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Evertz 5601 SPG

The 5601MSC Master Sync and Clock Generator is a broadcast quality, master sync pulse generator (SPG) and a master clock.

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The 5601MSC Master Sync and Clock Generator is a broadcast quality, master sync pulse generator (SPG) and a master clock. It provides all of the synchronizing signals needed in a 21st century TV station or post production facility at the same time as solving the problem of locking the in-house master clock system to the master video sync pulse generator.


A high stability, temperature controlled oscillator, provides the 5601MSC with better than 1.0x10-8 (or 0.01ppm) frequency reference. The free running drift of this 10MHz reference will be less than 0.1Hz (which amounts to less than one millisecond time drift per day). This guarantees that any frequency drift, with time and temperature, will be within the tolerances expected from the best SPGs or master clocks available in the industry. The 5601MSC may also be referenced to an external 5MHz or 10MHz master oscillator if higher stability is required. Both the SPG and the Master Clock section of the 5601MSC may be referenced to high stability time and frequency standards present in the Global Position System (GPS) by adding the GPS option (+GP). The 5601MSC may also be referenced to high stability time and frequency standards present in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) by adding the GPS/GLONASS option (+GPSG).


The SPG section of the 5601MSC provides six timetable reference outputs. These six BNC outputs may be configured to provide independently timed color black (black burst) outputs or independently timed HDTV tri-level sync outputs. Each color black output can optionally carry vertical interval timecode (VITC) on a user specified set of lines. Additionally, each output can provide 10MHz, 5MHz, PAL Subcarrier, NTSC Subcarrier, 1 PPS, 1/1.001 PPS, 6/1.001 PPS, PAL color frame pulse and 48kHz wordclock.

Six independently timetable programmable reference outputs

• Bi–level or Tri–level outputs selectable

• Two independent LTC Time Code outputs (optional IRIG–B)

• LTC Input (optional IRIG–B)

• Reference loop input for video and 10MHz/5MHz references

• GPS option for frequency and time reference (GLONASS option)

• SNTP option for time reference

• 3.58/4.43/5MHz frequency reference output

• 10MHz frequency reference output

• Wordclock output

• Output frequency stability better than 1.0x10–8 (or 0.01ppm)

• Optional modem for time reference dial–up

• 2x GPS–based units will be in time and phase even

when remotely separated by miles

Time burn–in on all test signal generators

• SMPTE ST 12–2 (RP 188) on HD and 3G test signal generators

• Optional Network Time Protocol (NTP) server support

(NTP requires a time reference such as GPS/GLONASS, modem,

VITC, LTC or SNTP. GPS/GLONASS is the recommended reference)

• Optional PTP/IEEE–1588 master support

• Dual 6 line x 16 character Alphanumeric display, with 10 pushbuttons

• Rack mountable

• Optional redundant hot–swappable power supply

• Compatible with dual GPS data fiber receivers and transmitters

• 2x factory presets and 3x user presets available

• VITC reader on reference input for time reference

• Ten Field Pulse is available on NTSC sync outputs

• VistaLINK® control for device configuration and status monitoring

• All active components are front panel extractable & serviceable

• Fans are hot–swappable and field serviceable

2 seperate PSUs for redundant power available on request

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