SPG8000A Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generator

The SPG8000A is a precision multiformat master sync and master clock generator, suitable for hybrid sync generator and PTP (IEEE 1588) grandmaster clock reference generator applications. It addresses the emerging needs of customers who plan to migrate from traditional SDI-based to IP-based video (including live production) infrastructure in stages.

Generator Options
Form Factor

Composite NTSC/PAL, SD, HD, 3G-SDI

Sync for Genlock / GPS and GLONASS synchronization, Black Burst / HD Tri-level Sync, 48 kHz Word Clock, NTP Server, PTP (IEEE 1588) Grandmaster 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 RACK: Rackmount slides and rails kit for SPG8000A

Opt. GPS: GPS Synchronization and NTP Server, Opt. BG: Analog Black and Composite Test Signal Generator, Opt. SDI: 3G/HD/SD-SDI Test Signal Generator including Embedded Dolby E test signal, Opt. AG: Digital AES Audio Generator plus DARS, Opt. PTP: IEEE 1588 (PTP) support, Opt. LX: Gb Ethernet 1310nm single-mode SFP, Opt. SX: Gb Ethernet 850nm multi-mode SFP, Opt. XLR: Adapter Cable with 4 XLR connectors for LTC Input/Outputs, SPG8000ANT: GPS/GLONASS rooftop Antenna (5VDC, 1588MHz range)

Rack Mount – 1 RU height, 19 inches width, standard depth

Tektronix makes available outline drawings for system integrators of the following video products:

  • Waveform monitors.
    • WFM4000,WFM5000,WFM5200,WFM5250,WFM6120, WFM7200, WFM8200, and WFM8300.
  • Waveform rasterizers.
    • WVR4000, WVR5000, WVR5200, WVR5250, WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300.
  • Test signal generators.
    • SPG300, SPG600, SPG700, SPG8000, SPG8000A, TG700, and TG8000.
  • Changeover units.
    • ECO422D, ECO8000, and ECO8020.


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Tech brief on video reference timing with Tektronix Signal Generators

Fact Sheet
Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File

Tektronix makes available outline drawings for system integrators of waveform monitors, waveform rasterizers, test signal generators, and changeover units. 

Technical Brief
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.

Application Note
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.

Application Note
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.

Application Note
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.

Application Note
Tektronix Master Sync and Clock reference Generator the SPG8000 provides facility reference signals to ensure a high reliable stable facility timing source. This video provides an overview of the…
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