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PHABRIX SxE

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With advanced SDI physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter), the SxE is ideal for applications such as video technology manufacturing and live production. The instant, RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology speeds physical layer testing, and delivers automated measurements and logging for key parameters such as: rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot, undershoot and cable length. The Jitter analysis instrument enables an engineer to quickly analyze the nature of jitter present using a graph of jitter versus time. Other key capabilities include Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus bitstream analysis, as well as video status logging, and remote operation over Ethernet.


The Sx range of instruments are the broadcast industry's most popular handheld devices offering exceptional mobility in an easy to use, easy to carry format. Designed for commissioning, fault-finding and compliance testing, the PHABRIX Sx range is equally at home on an Outside Broadcast, in a studio facility, in remote locations with remote monitoring, or a manufacturing and test environment. 


Their proven lightweight (0.9Kg) but rugged aluminium case is fitted with a high quality screen for instrument display and video monitoring, as well as an integral speaker and headphone jack for audio monitoring. The generator/analyzer operates via rechargeable lithium battery for up to 2 hours, and can also be powered by a mains adaptor to offer flexible operation around facilities.


The SxE’s key features include:


3G/HD/SD-SDI generation, analysis & monitoring




  • Simultaneous generation and analysis for SMPTE compliance testing

  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI support

  • Embedded audio generation, analysis & monitoring with 1x AES in, 1x AES out, 48kHz 75 Ohm

  • Auto Bi-level, Tri-level and SDI genlock with cross lock capability

  • AV Delay Generation and Analysis


Advanced physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter) toolset




  • Instant, Real-Time Eye (RTE™) for testing SMPTE compliance issues with easy ‘traffic light’ style performance indicators

  • Automated measurements for rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot, undershoot and cable length

  • Display up to a maximum of 10 eyes

  • Instrument presents Histograms, decade filters, simultaneous timing thermometers, eye color for ‘hot spot’ view, persistence and cable type

  • Jitter analysis instrument enables an engineer to analyze the nature of jitter present using a graph of jitter versus time


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




  • 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


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 up to 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



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