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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 color 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)
  • Support for BT. 2100 HLG PQ and Sony S-Log3 and S-Log3(HDR Live)
  • CIE chart (Rec. 709, Rec. 2020, ST 2086)
  • HDR Heat-map highlights signals beyond SDR
  • HDR test pattern generator
  • Waveform with code value and Nits
  • Vectorscope with Graticules / Targets for HDR, SDR and Wide Color Gamut
12G-SDI STRESS (option)
  • Advanced Generator tools with PBRS generation, control of SDI driver amplitude and jitter insertion
  • Jitter FFT*
  • PBRS Analyzer
  • Pathological Detector
System features
  • Logging
  • Configuration presets
  • Remote interface employing VNC technology providing up to 16 simultaneous instrument windows
  • TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing
Form factor
  • Compact ½ RU

*Upcoming software release


Core Toolset

Analyzer - PictureLink Arrow
• Scaling from 1/16 to Full Screen
• Cursors linked to Waveform and Data View
• Tooltip display of pixel location in the image
Analyzer - WaveformLink Arrow
• Cursor linked to Picture and Data View
• Single line mode linked to Picture Cursor
• Configurable H and V Graticules
• Parade, Single line, H & V Mag, Brightness, Persistence and Monochrome controls
• A wide selection of YCbCr, YGBR and GBR parade modes
• Tooltip display of Waveform data with mouse
Analyzer - VectorscopeLink Arrow
• 12-bit processing
• 0.5x to 4x Magnification
• 75% and 100% Targets for ITU-R Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and HDR formats
• Single line mode linked to Picture Cursor
• Tooltip display of Cb, Cr and Hue Angle
• IQ axis on/off
Analyzer - Audio MetersLink Arrow
• Metering of up to 32 channels of embedded audio
• Metering Ballistics: PPM-I, PPM-II, Vu, Vu-Fr
• Scales: dBFS, dBu -18, dBu -20, BBC, DIN45406, NordicN9
• Adjustable Peak Hold times from Off, 0.1 s to Inf
• Audio Pair Phase Meters
• Detection of Dolby DE, DD, DD+
• Tooltip display of Numerical Value, SDI group and pair, Dolby type
Analyzer - Data ViewLink Arrow
• Allows analysis of complex faults particularly in an R&D environment
• Detailed view of data words in the SDI stream with tooltip hint
• Navigate function for rapid access to a required line, pixel or TRS word
• Color coding to help identification
• Cursor linked to Picture and Waveform
Analyzer - Anciliary StatusLink Arrow
• Simple grid layout for rapid visual checking of VANC/ANC anciliary data packets
• Tooltip hints for ANC Data types
• Packet type display: Present, Absent or Fault
Analyzer - Video StandardLink Arrow
• 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
Video Timing & System ReferenceLink Arrow
• Measurement of the timing of inputs against reference
• Indication of Reference status and stability
• Indication of the relative co-timing of input SDI channels
• Graphical and Numeric display
Network & AutomationLink Arrow
• Reporting of Qx Management/Control Port information and Interface Status
• Reporting of IP and MAC Address and mDNS Hostname
• Reporting of REST API and VNC Server Status and user control enable/disable
• Configuration of Static IP address/Mask, Gateway and DNS Server

IP Toolset

SFP IP NetworkLink Arrow
• Reporting of presence of SFPs, SFP MAC and IP addresses (flow source IP address), and interface status
• Tx and Rx packet counters for indication of traffic activity
• User configuration of SFP IP Addresses, Masks and Gateway Addresses
SFP InformationLink Arrow
• SFP Status information for monitoring the physical network connection
• Indication of SFP Vendor part and laser characteristics
• Rx and Tx power for debug of fiber connectivity
• Optical link length indicator
IP ReceiveLink Arrow
• Reporting of the IP Flows available to the receiver and user selection of the required flow
• Indication of Qx locked status, Protocol, Src and Dst IP and Port Numbers, SSRC, Packet Counts, Sequence and CRC errors
• Configuration of Multicast Destination IP address and subsequent Multicast Join request
SFP A Network StatisticsLink Arrow
• Reporting of SFP cumulative Receive traffic
• Indication of Packet types : Multicast, Unicast, Broadcast, VLAN
• Indication of Packet sizes and Cumulative number of packets for each size
IP Receive - Inter-packet TimingLink Arrow
• Stream health reporting using histogram to visualise the distribution of inter-packet arrival times
• Packet counts mapped against arrival times (us)
• Easy diagnosis of congestion with Max, Mean and Min inter-packet arrival times
• Log or Linear scales
IP Receive StatisticsLink Arrow
• Reporting of Receiver flow video statistics and stability
• Total and Active Samples per Line and Lines per Frame
• Indication of SMPTE ST 352 Payload ID
SFP B Network StatisticsLink Arrow
• Reporting of SFP cumulative Transmit traffic
• Indication of Packet types : Multicast, Unicast, Broadcast, VLAN
• Indication of Packet sizes and Cumulative number of packets for each size
IP TransmitLink Arrow
• Configuration of Transmission Flow Unicast or Multicast destination addresses, Port Numbers and SSRC
• Automatic calculation of Multicast Destination MAC address from Destination IP Address
• Flow Control On/Off
Packet Profile GeneratorLink Arrow
• Injection of Inter-packet jitter onto outgoing flow
• Gaussian or Uniform distribution
• Log or Linear scales

HDR Toolset

Picture- False Color HighlightingLink Arrow
• Programmable ‘Heat Map’ to highlight luminance zones providing quick identification of shadows, skin or mid-tones or specular highlights
• 7 simultaneous programmable color overlay bands
• Presets for HDR and SDR ranges plus User Custom
Analyzer - CIE ChartLink Arrow
• CIE 1931 x,y display
• Single line mode linked to picture cursor • Pan and Zoom
• ITU-R BT. 709, BT. 2020 and ST 2086 gamut overlays
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• Support for BT. 1886, BT. 2100 HLG and PQ, Sony S-Log3, S-Log3(HDR Live)
HDR Waveform and GeneratorLink Arrow
• Waveform HDR graticules with Nits/Cd/m2
• BT. 2408 diffuse white markers
• SDR patterns mapped to HDR Rec. BT. 2020 containers – useful for like for like set-up of HDR and SDR monitors and line checks
• Full Rec. 2020 patterns
• Support for BT. 1886, BT. 2100 HLG and PQ, Sony S-Log3, S-Log3(HDR Live)

Generator Toolset

Video GenerationLink Arrow
• 12G/6G/3G/1.5G 4K/UHD and 2K/HD SDI signal generation
• Support for Single, Dual and Quad links with single, square and 2SI sub-images, Level A and B
• Moving test patterns
• 422, 444, 4224 and 4444, YCbCr and RGB Formats
• Locked to reference with control of output timing
Audio GenerationLink Arrow
• 32 channels of embedded audio generation
• Choice of Fixed Tones or Chromatic Scale – to help with channel identification
• Choice of Fixed or Ramp levels – to help with channel identification
• Custom config of number of active audio groups and channels and fully variable frequency
• Master Gain control
Pathological GenerationLink Arrow
• SDI pathological - SDI Stress patterns, Eq, PLL and CheckField
• User-definable combination of SDI stress and conventional patterns up to Full Frame

12G-SDI Stress Toolset

Advanced Generator ToolsLink Arrow
• Generation of PRBS-7, 9, 15, 23, 31
• SDI Scrambler and Sync Bit Insertion on/off
• Control of SDI Driver amplitude +/-10%
• Control of jitter insertion frequency, amplitude and type
• Control of pre-emphasis*
PRBS AnalyzerLink Arrow
• Indication of PRBS cumulative received data and PRBS type
• Reported cumulative errors
• Calculated Bit Error Rate (BER)
Jitter FFT*Link Arrow
• Spectral analysis of SDI Jitter
• Easy identification of jitter harmonic components
Pathological DetectorLink Arrow
• Generator Status indication of rate at which the Video pattern generator is creating SDI pathological conditions
• Indication of PLL and EQ pathological rates/ second
• Detection on each active SDI link
• Realtime GPI outputs of Pathological Detect for external equipment triggering

Physical Layer Toolset

SDI Eye AnalysisLink Arrow
• Real-Time Eye (RTE™) for testing SMPTE compliance
• DC Coupled and Automatic Measurements of: Amplitude, Rise and Fall time, Jitter and Under/Overshoot
• Amplitude and Time Histograms
• Single or Multiple Eyes with choice of color and Heat-Map Overlay
• Infinite Persistence modes
SDI Jitter AnalysisLink Arrow
• Real-Time SMPTE Jitter measurements down to 10Hz • 10Hz, 100Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz, 100kHz filters
• H, 2H, F, 2F, V Trigger
• Infinite Persistence modes
• +/- 0.25 to +/- 8 UI vertical scale adjustment

Rear Panel


Formats supported (generation, analysis & monitoring)

IP SMPTE 2022-6
IP SMPTE 2110*

Video inputs / outputs

4 x SDI for HD, 3G, 6G, 12G 75 Ohm terminated BNC Inputs
4 x SDI for HD, 3G, 6G, 12G 75 Ohm terminated BNC Outputs
RTE™ Real-Time Eye input (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) x 1 (SDI input A) BNC
SFP+ MSA/NON-MSA 12 Gbps copper or fiber SDI, 10G Ethernet

Audio inputs / outputs

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 1.4 instrument output, 1920 x 1080, 4:4:4 RGB, Type A


2 x 75 Ohm BNC high impedance looping reference input, tri-level or 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

253 x 44 x 211 mm (width x height x depth) excluding projections
1.9 kg weight


Power consumption 50W typical, 70W max
4 Pin XLR power connector, 12V nominal (10V-18V)
AC Power adapter (included), 90-264VAC, 120W


1 year standard increased to 3 – 5 years with Extended Warranty package

*Upcoming software release


Qx 12G

Qx-12G UHD/HD-SDI analyzer/generator (1RU, ½ rack)


Qx-12G UHD/HD-SDI analyzer/generator with Eye / Jitter toolset (1RU, ½ rack)


IP license for ST 2022-6 Decapsulator [requires 10G Ethernet SFP+ module (PHSFP-10GE-SR)]


IP license for ST 2022-6 Encapsulator [requires 10G Ethernet SFP+ module (PHSFP-10GE-SR)]


IP network traffic analysis toolset


IP network traffic generation toolset (Packet Profile Generator)


10G Ethernet SFP+, short range up to 300m (Qx-12G supports 2 x SFP+)


PHQXO-HDR HDR/WCG toolset with CIE 1931 chart, HDR Heat-map (SDR and BT.2100 PQ HDR standards)


Eye/Jitter toolset upgrade for PHQX01 (return to factory upgrade)


Advanced 12G-SDI STRESS Toolset [requires PHQX01E]


19″ rackmount kit for 1x Qx-12G


19″ rackmount kit for 2x Qx-12G


9.5” rackmount kit for 1x Qx-12G


10.5″ rackmount kit for 1x Qx-12G

Extended Warranty

3 Year Warranty for Qx-12G*


5 Year Warranty for Qx-12G*

Spare Parts

PHABRIX Qx Replacement Power supply

*One year warranty included as standard.