Key Features

3G/HD/SD-SDI generation, analysis & monitoring
  • Simultaneous generation and analysis for SMPTE compliance testing
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI support using two SDI inputs and two SDI outputs with full CRC/EDH checking on each signal and logging throughout test procedures
  • Embedded audio generation, analysis & monitoring
  • Auto Bi-level, Tri-level and SDI genlock with cross lock capability
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
  • 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



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


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
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



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


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SxD Dual Link SD/HD/3G Handheld unit with PHABRIX soft carry case

Software Options

Command Scripts and Reports (Repeat testing and create print report)


SDI Data Display + VANC/ANC Inspector


Enhanced Remote Control integration


Advanced zone plate generator (Programmable Y zone plate)


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


AV Delay Generation and Analysis


Engineering bundle with six options, namely PHSXOS, PHSXOSD, PHSXOR, PHSXOZ, 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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