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). The base configuration includes three sync outputs that can be configured with independent output formats and independently adjustable timing offsets.
For mission-critical applications, the SPG8000A can be configured with a second power supply module. Under normal operation, the designated backup supply is seldom used, ensuring that it has maximum remaining life should the primary supply fail. The backup supply is load-tested once each day to verify that it can serve as the primary supply if necessary.
The usage time of each supply is logged as "temperature-weighted hours" a metric that best estimates the calculated life of the supply. A front-panel LED will indicate when the supply is nearing its end-of-life. If the primary supply is interrupted for any reason the system will switch to the backup without any disruption to system operation. Power supply modules are hot-swappable for easy replacement and feature a locking mechanism to prevent the power cable from accidental disconnection.
Please note! This item is an add-on "option" to the Tektronix SPG8000A Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generator. The SPG8000A is required and sold separately. Image is for reference only!