Tektronix Master Sync/Master Clock Reference Generator

BH #TESPG8000A • MFR #SPG8000A
Tektronix Master Sync/Master Clock Reference Generator
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Tektronix SPG8000A Overview

The SPG8000A is a precision multiformat video signal generator, suitable for master synchronization and reference applications. It provides multiple video reference signals, such as black burst, HD tri-level sync, and serial digital and composite analog test patterns, and it provides time reference signals such as time code, NTP (Network Time Protocol), and IEEE 1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol).

Key Features

  • Multiple independent black burst and HD tri-level sync outputs provide all the video reference signals required in a video broadcast or production facility
  • Four LTC outputs, VITC on black burst outputs, and NTP server provide time reference signals in a variety of formats
  • PTP (IEEE 1588) support, including SMPTE ST 2059-2 and AES67 profiles
  • GPS/GLONASS-based synchronization gives an accurate time-of-day reference and deterministic video phase reference across multiple independent systems
  • Stay GenLock and Holdover Recovery prevent synchronization shock when the external reference input, PTP, or GPS/GLONASS signal is temporarily lost
  • Wide selection of video test patterns in serial digital formats (SD, HD and 3G-SDI) and composite analog formats (NTSC and PAL)
  • 4K/UHD formats support with full frame 100% and 75% color bars (Quad Link Square Division)
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies ensure continuous availability of reference signals
  • Easy to manage with Web-based interface for remote configuration and SNMP for status and alert information

Tektronix SPG8000A Specs

TypeMaster timing generator
Width19 in
Depth22 in
Height1.7 in
Weight10.69 lbs
Studio & Production Equipment
Supported Video StandardsPAL, NTSC
Nominal VoltageAC 120/230 V
Installed Qty2
Frequency50/60 Hz
Terminals(1) x USB - 4 pin USB type A
(1) x REF input - BNC - with loop through
(1) x DARS reference output - BNC
(1) x wordclock output - BNC
(4) x SDI output - BNC
(4) x AES / EBU output - BNC
(7) x composite video output - BNC
(1) x GPS input - BNC
(1) x GPI - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature122 °F
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