The new Qx 12G performs signal generation, analysis & monitoring across SMPTE 2022-6 IP and HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI formats. Advanced IP tools enable broadcast engineers to quickly understand network traffic integrity and assess issues such as network congestion. Multiple diagnostic instruments include an Inter Packet Arrival Time Analyser, which provides network health reporting with a histogram presenting the distribution of packet arrival times.
A SMPTE 2022-6 encapsulator coupled with the Inter Packet Transmission Profiling tool provides the ability to simulate a wide range of network congestion conditions. Additional network analysis tools present detailed transmission and reception traffic information. Software upgrades for additional IP standards will be available during 2017, including TR03, AES67 and PTP (ST 2059-2), as defined in the draft SMPTE 2110 specification.
For High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Colour Gamut applications, Qx 12G provides new generator patterns plus a CIE 1931 X Y chart with Rec.709 and Rec.2020 overlays for measuring chromaticity. There’s also a programmable HDR Heat-map to highlight luminance zones of a signal, as well as HDR vectorscope and waveform tools. All these HDR instruments support Dolby® PQ standard, and future software releases will support the HLG and SLOG3 standards.
Advanced physical layer testing capabilities are also offered by Qx 12G, including ultra-fast 12G-SDI eye analysis with RTE (Real-time Eye) technology, which instantly highlights SMPTE compliance issues, including eye under/overshoot. Additional tools include Jitter waveform, Jitter Insertion, Jitter FFT analysis, and pathological test patterns.