Cobalt CB-9960-TG2-REF1
3G-HD/SDSDI Dual Test Signal Generator

OUR PART #  CB-9960-TG2-REF1

A Dual Test Signal Generator with Moving Box Active Signal Indication and Bi-Level/Tri-Level Sync Out, the Cobalt® 9960-TG2-REF1 3G/HD/SD-SDI is an easy to use, economical solution, delivering a full complement of test signal packages to ensure validity of downstream baseband SDI systems. It's the unprecedented first in the high-density openGear®-based card form factor. Two (2) independent generator blocks can be set to offer dual test packages that can simultaneously be produced or selectively fed to a single downstream path via a 2x4 output crosspoint.

It also provides AES and analog audio test tones (both using 24-bit data), and also offers waveform-based test data over its CVBS video output. A moving-box insertion can be enabled to serve as a dynamic raster confidence check. The 9960-TG2-REF1 can use either of two (2) frame references to produce an output that's synchronous with house reference, or use its internal reference timing to generate its own. It features an analog video output that offers SD black burst or HD tri-level reference output, line 21 CEA 608 closed-captioning, plus VITC waveform TC outputs. Also, audio LTC test sequences are available over embedded, AES, along with analog audio, as well as via an RS-485 serial port.

Its preset save/load allows saving custom card settings while allowing one-button revert to factory settings. Layered presets enable invoking changes related only to a specific area of concern while not changing any other settings or aspects. Full user DashBoard™ or Remote Control Panel remote control gives full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. Its GPIO function allows direct input routing control and status monitoring.

Cobalt 9960-TG2-REF1 Features:

  • Comprehensive test signal generation for SDI/analog video and baseband discrete audio in an easily integrated openGear® card
  • Easy to use, intuitive, flexible, and far more economical than typical bench equipment
  • Fully-independent dual generator blocks offer simultaneous output of user-configured test packages, or instant user selection between generators via output crosspoint
  • Moving-box/motion insertion enable serves as an easy to use dynamic raster confidence check
  • SDI import allows insertion of user static raster/patterns as an alternative addition to standard test pattern outputs
  • DID/SDID authoring allows custom payloads to be written to specific DID/SDID locations as test packets for downstream systems
  • Full suite of output interfaces – SDI, CVBS, AES and analog audio
  • Convenience RS-485 LTC output works with legacy systems and checks bi-phase LTC/SMPTE 12M correlation in mixed systems
  • Low-power/high-density design – less than 18 Watts per card
  • Remote control/monitoring via Dashboard™ software or OGCP-9000 remote control panels
  • Five year warranty

Cobalt 9960-TG2-REF1 Specifications:

  • Power: < 18 Watts
  • SDI Inputs/Outputs:
    • (1) SDI User Input (75 Ohm BNC)
    • Up to (4) 75 Ohm BNC outputs
    • SDI Formats Supported: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
    • SDI Alignment Jitter: 3G/HD/SD: < 0.3/0.2/0.2 UI
    • Timing Jitter: 3G/HD/SD: < 2.0/1.0/0.2 UI
  • CVBS Video Output:
    • (1) 75 Ohm BNC output. CVBS output functional only when selected path is carrying SD-SDI.
  • Discrete Audio Outputs:
    • AES-3id 75 Ohm outputs (8 pair (16-Ch) max)
    • Balanced analog audio outputs (4-Ch max)
      (I/O conforms to 0 dBFS = +24 dBu)
    • Analog Output Impedance: < 50 Ohms
    • Analog Reference Level: -20 dBFS
    • Analog Nominal Level: +4 dBu
    • Analog Max Output Level: +24 dBu (0 dBFS)
    • Analog Freq. Response: ±0.2 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    • Analog SNR: 115 dB (A weighted)
    • Analog Analog THD+N: -96 dB (20 Hz to 10 kHz)
    • Analog Crosstalk: -106 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • Timecode Insertion/Burn-In:
    • Burn-in and embedded video output timecode selected via user controls from input video SMPTE embedded timecode and/or audio LTC. Burn-in enable/disable user controls. Configurable for burn-in string of seconds, seconds:frames, seconds:frames:field. User controls for text size and H/V position.
  • Text Burn-In:
    • (2) independent strings supported. Independent insertions controls for enable/disable and enable upon LOS. User controls for text size and H/V position.
  • User Audio Delay Offset from Video:
    • Bulk delay control: -33 msec to +3000 msec.
    • Per-channel delay controls: -800 msec to +800 msec
    • (2) GPI configurable to select input routing. (2) GPO configurable to invoke upon input selected. RS-232/485 comm port. All connections via rear module RJ-45 GPIO/COMM jack.
  • Frame Reference Input:
    • (2) reference from frame bus. SMPTE 170M/318M “Black Burst”, SMPTE 274M/296M.
    • Return Loss: >35 dB up to 5.75 MHz
  • Block Diagram:

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