Sync Pulse Generator

Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generator

Tektronix video Sync pulse generators provide facility reference signals and ensure a stable facility timing source. Tektronix signal generators provide test signals for equipment verification and calibration applications, and support a wide variety of analog and digital formats to facilitate your technology transition.

Support for 3 Gb/s SDI and Dual Link SDI formats helps deployment of the latest emerging video technologies. Stay Genlock™ provides a unique, robust genlock mode that ensures stable signal synchronization for digital and traditional broadcast facilities. GPS Synchronization and Timecode Module with an integrated GPS receiver provide long-term reference clock stability. Also included are time-of-day and program timecode functions. Tektronix Automatic Changeover units provide facility reference signal redundancy within a Master and Slave SPG system.


Models in the Sync Pulse Generator Series: 

Model Formats Features Generator Options Form Factor List Price
ECO8000
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Composite NTSC/PAL, SD, HD, 3G-SDI Switches Analog Black Burst, HD Tri-Level Sync, AES/DARS, Word Clock, LTC, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI Signals, User-configurable Channels, Amplitude Detection on All Channels, Automatic or Manual Changeover, Fault and Operating Mode Front-panel Indicators, Electronic Fast Switch Function for Sync Signals, Web UI, SNMP Status and Alarm Reporting, Option DPW: Dual Redundant Power Supply System Option REF: Analog BNC Channels, Option HREF: High Bandwidth Digital BNC Channels, Option LTC: LTC Channels, Option XLR: Adapter Cable with 4 XLR connectors for LTC Input/Outputs, Option RACK: Rackmount Slides and Rail Kit Rack Mount – 1 RU height, 19 inches width, standard depth Get Price
ECO8020
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Composite NTSC/PAL, SD, HD, 3G-SDI Switches Analog Black Burst, HD Tri-Level Sync, AES/DARS, Word Clock, LTC, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI Signals, User-configurable Channels, Amplitude Detection on All Channels, Automatic or Manual Changeover, Fault and Operating Mode Front-panel Indicators, Electronic Fast Switch Function for Sync Signals, Web UI, SNMP Status and Alarm Reporting, Option DPW: Dual Redundant Power Supply System Option REF: Analog BNC Channels, Option HREF: High Bandwidth Digital BNC Channels, Option LTC: LTC Channels, Option XLR: Adapter Cable with 4 XLR connectors for LTC Input/Outputs, Option RACK: Rackmount Slides and Rail Kit, Option CBL: 10 x High-Density BNC Connectors to Standard BNC Connectors Cables Rack Mount – 1 RU height, 19 inches width, standard depth Get Price
SPG300
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Composite, SD Embedded Audio, Synch for Genlock / Black Burst - 1 RU Full Depth, Half Width Get Price
SPG600
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Composite, SD Embedded Audio, Synch for Genlock / Black Burst - 1 RU Full Depth, Full Width Get Price
SPG8000
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Composite NTSC/PAL, SD, HD, 3G-SDI Sync for Genlock / GPS and GLONASS synchronization / NTP Server / Black Burst / Tri-level Sync, Word Clock, LTC and Anc Time Code, Burn-in Time code, Embedded Audio, ANC Data, ID Text/Circle, Color Logo Overlays, Web UI, SNMP Status and Alarm Reporting, Option DPW: Dual Redundant Power Supply System Option GPS: GPS Synchronization and NTP Server, Option BG: Analog Black and Composite Test Signal Generator, Option SDI: SD/HD-SDI Test Signal Generator, Option 3G: 3G-SDI Test Signal Generator, Option DBT: Embedded Dolby E Metadata, Option AG: Digital AES Audio Generator plus DARS, Option XLR: Adapter Cable with 4 XLR connectors for LTC Input/Outputs, SPG8000ANT: GPS rooftop Antenna (5VDC, 1575MHz range) Rack Mount – 1 RU height, 19 inches width, standard depth Get Price
TG8000
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Composite, Component, SD, HD, 3G Embedded Audio, Time Code, ANC Data, Text/Circle, Synch for Genlock / GPS / Black Burst / Tri-level,8 Application Modules, AV Delay Test Sequence AGL7 Analog Genlock, ATG7 Composite Analog Test Generator, AVG7 Analog Video Generator, AWVG7 Analog Wideband Video Generator, GPS7 GPS Synchronization and Time Code, AG7 Audio Generator, BG7 Analog Black Generator, DVG7 SD-SDI Digital Generator, HDLG7 Dual Link HD-SDI Generator, HD3G7 HD/3G-SDI Test Signal Generator, HDVG7 HD-SDI Digital Generator, SDI7 SD/HD/3G-SDI Test Signal Generator (3G-SDI Optional; Embedded Dolby E support Optional) 1 RU Full Depth, Full Width Get Price

Features

Benefits

Modular form factorGreater flexibility in creating customer-specific system configurations, and for upgrading existing systems with new modules as they become available
Stay Genlock™ technologyMaintains the reference clock frequency and phase when the genlock input is removed, reducing the possibility of synchronization shock
GPS-based synchronizationEliminates reference clock drift by continuously aligning to the received timing signal from the GPS satellite constellation
Support for a wide variety of analog and digital video formatsEnables transition to SD and HD SDI environments while maintaining analog reference and test signal generation capabilities
Integration of multiple systems into one platformEliminates the need for separate systems for video sync pulse generation, timecode generation, GPS receiver, and NTP server

 

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Using Stay GenLock

Tech brief on video reference timing with Tektronix Signal Generators

The Use of Time Code within a Broadcast

This application note will provide information for you to understand the data structures of the various formats to ensure data integrity throughout your facility using a GPS signal. The GPS option of the Tektronix SPG8000 provides a variety of different timecode formats and timecode offsets to suit the demanding needs of today’s facility.

Global Positioning System as a Master Clock and Reference Signal

GPS can provide a reliable means to provide master clock and timing reference signals from a sync pulse generator such as the Tektronix SPG8000 with the GPS option. This method of synchronization allows for multiple facilities around the world to all derive their reference signals from the same system.

Tips & Tricks: TG8000 Signal Generator Zone Plate Test Pattern

Using a “Zone Plate” test pattern to accurately measure the frequency characteristics of the equipment.

Master Sync and Master Clock Reference Timing within a Facility

Adjusting system timing and achieving synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a facility. With facilities operating with multi-formats, learn how the Tektronix SPG8000 and TG8000 can be configured to serve the multi-formats needs of a facility.

Timing and Synchronization in a Standard Definition Hybrid Video Facility

An application note explaining the complexities of an analog and digital multi-standard, multi-format environment that requires flexibility to achieve and maintain synchronization in facilities that operate in a mix of formats.

  • SPG8000 Product Overview

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Advanced A/V Testing: How to Prevent Lip Synch Problems

In this webinar you will learn techniques for testing Audio/Video delay, in order to provide the best viewing and listening experience for your customers.

Sync Pulse Generator Related Information

Advanced A/V Testing: Preventing Lip Synch Problems

Learn techniques for testing Audio/Video delay, in order to provide the best viewing and listening experience for your customers. 51 min. webinar.

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