PHABRIX

Broadcast Testing & Measurement Solutions

PHABRIX is a global leader of innovative, cost-effective test and measurement instruments. They provide solutions used in broadcast infrastructures, particularly focusing on the transition from composite video to SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SD and its advanced support for Dolby.

PHABRIX offers three lines of exceptional solutions:

  • The Sx Series of handheld/portable devices.
  • The Rx Series of 2K/3G/HD/SD rasterizers.
  • The Qx Series of IP, 4K/UHD, HDR rasterizers.

Sx Series : Portable/Handheld Devices

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Sx TAG

Fast becoming the “Swiss army knife” of broadcast engineers, the Sx TAG by Phabrix is a highly versatile tool for diagnosing audio, visual and IP issues.

Sx TAG, with its SFP, SDI and analog I/O, is an incredibly versatile handheld device. Ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test & measurement and AES eye analysis, Sx TAG is for applications demanding true mobility.

Sx TAG uses 10GE IP SFP+ modules developed by Embrionix to provide support for SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/40 encapsulation/decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP, SDP and NMOS plus SMPTE ST 2022-6 encapsulation/decapsulation.

SxE

Perfect for video technology manufacturing and live production applications, this portable 3G/HD/SD generation solution offers advanced SDI physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter) and monitoring.

Using a graph of jitter versus time, the Jitter analysis instrument allows an engineer to analyze the nature of jitter present. Instant, Real-Time Eye technology not only speeds physical layer testing, but also delivers automated measurements and logging for the following parameters: rise time, fall time, delta, overshoot, undershoot & cable length.

The SxE also features Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital & Dolby® Digital Plus bitstream analysis while providing video status logging plus remote operation over Ethernet.

SxA

This portable 3G/HD/SD solution provides the same advanced signal generation, analysis & monitoring capabilities as the SxE minus the eye and jitter instruments.

With over 350 formats, the SxA offers support for SMPTE compliance testing as well as 16 channel audio generation and metering supporting Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital metadata & bitstream analysis. The video and audio tools include a signal generator with a high-performance waveform, moving test patterns and ANC/VANC inspector.

Rx Series : 2K/3G/HD/SD Rasterizers

Rx 500

This 2 channel analyzer/generator & monitoring rasterizer is perfect for quality control applications. It is a single/dual channel 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI video/audio analyzer and monitoring solution in a compact 1/2 RU frame. The Rx 500 offers signal generation for video and audio while supporting dual inputs per analyzer. Sixteen instruments can be presented for eye/jitter testing and video analysis simultaneously.

The starter configuration offers a single channel video analyzer alongside optional signal generation & eye/jitter analysis.

Rx 1000

This advanced, 4 channel (2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI) analyzer/generator & monitoring rasterizer is compact with 1RU. It offers dual inputs per analyzer plus signal generation. Like the Rx 500, up to 16 instruments can be presented for eye/jitter testing and video analysis simultaneously via an external monitor.

The starter configuration provides a single channel video analyzer plus optional eye/jitter analysis and signal generation. Through expansion modules, three more channels of video analysis/generation or 12x AES audio analysis/generation are able to be added.

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Rx 2000

This top-of-the-line rasterizer offers up to 4 channels of 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI video & audio analysis and monitoring with dual inputs per analyzer. The Rx 2000 also offers signal generation. Like the Rx 500 & Rx 1000, up to 16 instruments can be presented for eye/jitter testing and video analysis simultaneously via an external display. Dual built-in screens and audio speakers allow for instrument and video monitoring.

The starter configuration offers a single channel video analyzer plus optional eye/jitter analysis & signal generation. Expansion modules make it possible to add up to 3 more channels  of video analysis/generation or 12x AES audio analysis/generation.

Qx Series : IP, 4K/UHD, HDR Rasterizers

The Qx Series of advanced rasterizers for hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD, HDR/WCG generation of analysis and monitoring brings all of the test & measurement tools required for transitioning to the next generation of video formats together. The Qx range was created for HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI and IP ST 2110/2022-7/2022-6 environments. The tools included in the instrument set provide rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring plus product development.

The Qx rasterizer also provides media analysis for broadcast operator HD-SDI environments alongside picture view, vectorscope, waveform analyzer, 32 channel audio metering and ANC status as standard. Upgrades for UHD/4K-SDI, SMPTE 2110 & ST 2022-6, HDR and Audio Video generation are offered though the fully flexible architecture. Engineering grade data view and ANC packet inspection are also provided. Upgrades are available for jitter analysis, real time SDI Eye (Real-Time Eye) and a highly advanced SDI-Stress toolset.

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12G Physical Layer Analysis

The Physical layer Toolset is an optional Qx feature offering the fastest 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer testing with Real-Time Eye Technology. It instantly highlights any SMPTE compliance issues including transition times, under/overshoot and eye amplitude. The built-in automation control allows for faster and more reliable testing at a lower cost.

Hybrid IP/SDI

Operate in next-generation Hybrid IP/SDI environments that require 4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G-SDI), HD-SDI plus SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-7, ST 2059 (PTP), AMWA NMOS (upcoming software release) and ST 2022- 6 formats with the Qx platform. The core IP toolset uses standard industry SFPs to offer all the necessary functionality to request and connect to IP encapsulated media flows. It also provides intuitive and accessible operator confidence status monitoring.

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Advanced HDR Toolset

In order to speed workflows through enhanced visualization and analysis of 4K/UHD and HD content, the Qx provides a comprehensive High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) toolset. The HDR/WCG instruments include a CIE chart, signal generator, vectorscope, waveform and Luma false color highlighting or “heat map” (offers 7 simultaneous programmable color overlay bands). These all support Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) BT.709, BT.2020 in addition to HDR BT.2100 HLG, BT.2100 PQ and Sony S-Log3 and SR Live.

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