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The Tektronix WFM2300 Portable Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for video installation and maintenance applications with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor. The versatile Tektronix WFM-2300 can operate with an internal battery and DC input through an AC-DC converter unit.
WFM2300 waveform monitor
The Eye and Jitter measurements available in the Tektronix WFM2300 can do the SDI physical measurement up to 3 Gbps with Option 3G. The cable simulator/stress capability helps the engineer to ensure that the signal quality on a cable has enough margin to the point to start increasing the error rate.
Audio monitoring support for up to 16 channels of Embedded AES/EBU Audio provides a variety of audio level bar monitoring, multichannel surround sound display, and flexible Lissajous display. With Option DBE, the Dolby E metadata analysis and bar meter of the peak level data in metadata are provided. Also, an internal speaker or headphone port can be used for easy compliance verification of digital audio without the need for an additional piece of equipment.
The Tektronix WFM 2300 provides the reliability of the Tektronix waveform monitors family in a portable, basic monitoring product. The Tektronix WFM2300 offers uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, picture thumbnail, display freeze, and an error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification.
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Tektronix displays offer the sharpest CRT-like trace quality for clear waveform monitoring with the look and feel of an analog display. The familiar video waveform display can show SD/HD/3G-SDI signals in RGB, YPbPr, YRGB, or pseudo composite. Signal components can be displayed in either Parade or Overlay mode. Cursors within the waveform display allow precise measurement of Voltage and Time to be made. The vector display offers user-selectable graticules, color targets (75% or 100%), and color axis.
With several sweep rates and easy control of vertical gain and horizontal magnification, you can efficiently monitor and measure video waveform parameters.
Specialized displays provide summarized, yet comprehensive reports of alarms, session, and status of content. Powerful displays such as Video Status show a condensed view of error statistics, signal format, presence of ancillary data, and more. These Tektronix-exclusive displays simplify monitoring tasks by providing important content information at a glance.
Errors in the displays can automatically be logged in the Error Log and provided as a report.
Advanced physical layer measurements - in a portable platform
The Tektronix WFM 2300 provides unique capabilities such as reporting jitter levels above 1 UI and providing various jitter filters from 10 Hz to 100 kHz for SD/HD/3G-SDI signals. An easy-to-interpret gauge provides direct readout for jitter measurements. Users can configure timing jitter, alignment jitter or other jitter filter to effectively isolate the sources of jitter.
The SDI Status display summarizes key signal parameters such as signal strength, cable loss, and estimated cable length measurements. With FlexVu, users can display the jitter value and cable parameter measurements to help quickly diagnose and resolve problems related to SDI timing jitter or cable attenuation.
The infinite persistence mode of the waveform monitor can also be used to more easily view the eye opening of the physical-layer signal. In addition, the Tektronix WFM2300 can also perform automated eye amplitude, automated rise/fall time, automated overshoot measurement, and provide jitter waveform display to view jitter related to line and field rates. All of these capabilities help engineers in the field to detect and diagnose signal quality problems quickly and efficiently.Wide variety of interface support
The SDI A input supports SD/HD/3G-SDI (Option 3G) video signals and provides monitoring of eye and jitter measurements. For a Dual Link SDI signal, both the SDI A and MULTI IN inputs are used.
The MULTI IN input also supports SDI, AES/EBU and LTC signals so that the user can easily determine the type of signal present on a cable.
The AES OUT and SDI OUT connectors are test signal outputs that can be configured as loop through output. The individual outputs for Audio and Video in conjunction with the SDI A and MULTI IN inputs allow the user to evaluate the variety of Audio/Video equipment that may require the audio/video signal with separate path.
The REF IN connector is used for receiving the analog composite or tri-level sync signal to measure the timing or check the sync status between sync signal and SDI signals. It is also used as a Genlock signal source for the generator function. In addition, the analog reference signal connected to this connector can be displayed as a waveform to quickly check the quality of the sync signal.
The optical SDI interface (Option SFP) is supported with a transceiver SFP module. The transceiver module provides both an input and output that can be used simultaneously. The output can be configured as loop output or as a test signal output. The SFP status display shows the module model name, mode, temperature and other status of the SFP module.
The STRESS LOOP connectors are a bi-directional passive signal path that can be used with a SDI test signal generated by the Tektronix WFM2300 to test a signal path, or to add an additional cable length and interfering signal to a signal path to provide simple margin testing.
Quickly diagnose and isolate an installation issue
The cable stress/margin loop adds an additional 20 meters of cable and an interfering signal to the signal path. The use of the stress/margin loop along with CRC detection simplifies how to determine the cable margin of a system so that the user can quickly ensure they do not reach the "digital cliff" where the transmission error rate significantly increases.
Alarms, quality statistics, and logging – thorough and fast content verification
The Alarm Status display provides continuous information on the state of each condition currently being monitored by the Tektronix WFM2300.
To support unattended monitoring and QC applications, as well as provide documentation for service-level agreements, these instruments maintain an error log of 10,000 events, which facilitates the detection and correction of problems. Log entries are recorded with date, time of day, and time code (VITC, LTC, ANC). The error log can be downloaded to a USB flash drive or through a network connection to .TXT or .HTM formats for easy record keeping and processing on spreadsheets or database software.Picture display – quick visual confirmation and precision content adjustment
You can select bright-up conditions that show the location of RGB or composite gamut errors on the Picture display. The Line Select mode shows the location of the line currently selected within the Picture display.
Users can choose from several Safe Action and Safe Title graticules on the Picture display which help editors and operators easily identify incorrectly positioned video content such as graphics, titles, or logos.
Graticule choices include the Safe Action and Safe Title graticules defined in SMPTE RP218, ITU, and ARIB standards, plus two sets of completely flexible, user-definable graticules. These graticules facilitate editing tasks and reduce the need for format conversions.
Patented Tektronix gamut displays – efficiently detect and allow correction of gamut problems
For SDI component content that is destined for broadcast in composite systems, the unique Tektronix Arrowhead display can be used to monitor Composite Gamut compliance without the need for a separate encoder. Within this display, a separate upper and lower luma-only gamut limit can be applied.
Each of these displays offers user-selectable gamut thresholds so that operators can set monitoring limits appropriate to their specific operation and include a preset for EBU-R103. You can also select bright-up conditions to see the location of gamut errors on the Picture display. In addition, gamut monitoring is fully integrated with the powerful alarm logging and reporting capabilities of the Tektronix WFM2300.
Quad Tile display – flexible monitoring configuration customized to suit your application
Unlike instruments with predetermined view combinations, the Tektronix WFM2300's Quad Tile lets you create a Quad Tile display tailored to your specific needs and work practices. Each tile can be configured to enable easy signal analysis such as multiple alarm and status screens, different Safe Area Graticules and cursors on each tile, and more.
Digital audio and video monitoring in one instrument
The Surround Sound display provides intuitive graphical representation of channel interaction in a surround sound system. The Bars display provides indication for faults, audio levels, and provides indication of the presence of a Dolby format. The flexible Lissajous display allows the selection of any two audio channels.
Specialized audio displays provide deeper inspection of the signal and make the Tektronix WFM/2300 Waveform Monitor a comprehensive compact waveform and audio monitor. The audio session displays summarize levels, faults, and number of active bits for each channel. These instruments also feature Audio Control Packet Data and Channel Status displays.
Facility timing made easy
This Tektronix-patented Timing display makes facility timing easy through a simple graphical representation which shows the relative timing of the input signal and the reference signal (or a saved offset reference) on an X-Y axis. Simply adjust the timing of the equipment until the circle is within the center of the display for precise, direct measurements of vertical offset in number of lines and horizontal offset in μs.
The Lightning display of the Tektronix WFM2300 shows luma and chroma amplitudes and helps users verify component timing using a color-bar signal. The Tektronix-patented Bowtie display complements the timing measurement capability of the Lightning display. Using a special Bowtie test signal in component format, this display helps make precise, accurate measurements of interchannel amplitude and timing.
Troubleshooting signal paths
A simple test signal can be generated from the SDI output that produces 100% or 75% color bars along with pathological test signals with the ability to Genlock the test signal output to the External Reference Input. Audio test tones can be generated at the AES output or embedded in the SDI test signal output.
The user can change the test signal patterns, video format, whether the test signal is moving or static, audio test tone, and audio level. The moving circle allows the user to easily identify whether the test signal is active "live" or still and helps determine problems within the signal path that are caused by equipment freezing on the last frame. This can be useful for troubleshooting a signal path or piece of equipment without the need to carry an additional generator.
Superior data analysis capabilities for operators and engineers
In contrast to other solutions, the ANC Data Inspector enables operators to quickly and easily ensure that the VANC data is present and free of errors. When errors are detected, engineers are quickly guided to a more detailed view of the data packet content for further analysis.
Closed Caption (CEA708/608) and individual Teletext subtitles can be simultaneously decoded and displayed within the Picture display. Teletext subtitle pages can be decoded in either WST or OP47 format.
The Auxiliary Data Status display provides summary information on Active Format Description (AFD) per SMPTE 2016, Video Index Aspect Ratio, Wide Screen Signaling (WSS), V-Chip, TSID, CGMS-A, Broadcast Flag, CEA708/608 Closed Caption, Teletext, and Timecode information.
Today there is a wide array of metadata that provides information to a variety of equipment through the processing chain. Monitoring of this metadata is critical to ensure that the processing equipment correctly handles the signal. For instance, correct format of the AFD ensures that the aspect ratio on the display is correctly formatted and the automated AFD graticule is available for the Picture display of the WFM2300 along with the binary data and text description for easy monitoring.
The Datalist display provides detailed information on the actual data values in HD/SD-SDI and 3G-SDI (with Option 3G) input signals. Users can easily use this display to locate protocol errors in the input signals.
The left side of display shows uninterpolated digital values plotted against sample numbers as a digital waveform. You can configure this unique display in either Video mode or Data mode.
In Video mode, the display shows the Y, Cb, Cr values aligned temporally, but offset vertically. Like the waveform display, you can configure the display to show 1, 2, or all 3 components.
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|WFM2300 DBE||Tektronix WFM2300 DBE Add Dolby E analysis for the Tektronix WFM2300 Portable Waveform Monitor||$1,500.00|
|WFM2300 DATA||Tektronix WFM2300 DATA Add Ancillary Data monitoring and ANC Data Inspector for Tektronix WFM2300||$1,000.00|
|WFM2300 LOUD||Tektronix WFM2300 LOUD Add Audio Loudness monitoring and Loudness Meter for Tektronix WFM2300||$600.00|
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|Calibration Services & Data Reports|
|WFM2300 C3||Tektronix WFM2300 C3 3 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix WFM2300 Portable Waveform Monitor||$925.00|
|WFM2300 C5||Tektronix WFM2300 C5 5 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix WFM2300 Portable Waveform Monitor||$1,820.00|
|WFM2300 D1||Tektronix WFM2300 D1 1 Year Calibration Data Report for Tektronix WFM2300 Portable Waveform Monitor||$60.00|
|WFM2300 G3||Tektronix WFM2300 G3 Three Year Gold Care Plans (loaner, scheduled calibration, & more) for WFM2300 (Must be purchased with Unit)||$1,190.00|
|WFM2300 G5||Tektronix WFM2300 G5 Five Year Gold Care Plans (loaner, scheduled calibration, & more) for WFM2300 (Must be purchased with Unit)||$2,280.00|
|WFM2300 R3||Tektronix WFM2300 R3 Repair Service 3 Years (including warranty) Tektronix WFM2300||$685.00|
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|WFM200BA||Tektronix WFM200BA Rechargeable battery pack for replacement||$460.00|
|WFM200BC||Tektronix WFM200BC External Battery Recharge Unit||$715.00|
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