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Audio Multichannel Monitor
AMM768 Data Sheet
Online Help System with Instrument Navigation Guide and Information
for Menu Items
Comprehensive Alarm Reports with Storage Capacity to Log up to
10,000 Events
Two Sets of Eight AES/EBU Digital Channels
Two Sets of Six Analog Channels (Option AD or higher)
Two Sets of Ten Audio Bars for Decoded Dolby Digital and Dolby E
(Options DD and DDE with SDI)
Applications
Quick Visual Inspection of Audio and Video in Master Control and
Transmission Room
Setup, Calibration, and Maintenance of Audio Equipment
AMM768
Troubleshooting of Audio Problems in Broadcast and Production
Features & Benefits
Easy Monitoring of Audio Signals with Bars, Phase, and Surround*1
Displays
Advanced Status and Session Displays Provide Detailed Insight of the
Digital Content
HD/SD Picture Display with Closed Caption (Option SDI) Allows You to
Verify Correct Association of Audio to Video Content
Modular Configurations to Support the Monitoring of Analog and Digital
Signals (Embedded or de-embedded) Including AES/EBU, Dolby Digital,
and Dolby E, All in One Platform
FlexVu™ 4-tile XGA Display for Easy Operation
Front-panel Headphone Port for Quick Verification of Audio
Web-user Interface for Remote Operation and Monitoring
Status Display for Quick Identification of Signal Information and Report
of Alarms
Capacity for 20 Custom Presets that can be Downloaded and Uploaded
through a USB Port for Faster Equipment Setup
Quality Verification in the Ingestion Process
*1 Audio Surround Sound Display licensed from Radio-Technische Werkstätten GmbH & Co. KG (RTW)
of Cologne, Germany.
Tektronix’ AMM768 is the advanced audio multichannel monitoring platform
designed for the video industry. In the engineering environment, the
AMM768 is a valuable setup and calibration tool to facilitate the control
and maintenance of the audio equipment. In production, broadcast,
and distribution this instrument is capable of monitoring analog, digital
AES/EBU, Dolby Digital, and Dolby E audio signals at each point of the
production and distribution system.
The AMM768 is a powerful tool in environments that require simultaneous
monitoring of audio and SDI video in real time. In these environments, quick
visual inspection of both audio and video is a necessity. The AMM768
provides detailed audio information to help technicians, operators, and
engineers address daily challenges. When problems occur, the AMM768
helps users troubleshoot failures such as audio signals not being embedded
into video, detection of missing channels, or defects in the audio signal.
The AMM768 features Bar, Lissajous, and Surround audio displays. For
alarm and status tracking, the AMM768 features comprehensive Session
and Status display functions.
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Flexibility
The modular architecture of the AMM768 provides, in a single platform,
scalable solutions to meet diverse applications and evolve with your needs.
This instrument supports a variety of audio options from digital audio
AES/EBU, analog audio, and compressed formats Dolby Digital and Dolby
E. The AMM768 can be upgraded in the field to enable additional monitoring
options.
Ease of Use
Exclusive features such as FlexVu™ 4-tile display, multiple presets, and the
SDI option with picture display, simplify operations and boost productivity.
The AMM768 provides an auxiliary XGA output for an external display.
Full Ethernet connectivity and SNMP interface provide advanced report
management and remote operation.
Technical Excellence
To perform unattended monitoring of content and to prepare maintenance
records, the AMM768 provides the most comprehensive report of audio
status and statistics.
Tektronix’ exclusive SDI option enables audio de-embedding and picture
display with closed caption. This option provides an additional level of
insight in the signal, and allows for a smooth monitoring of audio signals in
video/audio environments.
Flexible Configurations – Support Technology
Evolution
AMM768 can be configured and upgraded flexibly to support, in one
platform, the monitoring of multiple types of analog and digital audio.
Monitoring options can be added to a previously purchased instrument with
a field-installable upgrade.
The AMM768 provides a modular approach that allows users to meet their
current needs and be prepared for future transitions. This capability proves
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Monitoring audio in a video application.
particularly useful to accurately and efficiently verify the quality of legacy
audio and emerging multichannel audio technology in today’s transitioning
environments.
Flexibility in decoding to output channels in digital and analog:
Option DS monitors de-embedded digital audio and AES/EBU formats
Option AD monitors analog audio formats and digital de-embedded
audio in AES/EBU formats
Option DD monitors and decodes Dolby Digital audio (AC-3) plus
monitors analog and digital de-embedded audio and AES/EBU formats
Option DDE monitors and decodes Dolby E and Dolby Digital audio plus
monitors analog and digital de-embedded audio and AES/EBU formats
Option SDI provides audio de-embedding and AMM768 picture display
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Audio Multichannel Monitor — AMM768
Surround Sound Display*1 monitoring a Dolby signal.
FlexVu™ Display provides status at a glance.
Dolby Monitoring - Advanced Audio Support
Today
Ease of Use – Tools to Optimize Your
Operations
New technological trends like the transmission of Dolby audio enhance the
entertainment experience. Advanced formats like Dolby are increasingly
popular in audio applications.
The AMM768 provides unique user-interface features to improve efficiency
in production operations and engineering.
Dolby audio can be carried embedded on an SDI signal or as discrete digital
audio. The AMM768 provide simple in-bar display of the type of Dolby
signal present on the input, allowing the user to quickly interpret the signal
and configure the instrument appropriately.
The AMM768 offers monitoring capability for the audio types most
frequently used in the video/audio broadcasting environments including
Dolby Digital and Dolby E.
Option DD allows for monitoring of Dolby Digital, and Option DDE allows
for monitoring of up to ten Dolby E channels. Dolby status displays offer
in-depth review of decoded Dolby metadata.
All audio options have an audio bar display and can display up to six audio
bars for analog inputs, up to eight audio bars on AES and embedded audio
sources, and up to ten audio bars when decoding Dolby Digital or Dolby E.
The integrated FlexVu™ Display interface of AMM768 allows for the
simultaneous display of four display tiles to monitor, at a glance, several
aspects of the signal.
You can create and store up to 20 presets and organize them into five
groups. Using presets, you can configure the instrument for specific tasks or
personal preferences. You can label the presets and preset groups for easy
identification. The presets can be downloaded to a USB memory device and
then transferred to another AMM768 unit.
A convenient front-panel headphone connector lets you listen to any stereo
audio output to quickly verify the quality of the audio signal.
The advanced online help system has two levels of information:
Help for each button and menu item
Instrument-level help with tutorial-type information
AMM768 has the ability to decode Dolby E to a variety of different outputs
analog or digital. Eight analog and digital outputs are available by
reconfiguring Input B.
*1 Audio Surround Sound Display licensed from Radio-Technische Werkstätten GmbH & Co. KG (RTW)
of Cologne, Germany.
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Data Sheet
Binary Channel status showing digital audio data.
Audio Session Display - Summary of conditions per channel.
Powerful Monitoring and Alarm Reporting
Capabilities
The AES Channel Status display provides Text, Hex, or Binary display of the
audio data. The Binary mode provides data decoding of the individual bits
and bytes for easy interpretation and detailed analysis of the audio data.
All audio options of the AMM768 provide user-selectable scales, meter
ballistics, audio-level indicators, threshold levels, and measurement
durations. AMM768 features Bars, Phase, and Surround*1 audio displays.
The audio bar display provides In-bar messages to show status and fault
conditions for each monitored audio channel, reducing the likelihood of an
undetected audio problem.
The flexible audio phase display includes a phase correlation meter, and a
Lissajous display that allows the selection of any two channels.
The multiple-channel Surround Sound display shows audio levels, total
sound volume, phantom source locations, and dominant sound position that
facilitates full signal monitoring at a glance.
The Audio Session display shows digital error conditions, highest true peak,
and the number of clips, mutes, over-levels, silences, and loudness levels.
User-specified threshold values determine over-level and silence conditions
and the duration of an audio fault required to trigger an alarm.
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The Alarm Status display shows a comprehensive color-coded report of
audio conditions, format alarms, digital, and frame synchronization errors.
AMM768 provides several alarm notification methods, including on-screen
error icons, audible beep, ground-closure output, and SNMP traps. The
user can select how each alarm will be reported and which alarms must be
saved in the error log.
AMM768 can store up to 10,000 events. These events are stored with
time code, date, and time of day. The log file can be easily printed directly
or exported to a .htm or .txt file for easy processing in Excel or database
software.
This error log is provided as a standard feature with any audio option. This
capacity is a must to perform unattended monitoring of content or for the
preparation of maintenance and quality records.
*1 Audio Surround Sound Display licensed from Radio-Technische Werkstätten GmbH & Co. KG (RTW)
of Cologne, Germany.
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Audio Multichannel Monitor — AMM768
SDI Picture Display – Simplify the Integration
of Audio and Video Content
Tektronix Option SDI provides a unique HD/SD picture display with closed
caption capability. This picture display facilitates a coordinated monitoring
of embedded audio signals with the corresponding video. This feature
provides an additional level of insight in the content, it facilitates the
identification of monitored material, simplifies the detection of embedding
problems, and helps operators to unveil audio-video coordination faults.
The video to audio map feature allows users to associate different audio to
SDI video inputs for quick combination of audio and video signals.
This option also provides audio de-embedding for eight AES/EBU channels.
Advanced Network Connectivity
AMM768 provides full Ethernet connectivity for remote reporting and
instrument operation through the Web. Its interface is compatible with
SNMP. This allows for automatic report generation to a centralized location.
Picture display for easy audio/video coordination.
This instrument also provides an auxiliary XGA output for external display
units, and a PIX output for full display of the SDI signal.
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Data Sheet
AMM768 front view.
AMM768 rear view.
Display Types
Characteristics
Bars
Audio Characteristics
Bars with Lissajous
Level Meter Resolution – 0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale, from full scale to -20 dBFS.
User-selectable Scales –
Bars with Surround
Analog: dBu, Din, Nordic, VU, IEEE PPM, and user definable.
Digital: dBFS, DIN 45406, Nordic N9, IEEE PPM, BBC, and user definable.
Meter Ballistics – Selectable from True Peak, PPM Type 1, PPM Type 2, and
Extended VU, Loudness F, and Loudness S.
Loudness F and Loudness S Definition – Loudness Equivalent (Leq) as per IEC
61672-1. For the F fast setting the time constant is 125 ms and for the S slow setting,
the time constant is 1 s.
Defined/Programmable Level Detection – Mute, clip, user-programmable silence,
over.
Level Meter Accuracy Over Frequency – +0.1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0 to -40 dBFS
sinewave, Peak Ballistic mode (except for within 5 Hz of some submultiples of the
sampling frequency).
Inputs and Outputs
2 Embedded Audio Inputs (SMPTE 259M (SD) or 292/BTA-5004A (HD)
compatible)
Dolby Status
AES Channel Status with:
Text, Hex, Binary, and XMSN Binary formats
Binary display provides data list with cursor-selectable decoder
Audio Session
Video Session
Error Log Display
Picture with closed caption (Option SDI)
Digital Audio
Any analog, AES, or Dolby inputs can be mapped to headphones, AES,
or analog outputs
AES Inputs – Two sets with eight channels each, 32-192 kHz, 24 bit. Meets
requirements of AES 3-ID and SMPTE 276M-1995.
Connections are internally terminated, the instrument provides
loopthrough
AES Input Return Loss – 25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz Typ better than
Two sets of Digital Audio Inputs (Banks A and B) allowing for up to eight
audio channels (four AES/EBU inputs)
Bank B can be configured as an input or output. For de-embedding SDI
audio or decoding of Dolby D/E
Analog audio support two sets of analog input (Banks A and B) with six
channel inputs. The analog audio output supports up to eight analog
outputs
Two SDI inputs with SDI switched output supporting HD and SD
de-embedding of eight channels of any of the available 16 channels of
embedded audio
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Alarm Status
AES Input – BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.2 V to 2 Vp-p.
30 dB to 24 MHz.
AES Outputs – Up to eight channels, AES3-ID output, 48 kHz, 20 bit for embedded,
48 kHz 24 bit for analog to AES.
For AES to AES loopthrough, output format equals input format.
Meets requirements of SMPTE 276M-1995 (AES 3-ID).
For decoded Dolby Digital, output is 24 bits at a rate of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz for any
one decoded pair.
For decoded Dolby E the output is 24 bits at 48 kHz or 47.952 kHz for up to 4 pairs.
AES Output – BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.9 V to 1.1 Vp-p into 75 Ω.
AES Output Return Loss – >25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz.
AES Output Jitter – 3.5 ns, peak, typical, with 700 Hz high-pass filter per AES
specification.
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Audio Multichannel Monitor — AMM768
User Interface
Upgrade Kits
XGA LCD monitor with 1024 (H) × 768 (V) pixels with FlexVu, touchscreen, and
backlit buttons.
AMM7UP
Power
100 to 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz.
Physical Characteristics
Dimension
mm
in.
Height
Width
Depth (front to back
including handles and
BNCs)
133.4
215.9
460.4
5.25
8.5
18.125
Weight
kg
lb.
Net
5.5
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Analog Audio (Options DDE, DD, and AD)
Analog Inputs – Two sets of six channels each.
Analog Input – Balanced, unterminated through rear-panel connector.
Cross Talk – <90 dB.
Input Impedance – 24 kΩ, typical.
Analog Outputs – Eight channels.
Analog Output – Balanced, unterminated through rear-panel connector.
Maximum Output Level – Balanced: +24 dBu ±0.5 dB.
Digital Input to Analog Output Gain Accuracy over Frequency – ±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to
20 kHz, 0 to -40 dBFS, 20 or 24 bit inputs.
Analog Input to Analog Output Gain Accuracy over Frequency – +0.8 dB, 20 Hz
to 20 kHz, 24 dBu to -16 dBu.
Output Impedance – 50 Ω, nominal.
Ordering Information
AMM768
Audio Multichannel Monitor base unit.
Options
(must order one audio option)
Opt. DS – Monitoring of digital (non-embedded) AES/EBU audio (two sets of eight
channels input, up to eight channels output)
Opt. AD – Capabilities of Option DS plus analog audio monitoring (up to two sets of
six channels analog audio input, up to eight analog audio channels output).
Opt. DD – Capabilities of Option AD plus support for monitoring Dolby Digital (AC-3).
Opt. DDE – Capabilities of Option DD plus support for monitoring Dolby E.
Opt. SDI – Adds de-embedding capabilities, HD/SD picture, closed caption, and
video session displays. It requires any of the audio monitoring options.
Upgrade Kit
Option
AMM768
Upgrade by ordering AMM7UP with the appropriate options:
AD
DD
DDE
SDI
Power Supply and Cables
A0 – North America.
A1 – Universal EURO.
A2 – United Kingdom.
A3 – Australia.
A4 – 240 V North America.
A5 – Switzerland.
A6 – Japan.
A10 – China.
A99 – No power cord or AC adapter.
Mounting Case and Hardware
NRC – No portable or rack cabinet.
01 – Portable Cabinet.
02 – Dual Rack Cabinet (same as WFM7F05 Option NN).
05 – Dual Rack Cabinet (same as WFM7F05 Option ON).
06 – Filler panel for Dual Rack Cabinet.
07 – Drawer for Dual Rack Cabinet.
62 – Analog audio breakout cable.
Service Options
C3 – Calibration Service 3 Years.
C5 – Calibration Service 5 Years.
D1 – Calibration Data Report.
D3 – Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Opt. C3).
D5 – Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Opt. C5).
R3 – Repair Service 3 Years (including warranty).
R5 – Repair Service 5 Years (including warranty).
CA1 – Provides a single calibration event.
IF – Upgrade installation service.
Documentation
L0 – English Manual.
L5 – Japanese Manual.
L7 – Simple Chinese Manual.
Product(s) are manufactured in ISO registered facilities.
Product(s) complies with IEEE Standard 488.1-1987, RS-232-C, and with Tektronix
Standard Codes and Formats.
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Contact Tektronix:
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South Africa +27 11 206 8360
Spain (+34) 901 988 054
Sweden 020 08 80371
Switzerland +41 52 675 3777
Taiwan 886 (2) 2722-9622
United Kingdom & Ireland +44 (0) 1344 392400
USA 1 (800) 426-2200
For other areas contact Tektronix, Inc at: 1 (503) 627-7111
Updated 5 August 2009
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