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Dual 3Gb/s, HD and SD test pattern generator with embedded audio signals and Quad Speed ADD-ON handling Installation and Operation manual

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TECHNICAL MANUAL 2TG100

Lange Wagenstraat 55 NL-5126 BB Gilze The Netherlands Phone: +31 161 850 450 Fax: +31 161 850 499 E-mail: Info@axon.tv Web: www.axon.tv

WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
● ALWAYS disconnect your entire system from the AC mains before cleaning any component. The product frame (SFR18 or SFR04) must be terminated with three-conductor AC mains power cord that includes an earth ground connection. To prevent shock hazard, all three connections must always be used. ● NEVER use flammable or combustible chemicals for cleaning components. ● NEVER operate this product if any cover is removed. ● NEVER wet the inside of this product with any liquid. ● NEVER pour or spill liquids directly onto this unit. ● NEVER block airflow through ventilation slots. ● NEVER bypass any fuse. ● NEVER replace any fuse with a value or type other than those specified. ● NEVER attempt to repair this product. If a problem occurs, contact your local Axon distributor. ● NEVER expose this product to extremely high or low temperatures. ● NEVER operate this product in an explosive atmosphere. Warranty: Axon warrants their products according to the warranty policy as described in the general terms. That means that Axon Digital Design BV can only warrant the products as long as the serial numbers are not removed. Copyright © 2001 – 2010 AXON Digital Design B.V. Date created: 05-10-2010 Date last revised: 15-10-2010 Axon, the Axon logo and Synapse are trademarks of Axon Digital Design B.V. This product complies with the requirements of the product family standards for audio, video, audio-visual entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use as mentioned below. EN60950 EN55103-1: 1996 EN55103-2: 1996 Safety Emission Immunity

Axon Digital Design 2TG100 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction to Synapse An Introduction to Synapse Local Control Panel Remote Control Capabilities 2 4 4 4 4 Unpacking and Placement Unpacking Placing the card 5 5 5 A Quick Start When Powering-up Changing settings and parameters Front Panel Control Example of changing parameters using front panel control Axon Cortex Software Menu Structure Example 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 The 2TG100 Card Introduction Features Applications Block schematic 9 9 9 9 10 Settings Menu Introduction Out-FrmtA SDI_PatternSelA SDI_PatternSpdA Out-FrmtB SDI_PatternSelB SDI_PatternSpdB Lock-Mode Ref-Type H_delayA V_delayA H_delayB V_delayB Active-PresetA Edit-PresetA #A_Text #A_Font #A_H-Pos #A_V-Pos Active-PresetB Edit-PresetB #B_Text #B_Font #B_H-Pos #B_V-Pos VI-InsertA VI-DataA VI-InsertB VI-DataB WSS-InsertA WSS-StndA WSS-ExtndA WSS-InsertB WSS-StndB WSS-ExtndB S2016-Line S2016-InsertA S2016-DataA S2016-InsertB S2016-DataB AudioPatternSel LocFreqInA1 ~ LocFreqInD4 LocLevelInA1 ~ LocLevelInD4 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 2 .

LocPhaseInA1 ~ LocPhaseInD4 Add-on-Mode SourceEmb-A1-ChA ~ SourceEmb-D4-ChA Emb-A1-ChA ~ Emb-D4-ChA SourceEmb-A1-ChB ~ SourceEmb-D4-ChB Emb-A1-ChB ~ Emb-D4-ChB Emb_A_ChA_sel ~ Emb_D_ChA_sel Emb_A_ChB_sel ~ Emb_D_ChB_sel IP_Conf0 mIP0 mNM0 mGW0 NetwPrefix0 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 Status Menu Introduction Ref IP_Addr0 MAC0 IP0 NM0 GW0 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 Events Menu Introduction What is the Goal of an event? Events Announcements Ref-Status What information is available in an event? The Message String The Tag Defining Tags The Priority The Address 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 LED Indication Error LED Reference LED Data Error LED Connection LED Error LED 22 22 22 22 22 22 Block Schematic Connector Panels Quad speed ADD-ON bus Scope Features Example Multiplexing 23 24 25 25 25 26 27 GNU Public License version 2 28 3 .

Remote Control The remote control options are explained in the rack controller Capabilities (RRC18/RRC10/RRC04/RRS18/RRS04) manual. The method of connection to a computer using Ethernet is described in the RRC/RRS manual. you are strongly advised to use a remote personal computer or laptop PC with Axon Cortex installed. RRC10. the way to set-up remote control over IP and for frame related settings and status information. Please refer to the RRC18.1 Introduction to Synapse An Introduction to Synapse is a modular system designed for the broadcast industry. Synapse offers a full range of converters and processing modules. including the Synapse rack controller.axon. intuitive operation and high quality processing are key features of this system. 4 . RRC04.tv to obtain the latest information on our new products and updates. Local Control The local control panel gives access to all adjustable parameters and Panel provides status information for any of the cards in the Synapse frame. Please visit the AXON Digital Design Website at www. Synapse High density. RRS18 and RRS04 manuals for a detailed description of the local control panel. as this increases the ease of use and understanding of the modules. ! CHECK-OUT: “AXON CORTEX” SOFTWARE WILL INCREASE SYSTEM FLEXIBILITY OF ONE OR MORE SYNAPSE FRAMES Although not required to use Cortex with a Synapse frame. The local control panel is also used to back-up and restore card settings.

The card must be stored and shipped in anti-static packaging. Care must be taken NOT to touch components on the card – always handle the card carefully by the edges. Placing the card The Synapse card can be placed vertically in an SFR18 frame or horizontally in an SFR04 and SFR08 frame. NOTE: On power up all LED’s will light for a few seconds. slide in the mounted circuit board. Ensuring that these precautions are followed will prevent premature failure from components mounted on the board. Locate the two guide slots to be used. and push it firmly to locate the connectors. but does not function correctly.2 Unpacking and Placement Unpacking The Axon Synapse card must be unpacked in an anti-static environment. NOTE: Please check appendix 1 before connecting any backpanel! 5 . this is the time it takes to initialise the card. Correct insertion of card is essential as a card that is not located properly may show valid indicators.

Changing settings The front panel controls or the Synapse Cortex can be used to and parameters change settings. To move down through a menu or decrease the value of a parameter. 6 . several LED’s will remain lit – the exact number and configuration is dependant upon the number of inputs connected and the status of the inputs. An overview of the settings can be found in chapter 5. To go back through the menu structure. NOTE: Whilst editing a setting.On powering up the Synapse frame.3 A Quick Start When Powering. Press ► Press ◄ Press ▲ Press ▼ To go forward through the menu structure. Front Panel Front Panel Display and Cursor Control [No Alarms] Settings are displayed and changed as follows. pressing ► twice will reset the value to its default. Use the cursor ‘arrows’ on the front panel to select the menu and parameter to be displayed and/or changed. All LED’s will light during this process. To move up within a menu or increase the value of a parameter. 6 and 7 of this manual. After initialisation. the card set will use basic data up and default initialisation settings.

in this example Settings. 7 . SFS10 [Settings] >SDI-Format=Auto Pressing the ► selects the settings item shown. Changing a setting has an immediate effect. In this example the Settings menu item is indicated. (Pressing ▲ or ▼ will change to a different menu eg Status. SFS10 Edit Setting] SDI-Format>Auto To edit the setting of the menu item press ▲ or ▼. All menu items can be monitored and/or changed in this way.Example of With the display as shown below changing parameters using front panel control RRC18 [Select Card] >S01=SFS10 Pressing the ► selects the SFS10 in frame slot 01. The display changes to indicate that the SFS10 has been selected. SFS10 [Select Menu] >Settings Pressing the ► selects the menu item shown. Events). The display changes to indicate that the SFS10 Edit Setting menu item SDI-Format has been selected. H-Delay). eg Mode. in this example SDI-Format. (Pressing ▲ or ▼ will change to a different setting. The display changes to indicate that the SFS10 Settings menu item SDI-Format has been selected and shows that it current setting is Auto.

For operation of Axon Cortex. its menus and adjustment items. giving access to each module. 8 . The software enables communication based on TCP/IP between the Setup PC and Synapse frames/modules. Each Synapse frame is addressed through its rack controller’s unique IP address. please refer to the Cortex help files. The software has an intuitive structure following that of the module that it is controlling. Axon Cortex has access to data contained within the Synapse module and displays it on a GUI.Axon Cortex Axon Cortex can be used to change the settings of Synapse modules Software from a PC. either locally or remotely. Menu Structure Example Slot ▲ ▲ S02 ▲ S01 ▼ S00 Module Item Parameter Setting SFS10 RRC18 Identity ▲ ► Settings ▼ Status ▼ Events ► Standard_dig ► Auto ▼ Mode ▼ Ref-Input ▼ H-Delay ▼ ▼ ▼ 625 ▼ 525 NOTE: Further information about Front Panel Control and Synapse Cortex can be obtained from the RRC and RRS operational manuals and the Cortex help files.

HD. So 1080p/50 and 1080i/50 can be used simultaneously Features 2 individual 3Gb/s. Locked to a black & burst or tri level sync it can generate 2 fully independent test patterns in either 3Gb/s. 16 test signals of embedded audio are also inserted. HD or SD. These audio signals can be sourced to the Quad Speed audio bus for discrete usage.4 The 2TG100 Card Introduction The 2TG100 is a dual channel test pattern generator. External audio can also be inserted via the Quad Speed audio bus with for example a DIO88 The fully individual outputs can handle any format in the same frequency. SD SDI test patterns Colorbar 100% Colorbar 75% Bars Over Red 100% Basr Over Red 75% Black Zoneplate Pathological stress signal Pluge Individual offset delay with respect to reference in pixel increments up to one frame Compatible output formats for each output (only one output frequency can be used at one time when locked to a reference) 1080p/60 1080p/50 1080i/60 1080i/50 720p/60 720p/50 525 625 A 16 character text ident can be overlaid each pattern 16 channel audio generator for embedded audio test signals 10Hz to 20kHz Even channel dip sequence -6dB for right channel External audio via the Synapse bus (Quad Speed technology*) Optional 2 fiber outputs (replacing 2 SDI outputs) on I/O panel * = Refer to Appendix 1: Quad speed ADD-ON bus Applications Generic Studio infrastructure test and ident generation 9 .

Block schematic 10 TO ADD-ON FROM ADD-ON .

1080i50 ■ 720p60. 720p50 ■ SD525. 720p50 ■ SD525. SFR08 or SFR04) or with Cortex. Possible settings are: ■ 1080p60. 1080i50 ■ 720p60. Also the SCP08 control can be used. SD625 SDI_PatternSelA With this setting you set what kind of test pattern you want to produce on outputs A1 and A2. 1080p50 ■ 1080i60 (default).5 Settings Menu Introduction The settings menu displays the current state of each 2TG100 setting and allows you to change or adjust it. Settings can be changed using the front panel of the Synapse frame (SFR18. Note: All items preceded with a #-sign are part of the presets. VIDEO GEN Out-FrmtA With Out-FrmtA you can set what the output should be for outputs A1 and A2. SD625 11 . 1080p50 ■ 1080i60 (default). Please refer to chapter 3 for information on the Synapse front panel control and Cortex. Possible settings are: ■ 1080p60. These are the available test patterns: ■ Colorbar 100% (default setting) ■ Colorbar 75% ■ Bars Over Red 100% ■ Bars Over Red 75% ■ Black ■ ZonePlate ■ PathStressSig (Pathological stress signal) ■ Pluge SDI_PatternSpdA With this setting you set the animation speed of the chosen pattern (currently only the ZonePlate has an animation) for outputs A1 and A2 between 0 and 15. Out-FrmtB With Out-FrmtB you can set what the output should be for outputs B1 and B2.

By default it is set to Ref1. Default is Bi-Level. The signal is delayed (advanced) with respect to the phase of the reference signal.SDI_PatternSelB With this setting you set what kind of test pattern you want to produce on outputs B1 and B2. H_delayA The H-DelayA setting allows adjustment of the horizontal phase of the output signal for outputs A1 and A2 with respect to the selected reference input. The V-Delay setting gives a delay in addition to the reference timing. For example: if the V-Delay is set to 10 TV HD lines. These are the available test patterns: ■ Colorbar 100% (default setting) ■ Colorbar 75% ■ Bars Over Red 100% ■ Bars Over Red 75% ■ Black ■ ZonePlate ■ PathStressSig (Pathological stress signal) ■ Pluge SDI_PatternSpdB With this setting you set the animation speed of the chosen pattern (currently only the ZonePlate has an animation) for outputs B1 and B2 between 0 and 15. The default setting is 0ln. The H-Delay setting gives a delay in addition to the reference timing. The available range is from 0 to a maximum of 2639 pixels (dependant on I/O format). the output signal will be delayed by reference timing + 10 pixels. the output signal will be delayed by reference timing + 10 TV HD lines. 12 . The signal is delayed (advanced) with respect to the phase of the reference signal. The available range is from 0 to a maximum of 1124 lines (dependant on I/O format). Ref-Type Sets the type of incoming reference. For example: if the H-Delay is set to 10 pixels. Can be either Bi-Level or Tri-Level. DELAY Lock-Mode Lock-Mode determines whether the card is locked to the reference (Ref1 or Ref2) or freerun (not locked). V_delayA The V-DelayA setting allows adjustment of the vertical phase of the output signal for outputs A1 and A2 with respect to the selected reference input. The default setting is 0px.

For example: if the V-Delay is set to 10 TV HD lines. The H-Delay setting gives a delay in addition to the reference timing. Medium or Large. The available range is from 0 to a maximum of 1124 lines (dependant on I/O format). V_delayB The V-DelayB setting allows adjustment of the vertical phase of the output signal for outputs B1 and B2 with respect to the selected reference input. #A_Font This setting defines the font size of the OSD text of output A1 and A2. TEXT IDENT Active-PresetA With this item you can manually change the currently active Text ident preset of channel A. Can be set to Small. The signal is delayed (advanced) with respect to the phase of the reference signal. the output signal will be delayed by reference timing + 10 TV HD lines. Medium is default. #A_H-Pos Defines the horizontal position of the OSD text of output A1 and A2. All menu settings that are preceded with a ‘#A‘-prefix are part of the preset. Edit-PresetA Here you can select which of the 16 selectable presets you want to edit for Channel A. #A_Text Here you can type the text you want to display on screen of outputs A1 and A2. By default it is set to off. Default is Off. The signal is delayed (advanced) with respect to the phase of the reference signal. The default setting is 0ln.H_delayB The H-DelayB setting allows adjustment of the horizontal phase of the output signal for outputs B1 and B2 with respect to the selected reference input. Changing this will not change the active preset. For example: if the H-Delay is set to 10 pixels. Default is 0. The default setting is 0px. 13 . The available range is from 0 to a maximum of 2639 pixels (dependant on I/O format). unless the currently active preset is the same you are going to edit. the output signal will be delayed by reference timing + 10 pixels. Can be any preset between 1 and 16 or off (=no text ident). All menu settings that are preceded with a ‘#A‘-prefix are part of the preset. The V-Delay setting gives a delay in addition to the reference timing. Can be set between 0 and 1920 pixels. A maximum of 16 characters is allowed.

Can be set between 0 and 1080 pixels. Possible are all VI values between 4:3_0 and 4:3_7 and the settings between 16:9_0 and 16:9_7. Default is 4:3_0. Possible are all VI values between 4:3_0 and 4:3_7 and the settings between 16:9_0 and 16:9_7. VI-InsertB You can turn VI insertion on or off for channel B. Medium or Large. Can be any preset between 1 and 16 or off (=no text ident). All menu settings that are preceded with a ‘#B‘-prefix are part of the preset. Can be set between 0 and 1080 pixels. #B_Font This setting defines the font size of the OSD text of output B1 and B2. #B_H-Pos Defines the horizontal position of the OSD text of output B1 and B2. #B_Text Here you can type the text you want to display on screen of outputs B1 and B2. Default is 4:3_0. Active-PresetB With this item you can manually change the currently active Text ident preset of channel B. unless the currently active preset is the same you are going to edit. INSERTER VI-InsertA You can turn VI insertion on or off for channel A. All menu settings that are preceded with a ‘#B‘-prefix are part of the preset. Changing this will not change the active preset. you can select VI values with this setting. Default is Off. By default it is set to off. Default is 0. Default is Off.#A_V-Pos Defines the vertical position of the OSD text of output A1 and A2. Edit-PresetB Here you can select which of the 16 selectable presets you want to edit for Channel B. Can be set between 0 and 1920 pixels. Default is 0. VI-DataA With the VI-InsertA setting set to on. Can be set to Small. Default is Off. #B_V-Pos Defines the vertical position of the OSD text of output B1 and B2. A maximum of 16 characters is allowed. you can select VI values with this setting. 14 . which you want to be inserted in Channel B. which you want to be inserted in Channel A. Default is 0. VI-DataB With the VI-InsertB setting set to on. Medium is default.

You can set it to Standard or Extended. Default is 4:3_0. WSS-ExtndB With the WSS-InsertB setting set to Extended. Possible are all WSS values between 1_vid and 8_vid and the settings between 1_flm and 8_flm. you can select WSS standard values with this setting. Default is Off. which you want to insert in Channel A. which you want to insert in Channel B. Possible are all WSS values between 4:3_0 and 4:3_7 and the settings between 16:9_0 and 16:9_7. WSS-StndB With the WSS-InsertB setting set to Standard. Default is 1_vid. you can select WSS extended values with this setting. By default it is set to line 11. You can set it to Standard or Extended. Default is 1_vid. S2016-Line With this setting you select a line in the VBI to where the AFD (SMPTE 2016) data should be written. WSS-ExtndA With the WSS-InsertA setting set to Extended. or switch WSS insertion entirely off (default value). you can select WSS standard values with this setting. WSS-InsertB You can choose which type of WSS data you want to insert in Channel B with this setting.WSS-InsertA You can choose which type of WSS data you want to insert in Channel A with this setting. or switch WSS insertion entirely off (default value). 15 . which you want to insert in Channel A. Default is 4:3_0. Possible are all WSS values between 4:3_0 and 4:3_7 and the settings between 16:9_0 and 16:9_7. Possible are all WSS values between 1_vid and 8_vid and the settings between 1_flm and 8_flm. you can select WSS extended values with this setting. S2016-InsertA You can switch S2016 (AFD) insertion on or off for channel A. which you want to insert in Channel B. Lines 0 till 31 are selectable. WSS-StndA With the WSS-InsertA setting set to Standard.

LocLevelInA1 ~ With these settings you can set the level of each individual LocLevelInD4 generated audio channel between -60 and 0dBFS. The pattern that can be selected is -6dB Dip Right Ch. Default is Off. Can also be set to normal (default) which does not apply this pattern. AUDIO GEN AudioPatternSel With this setting you can apply an audio pattern. Normal = 16 input channels from Synapse bus.S2016-DataA With the S2016-InsertA setting set to on. The generated LocFreqInD4 audio can be chosen as input for the embedders or as output to the add-on bus. in which case the generated audio tone on all right (even) channels is lowered with 6 dB at a specific time interval. Everything below -60 dBFs is displayed as -999dBFs and indicates that the audio is muted. you can select AFD values with this setting. S2016-InsertB You can switch S2016 (AFD) insertion on or off for Channel B. 32 output channels to Synapse bus 16 . LocFreqInA1 ~ The 2TG100 card contains a build in audio generator. With these settings you can set the generated audio frequency between 10 and 20000 Hz for each individual audio channel. no output channels to Synapse bus Quad_Speed = 32 input channels from Synapse bus. Possible are all AFD values between AFD0 and AFD15. S2016-DataB With the S2016-InsertB setting set to on. Possible are all AFD values between AFD0 and AFD15. you can select AFD values with this setting. which you want to be inserted in Channel B. which you want to be inserted in Channel A. EMBEDDER Add-on-Mode With this setting you choose wether you want to use the Add-on bus in a Quad_Speed mode (see appendix 1) or in Normal mode. Default frequency for all channels is 1000 Hz. LocPhaseInA1 ~ These settings adjust the audio phase of the corresponding audio LocPhaseInD4 channel of the audio generator to 0 deg or 180 deg.

You can also choose to not use these 4 audio channels for anything by setting this item to off.SourceEmb-A1-ChA With these settings you can set the source for each corresponding ~ audio channel for outputs A1 and A2. group3 or group4. This setting can not be selected when Add-on mode is set to Normal. A2. group3 or group4. Emb_A_ChB_sel ~ With these settings you select in to which audio group (= 4 audio Emb_D_ChB_sel channels) of outputs B1 and B2 you want to embed the corresponding 4 audio channels coming from the test tone generator or add-on bus. (default) ■ ■ AddOn01/16 = the first 16 channels of the Normal/Quad Add-on Bus AddOn17/32 = the second 16 channels of the Quad Speed Bus. This setting can not be selected when Add-on mode is set to Normal. group2. There’s 3 sources: SourceEmb-D4-ChB ■ Local = audio from the on board audio generator. Emb-A1-ChA ~ With these settings you select which of the 16 available channels Emb-D4-ChA out of the above selected source should be embedded in the corresponding audio channel of outputs A1 and A2. Emb-A1-ChB ~ With these settings you select which of the 16 available channels Emb-D4-ChB out of the above selected source should be embedded in the corresponding audio channel of outputs B1 and B2. Can also be set to off (which leaves the corresponding audio channel empty) Emb_A_ChA_sel ~ With these settings you select in to which audio group (= 4 audio Emb_D_ChA_sel channels) of outputs A1 and A2 you want to embed the corresponding 4 audio channels (for instance: Emb_A are channels A1. (default) ■ ■ AddOn01/16 = the first 16 channels of the Normal/Quad Add-on Bus AddOn17/32 = the second 16 channels of the Quad Speed Bus. You can also choose to not use these 4 audio channels for anything by setting this item to off. Can be group1. There’s 3 sources: SourceEmb-D4-ChA ■ Local = audio from the on board audio generator. group2. A3 and A4) coming from the test tone generator or add-on bus. Can also be set to off (which leaves the corresponding audio channel empty) SourceEmb-A1-ChB With these settings you can set the source for each corresponding ~ audio channel for outputs B1 and B2. Can be group1. 17 .

0. which disables the Ethernet connector. mIP0 When IP_Conf0 is set to manual. Default is set to 0.0. By default this setting is set to DHCP.0.0 mGW0 With IP_Conf0 set to manual. with this setting you can set a Netmask. 18 .0 mNM0 With IP_Conf0 set to manual.0. Can also be set to disable. you can type in the preferred IP address here.0 NetwPrefix0 Here you can set the proper network prefix if required.0. By default it is set to 0. this setting let you set a Standard Gateway.0. or appoint a manual set IP address. Default is 0.NETWORK IP_Conf0 With this setting you can let the card obtain an IP address automatically via DHCP.

DHCP Leased or DHCP Infin. IP0 This item displays the current IP address of the card. DHCP asking.6 Status Menu Introduction The status menu indicates the current status of each item listed below. 19 . NM0 This item displays the current Netmask of the card. GW0 This item displays the current Standard Gateway of the card. Ref Displays the status of the reference input. Can be either Present or NA (not available) NET STATUS IP_Addr0 This item displays the status of the IP address. MAC0 This item displays the MAC address of the card. It can be manual.

A message may be broadcast to mark the change in status. Events The events reported by the 2TG100 are as follows. The message is volatile and cannot be retrieved from the system after it has been broadcast. or 0 when disabled. This means that it is not the response to a request to the card. 0= no event. The Tag The tag is also defined in the card. 2) A tag that also shows what happens.. “REF_LOSS”. The Message String The message string is defined in the card and is therefore fixed. it is easier to use the tag instead of interpreting a string. 20 .7 Events Menu Introduction An event is a special message that is generated on the card asynchronously. for example: event? “INP_LOSS”. other =on Ref-Status Reference can be selected between 0 . 0=off. This item is only used for switching the announcement of status changes on/off. 255.255 is the priority setting.. 4) A slot number of the source of this event.g. Announcements Announcements is not an event. The first implementation is the tag controlled switch in the GPI16. 129 (81hex) for Return of Input). 3) A priority that marks the importance of an event. 2 (= loss of reference). It may be used in controlling software like Synapse Set-up to show the event. “INP_RETURN”. What is the Goal of The goal of events is to inform the environment about a changing an event? condition on the card. What information is The message consists of the following items. but with a predefined number: e. For a list of these predefined tags see the table on the next page. There are several means by which the message can be filtered. 1 (= loss of input). This value is defined by the user and can have any value between 1 and 255. 1 for Loss of Input) the complement is marked by the tag increased by 128 (80hex) (e. 129(= 1+128 = return of input). but a spontaneous message.g. available in an 1) A message string to show what has happened in text.g. In cases where the event marks a change to fault status (e. 1. When controlling or monitoring software should make decisions based on events. The tag has a fixed meaning.

The higher the priority of the alarm. the slot number or address of the card is relevant to be able to assign the event to a certain card.Defining Tags The tags defined for the card are: Event Menu Item Announcements Reference Tag 0 or NA 01hex=REF_LOSS Description Announcement of report and control values reference lost or returned 0 or NA 81hex=REF_RETURN The Priority The priority is a user-defined value. The Address Together with the message string or the tag. the higher this value. Setting the priority to Zero disables the announcement of this alarm. Alarms with priorities equal or higher than the Error Threshold setting of the RRC will cause the error LED on the Synapse rack front panel to light. 21 .

The LED lights for 0. Connection LED This LED illuminates after the card has initialized. Error LED The error LED indicates an error if the internal logic of the card is not configured correctly or has a hardware failure. Reference LED Indicated the presence of a valid reference signal on the selected reference input connector (ref-1 or ref-2). 22 .8 LED Indication Error LED The error LED indicates an error if the internal logic of the card is not configured correctly or has a hardware failure. Data Error LED This LED indicates a CRC error.5 seconds every time a connection is made to the card.

HD. SD OUT A1 H+V OFFSET DELAY 4 GROUP EMBED AFD S2016 WSS VI INSERT 3Gb/s. SD OUT B2 AUDIO GENERATOR ETHERNET QUAD SPEED MODE TDM MUX 32CH OUT TO ADD-ON NORMAL ADD-ON MODE ΜP [LINUX] PLL TDM DE-MUX 32CH IN FROM ADD-ON 4CH 4CH 4CH 4CH IN IN IN IN RACK CONTROLLER REFERENCE INPUTS 1 2 QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS OR 1 2 3 4 NORMAL ADD-ON AUDIO BUS INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS 23 . HD. HD. HD. SD PATTERN GENERATOR IDENT COLORBAR 100% COLORBAR 75% BARS OVER RED 100% BARS OVER RED 75% BLACK ZONEPLATE PATHOLOGICAL STRESS SIGNAL PLUGE 3Gb/s. SD OUT A2 H+V OFFSET DELAY 4 GROUP EMBED AFD S2016 WSS VI INSERT 3Gb/s. SD PATTERN GENERATOR IDENT COLORBAR 100% COLORBAR 75% BARS OVER RED 100% BARS OVER RED 75% BLACK ZONEPLATE PATHOLOGICAL STRESS SIGNAL PLUGE 3Gb/s. SD OUT B1 3Gb/s.9 Block Schematic 2TG100 3Gb/s. HD. HD.

HD. SD SDI OUTPUT A2 ETHERNET 3GB/S. BPH19 NC NC 3GB/S. HD. The following table displays the pinout of these backpanels. HD. HD. SD SDI OUTPUT A1 3GB/S.10 Connector Panels The 2TG100 can be used with the BPH19. SD SDI OUTPUT B2 NC NC Unused inputs and outputs must be terminated with the correct impedance! 24 . SD SDI OUTPUT B1 3GB/S.

as the ADD-ON card will always generate 32 channels (where some can be zero) Channel shuffling is done in the ADD-ON card The Master Card has only one setting to enable the quad speed audio bus Every Quad-Speed ADD-ON card takes 32 channels from the ‘right hand ADD-ON card’ and adds (or overwrites) the local processed channels. and finaly into the Master Card The cross looping of the original design is now a straight loop The quad speed bus can also work in one direction You can use a Quad Speed audio bus to de-embed audio from the master and present on the ADD-ON card as AES/EBU. Features The following features and rules will apply: Up to 32 channels output from the master card with looping to up to 3 ADD-ON cards The ADD-ON card just picks the channels it wants to process Up to 32 channels input on the master card If the master card can handle less then 32 channels. the lowest channel numbers will be used. And we want the bus to be bidirectional. A new Master breaks the chain and the Master Card ADD-ON mode can be selected again. This can be done for any of the channels that are processed in the ADD-ON card Master Cards are switchable between normal and quad-speed bus Channel designations on the block schematics: Channel 1-32 (or less) are injected into the dark green large arrow from Master Card to ADD-ON card and looped on to the next ADD-ON card via the dark green arrow The ADD-ON card injects up to 32 channels into the brown large arrow An ADD-ON card will also actively loop extra processed channels into the next ADD-ON card. The new interface needs to be compatible with all existing hardware (frames) and in the implementation of the master card it needs to be backward compatible with the original ADD-ON bus. If a mode is selected all ADD-ON cards to that Master need to be in the same mode. so 32 channels in and 32 channels out at the same time. but all cards to the right of the master must be in the same mode as the master. We want more channels (32 per video stream seems possible in the near future). You can mix Master-Cards in one frame using the two different modes.Appendix 1 Quad speed ADD-ON bus Scope The internal audio ADD-ON bus needs an upgrade. Bitstream (like Dolby) or analog audio If applicable the ADD-ON card can also be used as in injection point of physical audio streams 25 . The master card will have two modes: Normal ADD-ON mode or Quad Speed audio ADD-ON mode These modes are selectable on the Master Card.

The first ADD-ON card can select any of the 32 channels for internal processing These channels are looped on to the next ADD-ON card. ADD 8 CHANNELS TO A STREAM OF 32 AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT PROC 32CH IN FROM MASTER 32CH OUT TO NEXT ADD-ON 32CH IN FROM NEXT ADD-ON 32CH OUT TO MASTER TO MASTER QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS AUDIO TO SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS WHERE 8 CHANNELS ARE PROCESSED AND ADDED TO THE STREAM TO MASTER TO MASTER 26 .Example The big difference between the new and old bus structure is the fact that it caries 4 times as much audio channels. (The DLA42 can also take 3 channels from the ADD-ON bus and 5 channels from its physical input) This looping works up to 3 times. and the other half is used to put the audio back The following graphic shows how a typical quad speed bus chain works MASTER CARD HD-SDI INPUT DE-EMBEDDING EMBEDDING HD-SDI OUTPUT The audio coming from the master card (dark green arrow) contains up to 32 channels. ADD 8 CHANNELS TO A STREAM OF 32 AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT PROC 32CH IN FROM MASTER 32CH OUT TO NEXT ADD-ON 32CH IN FROM NEXT ADD-ON 32CH OUT QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS AUDIO TO SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS WHERE 8 CHANNELS ARE PROCESSED AND ADDED TO THE STREAM AUDIO FROM SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN DLA42 AUDIO OUT ADD-ON DE-EMBED SELECTOR TAKE ANY 8 FROM 32 ADD-ON EMBEDDED AUDIO MULTIPLEXER. This next ADD-ON (sitting in the next n+1 slot) Card can also free select any 8 from 32 channels. The brown arrow is the return path and sends the (processed) audio back to the master card. So half of the original physical infrastructure moves audio from the master card to the ADD-ON cards. These 32 channels are then transported to the next ADD-ON card which overwrites another 8 channels. 32CH OUT TO ADD-ON 32CH IN FROM ADD-ON QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS AUDIO FROM SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS DLA42 AUDIO OUT ADD-ON DE-EMBED SELECTOR TAKE ANY 8 FROM 32 ADD-ON EMBEDDED AUDIO MULTIPLEXER. This path is 32 channels wide and is clocked from the master card. The ADD-ON card can overwrite for instance 8 channels of the 32. ADD 8 CHANNELS TO A STREAM OF 32 AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN PROC 32CH IN FROM MASTER 32CH OUT TO NEXT ADD-ON 32CH IN FROM NEXT ADD-ON 32CH OUT TO MASTER TO MASTER QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS AUDIO TO SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS WHERE 8 CHANNELS ARE PROCESSED AND ADDED TO THE STREAM AUDIO FROM SYNAPSE BUS CONTAINING ALL 32 CHANNELS AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN DLA42 AUDIO OUT ADD-ON DE-EMBED SELECTOR TAKE ANY 8 FROM 32 ADD-ON EMBEDDED AUDIO MULTIPLEXER. It is also bi directional by design.

Channel-slot 25 to 32 are left empty in this example. The brown large arrow will always carry 32 channels from ADD-ON to ADD-ON. 27 .Multiplexing The injection of processed audio into the master card works differently then you were used to with the original audio ADD-ON bus. the insertion menu of for instance the DLA42 is much more flexible and allows putting every channel into any of the 32 channel-slots. and 3 Quad speed ADD-ON cards (the maximum). The first ADD-ON card inserts channels 1 to 8 This method allows for overwriting slots that come from the right hand Master Card. but they are inserted in slot 9-16 (of 32 slots). The example below shows how the flexibility could be used. One Master Card. The second ADD-ON card also processes 8 channels. In the example below you can see a 4 Card system. If the actual channels are used or which channels are used is determined in the ADD-ON card. Note: The top example shows a logical way of how the ADD-ON multiplexing could be performed. They are inserted (a menu selection) in slot 17-24 from 32 channel-slots. or from ADD-ON to Master Card. The last (most right) ADD-ON card processes 8 channels. However.

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