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

Toolset

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

PHQXO-IP-STND

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

PHQXO-IP-MEAS

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

PHQXO-IP-NGT (Requires PHQXO-GEN)

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

PHQXO-DATA

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

PHQXO-HDR

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

PHQXO-SDI-STRESS (Requires PHQX01E with PHQXO-GEN)

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

PHQXO-GEN

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

Specification

Formats supported (generation, analysis & monitoring)

3G/HD-SDI
12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI
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

Reference

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)

Monitoring

Internal Beeper

Form factor

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

Electrical

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

Warranty

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.

Ordering

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Qx Chassis
PHQX01-3G

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

PHQX01E-3G

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

Qx SDI Software Options
PHQXO-UHD

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

PHQXO-SDI-STRESS

Advanced SDI Stress Testing Toolset (requires PHQX01E-12G and PHQXO-GEN)

Qx SDI/IP Software Options
PHQXO-GEN

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

PHQXO-HDR

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

Qx IP Options
PHQXO-IP-STND

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

PHQXO-IP-NAT

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

PHQXO-IP-NGT

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

PHSFP-10GE-SR

10GBASE-SR Ethernet short range SFP+

PHSFP-10GE-LR

10GBASE-LR Ethernet long range SFP+

Qx Fitting Kits/Cables
PHQXK1

Qx 19″ rack mount kit

PHQXK2

Qx 19″ rack mount kit

PHQXK3

Qx Mounting kit – 9.5″ rack

Qx Extended Warranty
PHQX-3YEAR

PHQX01 3 Year Warranty

PHQX-5YEAR

PHQX01 5 Year Warranty

PHQX-3YEAR

PHQX01E 3 Year Warranty

PHQX-5YEAR

PHQX01E 5 Year Warranty

*One year warranty included as standard.

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