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PHABRIX’s latest Qx Series release adds support for a host of new SDI and IP standards, plus advanced ST 2110 IP Signal Generation


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New V4.3 software launched for the Qx and QxL hybrid IP/SDI rasterizers

PHABRIX is pleased to announce a V4.3 software release for its Qx and QxL hybrid IP/SDI rasterizers. The release adds a multitude of new extended formats including RGB SDI and ST 2110 IP standards support and­­ a unique and comprehensive 2110 IP Generation Toolset.

New SDI video signal support includes:

3G video payloads – YCbCr/RGB 444 10/12-bit
Dual link 1.5G HD/2K low frame rates
3G Level-B-DL HD/2K low frame rates
6G video payloads – YCbCr 422 10-bit
Quad link HD-SQ UHD/4K low frame rate
Dual 3G-B-DL UHD/4K low frame rate
12G video payloads – YCbCr/RGB 444 10/12-bit
Quad link 3G-B 2SI UHD/4K low frame rate
Quad link 3G-B SQ UHD/4K low frame rate

ST 2110 video signal support now includes:

1280×720 YCbCr/RGB 422/444 10-bit low/medium frame rates
1920×1080 YCbCr/RGB 422/444 10/12-bit low/medium frame rates
2048×1080 YCbCr/RGB 422/444 10/12-bit low/medium frame rates
3840×2160 YCbCr/RGB 422/444 10/12-bit low/medium frame rates
4096×2160 YCbCr/RGB 422/444 10/12-bit low/medium frame rates

For a full list of supported video formats please consult the PHABRIX website.

Also included in the release, and available on the PHABRIX QxL rasterizer, is a unique IP Signal Generation toolset. New features include ST 2110-40 ANC Generation with Timecode and auto video format detection with configurable Auto/SDP/Override feature.

ST 2110 IP signal generation toolset now includes:

Simultaneous generation of 2110 video/audio flows for both test signals and user interface (GUI)
2110-20: Support for wide range of HD/2K, UHD/4K, YCbCr/RGB, 422/444, 10/12-bit signals
2110-30/31: Four 80-Channel PCM/AES audio flow generators, 125µs or 1ms Audio packet time
2110-40: ANC flow generation linked to new timecode generator with control of ATC and Keep Alive packets
2110 Timecode Generator (ATC_LTC, ATC_VITC, PTP Locked)
2022-7 seamless protection support for all 2110 flows generated or analysed
Independent flow timing controls for both the Test Signal Generator and GUI video flows

Other features of this release include:

2110 Auto Video Format detection with new ‘Auto/SDP/Manual’ configuration tool
New SDI BER (Bit Error) insertion tool to help with stress testing SDI based systems (SDI-STRESS)
Combined SDI/SDI-STRESS boot mode
Support for 12G SDI optical and coaxial 12G SFPs

The Qx Series is available in two platforms, the Qx and QxL, both with a common look and feel, providing an accessible user interface and intuitive toolsets for full operational flexibility and easy migration from an SDI to an IP centric operation. The flexible architecture of both the Qx and QxL offers in-field license upgrades for SDI-UHD/4K, HDR as well as engineering grade data view and ANC packet inspection tools. A factory fitted hardware option provides RTE™ real time SDI eye and jitter analysis with the further option of a highly advanced SDI-STRESS toolset. The Series’ comprehensive feature set supports HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, 10G/25G IP interfaces, and HD/UHD, IP SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110-10/20/30/31/40 with ST 2022-7 and AMWA NMOS.

Phillip Adams, PHABRIX CEO, comments, “This new software is the first in an intense six-month release roadmap. With a new powerful ST 2110 IP generation toolset, and huge quantity of new SDI and IP standards supported, the Qx Series offers our customers a future-proof technology investment to stay ahead of the rapidly changing IP environment.


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