Miranda SPG-1801 Instruction manual

DENSITÉ series
SPG-1801
Sync Pulse Generator
Guide to Installation and Operation
M845-9800-101
26 Aug 2013
Miranda Technologies
3499 Douglas-B.-Floreani
St-Laurent, Québec, Canada H4S 1Y6
Tel. 514-333-1772
Fax. 514-333-9828
www.miranda.com
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Electromagnetic Compatibility
This equipment has been tested for verification of compliance with FCC Part 15, Subpart B requirements for
Class A digital devices.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements of the EMC directive
2004/108/CE:
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EN 55022 Class A radiated and conducted emissions
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EN 61000-3-2 Harmonic current injection
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EN 61000-3-3 Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker
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EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity
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EN 61000-4-3 Radiated electromagnetic field immunity – radio frequencies
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EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient immunity
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EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity
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EN 61000-4-6 Conducted disturbances immunity
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EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity
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Table of Contents
1
SPG-1801 Sync Pulse Generator Module ............................................................................... 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
2
Installation ................................................................................................................................ 3
2.1
2.2
2.3
3
Unpacking ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Installation in the Densité frame.......................................................................................................... 3
Connection .......................................................................................................................................... 3
Operation .................................................................................................................................. 4
3.1
3.2
3.3
4
Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 1
Features .............................................................................................................................................. 1
Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................................... 1
Card Front Edge Layout ...................................................................................................................... 2
Application........................................................................................................................................... 2
Control Options ................................................................................................................................... 4
Local control using the Densité frame control panel ........................................................................... 4
3.2.1 Status LED ............................................................................................................................. 5
3.2.2 Menu for local control ............................................................................................................. 6
Remote control using iControl............................................................................................................. 7
3.3.1 The iControl graphic interface window ................................................................................... 7
3.3.2 Input tab ................................................................................................................................. 8
3.3.3 Output tab .............................................................................................................................. 9
3.3.4 Alarms tab ............................................................................................................................ 10
3.3.5 Info tab ................................................................................................................................. 13
Specifications......................................................................................................................... 15
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1 SPG-1801 Sync Pulse Generator Module
1.1
Introduction
The SPG-1801 is a sync pulse generator that can be slotted in the Densité frame. It accepts an external reference
input or can receive its reference from the frame reference internal distribution, if the REF-1801 card is present. It
offers 2 full flexible outputs, individually configurable for format but also for timing adjustment. The SPG-1801 can lock
on a composite (NTSC/PAL) or tri-level sync. The signal output can be video (black burst, tri-level sync) or audio
(word clock, DARS). In the case of an audio output, the SPG-1801 can also lock on an external DARS or Word Clock.
It is ideal for generating multi-format synchronization signals that can be used in certain areas of a broadcast or
production facility. The fact that it can be slotted in a Densité chassis coupled to the frame distribution card (REF1801) makes it a highly-integrated solution for multi sync generation and distribution.
1.2
Features
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1.3
Can be slotted in Densité frames
Accepts either an external genlock input or an internal sync signal from the frame reference card
fully configurable outputs
Can generate composite black burst, tri-level sync, DARS or Word Clock
Up to 1 frame adjustable timing for each individual output
Block Diagram
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Card Front Edge Layout
Select
Status
1.4
SPG-1801
SELECT button
Status LED
1.5
Application
One interesting application of the SPG-1801 combines the URS4D signal that is distributed to all Densité slots within
the same frame from an REF-1801 card in slot 10, with multiple dual-independent-output SPG-1801 cards to create a
multi-format audio/video reference generation system.
REF
NTSC Black
REF-1801
720p Tri-Level
URS
REF
SPG-1801
Multi-Format
Sync Generator
Module
NTSC Black
720p Tri-Level
URS
NTSC Black
REF
SPG-1801
Multi-Format
Sync Generator
Module
1080i Tri-Level
URS
REF
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SPG-1801
Multi-Format
Sync Generator
Module
NTSC Black
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2 Installation
2.1
Unpacking
The following items should be included in the SPG-1801 package:
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For Densité 2:
 SPG-1801 HD / SD Frame Reference Module
 SPG-1801-SRP rear panel
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For Densité 3:
 SPG-1801-3RU HD / SD Frame Reference Module
 SPG-1801-SRP-3RU rear panel
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User manual
2.2
Installation in the Densité frame
The SPG-1801 must be mounted in a Densité 2 or Densité 3 frame. The installation includes both the SPG-1801
module, and the rear panel module. It is not necessary to switch off the frame’s power when installing or removing
the card.
Detailed instructions for installing cards and their associated rear panels in the Densité frame are given in the
Densité Frame manual.
2.3
Connection
All connections are made on the rear panel:
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Connect the input reference signal to the BNC marked REF IN
A loop-through is provided, which should be terminated if unused.
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Connect LTC time-code to the BNC marked LTC IN
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Two programmable sync outputs are available on the SYNC OUT BNC connectors
Figure 2.1 SPG-1801-SRP rear panel
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3 Operation
3.1
Control Options
The SPG-1801 has two primary control interfaces:
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The local control panel attached to the Densité frame’s controller
Remote control using Miranda’s iControl system
These will be explained in detail in the following sections.
3.2
Local control using the Densité frame control panel
Push the SELECT button on the SPG-1801 card edge (see Section 1.4) to assign the local control panel to operate
the SPG-1801. Use the control panel buttons to navigate through the menu, as described below.
All of the cards installed in a Densité frame are connected to the frame’s controller card, which handles all interaction
between the cards and the outside world. There are no operating controls located on the cards themselves. The
controller supports remote operation via its Ethernet ports, and local operation using its integrated control panel.
The local control panel is fastened to the controller
card, and when installed is located in the front center of
the frame, positioned in front of the power supplies. The
panel consists of a display unit capable of displaying
two lines of text, each 16 characters in length, and five
pushbuttons.
The panel is assigned to operate any card in the frame
by pushing the SELECT button on the front edge of that
card. Pushing the CONTROLLER button on the control
panel selects the Controller card itself. The STATUS
LED on the selected card flashes yellow.
The local control panel displays a menu that can be navigated using the four pushbuttons located beside the display.
The functionality of the pushbuttons on the panel is as follows:
[CTRL]
Selects the controller card for status monitoring and adjustment
[+] [–]
Used for menu navigation and value modification
[SELECT] Gives access to the next menu level. When a parameter value is shown, pushing this button once
enables modification of the value using the [+] and [–] buttons; a second push confirms the new value
[ESC]
Cancels the effect of parameter value changes that have not been confirmed; pushing [ESC] causes the
parameter to revert to its former value.
Pushing [ESC] moves the user back up to the previous menu level. At the main menu, [ESC] does not
exit the menu system. To exit, re-push the [SELECT] button for the card being controlled.
If no controls are operated for 30 seconds, the controller reverts to its normal standby status, and the selected card’s
STATUS LED reverts to its normal operating mode.
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3.2.1
Status LED
The status monitor LED is located on the front card-edge of the SPG-1801, and is visible through the front access door
of the DENSITÉ frame. This multi-color LED indicates module status by color, and by flashing/steady illumination,
according to the chart. The chart also indicates fault reporting for this card on the DENSITÉ frame’s serial and GPI
interfaces.
Serial
Report
Mode Freerun
GPI
Report
Green
Yellow
No Time Code
Hardware failure
Flashing
Red


No Signal
I/O Mismatch
Red



 : Factory default.
NOTE: A “Flashing Yellow” Status LED indicates that the SELECT button on the front panel has been pushed.
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3.2.2
Menu for local control
The SPG-1801 has operating parameters which may be adjusted locally at the controller card interface. After pressing
the SELECT button on the SPG-1801 module, use the keys on the local control panel (described above) to step
through the displayed menu and adjust the parameters. The menu is shown below.
STATUS
OUTPUT CONFIG
OUTPUT 1
OUPUT FORMAT : OFF/ BLACK B. 59.94 / BLACK B. 50 / Tri-L 1080i59.94 / Tri-L 1080i50 /
Tri-L 720p59.94 / Tri-L 720p50 / DARS 48 kHz / WORD CLOCK 48 kHz
VERTICAL
[-524, …. -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, …. 523, 524] (lines) (525)
[-624, …. -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, …. 523, 624] (lines) (625)
[-1124, ….-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, …, 1123, 1124] (lines) (1080i)
[-749, …. -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, …, 748, 749] (lines) (720p)
HORIZONTAL
[0, 0.037, 0.064, …. 63,5] (us)
(525)
[0, 0.037, 0.064, …. 64]
(625)
(us)
[0, 0.013, 0.027, …. 29.67] (us)
(1080i59.94)
[0, 0.013, 0.027, …. 35.56] (us)
(1080i50)
[0, 0.013, 0.027, …. 22.24] (us)
(720p59.94)
[0, 0.013, 0.027, …. 26.67] (us)
(720p50)
OUTPUT 2 (Same sub-menu as for OUTPUT 1)
REFERENCE
SOURCE
[AUTO, EXTERNAL, URS, INTERNAL]
TIME CODE
SOURCE
[AUTO, LTC, VITC, URS]
PROCESSING
[NORMAL, PASS THROUGH]
NO INPUT SIGNAL
ALARM LEVEL
[GREEN, YELLOW, RED, FLASH RED]
ALARM REPORT
[NONE, GPI]
ALARM LEVEL
[GREEN, YELLOW, RED, FLASH RED]
ALARM REPORT
[NONE, GPI]
ALARM LEVEL
[GREEN, YELLOW, RED, FLASH RED]
ALARM REPORT
[NONE, GPI]
CONFIG ALARMS
NO TIME CODE
I/O MISMATCH
VERSION
SPG-1801: xxx
FACTORY DEFAULT
[RESTORE]
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3.3
Remote control using iControl
The operation of the SPG-1801 may be controlled using Miranda’s iControl system.
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This manual describes the control panels associated with the SPG-1801 and their use.
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Please consult the iControl User’s Guide for information about setting up and operating iControl.
In iControl Navigator or iControl Websites, double-click on the SPG-1801 icon to open the control panel.
3.3.1
The iControl graphic interface window
The basic window structure for the SPG-1801 is shown in figure 3.1. The window identification line at the top gives the
card type (SPG-1801), and the slot number in which the card is installed in the Densité frame. On the left is a Status
icon for the card.
1
2
3
4
Figure 3.1 SPG-1801 iControl graphic interface window
There are four main sections in the window itself, identified in figure 3.1:
1. The top section displays icons on the left. These icons report card communication status, input reference signal
format and status, and output reference signal status.
Icon #
1
2
3
4
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Move the cursor over an icon to see its current status in the message area below the icons. If there is an error
status, the message will appear automatically. If there are multiple error messages, the display will cycle through
them
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Icon #
Mousing over the Reference Status icon will show the format of the input reference
Indicates
appearance
interpretation
1
Card control
status
Green if the card is controlled remotely
Yellow when locally controlled
2
Input Reference
status
Green if OK,
Red if error detected
3
Output 1
Reference
mismatch
Green if OK,
Red if error detected
4
Output 1
Reference
mismatch
Green if OK,
Red if error detected
2. Tabs are provided to give access to the various controls. Click on a tab to access it
3. The contents of the selected tab, with operating controls and status monitors as required.
4. The Load Factory button.
Clicking this button will reset all SPG-1801 parameters to factory-default values, overriding settings made in the
control panels.
3.3.2
Input tab
Reference Source
The pulldown selects the reference source for this SPG-1801. The choices are:
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Auto – Use the external reference, URS or the internal reference (in
order of priority).
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External – use the reference connected to the rear panel
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URS – use the Universal Reference Signal generated by an REF-1801
card located in slot 10 of the Densité frame
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Internal – use the internal reference source
Time Code
The Timecode Source pulldown selects the source of timecode that will be
inserted in the outgoing reference signals from this SPG-1801. The choices
are:
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Auto – Use LTC if available, if not, VITC.
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VITC – Extract timecode from the reference input.
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LTC – Use the timecode connected to the LTC input on the rear panel.
Figure 3.2 Input tab
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OFF – Do not insert timecode into the output reference signals.
The Timecode Processing pulldown offers two options:
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Normal – use the timecode selected by the Timecode Source pulldown as the output timecode source.
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Pass through – pass the incoming LTC timecode directly to the output without internal processing.
NOTE: This mode is required for correct operation when the LTC time code is not standard
running time code, e.g. when it is counting down. Using this mode will result in a 1-frame
delay in the time code as it passes through the SPG-1801.
The current status of time code available at the SPG-1801 input is shown in the LTC Status, VITC Status and TC
(URS) Status areas
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Valid (green icon): valid time code detected at the input
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Phase error (red icon):
SMPTE-12 specifies the phase relation between LTC and video. If the LTC received does not match this
alignment window, the card will flag this error.
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Frame error (red icon):
The time code must match the input reference frame rate. If not, an error is flagged.
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Absent (red icon): no time code detected at the input
Note: The error detection algorithm uses the current reference format. So, when using internal reference, all
information extracted from the input is out of phase, and the card may flag errors even if the timecode is nominally
OK.
3.3.3
Output tab
The Output tab provides resources to configure the output sync signals.
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Each of the two sync outputs can be configured independently.
Format – the pulldown selects the format of the sync output. Available choices
are:
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Black Burst 59.94
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Black Burst 50
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Tri-Level 1080i59.94
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Tri-Level 1080i50
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Tri-Level 720p59.94
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Tri-Level 720p50
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DARS 48 kHz
•
Word Clock 48 kHz
Note that not all of these output choices will be available at all times. The output
formats available depend on the format of the reference input.
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The following chart shows the relationship between reference input
format and available output formats.
Figure 3.3 Output tab
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Output
Black Burst
DAR
Word Clock
48 KHz
48 KHz
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DARS 48 kHz
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Word Clock 48 kHz
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59.94
Input
Black Burst 59.94
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Tri-Level 720p50
1080i50
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720p59.94
720p50
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•
•
•
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Tri-Level 1080i50
Tri-Level 720p59.94
1080i59.94
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Black Burst 50
Tri-Level 1080i59.94
50
Tri-Level
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Vertical (lines) – the slider selects the vertical offset between the reference input to the SPG-1801 and the output
being configured.
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The nominal range is +/- one frame, and is indicated (in lines) at the ends of the slider
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The current value is shown in the data box at the right side of the slider.
The value can be changed by clicking and dragging the slider, or by typing a value directly into the data box.
Horizontal (µsec) – the slider selects the horizontal offset between the reference input to the SPG-1801 and the
output being configured.
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The nominal range is 0 to 1 line, and is indicated (in µsec) at the ends of the slider
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The current value is shown in the data box at the right side of the slider.
The value can be changed by clicking and dragging the slider, or by typing a value directly into the data box.
3.3.4
Alarms tab
Timecode logging
Select a checkbox to send the indicated time code to the iControl GSM, where
it can be used by other network devices.
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As this uses network resources, it is suggested that these boxes be left
unchecked if there is no need to use the time code in this way.
Alarm Configuration
Click the Alarm Config button to open the Alarm Configuration for SPG-1801
panel in a new window. This panel allows the alarm reporting of the SPG-1801
to be configured.
Figure 3.4 Alarms tab
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The panel is organized in columns.
Status/Name
This contains an expandable tree listing all the alarms
reported by this card.
• Each alarm name includes an icon that shows its
current status
The Overall alarm and GSM contribution columns
contain pulldown lists that allow the level of
contribution of each individual alarm to the alarm
named in the column heading to be set.
• Overall Alarm
This column allows configuration of the contribution
of each individual alarm to the Overall Alarm
associated with this card. The Overall Alarm is
shown in the upper left corner of the iControl panel,
and also appears at the bottom of the Status/Name
column.
Figure 3.5 Alarm Configuration panel
• GSM Contribution
This column allows configuration of the contribution of each individual alarm to the GSM Alarm Status associated
with this card. GSM is a dynamic register of all iControl system alarms, and is also an alarm provider for external
applications. The possible values for this contribution are related to the Overall alarm contribution:
• If the Overall alarm contribution is selected as Disabled, the GSM alarm contribution can be set to any available
value
• If the Overall alarm contribution is selected as any level other than disabled, the GSM contribution is forced to
follow the Overall Alarm.
Levels associated with these alarms:
The pulldown lists may contain some or all of the following options:
The alarm makes no contribution (black icon)
The alarm is of minor importance (yellow icon)
The alarm is of major importance (orange icon)
The alarm is of critical importance (red icon)
The alarm exists but has no effect (used for text and composite alarms)
Shortcut: if you click in one of the Set All boxes at the top of a column, you will open a pulldown that lets you
assign a level to all alarms in that column simultaneously.
Log Events
iControl maintains a log of alarm events associated with the card. The log is useful for troubleshooting and identifying
event sequences. Click in the checkbox to enable logging of alarm events for each individual alarm.
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At the bottom of the window are several other controls
Copy to other cards
Click this button to open a panel that allows the alarm
configuration set for this card to be copied into another SPG1801 card.
•
Select one or more destination cards from the list in the
window by clicking in the checkboxes, or all of them by
clicking in the All checkbox
Figure 3.6 Copy to other cards window
Get alarm keys
Click this button to open a save dialog where you can save a
file containing a list of all alarms on this card and their current
values, along with an Alarm Key for each. The alarm keys are
useful for system integration and troubleshooting.
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The file is saved in Excel.csv format
Figure 3.7 Get alarm keys save dialogue
OK, Apply, Cancel
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OK accepts the settings and closes the window once the card confirms that there are no errors.
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Apply accepts the settings, but leaves the window open
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Cancel closes the window without applying any changes, and leaves the previous settings intact.
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3.3.5
Info tab
When the SPG-1801 is included in an iControl environment, certain information
about the card should be available to the iControl system. The user can enter
labels and comments that will make this card easy to identify in a complex
setup. This information is entered into data boxes in the Info control panel.
Label:
type the label that appear for this card when it appears in iControl
applications
Short Label
type the short-form label that iControl uses in some cases (8
characters)
Source ID
type a descriptive name for this card
Comments:
type any desired text
The remaining data boxes show manufacturing information about this card.
Figure 3.8 Info tab
Three buttons in the panel give access to other information.
• Details…: Reports the Firmware version, service version, and panel version for this card
Figure 3.9 Details window
• Advanced…: Shows the Miranda LongID for this card. The Miranda
LongID is the address of this SPG-1801 in the iControl network.
Figure 3.10 Advanced window
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• Remote System Administration – opens the Joining Locators
window, which lists remote lookup services to which this SPG-1801
is registered.
Add: Force the iControl service for this SPG-1801 to register
itself on a user-specified Jini lookup service, using the following
syntax for the locator’s URL in the Input data box:
jini://<ip_address>
where <ïp_address> is the ip address of the server running
the lookup service, e.g.
Figure 3.11 Joining Locators window
Remove: select one of the services listed in the window by clicking on it, and click Remove to open a query
box allowing you to delete it from the window.
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4 Specifications
GENLOCK INPUT
CONNECTOR
BNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
LOAD
Passive Loop-Through
IMPEDANCE
75 Ohm bridging
RETURN LOSS
> 30dB up to 30MHz
FREQUENCY LOCK RANGE
compliant with RS-170M
SNR
> 40dB
SIGNAL TYPE
Composite NTSC-M, PAL-B Black Burst with optional VITC
STANDARD
SMPTE-170M, ITU-R BT.1700-1, SMPTE-318M
SIGNAL LEVEL
1V p-p
SIGNAL TYPE
HD Tri-Level Sync
STANDARD
SMPTE-274M, SMPTE-296M
SIGNAL LEVEL
600mV p-p
SIGNAL TYPE
DARS AES-3id
STANDARD
SMPTE-276M
SIGNAL LEVEL
1V p-p
SIGNAL TYPE
Word Clock
STANDARD
AES11-2003
SIGNAL LEVEL
2.0V p-p
ANALOG REFERENCE OUTPUT
SIGNAL TYPE
Composite NTSC-M, PAL-B with optional VITC
STANDARD
SMPTE-170M, ITU-R BT.1700-1, SMPTE-318M
SIGNAL LEVEL
1V p-p
RETURN LOSS
> 35dB up to 10MHz
SIGNAL TYPE
HD Tri-Level Sync
STANDARD
SMPTE-274M, SMPTE-296M
SIGNAL LEVEL
600mV p-p
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SIGNAL TYPE
DARS AES-3id
STANDARD
SMPTE-276M
SIGNAL LEVEL
1V p-p
SIGNAL TYPE
Word Clock
STANDARD
AES11-2003
SIGNAL LEVEL
2.0V p-p
OTHER
MAXIMUM POWER
PHYSICAL FORMAT
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