The 5600MSC Master Sync and Clock Generator, is both 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 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 5600MSC with better than 0.5 x 10-9 (0.005ppm) frequency reference. The free running drift of this 10MHz reference will be less than 0.1Hz (which amounts to less than 1 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 5600MSC may also be referenced to an external 5MHz or 10MHz master oscillator if higher stability is required. Both the SPG and the Master Clock sections, may be referenced to high stability time and frequency standards present in the Global Position System (GPS) by adding the GPS option. The 5600MSC provides a high stability 10MHz output reference for use by other devices.
The SPG section provides two banks of three timeable outputs. These six BNC outputs may be configured to provide 6 independently timed color black (black burst) outputs or 6 independently timed HDTV tri-level sync outputs, or 3 of each signal type. Each color black output can optionally carry vertical interval time code (VITC) on a user specified set of lines.
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