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Tektronix® ECO8000

Automatic Changeover Unit

Available directly from Grass Valley for both IP and non-IP infrastructures, the Tektronix ECO8000 Automatic Changeover Unit is used in conjunction with a pair of Tektronix SPG8000A Master Sync/Master Clock Reference Generators (also available directly from Grass Valley) for most broadcast facility, studio, mobile and post-production timing applications. The ECO8000 is a highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover unit with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing application. This changeover unit offers exceptional reliability, stability and high availability and is designed...

FEATURES

  • Switches analog blackburst, HD tri-level sync, AES/DARS, word clock, LTC, as well as SD/HD/3G-SDI signals — all the timing and synchronization signals required in modern broadcast, production and post production facilities 
  • Scalable product architecture to fit various application needs 
  • Electronic Fast Switch function for near glitch-less sync source switching, minimizing disruption in operations 
  • Automatic or Manual changeover mode 
  • Front panel LED fault indicators for each individual channel as well as the status of the power supplies 
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies ensure continuous availability of reference signals 
  • Easy to manage with Web-based interface for configuration and SNMP for status and alert information 

SPECIFICATIONS

Typical Return Loss

Base 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels:

  • 35 dB, 300 kHz to 6 MHz
  • 25 dB, 6 MHz to 30 MHz

3 GHz Relay Switch channels:

  • 40 dB, 300 kHz to 6 MHz
  • 30 dB, 6 MHz to 30 MHz
  • 15 dB, 30 MHz to 1.5 GHz
  • 10 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz

 

Insertion Loss

Base 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels:

  • < ±0.2 dB DC to 10 MHz
  • Typical < –1 dB DC to 50 MHz

3 GHz Relay Switch channels:

  • < –0.1 dB DC to 10 MHz
  • Typical < –3 dB DC to 3 GHz
  • Equivalent to approx. 5m (16.4 ft.) of Belden 1694 cable

 

Maximum Switched Voltage

Base 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels: –3V to +5V 3 GHz Relay Switch channels: ±2.5V peak, 1.5V RMS

Maximum Switched Current

100 mA

Crosstalk

Unselected input to output or channel to channel Base 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels:

  • < –60 dB, 300 kHz to 6 MHz
  • < –40 dB, 6 MHz to 50 MHz

3 GHz Relay Switch channels:

  • < –48 dB, DC to 1.5 GHz
  • < –40 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
Relay Switch Interruption Time

Time that it takes for the relays to switch and settle Typically 0.5 ms to 2 ms

Channel Switch Settling Time (base only with identical signals on both inputs)

Time that it takes for the channel to switch and settle Bi-level and tri-level sync: Typically 5 ns glitch, then 125 ns to 90% of final value AES and 1V word clock: Typically 5 ns glitch, then 250 ns to 90% of final value 5V word clock: Typically 25 ns glitch, then 500 ns to 90% of final value

Preset Threshold Signal Types

Base 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels: NTSC, PAL, tri-level, AES, 1V word clock, 5V word clock, custom 3 GHz Relay Switch channels: NTSC, PAL, tri-level, AES, 1V word clock, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, custom Signal Level Range to Detect Fault with Preset Thresholds: –2 dB to –4 dB from the nominal level for the selected signal type

 

LTC Channels

LTC threshold presets:

  • 0.5 to 5V p-p in 0.5V steps, differential or single-ended LTC load range
  • 600Ω to open circuit

Crosstalk: <-60 dB for LTC signals
Switching interruption duration: Typically 1 ms

 

Power Source

Mains Ranges:

  • Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 50 VA maximum
Environmental

Temperature:

  • Operating: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
  • Nonoperating: –20° C to +60° C (-4° F to +140° F)

Altitude:

  • Operating: To 3,000m (9,842 ft.)
Regulatory

EMC: Complies with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Safety:

  • Approved to: UL61010-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.61010-1
  • Complies with: EN61010-1, IEC61010-1
Physical Characteristics

Dimensions:

  • Height: 43.7 mm (1.72 in.)
  • Width: 483 mm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth: 557 mm (21.9 in.)

Weight:

  • Net: 4.5 kg (10.0 lbs.)

ORDERING INFORMATION

ECO8000-GV-STD

ECO8000 Automatic Changeover Unit with 6x 50 MHz Fast Switch channels, 3x 3 GHz Relay Switch channels, 4x LTC channels with XLR adapter cable, redundant power supply and rackmount rails kit.

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Tektronix® ECO8000 automatic changeover unit

The ECO8000 is a highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover unit with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing application

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