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Qx 12G

Order Code: PHQX01 / PHQX01E

Available: NOW



Qx 12G

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


The Qx 12G brings together all the essential tools for product development, infrastructure compliance testing and 4K/UHD content monitoring, using the next generation of IP and SDI video formats. Single device for IP, 4K/UHD & HDR
With Qx 12G, you no longer need multiple test & measurement devices for IP, SDI and HDR / WCG. A single Qx 12G can perform signal generation, analysis and monitoring across SMPTE 2022-6 IP and HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI formats. TR03, AES67 and PTP (ST 2059-2), as defined in the draft SMPTE 2110 specification, will be supported with upcoming software releases.
Fast, automated 12G physical layer analysis
Qx 12G offers the fastest 12G-SDI physical layer testing, with its Real-time Eye technology instantly highlighting any SMPTE compliance issues, including eye under/overshoot. Advanced 12G/6G-SDI physical layer tools include Jitter waveform, Jitter Insertion, Jitter FFT analysis, and pathological test patterns. Built-in automation control allows testing to be performed faster, more reliably and at lower cost.
Ideal for live production
Highly compact and ultra-quiet, Qx 12G weighs less than 2Kg and uses just 50W. This makes it ideal for live production applications. A flexible, easy to use control interface provides unlimited instrument layering, and is ideal for fast moving operation. For challenging environments, Qx 12G can be fitted with a replaceable air filter.
Key Features
4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) generation & analysis
• Simultaneous generation and analysis
• Waveform monitoring for YRGB/YUV monitoring
• Vectorscope for checking colour bias / conformity
• Test patterns, including 12G Pathological
• Video and audio monitoring
• REF locking and timing analysis
SMPTE 2022-6 IP generation & analysis
• SPMTE ST 2022-6 encapsulation/de-encapsulation
• Inter Packet Arrival Time Analysis for monitoring network congestion
• Packet transmission provides 2022-6 IP signal generation, and allows creation of packet interval timing distribution profiles to simulate IP network congestion conditions. 
• Network management multicast support (IGMP2,3)
Physical layer testing
• 12G Real-time Eye for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under/overshoot
• Jitter insertion
• Jitter FFT
HDR / WCG generation & analysis
• Dolby PQ HDR supported (HLG and SLOG3 standards with future upgrade)
• CIE chart (Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020)
• HDR Heat-map highlights signals beyond SDR
• HDR test pattern generator
• Waveform (log scale to 10,000 NIT) with Wide Colour Gamut support
System Features
• Logging
• Configuration presets
• TCP/IP based control
• Automation port for remote control and automated testing
Form factor
• Compact ½ RU
• Air filter option for live production
Field Upgrades
• SMPTE ST 2059-2 (PTP)
• TR03, AES67, SMPTE ST 2110
SMPTE 2022-6 IP tools
Inter Packet Arrival Time Analysis 
• Packet interval timing histogram for monitoring network congestion
• Packet counts mapped against arrival time (μS)
• Packet transmission interval timing to test impact of infrastructure on IP stream
IP Packet transmission 
• Instrument provides 2022-6 IP signal generation
• Creates different packet interval timing distribution profiles to simulate IP network congestion conditions. 
IP network analysis 
• Transmission and receive traffic analysis
• Monitoring packet types and sizes
HDR (Dolby PQ) / WCG tools
CIE chart 
• CIE 1931 X Y chromacity plot
• Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 support
• Overlay shows Gamut boundaries
HDR Heat-map 
• Highlighting ‘heat map’ above SDR 709, where HDR is impacting brightness
• NIT level scale, with upper/lower thresholds
• Cursors
HDR waveform monitor 
• Wide Colour Gamut support for Rec. 2020
• PQ scale to 10,000 NITs
• Pan and zoom
Physical layer & signal analysis tools (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI)
Real-time Eye 
• Instant, Real-time Eye for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under / overshoot
• Rise time and fall time
• Amplitude histograms
• Single or multiple eyes
Jitter waveform
• Real-time jitter measurements
• 10, 100, 1k, 10k, 100k filters
• 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


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 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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