980 12G-SDI Video Generator / Analyzer Module

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The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 980 12G-SDI Video Generator / Analyzer module supports video and audio functional testing of next gen broadcast monitors, conversion devices and sources up to 12G-SDI. The module is equipped with four (4)12G-SDI-capable output ports. The output ports can be aggregated for Dual link HD-SDI and Quad link 3G-SDI operation. A genlock input supporting both SD analog black burst and HD tri-level to sync the output clocks with a "house sync" but the module can also run off its internal clock. The module's four (4) SDI input ports can also be aggregated for Dual link HD-SDI and Quad link 3G-SDI operation. For single link operation only port 1 on the input or output is functional.

The 980 12G-SDI Video Generator / Analyzer module can be equipped in either of the following Quantum Data 980 Advanced Test Platforms:

  • 980B – 5-slot, 15″ touch display
  • 980R – 5-slot, rack-mountable chassis with a 7″ touch display

Overview

Features

Options

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The 980 SDI Video Generator provides over 600 standard video timings and 300 test patterns necessary for testing HDTVs. The module has an LPCM sine wave generator which can be configured to output a user defined sampling rate, bit depth, amplitude and frequency.

You can configure the list of format timings and test patterns using the Format List Editor and Image List Editor. These convenient tools facilitate and quick access during testing. The module provides a Format Editor for creating custom format timings or for quickly making modifications to existing timings for testing.

NEW! The optional analyzer function are provided by the SDI input ports. The analyzer function enables you to look at the incoming video in real time and view the essential video parameters in the status bar. You can also monitor the audio, audio channel status bits and you can eject audio through the 980's SPDIF connectors for external monitoring. The analyzer also enables you to view the incoming ancillary data in real time.

The 980 12G-SDI Video Generator / Analyzer module can be controlled either through the PC-based 980 GUI Manager or through the embedded 980 GUI Manager running on the 980 itself. The 980B/980R built-in color touch screen provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to control the instrument and will enable you to view incoming video and metadata in the Real Time mode when using the module’s optional analyzer feature available in subsequent releases.

The following are a list of features and benefits for the 980 12G-SDI Video Generator module.

Video Generator Features:

Video Pattern Testing – Test a broadcast monitor's SDI inputs with over 600 standard formats to ensure that it can render video test patterns. Over 300 video patterns supported. Create your own custom formats using the user friendly Format Editor. Scroll bitmap patterns to test for motion artifacts. Create custom test pattern lists and custom format lists to facilitate testing.

Single Link Formats - Use the 12G-SDI capable output for testing next gen broadcast monitors.

Dual Link Formats – Aggregate two (2) SDI output ports for Dual link HD-SDI format.

Quad Link Formats - Aggregate all four (4) SDI output ports for Quad link 3G-SDI format.

Genlock - Sync the 12G-SDI-capable output ports to house sync using either black burst for SD formats or tri-level sync for HD formats.

Audio Testing – Send audio LPCM sine wave tones. Program audio parameters such as sampling rate, bit depth and channels.

Payload ID Editor – The Payload ID editor enables you to configure the payload ID for transmission on the outgoing video stream.

NEW! Video Analyzer Features:

Real Time Video Monitoring – You can view the incoming video on the 980 embedded display in the Real Time mode. A status bar at the top enables you to view essential video parameters of the incoming stream.

Single Link Formats - Use the 12G-SDI capable input for testing next gen broadcast monitors.

Dual Link Formats – Aggregate two (2) SDI input ports for Dual link HD-SDI format.

Quad Link Formats - Aggregate all four (4) SDI input ports for Quad link 3G-SDI format.

Monitoring Ancillary Data – You can monitor the ancillary data streams in the Real Time window.

Audio Monitoring – You can monitor the incoming audio stream in the real time window or by routing through the 980 SPDIF output port. An external SPDIF audio analyzer can then be used to audibly monitor the audio and view the audio parameters such as number of channels, sampling rate and bit depth. You can also view the audio channel status bits in real time.

 

The following are a list of options available for the HDMI 2.0 Protocol Analyzer module.

Video Receiver Function – Monitor the incoming video and video parameters in real time. View the ancillary data streams. Monitor the audio either in the real time window or through the external SPDIF output with a third party SPDIF analyzer. View the channel status bits.

 

The following is a list of some of important specifications of the 980 SDI Video Generator / Analyzer module. Please refer to the 980 SDI Video Generator / Analyzer Data Sheet for a complete list of specifications.

980 12G-SDI Interfaces (Output)

  • Output Connectors: Four (4) micro female BNC output ports. Only Port 1 available for single link.
  • Max data rate: 12G-SDI, Quad 3G-SDI.
  • Video Encoding/Sampling modes: RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and 4:2:2.
  • Color Depth: 24 bit color.
  • Colorimetry: ITU-R BT.601-5, ITU-R BT.709-5, ITU-R BT.2020.
  • Audio Formats: LPCM, 48kHz sampling rate, 24 bit, 2 channel and 16 channel.
  • Genlock: Connector micro female BNC; Formats: Black Burst and Tri-Level.

NEW! 980 12G-SDI Interfaces (Input)

  • Input Connectors: Four (4) micro female BNC input ports. Only Port 1 available for single link.
  • Max data rate: 12G-SDI, Quad 3G-SDI.
  • Video Encoding/Sampling modes: RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and 4:2:2.
  • Color Depth: 24 bit color.
  • Colorimetry: ITU-R BT.601-5, ITU-R BT.709-5, ITU-R BT.2020.
  • Audio Formats: LPCM, 48kHz sampling rate, 24 bit, 2 channel and 16 channel.

980 SDI Generator / Analyzer Module Resources

Data Sheet

980 SDI Generator / Analyzer Data Sheet

User Guide

980 SDI Generator / Analyzer User Guide

Presentation

980 Series Presentation

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