm BNC
Support for 6G/12G SDI I/O O
RTE™ Real-Time Eye input (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) x 1 (SDI input A) BNC FO
Ethernet IP inputs/outputs (accepts generic SFPs)
2 x SFP+ 10G Cages (also supports MSA/NON-MSA 12Gbps copper or fiber SDI SFPs)
2 x SFP28 10/25G cages

● Standard
O Optional
FO Factory Option

Audio Inputs/Outputs Qx 12G/10G
4 x 75 Ohm AES selectable I/O (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)
1 x Stereo analog audio output (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)
8 channel 48kHz PCM audio on HDMI and SDI Instrument output
User Interface
HDMI instrument output, 1920 x 1080, 4:4:4 RGB, Type A HDMI 1.4
SDI 3Gbit instrument out, 1920 x 1080, 4:2:2 YCbCr BNC
ST 2110-20, ST 2110-30 instrument out, 1920 x 1080, 4:2:2 YCbCr
2 x 75 Ohm BNC high impedance looping reference input, tri-level or B&B with cross lock
1 x 75 Ohm Micro-BNC terminating ref input, Tri/B&B with cross lock
Networking & Control
10/100/1000 BASE-T
8 x bi-directional GPI (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)
Internal Beeper
Form factor
Size/Weight 253 x 44 x 211 mm, 1.9kg
Power consumption 50W typical, 70W max
4 Pin XLR power connector 12V nominal (10V-18V)
AC Power adapter 90-264VAC, 120W
Warranty (1 year)
Extended Warranty (3 – 5 years) O



Qx Chassis (includes PHQXO-SDI-STND)
PHQX01-3G Qx 1U SD/HD/2K SDI Rasterizer, Analyser only
PHQX01E-3G Qx 1U SD/HD/2K SDI Rasterizer with Eye & Jitter,
Analyser only
PHQXM-01E Qx Eye/Jitter return to factory upgrade (for
PHQX01-3G chassis)
Qx SDI Software Options
PHQXO-UHD SDI 2K Extended + UHD/4K
PHQXO-SDI-STRESS 12G-SDI Stress Test Toolset (requires PHQX01E3G, PHQXO-UHD, PHQXO-GEN)
PHSFP-RT12-1310 SFP+ SM(10km) LC Non-MSA, Tx 1310nm, Rx 1260-
1620nm 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI
Qx SDI/IP Software Options
PHQXO-GEN SDI/2022-6 AV Test Signal Generator
(2022-6 requires PHQXO-IP-STND)
PHQXO-HDR HDR/WCG, CIE1931, HDR Heat map (PQ, HLG, S-Log3, SR Live)
PHQXO-DOLBY Dolby E Decoder, Metadata Analyser, LtRt/LoRo
downmix, metering


Qx IP Options
PHQXO-IP-STND 2022-6 Encap/Decap, 2110 Decap with 2022-7,
dual PTP, NMOS IS-04/05
PHQXO-IP-MEAS IP Measurement 2110-21, PIT histograms, timing
(requires PHQXO-IP-STND)
PHQXO-IP-PCAP PCAP 2x10Gbps line rate capture tool, 1GB max.
(requires PHQXO-IP-STND)
PHQXO-IP-NGT 2022-6 IP Network traffic Generator Tool
PHSFP-10GE-SR SFP+ 10GBASE-SR Ethernet MM 850nm 300m
(requires PHQXO-IP-STND)
PHSFP-10GE-LR SFP+ 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SM 1310nm 10km
(requires PHQXO-IP-STND)
Qx Fitting Kits
PHQXC-1 12G-SDI Eye Measurement Test Cable 1m
PHQXK1 19 inch rackmount kit (1x Qx/QxL chassis)
PHQXK2 19 inch rackmount kit (2x Qx/QxL chassis)
PHQXK3 9.5 inch rackmount kit (1x Qx/QxL chassis)
Qx Extended Warranty
PHQX01-3YEAR PHQX01 Upgrade from 1 to 3 Year Warranty
(excludes SFP)
PHQX01-5YEAR PHQX01 Upgrade from 1 to 5 Year Warranty
(excludes SFP)
PHQX01E-3YEAR PHQX01E Upgrade from 1 to 3 Year Warranty
(excludes SFP)
PHQX01E-5YEAR PHQX01E Upgrade from 1 to 5 Year Warranty
(excludes SFP)

* One year warranty included as standard

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