Key Features

2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI generation, analysis & monitoring
  • Up to 2 channels of video and audio analysis (dual inputs per analyser)
  • Signal generator option for video and audio
  • 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI and Optical support with looping I/O
  • 12-bit YRGB/YUV waveform monitor with H,V zoom
  • Vectorscope for checking colour bias / conformity
  • Generation of 32 test patterns, including Pathological and moving patterns
  • REF locking and timing analysis
Flexible layouts
  • Fast recall of up to 99 configuration presets
  • Flexible layouts with instruments sized from 1/16 to full screen
  • Colour coding for two channels for easier monitoring
Automated video capture
  • Faster intermittent fault diagnosis with video capture (13 frames HD, 60 frames SD) with automated triggering
Physical layer testing (option)
  • SD/HD/3G/2K-SDI RTE (Real-time Eye) option for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under/overshoot
  • Jitter analysis in five specified frequency bands
Advanced analysis toolset
  • Up to 2 channels of closed captions can be displayed, with support for WTS/OP42/OP47, EIA 608 and EIA 708 formats
  • Ancillary data analyser with support for ANC Timecode, reference VITC and LTC support
Multi-channel audio monitoring
  • Up to 2 channels of loudness metering and monitoring, using selected stereo pair or 5.1 surround audio. Supports ITU or EBU Recommendation 128. Loudness logs stored automatically
  • 16 channels embedded audio monitoring with level meters, phase meters, and Dolby E / AES support
  • TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing
Form factor
  • Compact ½ 1RU design, just 17cm deep and weighing 1.3kg
  • Low power consumption (24W typical, 40W max) for cool operation


Video toolset

Physical layer testing & video analysis/generation

Eye analysisLink Arrow
• Instant, Real-time Eye (RTE) for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under/overshoot
• Up to 4 separate eye patterns (Rx 2000 & Rx 1000)
• Rise time and fall time
• Amplitude histograms
• Single or multiple eyes
• Traffic lights instantly provide compliance indication
Jitter analysisLink Arrow
• Real-time jitter measurements
• 10, 100, 1k, 10k, 100k MHz filters
• Infinite Persistence mode
• H, 2H, V Trigger
Waveform monitorLink Arrow
• Up to 4 waveform traces at full 12-bit resolution
• Configurable H and V graticules
• Single line, H-mag, V-mag, brightness, colour and monochrome controls
VectorscopeLink Arrow
• 12-bit processing
• Magnification (1x to 10x)
• 75% and 100% targets
• 5% +/-5 degress boxes
• IQ axis on/off, perimeter rose, brightness, gamma, raw, persistence, low pass and interpolate trace modes
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• Scaling from 1/16 to full screen
• Cursors linked to waveform
and data view
Video captureLink Arrow
• Faster, intermittent fault finding using 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI video capture to help diagnose problems
• Capture can be triggered automatically when faults are identified by the analyser, according to user-defined criteria
• Stores 13 frames HD, 60 frames SD
Signal generatorLink Arrow
• 2K/3G/HD-SDI signal generation, including pathological test patterns for stress testing
• Selection of moving test patterns
• Insert user-defined test patterns
• Audio signal generation
V-chip displayLink Arrow
• AFD/WSS and V-Chip monitoring
Closed captionsLink Arrow
• Up to 4 channels of closed captions displayed (one per analyser module)
• Support for WTS/ OP42/OP47, EIA 608 and EIA 708 formats
Ancillary data analyserLink Arrow
• Provides a detailed view of the data words contained within the SDI stream
• Allows analysis of complex faults - valuable when determining compatibility issues between equipment, and during R&D debugging
• Colour coordinated to ease identification
SDI errors CRC/EDHLink Arrow
• Monitors selected input and displays any EDH (error detection and handling) or CRC (cyclic redundancy check) errors
• The status of each EDH/CRC count is displayed as the number of seconds since an error occurred

Audio toolset

Multichannel monitoring & Dolby metadata generation/analysis

Audio metersLink Arrow
• Audio Meters display up 16 embedded audio channels
• Level for each audio channel is displayed numerically at the bottom of the display
• Source for each meter pair may be independently set to allow simultaneous metering of 8 different meter pairs associated to the Analyser, or all 16 channels in an embedded SDI stream
Downmix monitoringLink Arrow
• Monitoring of 5.1 surround sound to stereo audio downmixing
Loudness monitoringLink Arrow
• Loudness display allows the programme loudness to be measured & logged
• Peak level indicator plus Integrated, Momentary and Short Term loudness
• Monitoring of stereo audio, 5.1 surround sound and decoded Dolby program
• Supports ITU 1770 & EBU Rec 128
• Loudness logs stored automatically
Lissajous analysisLink Arrow
• Lissajous display allows the phase relationship of the selected audio pair to be viewed
• Selection of Decoded Dolby audio or PCM audio
Embedded audio statusLink Arrow
• 4 group embedded audio status monitoring
• Groups and pair selection
Dolby metadata generation/analysisLink Arrow
• Dolby generation & analysis toolsets
• Selection of Dolby E, Dolby Digital & Dolby Digital Plus streams
• Monitoring of signal source, Dolby E ‘guard band’ timing, CRC errors, program channel and metadata detail
• Logging for Dolby errors, Timing, Common metadata and Program metadata

Rear Panel


Formats supported (generation, analysis & monitoring)


Video inputs / outputs

2-4 x SDI for 2K/3G/HD/SD, 75 Ohm terminated BNC Inputs

RTE Real-time Eye input (2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI)

SFP+ MSA/NON-MSA 12 Gbps copper or fibre SDI, 10G Ethernet

Audio inputs / outputs

8 channel 48kHz PCM audio on HDMI and SDI Instrument outputs

AES input AES 3-ID, SMPTE 276M-1995, 75 Ohm BNC

Stereo analogue audio output, (via 26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)

Calibrated stereo balanced analogue audio output (option module)

LTC input (via 26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)

User interface

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

SDI instrument output, 1920 x 1080, 4:2:2 YUV, BNC 75 Ohm


Reference/VITC input, passive loop through, BNC 75 Ohm compensated

Networking & control

Ethernet remote control via browser, RJ45 connector, 10/100Base-T

IP sockets based remote control as standard

8 x GPI I/O (via 26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)

Front panel USB 2.0 host port type A socket + 2 rear panel USB 2.0 ports

FPGA firmware/software upgrade via Ethernet/USB


Front panel headphone connector 6.3mm (1/4 inch) stereo jack

Internal loudspeaker (beeper)

Front panel volume/gain control

Form factor

Dimensions 210 x 44 x 170 mm (width x height x depth) excluding ears & projections

Weight 1.3 kg

½ 1RU 19″ rack mount


Power consumption 24W typical 40W max (variable on modules inserted)

4 Pin XLR power connector, 12V nominal (9V-18V)

AC Power adaptor (included), 90-264VAC, 120W

Whisper quiet temperature controlled fan (1 x 40mm internal)


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


Rx 500

Rx 500 (½ 1RU) with 1 x channel Analyser module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio)
includes Closed Captions, Loudness monitoring and Audio Meters


Rx 500 (½ 1RU) with 1 x channel Analyser module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio) plus Eye/Jitter analysis
includes Closed Captions, Loudness monitoring and Audio Meters


Rx 500 (½ 1RU) with 1 x channel Analyser/Generator module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio)
includes Closed Captions, Loudness monitoring and Audio Meters


Rx 500 (½ 1RU) with 1 x channel Analyser/Generator module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio) plus Eye/Jitter analysis
includes Closed Captions, Loudness monitoring and Audio Meters

I/O expansion modules (1 additional I/O expansion module can be added to the above Rx 500 units)

Additional 1 x Analyser module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio)


Additional 1 x Analyser/Generator module (HD/SD-SDI & embedded audio)


4 x AES audio analyser/generator with AES routing module


3G plus advanced formats (422/444, YUV/RGB, 10/12-bit) + 2K-SDI


Dual Dolby decode, bit stream metadata analyser and framing indication for Dolby E, D and D+


SDI data view/ANC packet analyser


19” rack mount fitting kit for 1 x Rx 500


19” rack mount fitting kit for 2 x Rx 500


Desktop fitting kit with adjustable feet and handles

Rx SFP Modules

SFP optical transceiver 3G/HD/SD-SDI


SFP optical dual transmitter 3G/HD/SD-SDI


SFP optical dual receiver 3G/HD/SD-SDI


SFP optical transceiver 3G/HD/SD-SDI


SFP optical dual transmitter 3G/HD/SD-SDI

Rx Extended Warranty Options

Rx 3 Year Warranty


Rx 5 Year Warranty

*One year warranty included as standard.

Note: Rx 500 is a modular solution, and other configurations are available. Please contact PHABRIX Sales for more information.