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The Tektronix TG8000 Multiformat Video Generator is a precision multi-format analog and digital signal generation platform designed for sync pulse and timecode generation in broadcasting applications and reference test signal generation in video equipment testing applications. It is a modular system, which can accommodate up to 4 user-changeable generator modules and one power supply module in a full-width 1RU form factor. A total of 12 different, separately sold modules are available for the Multiformat Video Generator, covering a wide range of interfaces and functions such as GPS synchronization and genlock, SD /HD/3G-SDI test signal generation, composite and component analog test signal generation, and audio test signal generation.
The TG8000 mainframe has a high-precision oscillator for master operation or for stable holdover operation when the genlock or GPS reference is interrupted. A 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet interface provides connectivity to the local network for remote operation, test pattern download, and an NTP server (when the GPS7 module is present). A General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) interface is available to recall one of 7 user-configured presets and to report system alarms. The front-panel USB port can be used to easily download user-created test patterns and system preset information, and can be used for system upgrades.
Features & Benefits
Multi-format analog and digital test signal generation
Ideal channel configuration and performance to support reference generator needs Modular configurable platform
Stay GenLock: Unique, robust genlock mode provides stable synchronization signals for digital and traditional broadcast facilities
Can be used as a sync pulse generator and test signal generator for post-production and broadcast facilities, test signal generator for research and development, for equipment design and maintenance
In the Box
Tektronix TG8000 Multiformat Video Generator
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Frequency Accuracy in Internal Mode: ±110 × 10–9 over 1-year calibration interval. Typically ±10 × 10–9 just after adjustment.
Frequency Accuracy over Temperature: ±2 × 10–9 for ±41°F (±5°C) variation ±10 × 10–9 for 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C).
Frequency Drift: < ±100 × 10–9 per year for internal and stay current frequency / stay genlock modes at constant temperature.
Range: ±50 × 10–6
Number of Slots
4 x slots for modules
1 x Power Supply Slot
USB 2.0 on front panel, 1000/100/10BASE-T on power supply module, GPIO interface for preset recall input, alarm output on power supply module
135 W (maximum)
32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
15,000' (4,500 m)
Voltage: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
1.7 x 19.0 x 21.5" (44.0 x 482.6 x 546.1 mm)
13 lb (6 kg)
Tektronix TG8000 Multiformat Video Generator Review