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Sync Generator

Evertz 5600MSC

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BCS Price: $4,900.00
Item #:EQ700072U
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Model Description:
Master SPG / Master Clock Combo + Redundant PS, GPS, HD SDI Test Gen, NTSC/PAL Test Gen, Ntwrk Prtcl

Model Details

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.



  • 6 independently timeable reference outputs
  • Bi-level or Tri-level outputs selectable (can provide 3 tri-level HD sync. outputs and 3 black burst outputs simultaneously)
  • 2 Independent LTC Time Code outputs
  • 5MHz/10MHz frequency reference input
  • GPS option for frequency and time reference
  • 10MHz frequency reference output
  • Output frequency stability guaranteed better than 5.0 x 10-9 (0.005ppm)
  • Optional Modem for time reference dial up
  • 2 GPS based units will be in time and phase even when remotely separated by miles
  • Optional analog TG output, with DARS and analog audio tone outputs
  • Optional SD SDI test generator outputs
  • Optional HD SDI test generator outputs
  • Optional Word Clock output
  • Optional Network Time Protocol Server (NTP) server support (GPS option should be ordered with NTP option)
  • 16 digit Alpha-numeric display, with 20 pushbuttons
  • Rack mountable
  • Optional redundant power supply
  • Automatic changeover unit available for dual redundant systems applications
  • Compatible with Dual GPS Data Fiber Receivers (7707GPS-DR) & Transmitters (7707GPS-DT)
  • 2 factory presets and 3 user presets have been added
  • VITC reader on reference input for time reference
  • Ten Field Pulse is available on NTSC sync outputs
  • Unused menu items can be hidden from user menu using VistaLINK®
  • Application Note
  • An optional word clock output is available for the 5600MSC (+WC) and also audio word clock may be generated from DARS with 520DARS-W module (Refer to 520DARS-W brochure)



Analog Sync Outputs
StandardSMPTE 170M (NTSC-M), ITU-R BT.470-6, 625i/48kHz/47.95Hz (Slow-PAL)
PAL-B (ITU624-4), SMPTE 274M (1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/25, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24, 1080p/24sF and the 1/1.001 divisor versions where applicable)
SMPTE 296M (720p/60, 720p/59.94)
1Hz and 6Hz pulse (and the 1/1.001 divisor versions)
Number of Outputs6 (2 banks of 3) - All outputs independently timable
Configurations6 colour black (black & burst) - selectable with VITC On/Off
6 HD Tri-level Sync
3 colour black (black & burst) and 3 HD Tri-level Sync
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
DC Offset0V ±0.1V
Return Loss> 40dB up to 5MHz
SNR> 75dB
10MHz Input and Output
Input0.5V p-p min level, 75? (Relay Bypass Protected)
Output1V p-p (75? terminated)
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Signal TypeSine wave. Harmonics < 40dB typical
Long Term Oscillator Stability
Free Running0.01ppm
External Reference5 or 10MHz external reference autodetect (max locking range ±0.1.ppm)
GPS with +GP option
LTC Output
StandardSMPTE 12M
Number of Outputs2
Connectors3 pin male XLR type, Female DB9
Frame Rate24, 25 and 30Fps nominal (drop frame and non-drop frame)
UnpoweredAdjustable, 0.5V to 4.5V p-p
Powered2V p-p with 11V DC offset to drive downstream 1200 series slave clocks
Impedance66? balanced (unpowered)
Rise Time40 ±10µsec
Jitter< 2µsec
Communications and Control
ConnectorFemale DB-9
Baud Rate57.6 kbaud
Format8 data bits, no parity, 2 stop bits
Modem+M option
ConnectorRJ-11 telephone jack
Baud Rate300 baud Bell 103 compatible
Network TypeFast Ethernet 100 Base-TX IEEE 802.3u standard for 100 Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local area network
Ethernet 10 Base-T IEEE 802.3 standard for 10 Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local area network
FunctionVistaLINK® control
NTP port with +T option
NTP Port+T option
NTP StandardRFC-1305 compliant, broadcast and server mode support
Must be referenced to GPS or have been synchronized via modem within the last 10 days (as per RFC-1305)
GPS Receiver +GP option
Temperature-40°C to +70°C
Humidity95% R.H. Condensing at 60°C
Dimensions5.8"D x 3.9"H (147mm x 100mm)
Cable OptionsStandard 50'
Optional 100' (order WA-T76)
Optional 400' (order WA-T11)
DARS & AES Test Generator Outputs +STG option
UnbalancedSMPTE 276M single ended AES (24-bits) (1V p-p into 75?)
BalancedAES3-1992 (24-bits) (4V p-p unterminated)
Number of Outputs
DARS1 unbalanced, 1 balanced
AES Test Generator1 unbalanced, 1 balanced
UnbalancedBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
BalancedRemovable Terminal Strip
Sampling Rate48kHz
Return Loss> 25dB to 10MHz (with external 75? termination)
AES TonesMenu selectable
Analog Composite Video Test Signal Generator +STG option
StandardSMPTE 170M (NTSC-M), ITU-R BT.470-6 (PAL-B)
Number of Outputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Signal Level1V p-p nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.1V
Return Loss> 35dB to 10MHz (with external 75? termination)
SNR> 75dB
Genlock Input
StandardAutodetects standard SMPTE 170M (NTSC-M), ITU-R BT.470-6 (PAL-B), Colour Black 1V p-p
Composite Bi-level sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300mV
HD Tri-level sync (same HD standards as sync outputs)
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Max2V p-p video
MinSync level 150mV
Frequency Lock Range±50ppm from nominal
ImpedanceHigh impedance, Isolated, Differential - external termination required
Return Loss> 25dB to 10MHz (with external 75? termination)
Analog Audio Tone Generator +STG option
Number of Outputs1
TypeBalanced analog audio
Connector6 pins on 12 pin removable terminal strips
Signal Level-20 to +8dBu into 10k? load
HDTV Test Generator Outputs +HTG option
StandardSMPTE 292M, 4:2:2, YCbCr
SMPTE 372M dual link 4:4:4 GBRA
Same standards as HD sync outputs
Number of Outputs
4:2:22 outputs of selected test signal
2 outputs of black video
4:4:42 dual link outputs of selected test signal
Embedded AudioUp to 4 audio groups as specified in SMPTE 259M. Selectable tone frequencies (from 60Hz to 10kHz) and audio group. Audio can be embedded on test signal or black or both outputs. Audio Level is set to -20dB Full Scale
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time200ps nominal
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Jitter< 0.20UI
GenlockHD Tri-level Sync or NTSC or PAL Color Black 1V p-p (provided from one of the Sync outputs)
SDI Test Generator Outputs +STG option
StandardSMPTE 259M-C (270Mb/s)
Number of Outputs2 outputs of selected test signal
2 outputs of black video
Embedded AudioUp to 4 groups as specified in SMPTE 292M
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Signal Level900mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time470ps nominal
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Jitter< 0.20UI
GenlockProvided internally by 5600MSC
Wordclock Output (with "+WC" option installed)
Signal0.0V - 5.0V, 48KHz Wordclock
ConnectorBNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Number of Outputs1
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of Inputs2
Number of Outputs2 (function menu selectable)
TypeOpto-isolated, active low with internal pull-ups to +5V
Connector4 pins plus 2 ground pins on 9 pin female D connector
Signal Level+5V nominal
VoltageAutoranging 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
ConfigurationOptional redundant supply available with +2PS option
Power90 Watts max. (all options installed)
Fuse Rating250V, 1A, time delay
SafetyETL Listed, Complies with EU Safety Directive
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive
Dimensions19" W x 1.75" H x 18.75" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 477mm D)
Weight8lbs. (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

5600MSCCombo Master Sync, Pulse Generator/ Master Clock
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant power supply
+GPGPS (includes GPS receiver and 50' weatherproof cable)
+TNetwork Time Protocol (Should be ordered with +GP or +M option)
+STGNTSC/PAL test signal generator
Audio tone generator (analog)
DARS generator (balanced & unbalanced)
AES generator (balanced & unbalanced)
SDI Test Generator with 2 SDI test signals and 2 SDI black
+HTGHD SDI Test Generator with 2 HD SDI test signals and 2 HDSDI black
+WCOptional Word Clock output
NotesFor remote GPS head requirements of greater than 400' cables or optic isolation, order the 7707GPS fiber modules
5600ACO1RU Automatic Change Over System
5600ACO22RU Automatic Change Over System
WA-T76100' weatherproof cable for 5600MSC, GPSII and 7707GPS-DT
WA-T77100' weatherproof cable for 7707GPS-DR to 5600MSC
WA-T11400' weatherproof cable for GPS receiver
7707GPS-DTDual GPS Data Fiber Transmitter
7707GPS-DRDual GPS Data Fiber Receiver


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