PHABRIX® SxE Portable Analyzer

The Eye and Jitter PHABRIX® SxE is one of the most compact, complete, and versatile units available in the market in test equipment for video and audio.

The PHABRIX® SxE is a revolutionary new product designed to meet the specific demands of both broadcast and manufacturing industries who require eye and jitter measurement. With all the toolsets available in the award winning PHABRIX® SxA, the new SxE is a technological marvel.

The ability of the SxE to produce eye patterns from a 3G signal is particularly significant for those users requiring a solution for testing high-end products. The SxE’s 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI eye display allow highly detailed measurements to be made. Jitter measurements are among the more important requirements in the design and operation of high-speed serial links and these can be obtained using the SxE’s thermometer display for ‘go’ or ‘no- go’ SMPTE compliance testing. These comprehensive features propel the SxE into the domain of much more expensive bench bound products.

The SxE’s intuitive interface and logical workflow allow the professional engineer to quickly select from the numerous on-board toolsets. Feedback is smooth and interactive clearly displaying eye and jitter waveforms with optional filter selection for timing and alignment measurements on its clear 4.3” 16:9 color TFT screen.

 

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 in 1, Generator / Analyzer / Monitor
  • Eye Measurements
  • Jitter Measurements
  • 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, AES
  • High Quality 16:9 Picture Monitor
  • Superior Ease of Use
  • 32+ Video Test Signals come standard in the Unit
  • Moving Zone Plate features come standard in the Unit
  • Text and Logo ID
  • 16-channel Embedded Audio
  • Auto Genlock Bi/Tri/SDI Cross Lock
  • 16-channel Audio Metering
  • Waveform Monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Rugged Reliability
  • Ethernet-based Remote Operation
  • Battery and AC Power Supply

  

Under the terms of PHABRIX® WARRANTY an End User will be able to claim under the warranty for any defect in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original delivery to the End User.  Under the terms of the warranty, PHABRIX® will supply replacement parts for those which prove defective and warranty labor if the defective equipment is returned freight prepaid either to PHABRIX® or to an approved service depot.   The warranty does not include responsibility for any transportation or handling damage.

Please remember that the battery, screen, the SFP cage and the SFP modules are not part of the warranty agreement. Details of the warranty can be found in the documentation supplied with your product.

The warranty shall not apply IF:

a) PHABRIX® finds that the Product or its Component Parts have been altered by unauthorized personnel.

b) the End User installs in the Product, parts not made or supplied by PHABRIX®, except such components specified by PHABRIX®.

c) the Product was used or installed in a manner other than in accordance with PHABRIX®’s instructions.

d) the Unit is opened by the End User.

For more details and information, please contact your AVBB sales representative.

 

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

 

Video

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
Eye Bit Rates 3Gbps, 1.485Gbps, 270 Mbps
Jitter SMPTE specification filters
Jitter Thermometers Alignment, Timing

 

Audio

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

 

General

Navigation Panel 5 menu keys 8 custom select/program
Integral Battery Supply Yes
Internal Storage 1GB (upgradable)
Remote Control Web browser interface
Ethernet/USB Yes
Carrying Case Included
AC Power Supply Included
Security Kensington lock fitting
Size H:92mm W: 225mm D: 42mm
Weight 0.7kgs

 

Ordering Information

PHABRIX SxE Code: PHSXE

 

Get the Most out of your SxE Portable Device with these easy-to-install Options!

PHABRIX® OP DATADP (PHSXO-SD)

The SDI ANALYSIS option provides the engineer with a detailed view of the data words contained within the SDI stream.  This allows the analysis of complex faults and is particularly useful when determining compatibility issues between the equipment and when debugging new product developments, particularly in an R&D environment.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP SCRIPT (PHSXO-S)

The COMMAND SCRIPTS WITH PRINT REPORT option allows a series of predefined actions such as controlling the generator, analyzer, and logging functions within the Phabrix® instrument using a script stored in internal memory.  A print report feature allows an internal HTML form to be auto-filled with parameters set and subsequently downloaded and printed.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP REMOTE (PHSXO-R)

The ENHANCED REMOTE CONTROL option allows full remote control of the instrument via TCP/IP sockets.  Complex applications can be created to perform test and measurement functions such as automated testing of routers or other broadcast equipment and infrastructure.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP MOVZONE (PHSXO-Z)

The PROGRAMMABLE MOVING ZONE PLATE option can be used to test a range of video processing requirements using horizontal, vertical and temporal (time) controls.  Temporal control is particularly useful for testing up/down converters/monitors and applications which compress signals.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP ADVFORMAT (PHSXO-F) – Now Includes 2K Formats

The ADVANCED FORMATS option includes 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB and 4:4:4 YUV at 10-12 bits and 3G Level A and B and is available for the SxA, SxE and TAG only (the SxD comes complete with these formats).  Among the support for 3G Level B is the ability to analyze signals such as SMPTE 425-B carrying one SMPTE 372-M Dual Link payload.  This option is not needed if the PHSXO-2K option is installed in the unit.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP DOLBY ANALYSIS & GENERATION (PHSXO-DAG)

The DOLBY ANALYSIS & GENERATION option allows two functions on your instrument.  The Analysis function displays the Dolby D/D+/E metadata that is present in a selected audio stream and determines whether the (Dolby D/D+/E) packet is timed correctly on the SDI video stream.   The Dolby signal may be monitored from any of the SDI input embedded audio channel pairs or the AES input and it can display the Peak Audio Levels.

At the same time, this option includes the ability to adjust the “Start of Frame” for the Dolby D/D+/E packets.  Dolby streams are provided for all program configurations with fixed audio data.  Metadata can be edited by the user and stored in memories.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP VANC (PHSXO-VNC)

The ANCILLARY DATA STATUS option provides a quick status view of the ancillary data present in an SDI signal.  It does not decode the data fully and is intended to be a fast analysis tool to show if a packet type is present, absent, or red if in fault.  Full logging is available along with DID and SDID custom setup.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series. Included in all new purchases.

PHABRIX® OP AV DELAY GENERATION & ANALYSIS (PHSXO-AVD)

The AV DELAY GENERATION AND ANALYSIS option offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of audio to video differential delay through a broadcast chain.  The tool not only provides a real-time update of the differential delay between the video content and the selected audio channel pair but can also be used to measure the propagation, or pipeline delay, of video and audio content.    

The AV Delay Generation function includes an adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync and Operational Test Pattern to support SD and HD formats.  Compatible with third-party AV delay analyzers such as LAWO V_pro8.  It also enables AV Delay audio on up to 16 embedded channels and/or AES out.

The AV Delay Analyzer function supports for the adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync and operation test pattern and also for LAWO V_line AV Sync test pattern.  The AV delay is measured in real-time.  User can select audio from SDI or AES input.  

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, PHABRIX® SxE, and PHABRIX® TAG Series.

PHABRIX® OP EYE & JITTER (PHSXO-EA)

The ADVANCED EYE AND JITTER ANALYSIS option for the PHABRIX® SxE adds an additional jitter screen plus enhancements to the eye display.  The extra features added to the eye and jitter module are focused toward broadcast manufacturers who have a need for high-end analysis tools.  Histograms, decade filters, multiple eye display, full-screen jitter display and alignment, and timing thermometers are all available with comprehensive logging.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxE ONLY.

PHABRIX® OP ENG SX BUNDLE (PHSXO-ENG)

For the engineer that wants to take advantage of all of the most important software options available for the Sx Series, Phabrix® is introducing a new ENGINEERING SOFTWARE BUNDLE for SX SERIES at a discounted price (if they were purchased separately).  This bundle includes the following options: PHSXO-S, PHSXO-SD, PHSXO-R, PHSXO-Z, PHSXO-F, PHSXO-DAG.

Compatible with PHABRIX® SxA, PHABRIX® SxD, and PHABRIX® SxE

 

YOU MAY NOW TEST THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PHABRIX SXE AND EXPERIENCE ITS SIMPLICITY FOR YOURSELF.  JUST DOWNLOAD ITS SIMULATOR (ZIP FILE) AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

PHABRIX SxE SIMULATOR SOFTWARE
PHABRIX SxE SIMULATOR SOFTWARE (12MB)

This simulator runs on a Windows PC and it has been checked for viruses.

To access, click on the image on the left and the zip file of the simulator should start downloading into your computer.  Unzip the file and double click on the SETUP file to proceed with the installation.  The application will check for recent software updates at start-up.

You can run multiple simulators at once to test remote control of large systems, by using different port numbers.  Use the -P Port# command line option to set different port numbers for each instance.