Key Features

3G/HD/SD-SDI generation, analysis & monitoring
  • Simultaneous generation and analysis for SMPTE compliance testing
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI support
  • Embedded audio generation, analysis & monitoring with 1x AES in, 1x AES out, 48kHz 75 Ohm
  • Auto Bi-level, Tri-level and SDI genlock with cross lock capability
Advanced physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter) toolset
  • Instant, Real-Time Eye (RTE™) for testing SMPTE compliance issues with easy ‘traffic light’ style performance indicators
  • Automated measurements for rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot, undershoot and cable length
  • Display up to a maximum of 10 eyes
  • Instrument presents Histograms, decade filters, simultaneous timing thermometers, eye color for ‘hot spot’ view, persistence and cable type
  • Jitter analysis instrument enables an engineer to analyze the nature of jitter present using a graph of jitter versus time
Advanced video analysis toolset
  • Over 350 formats supported for compliance monitoring
  • 12-bit waveform monitor with YCbCr, Y, Cb, Cr and GBR format display and horizontal/vertical graticules
  • Vectorscope for checking color bias / conformity
  • Signal generation with 32 test patterns, including Pathological and moving patterns
  • CRC error detection, video aspect ratio detection and SMPTE 351 display
  • HANC/VANC support
  • Pixel check and picture zoom
Multi-channel audio analysis & monitoring
  • Embed a single external 48kHz synchronous AES stream into the generated video stream
  • Extract embedded audio and export it via the AES output
  • 16 channel audio metering
  • Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus bitstream analysis
Remote access, automation & logging
  • TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing
  • Comprehensive status logging with custom reports
  • Instrument picture capture to simplify fault finding
Ultra-portable, easy to use design
  • High quality, 16:9 built-in screen for video monitoring
  • Rechargeable lithium battery delivers 1-2 hours operation and mains power also available
  • Superior ease of use with color coded GUI
  • Lightweight at 0.7kg
  • Rugged aluminium case for demanding broadcast environments


Physical Layer Toolset

Automatic Eye and Jitter MeasurementsLink Arrow
• SxE offers instant, Real-Time Eye (RTE™) for rapid testing SMPTE SDI compliance and interop issues
• SMPTE compliant automated measurements for rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot, undershoot and cable length
• Flexible display of between 1 to a maximum of 10 eyes with Amplitude and Time Histograms
• Selectable: Decade filters, Eye color for 'hot spot' view, two Jitter timing/UI thermometers with green/amber/red indication, 40ms or infinite
Persistence, choice from 6 Cable types
Jitter AnalysisLink Arrow
• The realtime Jitter analysis instrument enables an engineer to analyze the nature of jitter present on the SDI interface against time
• By analyzing jitter in this detailed way, an engineer can not only determine if a signal is in or out of specification, but also get a feel for where
any problems lie. A spiky waveform could indicate power supply noise and these visual clues aid the diagnosis
• Selection of decade filter and jitter timing/UI thermometers is common to the Real-Time Eye Display so as to give consistent indication of the
effect of the decade filter across the two instruments
• Line or Vertical Time base selection: 1 H, 2H, 1V, 1 Frame
• Vertical Gain controls: 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0 UI/division
• 40ms or infinite Persistence
Eye and Jitter LoggingLink Arrow
• SxE’s eye and jitter logging tools provide user-selectable logging of jitter thresholds in two different decade filters, and records of Rise and Fall
times, Amplitude and Over-shoot and Under-shoot


Video GeneratorLink Arrow
Audio GeneratorLink Arrow
Reference GeneratorLink Arrow
Zone Plate Generator (Optional)Link Arrow
• Choice of Zone Plate, Grating or Sweep Patterns
• Sophisticated control set including: Start and End Frequency, Start Phase, Rate of change of Phase, Angle, and X and Y position
• Temporal control is particularly useful for testing up/down convertors/monitors and applications which compress signals
AV Delay Generator (Optional)Link Arrow
• Adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync and Operational Test Pattern to support SD and HD formats
• Compatible with third party AV delay analysers e.g.:LAWO V_pro8
• Individual selection of audio pair
Advanced Video Formats (Optional)Link Arrow
• 3G level A and B
• 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB and 4:4:4 YUV at 10/12 bit
• 2048 x 1080 (2K) SMPTE ST 428-9 and digital cinema 2048-2:2011


Picture Monitor with CursorsLink Arrow
Picture ZoomLink Arrow
Input Select Internal/ExternalLink Arrow
Waveform Full FrameLink Arrow
Waveform Line SelectLink Arrow
VectorscopeLink Arrow
Vectorscope Zoom x 2Link Arrow
AV Delay Analysis (Optional)Link Arrow
• Support for adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync and operation test pattern
• Support for LAWO V_line AV Sync test pattern
• Realtime update of measured AV delay
• +/- 200ms operating range
SDI Data Display & VANC/ANC Inspector (Optional)Link Arrow
• Two instruments that provide a detailed view of the data words contained within the SDI stream and ancillary data (VANC and ANC) packets
• This allows the analysis of complex faults and is particularly useful in determining compatibility issues between equipment and when
debugging new product development in an R&D environment
• The ancillary packet analyzer also includes a DID or SDID search editor, freeze and freeze on trigger function
• A sophisticated range of user-definable trigger parameters is provided including: ANC, VANC or ANC+VANC, DID and SubDID values, line
number range, Checksum, DBN, Parity and ANC Gap Errors


Dolby Bitstream Generator and Analyzer (Optional)Link Arrow
• This toolset provides both Dolby Audio bitstream Generation and Analysis for Dolby E, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. All Dolby related
metadata parameters can be logged
• The Main Menu window provides a clear and easy to read status of the detected type of audio in each group with a snapshot of the Dolby
program config and Dolby E guard band timing
• The generator contains a number of pre-configured test bitstreams. Engineers can then adjust both Dolby E, the metadata parameters, and the
Dolby E line number to test broadcast infrastructure and downstream audio encoding equipment
• The analyzer displays the stream type, the metadata of a selected audio stream, the PA spacing and any CRC errors. For Dolby E the timing
relationship in the SDI video stream guard band is displayed and the analyzer indicates if this the recommended line position for that format
• The detected Dolby Audio type is displayed in the audio meters, however the audio is not decoded
• Logging triggers for errors relating to Dolby Audio include CRC errors, timing, and common and program metadata
16 Channel Audio MetersLink Arrow
Audio Meters Group 1/2 - AESLink Arrow
Audio Channel StatusLink Arrow
Speaker/HeadphoneLink Arrow


Instrument PresetsLink Arrow
Network ConfigurationLink Arrow
Software License StatusLink Arrow
Engineer SetupLink Arrow


Video TimingLink Arrow
Video StatusLink Arrow
Video Format/Payload IDLink Arrow
ANC StatusLink Arrow


Log SetupLink Arrow
ANC Log SetupLink Arrow
Log DisplayLink Arrow
Screen GrabLink Arrow


Enhanced Remote Control (Optional)Link Arrow
• This option allows complex applications to be created on a PC to perform test and measurement functions such as automated testing of routers and other broadcast equipment
• PHABRIX instruments act as a server and listen on a port waiting for incoming requests from clients such as a PC. All visual controls on the product have an associated command.
Command Scripts with Print Report (Optional)Link Arrow
• This allows an engineer to create a stack of commands for repeat testing of systems using the toolsets within the Sx series
• Tests can be configured and saved for recall by a user defined operator name. Command scripts can be created on the interface or created
offline on a PC. The savings in time and the ability for an engineer to run a script to check equipment and return with a report is invaluable
• When ‘run’ reports are generated, they auto fill an on-board html file that can then be downloaded via the remote control facility and printed as a hard paper copy. The report also collects screen dumps of the instruments to accompany the report if required
• Additionally, users can add their own logo to personalize the reports



Monitor Details

Display resolution      480 x 272 pixels auto scaling

Display type               16:9 24 bit color TFT

Display size                95 x 54 mm

Processing                 All digital


SDI                              3G-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI

Outputs                       1 x 75 Ohm BNC

Inputs                          1 x 75 Ohm BNC

Genlock                      Bi/Tri/SDI with cross lock

Adjustable timing       0 to 1 Frame

Text Ident                    Yes with font, color and point size

Logo ident                  Yes

EDH                            Yes (SD-SDI)

Video Test Signal

Resolution                   10 bits

Static Test patterns    32+ including full frame

Moving Zone Plate    Yes

User defined               DPX,YUV,TGA,BMP

Formats                       A full list of supported SMPTE formats for 3G, HD and SD can be                                       supplied on request

Eye bit rates                3Gbps, 1.485Gbps, 270 Mbps

Jitter                            SMPTE specification filters

Jitter thermometers    Alignment, Timing


Internal speaker                         0.5 watts

Audio DAC                                  24 bit stereo

Headphone socket                    3.5 mm with auto line out

Generator/Monitor                     48 kHz 20-bit (SD-SDI) 24-bit (HD-SDI)

16 channel embedded audio    Yes

AES output                                  1 x 75 Ohm BNC

AES intput                                   1 x 75 Ohm BNC

Audio Test Signal

Fixed tones                                  17

Variable tones                             1 Hz-24 Khz in 1Hz steps

Intermittent Tone                        Yes

White noise generation              Yes

Audio levels variable                   0 to -100dB in 1dB steps

Audio phase invert                      Yes


Navigation panel                         5 menu keys 8 custom select/program

Integral battery supply                Yes

Internal Storage                           8GB (upgradable)

Remote control                            Web browser interface

Ethernet/USB                               Yes

Carry case                                    Included

AC power supply                         Included

Security                                        Kensington lock fitting

Size                                               H:92mm W: 225mm D: 42mm

Weight                                          0.7kgs


Note: Lithium batteries do lose charge over time. PHABRIX offers a battery replacement service


Request a Live Demo & QuoteLink Arrow


SxE SD/HD/3G Handheld unit for Eye and Jitter compliance with PHABRIX soft carry case

Software Options

Command scripts + reports (repeat testing + create print report)


SDI Data display + VANC/ANC Inspector


Enhanced remote control integration


Advanced zone plate generator (Programmable Y zone plate)


Advanced video formats + 2K (422/444, YUV/RGB, 10/12 bit, SMPTE 428-9 D-Cinema/SMPTE ST 2048-2-2011)


Dolby E/D/D+ analysis + generation (streaming, metering, timing)


AV Delay Generation and Analysis


Engineering bundle with seven options, namely PHSXOS, PHSXOSD, PHSXOR, PHSXOZ, PHSXOF, PHSXO-DAG, PHSXO-AVD


Sx wall mounting bracket for easy charging (does not include the charger)

Extended Warranty

3 Year Warranty+


5 Year Warranty+

+One year warranty included as standard

Replacement battery service – pricing available upon request.

  • “We found the Qx 12G to be the one and only instrument capable of accommodating HD, quad-link 12G-SDI, and IP in a single unit,”

    Andrea Buonomo | Cinevideo
  • I particularly like the portability. The Sx battery life is very good, especially considering the size and brightness of the screen.

    David Parker | TVNZ’s Platform Engineer
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