Over 350 supported formats including Dual Link
Combined generator, analyser and monitor
Full support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Truely a hand held instrument for an engineer who needs mobility
Full generator, 32 patterns, moving zone plate and custom
Analysis includes waveform, vectorscope, data toolsets
16 channels embedded audio, level meters
Dolby E generation and analysis (option)
Small profile, rugged aluminium case
Low power consumption (9W)
Lithium polymer rechargeable battery 2-3 hours tether free operation
Ethernet upgrade, connect and download for firmware and software
Broadcaster manufacturers will find the new support for 3G particularly valuable as the debate increases on whether to use 3G level A or B in studios. The PHABRIX SxD actually supports over 350 different combinations of formats including the new SMPTE 372M allowing testing for bit-rates of 2.970 Gbit/s, and 2.970/1.001 Gbit/s over two wires able to carry 1080p video.
The PHABRIX SxD also supports the different colour spaces 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB, 4:4:4 YUV, at 10/12 bit. To support each dual link standard means the PHABRIX SxD has two inputs and two outputs with full CRC/EDH checking on each signal and logging thoughout any test procedures. Embedded audio checking is also available.
The PHABRIX SxD is the first hand held platform to offer such a complete variety of testing formats. The ergonomics of this instrument are such that many combinations of standards can be easily generated and analysed. The PHABRIX SxD can generate from two outputs simultaneously for a variety of applications as varied as studio work and camera testing and 3D applications including the 3G level B.
The PHABRIX SxD’s intuitive interface and logical workflow allows the professional engineer to quickly select from generator, analyzer and monitor toolsets. Feedback is smooth and interactive clearly displaying a full range of test and measurement toolsets on its large 4.3″ 16:9 colour TFT screen.
The generator offers a full range of SMPTE standard test patterns both static and animated with analysis provided by waveform, vectorscope and data specific screens. Using simple button press control and a colour coded menu system, each of the different instruments can be selected within three presses. The SxD can provide a separate ident on each independant test pattern if used to supply two test signals.
Studio timing is easily accomlished both from the analysis and generation menus. The SxD will display both input signals against a timing thermometer.
With portability in mind, the Sx range has been successful in many broadcast sectors.
Outside broadcast facilities, flyaways and trucks
Transmission remote control
SxD software flexibility
A simple software code will unlock these at any time.
SDI analysis and anciallary packet analyzer
Command scripts and print report
Programmable moving zone plate
Dolby E bitstream analyser
Dolby E bitstream generator
Enhanced remote control
The PHABRIX SxD has a built-in Ethernet connectivity for remote operation allowing an engineer to interrogate the PHABRIX SxA from anywhere with an Ethernet connection. A simple two second press of the control thumb dial takes a snapshot of the PHABRIX SxD screen for download later. Sophisticated data logging is also provided for 24/7 monitoring of over 10,000 entries
The PHABRIX SxD has been awarded Broadcast Engineering’s ‘Pick Hit’ at IBC 2010.