Key Features

HD-SDI/UHD-SDI Analysis and Monitoring

• Flexible, user-defined instrument layouts displaying up to 16 simultaneous windows
• The fully featured core toolset offers a Waveform monitor for YRGB/YUV monitoring and Vectorscope for checking color bias / conformity
• Clear, simultaneous view of up to 32 channels of audio (embedded/AES) and decoded channel status information for up to 128 channels
• Easily detect commonly used Dolby formats
• At a glance measurement of up to four quad link SDI inputs with respect to reference
• Sophisticated easy to read display of ANC data status and payload
• On screen display of OP47 and CEA-708-B* closed captions

Advanced Control and Logging

• Human readable event logs can be configured for SDI input standard/status, physical layer timing and jitter, Rest API requests and IP-Tx, IP-RX, Flow and SFP records
• Create and rapidly change between bespoke layouts for different operational tasks with presets
• The Qx user interface employs VNC technology to provide up to 16 simultaneous instrument windows over a remote network
• A REST API is available for automated control and monitoring over a network offering integrated control, monitoring and automated manufacturer testing

Physical Layer Testing (PHQX01E | Hardware)

• Factory fitted option for fast 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer commissioning, testing and development
• RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) Technology instantly highlights any SMPTE compliance issues including eye amplitude, transition times and overshoot
• Built-in controls for automation allows more reliable, faster testing and at lower cost
• A versatile eye display offers single eye with auto centering, or multiple eyes and can be displayed with a choice of color and heat-map overlays with infinite persistence
• Realtime SDI jitter window provides simultaneous monitoring across five specified frequency bands, jitter histogram and video trigger options

SDI Stress Testing up to 12G (PHQXO-SDI-STRESS | Software)

• Advanced suite of engineering tools for developers and manufacturers evaluating SDI interfaces
• Comprehensive API for rapid automated testing
• Insert up to 128UI peak to peak SDI clock jitter from 10Hz to 10MHz, mute any of the SDI outputs, control the SDI scrambler, sync-bit insertion, pre-emphasis, rise time and driver amplitude, all under automated control
• Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence (PRBS) generation and analysis of PRBS-7, 9, 15, 23, 31 allows for deterministic measurement of link Bit Error Rates (BER)
• Shorth mean RTE™ amplitude measurement with histogram overlay and a user-defined window for eye amplitude exploration
• Realtime reporting of the rate of creation of SDI pathological conditions

UHD/4K Upgrade (PHQXO-UHD | Software)

• Support for an additional 36 UHD and 4K SDI formats for a wide range of post production and broadcast applications (see supported formats table on page 15)
• Quad 1.5G and 3G, single 6G, dual 6G and single 12G interfaces at all frame rates including 48 and 49.97Hz
• Extended modes support all color formatting including 4:2:2, 4:2:2:4, 4:4:4, 4:4:4:4 at 10 and 12-bits
• All SDI link configurations fully support Levels A & B with square division and 2 sample interleave (2SI)

Data View Analyzer with ANC Inspector (PHQXO-DATA | Software)

• Sophisticated engineering grade analysis tools providing easily accessible visualization of the data on an SDI interface and associated ANC packets
• Deep SDI data inspection with full freedom to inspect Active Picture, VANC and HANC
• API controls to read back Active Picture Data under automation control
• ANC packet decapsulation and error reporting for detailed analysis and debug of ANC payloads

HDR Generation & Analysis (PHQXO-HDR | Software)

• The comprehensive HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) toolset supports all modern live production formats: SDR BT.709, BT.2020 as well as HDR BT.2100 HLG, BT.2100 PQ and Sony S-Log3 and SR Live
• CIE chart, vectorscope and waveform tools to enhance the vizualisation and analysis of your HDR/WCG content
• Flexible user-controlled HDR heatmap, highlighting signals beyond SDR with 7 simultaneous programable color overlay bands with presets for HDR/SDR ranges, plus user custom presets
• HDR test pattern generator with both mapped and ITU-R native HLG, PQ and SR Live patterns for checking BT.709 conformity of a HDR Wide Color Gamut System

Audio and Video Generation (PHQXO-GEN | Software)

• Simultaneously generate and analyze a comprehensive set of SDI and IP formats with an intuitive, user friendly interface
• Moving test patterns with up to 32 channels of embedded audio per link or subfield (up to 128 channels on 12G interfaces)
• The Generator Toolset option provides not only the core full screen SDI Pathological SDI stress patterns (Eq, PLL and check field), but also allows the user to define a combination of the SDI stress and conventional generator patterns up to full frame
• Import of TIFF files for checking of HDR/WCG graphics or display and evaluation of user-created test images

ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 Monitoring (PHQXO-IP-STND | Software)

• Operator suite of stream monitoring tools for next generation professional IP media environments
• Simultaneously monitor 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC ST 2110 flows with ST 2022-7 seamless IP protection switching (SIPS)
• Easily accessible status reporting of flow health and SIPS and PTP Status
• Operational Audio flexibility with ST 2110-30 Class C (up to 80 channels at 125us) and support for ST 2110-31 AES encapsulation of Dolby® Audio
• TR-1001: NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 with LLDP and PTP system resource*

ST 2110 Analysis (PHQXO-IP-MEAS | Software)

• Engineering suite of tools for ST 2110 analysis and debug
• Display up to four simultaneous Packet Interval Timing measurements per input for easy visualization of network congestion and sender packet distribution with max, mean and min inter-packet arrival times
• Receive statistics that include the measurements of the ST 2110-21 Network Compatibility model (Cinst) and Virtual Receiver Buffer Model (VRX)
• Advanced measurement of IP flow latency and RTP clock timing relationships for debug of Audio, Video and ANC alignment, source PTP and encapsulation

ST 2022-6 Packet Interval Profile Generator (PHQXO-IP-NGT | Software)

• Advanced ST 2022-6 packet generation tool for evaluating the ability of a receiver to handle a jittered ST 2022-6 flow
• Simulate IP video network packet jitter under a variety of network conditions by providing the ability to adjust the transmission distribution profile
• View the interval timing distribution of the packets being generated, the number of packets being generated each second, against the deviation of each packet interval from the expected interval time


I/O Options

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
SDI 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
System IOLink Arrow
• Shows the status of signal inputs and outputs, external reference, cable length, and connector details
• SDI mode: Select BNC or SFP I/O, cable type, loop through and generator copy outputs
• IP mode: Active IP SFP receive inputs and transmit outputs are indicated

Core Toolset

Analyzer - PictureLink Arrow
• Cursors linked to Waveform and Data View
• ANC Timecode with OSD
• Closed Captions OP47, CEA-608 in 708
• 2 simultaneous Closed Caption decode
picture windows
• Paint, Pop and Scroll Display Modes
• Italic and underlined character sets
• Action and title safe areas
• SCTE 104 indicator*
Analyzer - WaveformLink Arrow
• YCbCr, YGBR and GBR parade modes
• Cursor linked to Picture and Data View
• Single line mode linked to Picture Cursor
• Configurable H and V Graticules
• User markers
• Overlay*, Stacked*, Parade, Single line, H & V Mag, Brightness, Persistence and Monochrome controls
• 12-bit processing
Analyzer - VectorscopeLink Arrow
• 75% and 100% Targets for ITU-R Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and HDR formats
• User targets linked to Waveform
• 0.5x to 4x Mag, center on chosen target
• Single line mode linked to Picture Cursor
• Tooltip display of Cb, Cr and Hue Angle
• IQ axis on/off
• 12-bit processing
Analyzer - Audio MetersLink Arrow
• 32 channel audio metering, embedded/AES
• Metering Ballistics: PPM-I, PPM-II, Vu, Vu-Fr
• Scales: dBFS, dBu -18, dBu -20, BBC, DIN45406, NordicN9
• Adjustable peak hold times: Off, 0.1 s to Inf
• Audio pair phase meters, numerical level
• Detection of Dolby DE, DD, DD+, DE line pos
• Stereo/mono audio preview bus
Audio StatusLink Arrow
• 32 channel indication of audio type and presence, PCM, Dolby DE, DD, DD+
• Decoded channel status information for up to 128 channels
• Clear indication of useful audio parameters including CRCC, PCM/data, sample frequency, word length
• Channel Status data view (Hex)
Analyzer - Ancillary StatusLink Arrow
• SMPTE ST 291 VANC/HANC ancillary data presence/status window
• Grid View – clear visual overview, present/absent/fault indication
• List View – ANC present list with location and status information for Checksum, Parity, DBN
• Link to ANC Inspector
• Tool tip provides ST 291 ANC type overview
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
Display OptionsLink Arrow
• GUI output frame rate 50, 59.94, 60Hz to match video format
• User-selectable colors of window frames for Analyzer and Generator tools
• Brightness control for office or controlled lighting environments
• GUI on HDMI, SDI and ST 2110-20/30 media flows
PresetsLink Arrow
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
Up to 16 InstrumentsLink Arrow
• Fully flexible user-defined instrument layouts
• Display up to 16 instruments on a single 1920x1080 display
• Individual instruments can switch between sixteenth, quarter or full screen (selected instruments)
REST APILink Arrow
• The Qx can be controlled remotely over a network via a REST API
• Integrated control, monitoring and automated manufacturer testing
USB File ManagerLink Arrow
• Copy presets, instrument logs, screenshots and user TIFF images via USB memory stick
VNC and Instrument ScreenshotsLink Arrow
• Interface employs VNC technology to deliver 16 simultaneous scalable instrument windows over a remote network
• SFTP and Browser network access to event logs, screenshots and user presets
Event LoggerLink Arrow
• SDI Input standard/status
• SDI physical layer timing and alignment jitter
• Rest API requests
• IP-Tx, IP-Rx, Flow and SFP records
• Reference Locking
• Audio input presence
CRC AnalysisLink Arrow
• Check for CRC errors on Y, C and ANC
• Reporting of the number of SDI input failures, the last failure time, total analysis time and error rates
• Detect active picture changes and view the active picture CRC to observe any changes in the expected active picture CRC value
Loudness Monitoring*Link Arrow
• EBU R128 and ITU-R BT.1770
• Indicators for true peak, range, momentary,
short term and integrated loudness
• User control of integrated, momentary and
short term targets
• User adjustable true peak alarm threshold
• Loudness logging stored automatically
AES IO ConfigLink Arrow
• 4 versatile bi-directional AES unbalanced interfaces
• Audio meter monitoring pair, or generator audio outputs or an AES input
• SDI Input to AES Output audio conversion for both PCM and Dolby encoded audio
• AES Input signals can be routed to other AES outputs providing a single loop output or up to 3 copy outputs

ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 Monitoring


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
ST 2110 PTP Info - 2 portLink Arrow
• Control of PTP domain and communication mode (multicast, hybrid w/o negotiation)
• Indication of lock status
• Grandmaster information including master ID and time source
• Indication of estimated frequency and phase lock offsets
• Indication of one step or two step traffic
• 2 independant PTP slaves
IP Receive Multi FlowsLink Arrow
• Reporting of the IP Flows available to the receiver and user selection of the required flows
• Indication of Qx locked status, Protocol, Src and Dst IP and Port Numbers, SSRC, Packet Counts, Sequence, payload and CRC errors
• Configuration of Multicast Destination IP addresses and subsequent Multicast Join requests
ST 2022-7 StatusLink Arrow
• Indication of the health of ST 2022-7 seamless protection
• Warning of ST 2022-7 flow-pair mis-match
• Warnings of errors on flows and errors on reconstructed output and error rates/second
• Relative measure of Path Differential of flows on SFPB (Blue Network) relative to SFPA (Amber Network)
• Class A, B,C, D markers
IP Flow LatencyLink Arrow
• Indication of media latency
• Relative timing of audio and ANC flows wrt video
• Indication of relationship of underlying media to PTP
IP Event LoggingLink Arrow
• Event logs of: PTP, IP Interfaces, Rx Traffic,
Tx Traffic, SFP records

IP Network Traffic Measurement


Inter-packet TimingLink Arrow
• Stream health reporting using histogram to visualize the distribution of inter-packet arrival times
• Simultaneous reporting of ST 2022-7 primary and secondary flow
• Packet counts (log or linear scales) mapped against arrival times (μs)
• Easy diagnosis of congestion with max, mean and min inter-packet arrival times
IP Receive StatisticsLink Arrow
• Reporting of receiver flow video statistics and stability
• ST 2022-6 measurement of total and active samples per line and lines per frame and indication of ST 352 Payload ID
• ST 2110-21 measurement of Network Compatibility Model (Cinst) and Virtual Receiver Buffer Model (VRX)
• PCAP export of kernal traffic*
Adv. PTP Media TimingLink Arrow
• Measurement of the timing relationship of flows against PTP
• PTP timing vs external analog reference*
• Data showing the relationship of the transmitter encapsulation and media to PTP
• Measured number of RTP packets and RTP clock rate per second
• Measured RTP clocks per packet per second

Packet Interval Profile Generator


IP Transmit (ST 2022-6)Link Arrow
• Configuration of Transmission flow addresses, port numbers and SSRC
• Injection of Inter-packet jitter onto outgoing flow
• Gaussian or uniform distribution
• Flow control on/off

Data Toolset


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
ANC InspectorLink Arrow
• Ancillary data packet analyzer
• Link from ANC Status window
• User-defined DID/SDID windowed search
• Trigger on error, single shot, continuous
• ANC packet capture with Hex view
• ANC packet decode view

HDR Toolset


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, SR 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, SR Live

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, rise/fall time
PRBS AnalyzerLink Arrow
• Indication of PRBS cumulative received data and PRBS type
• Reported cumulative errors
• Calculated Bit Error Rate (BER)
Advanced Eye AnalysisLink Arrow
• Choice of Shorth Mean or Mode amplitude measurements
• User-definable time measurement window for amplitude measurement
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

SDI Physical Layer Analysis Toolset

(Requires PHQXM-01E)

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, visual rise time indication
• Amplitude and time histograms
• Single or multiple eyes with choice of color and heat-map overlay and infinite persistance
SDI Jitter AnalysisLink Arrow
• Realtime SMPTE jitter measurements down to 10Hz
• 10Hz, 100Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz, 100kHz filters
• H, 2H, F, V Trigger
• Infinite persistence modes
• +/- 0.25 to +/- 8 UI vertical scale adjustment
• Jitter amplitude histogram

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
• Import and display of TIFF images
Audio GenerationLink Arrow
• 32 channel audio generation, 128 channel embedder
• Choice of fixed tones or chromatc 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
• Master gain control
Pathological GenerationLink Arrow
• Proposed SMPTE pathological stress pattern; Eq, PLL, Clock
• SDI pathological stress patterns, Eq, PLL, SMPTE 12G/6G/3G and CheckField
• User-definable combination of SMPTE or SDI stress and conventional patterns up to full frame

Rear Panel


Formats supported (generation, analysis & monitoring)

IP SMPTE 2022-6 (optional)
IP SMPTE 2110/2022-7 (optional)

Video inputs / outputs

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

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

Formats Supported

Please click here for a current list of formats supported on the Qx platform.


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Qx Chassis

Qx 1U ½ rack HD/2K rasterizer, analyser only


Qx 1U ½ rack HD/2K rasterizer, analyser with Eye & Jitter

Qx SDI Software Options

UHD/4K upgrade for PHQX01-3G or PHQX01E-3G


Advanced SDI Stress Testing Toolset (requires PHQXO-GEN)

Qx SDI/IP Software Options

Audio/Video Generator (SDI, IP 2022-6, IP 2110 when available)


Data View Analyzer with ANC Inspector


HDR/WCG support, CIE 1931 chart, HDR Heat map

Qx IP Options

IP license for ST 2022-6, ST 2110 Decap with ST 2022-7 and PTP


IP Network traffic Analysis Toolset (requires PHQXO-IP-STND)


IP Network traffic Generation Toolset (requires PHQXO-IP-STND)


10GBASE-SR Ethernet short range SFP+


10GBASE-LR Ethernet long range SFP+

Qx Fitting Kits/Cables

Qx 19″ rack mount kit


Qx 19″ rack mount kit (2 x Qx chassis)


Qx Mounting kit – 9.5″ rack

Qx Extended Warranty

PHABRIX Qx 3 Year Warranty


PHABRIX Qx 5 Year Warranty

*One year warranty included as standard.

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