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Tektronix WFM8300
Waveform Monitor and Analyzer

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Manufacturer: Tektronix
Model: WFM8300

Tektronix WFM8300 Waveform Monitor and Analyzer

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The Tektronix WFM8300 Waveform Monitor provides precision capabilities such as physical layer measurements, digital data analysis (including ANC Data Inspector), A/V delay measurement, and in-depth simultaneous input monitoring, making Tektronix the brand of choice for applications that require deep signal and content analysis with unquestionable accuracy.

The Tektronix WFM8300 features the complete range of product family options and comes standard with HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link video format support. It provides high-performance monitoring and measurement for applications for a wide range of formats from Composite Analog to SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video signals in single, dual and quad-link video formats. The WFM8300 offers support for a variety of audio formats for analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E.

The WFM8300 video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes UHDTV1/4K (3840×2160 and 4096×2160), 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.

Key features of the Tektronix WFM8300 include:

  • Video/audio/data monitor and analyzer – all-in-one platform
    • WFM8300 and WFM8200 come standard with auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats
    • 4K format support (requires Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI)
    • Optional capabilities include 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) formats support (Option 3G), composite analog video support (Option CPS), as well as analog and digital audio (Option AD) and Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital audio (Option DPE) decoding and monitoring
    • WFM8300 also comes standard with Simultaneous Input Monitoring capability, ANC Data Inspector, and numerical/graphical display of A/V delay for analog, digital audio (Option AD), and Dolby (Option DPE)
    • Multiple Input Mode allows monitoring of 2 to 4 SDI inputs simultaneously (4-input mode requires Option 2SDI)
  • Superior physical layer signal integrity analyzer
    • Most accurate 3G-SDI jitter waveform display and eye pattern display in the waveform series and patented cable length measurement (WFM8300 Option PHY with Option 3G or WFM8200 Option PHY3 with Option 3G)
    • Most comprehensive eye pattern measurements including eye amplitude, rise/fall time, and overshoot/undershoot measurements as well as Tektronix jitter waveform display (WFM8300 Option PHY or WFM8200 Option PHY3)
    • Field-upgradeable HD/SD-SDI eye pattern input module to full 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI support with the purchase of an upgrade key (WFM830UP Option 3G or WFM820UP Option 3G)
  • Black picture and Tektronix-patented frozen picture detection (3G/HD/SD-SDI formats)
  • Tektronix-patented Timing and Lightning displays
  • Tektronix-patented Spearhead display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications (Option PROD)
  • Tektronix patented Diamond and Arrowhead displays for gamut monitoring
  • Most comprehensive audio monitoring (Option AD or DPE)
    • Multichannel Surround Sound 1 display and flexible Lissajous display
    • Audio Loudness monitoring to ITU-R BS.1770-3 (Option AD or DPE)
    • Comprehensive Dolby metadata decode and display (Option DPE)
    • Dolby E Guard Band meter with user-defined limits (Option DPE)
  • Most comprehensive ANC data monitoring
    • Simultaneous CEA708/608 closed caption monitoring; teletext and OP47 subtitle monitoring
    • Detect and decode ANC data including AFD, WSS, Video Index, TSID, V-Chip, Broadcast Flag/CGMS-A, VITC, LTC, and ANC TC ARIB STD-B35/B37/B39, TR-B22, and TR-B23 support
  • Most in-depth digital data analysis helps quickly resolve difficult content quality and reliability issues (standard WFM8300 or WFM8200 with Option DAT)
    • Unmatched display versatility
    • FlexVu™, the most flexible four-tile display, tailors to various application needs to increase productivity
    • Standard and user-definable Safe Area Graticules facilitate editing and format conversions tasks, reducing the need for rework
    • Active Format Description (AFD) detect, decode, and automatically adjusted graticule on picture display enable easy identification of aspect-ratio related issues
  • Unmatched usability
    • CaptureVu® advanced video frame data capture simplifies troubleshooting and equipment setup
    • 32 instrument presets for quick recall of commonly used configurations tailored to engineers or operators
    • Front-panel USB port enables easy transfer of presets, captured video frame data, screenshots, and error log
    • Front-panel headphone port enables quick verification of selected audio pair
    • Intuitive menu structure and context-sensitive help
    • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging
    • Bright, crisp, high-resolution LED backlight display
    • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities and GPI control facilitate centralized monitoring and control

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