Key Features

Hybrid IP/SDI + Analog generation, analysis & monitoring
  • Simultaneous generation and analysis for SMPTE compliance testing
  • SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6 stream encapsulation/decapsulation for IP video networks
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI support plus Analog Composite [PAL-I, PAL-N, PAL-N (ARG), PAL-M, NTSC-M, NTSC-M (JP)]
  • SFP cage for SDI-Optical, HDMI and IP
  • Embedded audio generation, analysis & monitoring with 1x AES in, 1x AES out, 48kHz 75 Ohm
  • Balanced analog audio I/O
  • 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 YRGB/YUV waveform monitor with horizontal/vertical zoom, chroma and low pass mode
  • Vectorscope with color wheel 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
  • Embed a single external 48kHz synchronous AES stream into the generated video stream
  • Extract embedded audio and export it via the AES output
  • 16 channel audio metering
  • Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus bitstream analysis
  • Audio AES eye 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 0.9kg
  • Rugged aluminium case for demanding broadcast environments


IP & Advanced Analysis Toolset

IP Encap/Decap statusLink Arrow
• With the PHSFP-10SR-IP SFP+ 850nm multimode module and the PHSXO-IP software option, the Sx TAG can be used for generation, analysis and monitoring of SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/30/40 with NMOS and ST 2022-6 IP formats
• The overall system also provides SDI to IP and IP to SDI Gateway conversion of 3G*/HD/SD-SDI signals with up to 8 channels of audio
• This functionality has been developed in conjunction with Embrionix
• Additional configuration windows are provided to configure and manage the IP flows
3G-SDI including advanced formats (Optional)Link Arrow
• 3G-SDI Level A and Level B
• Provides advanced formats including 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB and 4:4:4 YUV at 10/12 bit
• Analyze signals such as SMPTE 425-B carrying 1 x SMPTE 372M Dual-link payload
HDMI EDID Viewer (Optional)Link Arrow
• Displays both RAW ancillary data and decoded EDID information
• Read back of the EDID information over HDMI via the PHSFP-HDMI-OUT SFP [purchased separately]
• Key applications include testing video walls in MCR installations, OB applications, professional AV infrastructure and manufacturing companies
Waveform low pass modeLink Arrow
• Sx TAG’s waveform presents low pass luminance of the composite waveform in addition to the standard waveform capabilities (see video toolset below)
Waveform horizontal/vertical zoomLink Arrow
• Sx TAG’s waveform provides horizontal/vertical zoom between x1 and x5 in addition to the standard waveform capabilities (see video toolset below)
ChromaLink Arrow
• Sx TAG’s waveform shows the chrominance of the composite waveform in addition to the standard waveform capabilities (see video toolset below)
Vectorscope color vector wheelLink Arrow
• Sx TAG’s vectorscope offers a color wheel for checking color bias / conformity
• Vectorscope can display the Composite input, SDI input, SFP video input, analog locking Reference input or generator test pattern
• Automatically applies the appropriate transforms to display the images in YCrCb, RGB and XYZ colour spaces correctly

Audio AES eyeLink Arrow
• Sx TAG’s AES Eye menu allows an AES signal of 75Ω impedance connected to the “PAL/NTSC (AES Eye) In” BNC connector to be displayed as an Eye pattern
• Amplitude and quality of the AES waveform can be seen, and allows AES to reference locking to be checked


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
• This toolset provides both Dolby Audio bitstream Generation and Analysis for Dolby E, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. All Dolby related
metadata parameters can be logged
• The Main Menu window provides a clear and easy to read status of the detected type of audio in each group with a snapshot of the Dolby
program config and Dolby E guard band timing
• The generator contains a number of pre-configured test bitstreams. Engineers can then adjust both Dolby E, the metadata parameters, and the
Dolby E line number to test broadcast infrastructure and downstream audio encoding equipment
• The analyzer displays the stream type, the metadata of a selected audio stream, the PA spacing and any CRC errors. For Dolby E the timing
relationship in the SDI video stream guard band is displayed and the analyzer indicates if this the recommended line position for that format
• The detected Dolby Audio type is displayed in the audio meters, however the audio is not decoded
• Logging triggers for errors relating to Dolby Audio include CRC errors, timing, and common and program metadata
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 (Option)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 (Option)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 Video Input/Output

SDI Format                   SD-SDI, HD-SDI, (3G-SDI Option)

SDI Input/Output       1 x 75 Ohm BNC

EDH                               Yes (SD-SDI)

Reference Input/Output

Genlock                        Bi/Tri/SDI with cross lock

Ref Generator              Bi-level PAL/NTSC +/- 5ppm

Generator timing        0 to 1 Frame WRT reference source

Composite Video Input/Output

Composite formats     PAL / NTSC

Composite input         1 x 75 Ohm BNC

Composite output       1 x 75 Ohm BNC

SFP Input/Output

Optical/Copper/HDMI -Tx/Rx (Optional)
IP SMPTE 2110 & 2022-6 Tx/Rx (Optional)

See ordering section below for supported SFP modules


Internal speaker              0.5 watts

Audio DAC                       24 bit stereo

Headphone socket          3.5 mm with auto line out

Generator/Monitor           48kHz 20-bit (SD-SDI) 24-bit (HD-SDI)

Metering                           16 channel PPM with phase indication

AES output                       75 ohm AES Pair via 15-way D-type

AES input                         75 ohm AES Pair via 15-way D-type

Analog output                  Balanced stereo pair via 15-way D-type

Analog input                    Balanced stereo pair via 15-way D-type


Navigation panel               5 menu keys, 8 custom select

Integral battery supply     1-2 hours lithium polymer

Internal storage                8GB

Remote control                 Web Browser Interface

Ethernet                             Web server, Remote control (TCP/IP Sockets)

Carry case                          Included

AC power supplier            Included (universal)

Security                              Kensington lock fitting

Weight                                900g

Size                                     H: 92mm W: 225mm D: 42mm


Note: Lithium batteries do lose charge over time. PHABRIX offers a battery replacement service


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TAG analyzer/generator/monitor SD/HD Handheld with PHABRIX soft carry case (includes SFP CAGE)


TAG analyzer/generator/monitor SD/HD + IP Handheld with PHABRIX soft carry case (includes SFP CAGE)


TAG 3G-SDI includes advanced formats and 2K support


Command scripts + reports (repeat testing and create print report)


SDI Data display + VANC/ANC Inspector


Enhanced Remote Control for integration


Advanced zone plate generator (Programmable Y zone plate)


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


Engineering bundle with seven options, namely PHSXO-3GADV,


HDMI EDID viewer software license (requires PHSFP-HDMIOUT)


IP 2022-6 encap/decap license (requires PHSFP-10SR-2022)


IP encap/decap license (requires PHSFP-10SR-IP)


SFP optical transceiver 3G*/HD/SD


SFP optical transceiver 3G*/HD/SD


SFP electrical transceiver 3G*/HD/SD includes 2x HDBNC-BNC cables


HDMI V1.4/DVI 1.0 HDMI Input


HDMI V1.4/DVI 1.0 HDMI Output


10GBASE-SR ST 2022-6/2110


Universal replacement SFP cage – MSA/Non-MSA with power down


D15 break out cable for AES, analog audio and GPI


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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