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Synapse the system

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About AXON Axon Digital Design is one of a rare breed of technology pioneering companies. Over 25 years, from its base in the Netherlands, it has grown to become a global leader in broadcast network infrastructure products and solutions. Axon is active and growing on every continent. It has regional offices in Brazil, China (Beijing and Shanghai), Germany, Russia, UAE (Dubai), Singapore, UK and USA. Also, it has an extensive network of specialist systems integrators that work with many of the world’s leading broadcasters on every continent. For a quarter century, Axon has invested in a global distributor network that supports its operations with value added services and enterprise operations. An almost obsessive focus on customer support and a very consistent product strategy over this time has generated a list of very loyal customers that would be the envy of any technology vendor. What sets Axon apart from other technology vendors? The 25 years of Axon’s history have witnessed seismic changes in the broadcast industry: from analogue to digital, 4:3 to widescreen, standard definition to high definition, 2D to 3D, linear passive to fully interactive and now the growing trend towards multi-platform distribution, second screen applications and connected TV. Throughout all these changes, Axon has pioneered new enabling technologies in order to empower its customers. In each of its three core product areas – Synapse modular AV processing (including multiview and routing), Cortex monitoring & control system and TRACS compliance recording - Axon has delivered new levels of performance by harnessing the latest technical innovations and maintained a crystal clear focus on its customers and their needs. As a result, Axon continues to provide its customers with the capability to differentiate their products and services. For many, Axon is the difference. It understands what makes its customers’ businesses tick and it can provide solutions that are not just fit for purpose but which are uniquely adapted to the application – from live production to play-out and master control.

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Index Page(s) About AXON 1 Introduction 4 The system explained 5 Lowest cost of ownership and future proof 6 Single form factor 7 Single slot functions and massive processing power 9 Ethernet comes as a standard feature 12 Internal reference distribution 14 Extensive fiber I/O 15 Integrated cooling 18

Functional groups and color coding of modules SynLite: cost-effective solutions for straight forward systems Twins: smart double density modules Internal passive daisy chain (Synapse bus) ADD-ON examples SynView multiview is 100% Synapse SynCross: up to 40x40 routing in a full Synapse compatible form factor Life-time free firmware upgrades Comes with Cortex: configuration, monitoring and control software Remote control options The modules

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Synapse Within the brain, chemical synapses are specialized junctions through which neurons signal to each other and to non-neuronal cells such as those in muscles or glands. Chemical synapses allow neurons to form circuits within the central nervous system. They are crucial to the biological computations that underlie perception and thought. They allow the nervous system to connect to and control other systems of the body. (source Wikipedia.org) Illustration of the major elements in chemical synaptic transmission. An electrochemical wave called an action potential travels along the axon of a neuron. When the wave reaches a synapse, it provokes release of a puff of neurotransmitter molecules, which bind to chemical receptor molecules located in the membrane of another neuron, on the opposite side of the synapse.

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AXON’s core When I started working for AXON back in 1994, it was what you would call a small, engineering-driven company. The relatively new SD-SDI stream was our main focus, and that proved to be a good choice. Now, with customers and major installations at key sites worldwide and over ten times as many employees a lot has changed. Fortunately a lot has stayed the same. We are still as enthusiastic, technology- conscious and quality-driven as we were back then – it’s in our genes. We call it ‘AXON’s DNA’. Our future focus is to remain true to our heritage. What else can we do but strive to develop, design and build great products that help our customers to grow their business operations? Synapse has become a very powerful and mature system. With several hundred modules to choose from, controlled and maintained by probably the most powerful, and intuitive free software package available today called ‘Cortex’. 3rd party technologies have been ‘modularized’ and included in our single form factor approach, like Dolby, Linear Acoustic and Civolution. The system is packed with new features again like our new Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus, and we offer flexible upgrade paths all the way to 1080p helping you to protect your investment and lowering cost of ownership when standards evolve again.

Peter Schut Chief Technical Officer

The next pages describe the basics of what I often call ‘the best modular broadcast system in our industry’. For all individual modules please refer to the separate ‘Synapse the modules’ catalog.

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Introduction Synapse is a modular system containing multiple 19” frames, active hot swappable cards and (mostly) passive connector panels. It is designed to support demanding mission critical applications in the broadcast industry. Although Synapse has a unique approach and is unequalled in its flexibility you could position the system in what the industry calls ‘glue’, ‘infrastructure equipment’, ‘terminal gear’ or just ‘modular equipment’.

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The system explained Synapse is unique and very flexible but its basic core and construction adheres to a simple design concept. A brief technical description of the basic elements and how they are constructed: The processing cards connect directly into the frame via a high density connector that powers the cards with a single voltage supplied by a hot swappable (dual redundant) power supply. The single rail of a relativity high 30V DC ensures stable operation and low supply currents that ensures high efficiency in the supply and its distribution rail. All voltages that are needed on the active modules, including +5V, +3.3V, +2.5V, +1.8V even 1.5V and +/-15V are derived from the main supply voltage with local switched mode regulators. These local regulators ensure stable, low noise, local supply high voltages and inter card isolation. The size of the Synapse card and the connector panel is the result of several design criteria that were defined in the original design. Today we are very happy that we have this fairly large PCB in order to maximize the processing power requested by modern broadcast infrastructures.

Synapse frames offer more than just a housing that hold different processing modules. They are unique intelligent systems that form the foundation of extremely flexible building blocks. These building blocks (almost 300 different plug-in processing modules) range from simple functions like a distribution amplifier to cards that perform a massive array of functions in a single slot, previously only possible with multiple cascade cards.

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Lowest cost of ownership and future proof Synapse has various unique features that ensure a good return on investment and many years of trouble free operation with the inherent versatility to adapt to changes in this constantly moving industry. JJ

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Single form factor Moving cards between all frames, never restricted by variable frame dimensions, protecting your investment for future (re) use and ensuring compatibility with the total infrastructure. Single slot functions (single width I/O panels) with massive processing power This means dividing your card count by 18, 8, or 4 to calculate the amount of 4RU, 2RU or 1RU frames (going to press, there are just two exceptions in Synapse: Teranex based up/down/cross/standards conversion that due to its sheer power requirement takes up 2 slots = 34W and the long time delay cards which consists of one processing board and one board containing the solid state disks). Ethernet is part of the frame No loss of rack space if you need to connect the frames to your control, monitoring and setup network as the rack controller is a standard feature of the frame at no additional cost. Internal reference distribution amplifiers that do not take up an extra slot Offers savings in cabling and savings in space. The frames come with an integrated (dual) reference distribution amplifier. One connection to the frame and all cards are locked to a central reference. Fiber connectivity Beside a very high density (up to 144 channels in 4RU) 3Gb/s capable fiber range, Synapse also offers optional fiber I/O on virtually every module with SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI I/O. Self contained cooling The 3 Synapse frames are self contained systems where the temperature housekeeping is an integral part of the frame. Unique architecture Internal passive daisy chain (Synapse bus) for enhanced inter-card data transfer such as 64 audio channels or 1080p video in SynView. Multiview is an integrated part of Synapse Synapse is the only modular system that has a fully integrated multiview system that can be mixed and matched with all other Synapse processing cards. Routing can be added in a Synapse based system SynCross is a modular routing system that is also fully compatible with Synapse. The GXP880 is the central part of the system and contains a 40x40 crosspoint module and local 8 x 8 I/O.

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Life time free upgrades Via www.axon.tv you can download the latest feature and function upgrades for your cards free of charge. Free monitoring, control and setup with Cortex Cortex is ‘the’ choice of software for broadcast monitoring, control and setup applications and free of charge in its advanced base form.


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Single form factor Synapse is based on a single form factor. This is important as it will protect your investment and ensures inter frame swapping when systems change or the infrastructure is dynamic (as in OB-vans). All cards sold today can fit in a frame first sold in 2001, and every card sold from day one will fit in a frame sold today. This is protection of your investment and lowers cost of ownership when things change. Thanks to the front card rear connector panel construction Synapse can use different connectors between the front and the back. It is not limited to a single connector model and therefore the R&D team of Axon can make selections that best suit the performance needed. On page 8 you can see examples of 96-pin DIN41612 connectors, 4-coax+64 pin DIN41612, 8-coax and the recently introduced 90 degree angled PCIe connector. This single form factor is used in 3 frame options: SFR18 SFR08 SFR04

4RU 2RU 1RU

18 slots 8 slots 4 slots

dual power supply dual power supply single power supply

dual reference dual reference single reference

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The system allows for different I/O panels with different inter connectors between card and I/O panel. Some examples (from top to bottom) ARC20 with BPL01 - 96 pins for SD and Audio I/O GRB990 with BPH18 - 4 coax between card and I/O GXG160 with BPX17 - 8 coax connections and the passive relay bypass option GIQ220+ BPH23 - 136 3Gb/s capable connections on an angled PCIe connector

All functions in a single form factor with the freedom of using different connectors between the active front card and the rear mounted I/O panel.

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Single slot functions and massive processing power Synapse puts more horsepower into a single slot then other vendors in this industry. This has several advantages for the end user: Less space Lower cost JJ Lower overall power requirements JJ Tighter integration JJ JJ

Illustrated below is an example of our single slot solution: the GED130

This single slot module (18 of these can fit into a 4RU frame) has a broad range of functions integrated in a powerful design: 3Gb/s, HD and SD I/O with dual inputs and two outputs De-embedding of 16 channels audio JJ Extracting of s2020 Dolby metadata JJ Dolby E decoder JJ Audio description processing (for the visual impaired) JJ 5.1 + 2.0 or 2.0+2.0+2.0+2.0 Dolby Digital (plus) encoding JJ Downmix of 5.1 to 2.0 with Dolby Prologic encoding JJ Preset based shuffling and embedding from up to 50 sources into the 4 group embedder JJ JJ

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Single slot functions continued Preset based gain, delay and phase adjustments for the 16 channels prior to embedding Video delay with video standard independent latency for compensating of audio processing delays JJ S2020 insertion for down-stream discrete audio handling JJ Preset based Dolby metadata handling with the choice of extracted s2020, decoded E metadata, external metadata or internal generated metadata JJ The Quad Speed audio bus enables audio processing between the E decoder and Digital (plus) encoder for example loudness control based on Linear Acoustic Algorithms (DLA44) or viewing rates watermarking JJ JJ

This example is the result of tight integration of video and audio processing where the card replaces 6 industry available products. Not only do you save on real-estate but also on power. The GED130 uses approximately 15 Watt compared to 40 Watt of its 6 card equivalent. This kind of integration empowers the system integrator or SI to look at his design with a different view. Comparing quotes on spreadsheet level is almost impossible and will not show the savings in cost, space and power (= cost of ownership).

Another example, the GXT110

GXT100 - HXT100 - GXT110- HXT110

3Gb/s, HD, SD IN 1

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT A1

LOW LATENCY UP-DOWN-CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - VIDEO BYPASS -

EQ

GPI INPUT SELECT

3Gb/s, HD, SD IN 2

[QUAD SPEED AUIO BUS]

FRAME SYNC

4 GROUP EMBED

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT B1

EQ

FRAME SYNC

COLOR CORR.

4 GROUP EMBED

SHUFFLING 16X16 MUX ‘110’ ONLY

AUDIO GAIN ‘110’ ONLY

AUDIO V-FADE & DELAY TRACK

AFD S2016 WSS VI

BY-PASS QUAD SPEED MODE ‘110’ ONLY NORMAL ADD-ON MODE GPI #5 OUT #2

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2

32CH OUT

QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS

TDM DE-MUX

INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

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4CH 4CH 4CH 4CH IN IN IN IN

32CH IN TO ADD-ON

REFERENCE INPUTS

TDM MUX

FROM ADD-ON

PLL

ΜP [LINUX]

RACK CONTROLLER

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT A2

WSS-VI-S2016 DETECTION LOW LATENCY UP-DOWN-CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - VIDEO BYPASS -

16 CHANNEL DEEMBEDDING

COLOR CORR.

AFD S2016 WSS VI

OR 1

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NORMAL ADD-ON AUDIO BUS

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT B2


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The GXT110 combines a full stack of processing modules combined into one card. This second generation transmission modules (based on the extremely popular and still available HXT10) has the following functions: JJ Dual input with back up function JJ Two fully independent up/down/cross converters for two independent output standards and full functioning aspect ratio converters JJ HD & SD JJ 1080p & SD JJ 1080p & 1080i JJ 1080p & 720p JJ 1080i & 720p JJ 16 channel transparency of embedded audio with shuffle function for two independent audio mappings Two individual framesyncs Two independent color correctors JJ Two independent AFD/WSS/VI inserters JJ External audio processing and insertion via the normal or Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus JJ JJ

This example demonstrates that integration pays off. The combination of functions replaces a full set of conventional cards and due to tight integration they work much better together than is possible with individual functions. Please take a look at our full range of products www.axon.tv to see how modular infrastructure is achieved the Synapse way.

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Ethernet comes as a standard feature Synapse can be remote controlled via Axon Control Protocol (ACP), AXON’s monitoring and control software Cortex talks this language natively but also many 3rd party vendors have written drivers for controlling these frames. The beauty of ACP is that it is a single driver protocol. Once you have interfaced to one card you can control any card old or new.

Cross-over-cable

Stand alone

Network

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The local control panel uses the same path as a remote control, hence contributing to the ease of use of the system. All card settings can be modified and maintained via an intuitive control panel. The menu is an easy to understand tree structure that facilitates safe and fast local control.

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Internal reference distribution SFR18 SFR08 SFR04

Synapse is equiped with a (double) internal reference distribution system. The dual reference (single on the SFR04) feeds all cards with a connected external reference. The compatible signals are bi-level (Black and Burst), tri-level and wordclock. All Synapse HD and 3Gb/s products that can be locked to a reference can use either a bi-level (for ease of installation in a mixed SD/HD environment) or a tri-level sync. The reference distribution amplifiers are built around a redundant topology with dedicated power supply regulators.

SFR18 – SFR08 – SFR04 REFERENCE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SFR04 HAS ONE DISTRIBUTION CIRCUIT

REFERENCE 1

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REFERENCE 1 LOOP

REFERENCE 2

INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION TO ALL CARDS nc

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REFERENCE 2 LOOP

BACKUP POWER SUPPLY

MAIN POWER SUPPLY

RELEASE RELAYS WHEN MAIN POWER IS LOST

As you can see in the schematic above the redundancy that is part of the rack controller ensures a safe operational environment. The bypass relay and reference circuit can be tested via remote control or front panel instruction.

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Extensive fiber I/O Example of our high density fiber I/O module. Optical specifications are identical to the fiber properties.

Example of our high density fiber CWDM module where with two of the passive connector panels you can achieve a 16 channel CWDM system (or bidirectional 8 channel system). This connector panel will fit in any Synapse frame but can also be mounted outside the frame.

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Beside a very high density 8 channel Synapse card (144 fiber transmitters and/or receivers in 4RU) we also offer fiber I/O on virtually every SDI input and/or output. Compatible up to 3Gb/s these fiber options offer a high optical budget of at least 14dB enabling a fiber length of over 40km to be possible.

BPL01

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Common fiber specifications for the rear connector panel based options All fiber optic transmitters: JJ 3Gb/s (ANSI/SMPTE 424 @ 2.97Gb/s) JJ HD-SDI (ANSI/SMPTE 292M 1,485 Gb/s) JJ SDI (ANSI/SMPTE 259 @ 270 Mbps) JJ FC/PC or SC connector for single mode fiber (9/125μm) JJ LC for high density module (1310 or 16 color CWDM) JJ 1310nm FP laser with monitor photodiode feedback power control JJ Optical output avg. power level -6dBm JJ Ext. ratio 9dBm JJ Class 1 laser product All fiber optic receivers: JJ 3Gb/s (ANSI/SMPTE 424 @ 2.97Gb/s) JJ HD-SDI (ANSI/SMPTE 292M 1,485 Gb/s) JJ SDI (ANSI/SMPTE 259 @ 270 Mbps) JJ FC/PC or SC connector for single mode fiber (9/125μm) JJ Compatible with multi mode fiber (50/125μm - 62,5/125μm) JJ 1260 - 1610nm SFP module JJ Optical input avg. power level 0dBm to -20dBm (with ANSI/SMPTE 292M pathological signals)

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Integrated cooling Synapse uses a single module form factor with 3 different frame sizes, each of which possesses self-contained cooling systems. The air flow is shown below.

SFR04 The SFR04 has its air intake on the right side and outlets for the warm air on the left side of the chassis. The power-supply of the SFR04 also houses the fan unit for easy maintenance.

SFR08 The SFR08 has its air intake on the right side and outlets for the warm air on the left side of the chassis. It features a front removable fan tray between the two groups of four cards.

SFR18 SFR18 active cooling facilitated by integrated fan units.

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Functional groups and color coding of modules The Synapse product groups are color coded for easy recognition between card fronts and I/O panels at the back.

Video processing

Frames

Analog audio distribution

Analog video distribution

Aspect ratio conversion

Color correction

Frame synchronizers

Audio A/D conversion

Integrity checking

Audio D/A conversion

Graphics insertion and keying

Audio for video

Format conversion-down

Format conversion-up

De-embedding

Format conversion-up/down/cross

Re-embedding

Format conversion-standards

Embedded audio processing

Format conversion-transmission

Dolby速 processing

Multi-image processing and quadsplits

Miscellaneous video processing

Embedding

Audio processing

Digital audio distribution

Digital video distribution and fiber

Miscellaneous

IP products

Distribution

Fiber

Integrity checking and probing (ASI)

Delay & Storage

Routing

Video A/D conversion

Video D/A conversion

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SynLite: cost-effective solutions for straight forward systems

SynLite

Despite new capabilities and functionality, there will always be a class of applications where all these options and features could result in an over engineered solution. In these situations it would be preferable to have more basic, straightforward and easily affordable modules to meet the application’s needs.

To address that need, Axon has created SynLite - a series of modules for frame synchronizing, embedding, de-embedding, up- and down conversion. Based on the same robust and high quality design as the other Synapse modules, SynLite modules are ready for heavy-duty use. Importantly, SynLite modules come at a very attractive price. They are fully compatible with all Synapse and Cortex products and can be mixed and matched with all other modules from the Synapse range. Some examples: HAS05S

SynLite HD/SD-SDI OUT RECLOCKED EMB A

HD/SD-SDI IN+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

EQ

GPI IN (8)

DE-EMB A 16 CH

4CH

DE-EMB B 16 CH

4CH

DE-EMB C 16 CH

4CH

DE-EMB D 16 CH

4CH

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D HD/SD-SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

SHUFFLE ATC TRANS

HD/SD-SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

SHUFFLE

SHUFFLE

SHUFFLE

PRESET CONTROL ΜP

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Audio outputs To Synapse bus 4

Rack controller

INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

HAS05S: a 16 channel SD/HD embedded domain audio shuffler HFS05T

HD/SD-SDI IN+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

SynLite

FRAME SYNC

EQ

AUTOPHASER

HD/SD-SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

PROC-AMP 2 GROUP SMOOTH EMBEDDED AUDIO PROCESSING

COLOR-BAR SWEEP GENERATOR

HD/SD-SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

OSD IDENT

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FREEZE IN

TRACKING OUT

PLL

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REFERENCE INPUTS 2

RACK CONTROLLER INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

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TWINS: smart double density modules Along with the advanced functionality of the existing Synapse modules, AXON extended the range by providing cards containing dual channel functionality. These cards within the Synapse range are named TWINS. TWINS is developed to serve two purposes:

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Extremely high space-efficiency by providing 36 individual processing channels e.g. frame synchronizers in 4RU Superb flexibility for the customer: Synapse now offers basic cost-effective solutions as well as advanced processing cards in the same frame

TWINS can be found in all major processing functions like embedding, de-embedding, up, down and cross conversion, integrity checking and probing.

2AI48

AES/EBU IN 1/2

GAIN PHASE DELAY

SRC

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

2X2 2X1 SWITCH AES/EBU IN 3/4

GAIN PHASE DELAY

SRC

PROBE

AES/EBU IN 5/6

GAIN PHASE DELAY

SRC

2X2 2X1 SWITCH AES/EBU IN 7/8

GAIN PHASE DELAY

SRC

PROBE CLOCK SELECT

PLL

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RACK CONTROLLER

REFERENCE INPUTS INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

2AI48: dual channel audio integrity checking with switch over 2XG100 – 2XG110 – 2XH100 – 2XH110 WSS-VI-S2016 DETECTION 3Gb/S, HD, SD IN 1

CVBS IN

3Gb/S, HD, SD IN 2

CHANNEL A LOW LATENCY UP/DOWN/CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - BYPASS -

EQ

FRAME SYNC & OFFSET DELAY

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT A1 COLOR CORR.

EMB A 4 CH

EMB B 4 CH 3Gb/s. HD, SD OUT A2

2X2 OR 2X1

CVBS DEC. CHANNEL B LOW LATENCY UP/DOWN/CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - BYPASS -

EQ

FRAME SYNC & OFFSET DELAY

COLOR CORR.

3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT B1 EMB C 4 CH

EMB D 4 CH 3Gb/s, HD, SD OUT B2

WSS-VI-S2016 DETECTION

16 CHANNEL DEEMBEDDING

PRESET BASED SHUFFLING 16X16 MUX (‘110’ ONLY) -AUDIO DELAY-

PRESET BASED 4 CHANNEL AUDIO GAIN, PHASE CONTROL (‘110’ ONLY)

16 CHANNEL DEEMBEDDING

PRESET BASED SHUFFLING 16X16 MUX (‘110’ ONLY) -AUDIO DELAY-

PRESET BASED 4 CHANNEL AUDIO GAIN, PHASE CONTROL (‘110’ ONLY)

PRESET BASED 4 CHANNEL AUDIO GAIN, PHASE CONTROL (‘110’ ONLY)

PRESET BASED 4 CHANNEL AUDIO GAIN, PHASE CONTROL (‘110’ ONLY)

GPI #5 OUT #2 16 CH PLL

ΜP [LINUX]

RACK CONTROLLER

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REFERENCE INPUTS 2

BUS MULTIPLEXER EMBEDDING OR DE-EMBEDDING

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3

4 CH 4 CH 4 CH 4 CH

TRACKING OUT

4

INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

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Internal passive daisy chain (Synapse bus) Synapse has a unique patented daisy chain mechanism that allows signals to flow from one card to the next (or back) without any wiring, connection PCB’s or any mechanical switching. For audio we call this the Synapse ADD-ON system. It was originally developed for single direction audio transfers of up to 16 channels over 4 ADD-ON slots. In early 2010 we developed a new method that would allow 32 audio channel transfer in two directions simultaneously with up to 3 ADD-ON Cards. This bus technology is compatible with all the Synapse frames sold today and is called the ‘Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus’. The Synapse bus is a collection of passive copper tracks running on the bus PCB from card slot to card slot. Thanks to its passive nature the system is extremely stable and reliable. The original method for embedding audio involved the cascading of modular products. In the example below you see how this is done.

Conventional solution

CONVENTIONAL FRAME SYNC

SDI

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

FRAMESYNC

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

CONVENTIONAL EMBEDDER SDI SYNCHRONIZED

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

EMBEDDER

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

CONVENTIONAL EMBEDDER + 4 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

EMBEDDER

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

+ 8 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

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+ 8 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

Extra jitter due to the cascaded processing stages Extra cost in serial to parallel conversion and back (six times in this example) SDI

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

FRAMSYNC AND EMBEDDING

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

AUDIO A/D – ADD-ON CARD

The Synapse method is different: we developed the embedding into a frame sync, later into an aspect ratio converter, an up-converter, and now into a keyer or transmission output card. Audio I/O can now easily be added by 1 2 3 4 placing an ADD-ON Card in the adjacent slot (to the right as seen from the front). ANALOG AUDIO IN ANALOG AUDIO IN

A/D CONVERSION

ANALOG AUDIO IN ANALOG AUDIO IN

AUDIO A/D – ADD-ON CARD ANALOG AUDIO IN

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ANALOG AUDIO IN

A/D CONVERSION

ANALOG AUDIO IN

SYNAPSE BUS

ANALOG AUDIO IN

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SYNAPSE BUS ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

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4


CONVENTIONAL FRAME SYNC

SDI

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

FRAMESYNC

CONVENTIONAL EMBEDDER SDI SYNCHRONIZED

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

EMBEDDER

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

CONVENTIONAL EMBEDDER + 4 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

EMBEDDER

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

+ 8 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

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ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

ANALOG AUDIO IN

AXON solution

FRAME SYNC - MASTER CARD

SDI

RECLOCK SERIAL TO PARALLEL

+ 8 EMBEDDED CHANNELS

RECLOCK PARALLEL TO SERIAL

FRAMSYNC AND EMBEDDING

AUDIO A/D – ADD-ON CARD ANALOG AUDIO IN

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ANALOG AUDIO IN

4

A/D CONVERSION

ANALOG AUDIO IN ANALOG AUDIO IN

AUDIO A/D – ADD-ON CARD ANALOG AUDIO IN

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ANALOG AUDIO IN

A/D CONVERSION

ANALOG AUDIO IN

SYNAPSE BUS

ANALOG AUDIO IN

1

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4

SYNAPSE BUS

In the above schematic every arrow transports 4 mono audio channels. SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

The Synapse method has several advantages: JJ Less cables running from card to card JJ = more reliable JJ = less cost in labor and material JJ = less cost in drawing, cable numbers and cable lists JJ JJ

SYNAPSE processing SYNAPSE SYNAPSE SYNAPSE SYNAPSE Less jitter due to the single stage BUS BUS BUS BUS BUS Less cost in serial to parallel conversion and back (half in this example)

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

When we developed this method in the early stage of Synapse the cost saving for SD SDI was substantial. Today we apply this method to HD-SDI and 3Gb/s SDI streams and the advantages are even more significant whilst the cost of the audio I/O ADD-ON Cards have not increased. Audio for SD is identical to audio in 3Gb/s as long as it stays in the 01 SLOT 02 SLOT 03 04 05 SLOT 06 SLOT 16 SLOT 17 SLOT 18 analog or AES/EBU SLOT domain. Hardware for HD and SLOT 3Gb/s SDISLOT equipment is definitely more expensive then for SD-SDI. So if you need less HD or 3Gb/s equipment you can create really major savings. So how do these cascaded arrows work? The arrows in the second example above are a physical part of the Synapse frame. They sit between every connector from slot 1 to 2, slot 2 to 3, slot 3 to 4, and so on.

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Internal passive daisy chain continued Each connection in the example below transports 4 mono audio channels.

Showing the inter slot connections as part of the frame bus printed circuit board So there is a physical connection inside the frame from slot to slot, for every slot in the frame. The first and last slot only have a connection in one direction, so slot 1 can house a MASTER Card with ADD-ON to slot 2, 3, and 4. The last slot in a frame can house a standalone MASTER Card or an ADD-ON Card to previous slots. Can you use the ADD-ON bus in every position? Yes; you can use the ADD-ON in every slot as long as there is a vacant higher slot number in the frame to the right of a MASTER Card. Two MASTER Cards break the chain and you can re-start an ADD-ON system. So the ADD-ON principle works from left to right as seen from the front of the frame. An ADD-ON Card makes a connection between slots. JJ JJ JJ JJ JJ

It puts or derives its own audio onto or from the yellow pin It turns yellow into blue It turns blue into green It turns green into red Less jitter is introduced into the video signal due to the single processing stage

And a MASTER Card breaks the chain. It has no connection to the card on its left hand side in the frame JJ It generates or receives audio to or from the card slot on the right hand side JJ Depending on the card 1 to 4 connections can be made JJ

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Daisy chain ADD-ON bus

Loop in ADD-ON chain

MASTER Card

Setting in ADD-ON Card

breaks audio chain

breaks audio chain

MASTER Card in

Add-on Card in

Distribution of

stand alone mode

stand alone mode

reference, power and control/monitor data

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ADD-ON examples Explaining arrows and color codes AXON provides a comprehensive listing of the modular functions that the Synapse system offers. The description of the functions per module is accompanied by a block schematic to provide you with a quick overview of system capabilities.

Example 1

ASV08

Y/CVBS

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

COMPOSITE DECODER

A/D

FRAME SYNCHRONIZER C/CVBS

EMB A

EMB B

AUTO FORMATREF

A/D

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

PROC AMP VI INSERTION

The following color convention applies to the arrows in the block schematics: JJ Black (in the cards descriptions): defines the I/O connections on the back panel Purple: defines internal rack control JJ Orange: is used for reference inputs JJ Yellow: indicates the first ‘ADD-ON’ audio pair (inor output) JJ Blue: indicates the second ‘ADD-ON’ audio pair (inor output) JJ Green: indicates the third ‘ADD-ON’ audio pair (inor output) JJ Red: indicates the fourth ‘ADD-ON’ audio pair (inor output) JJ

ASV08

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

EDH GENERATION

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

Y/CVBS

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

COMPOSITE DECODER

A/D

FRAME SYNCHRONIZER C/CVBS

EMB A

EMB B

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO

PROC AMP

AUTO FORMATREF

A/D

VI INSERTION

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO TRACKING OUT

EDH GENERATION

FREEZE INPUT

SDI OUT + EMBEDDED AUDIO PLL

1

P

REFERENCE INPUTS 2

1

2

3

AUDIO INPUTS FROM SYNAPSE BUS 4

RACK CONTROLLER

FREEZE INPUT

TRACKING OUT

PLL

1

P

REFERENCE INPUTS 2

1

2

3

AUDIO INPUTS FROM SYNAPSE BUS 4

RACK CONTROLLER

HXT10

Example 2 Synapse bus The ADD-ON principle can be used in several ways. Example 1 An ASV08 is used to decode CVBS and embed 8 channels of analog audio via 2 ADC20 ADD-ON Cards. Example 2 A truck transmission application where an HXT10 is used to provide a synchronous HD-SDI, SD-SDI and CVBS signal. The two DIO48 ADD-ON Cards are used to inject a total of 16 channels via 8 AES/EBU streams.

HD/SD-SDI IN-1

HD/SD-SDI IN-2

FRAME SYNC

INPUT SELECTION

EQ

HXT10 FRAME SYNC GPI IN HD/SD-SDI IN-1

HD/SD-SDI IN-2

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC

EQ

DOWN CONVERTER & COLOR CORRECTION

FRAME SYNC

INPUT SELECTION

EQ

4-GROUP DE-EMB

EMB A

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

EMB A

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D

4 CH EMB A

4 CH EMB B

4 CH EMB C

4 CH EMB D

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

COLOR CORR.

HD-SDI OUT 2+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

SDI OUT 1+ (ARC1) EMBEDDED AUDIO

VI & WSS INSERT

SDI OUT 2+ (ARC2) EMBEDDED AUDIO HD-SDI OUT 1+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

PANSCAN COLOR CORR.

HD-SDI OUT 2+ EMBEDDED AUDIO COMPOSITE OUT 1 (ARC1)

CVBS ENC

FRAME SYNC GPI IN PLL

DOWN CONVERTER & COLOR CORRECTION

EMB A

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

SDI OUT 1+ (ARC1) EMBEDDED COMPOSITEAUDIO OUT 2 (ARC2)

VI & WSS CVBS INSERT ENC PANSCAN

REFERENCE INPUTS 4-GROUP 1 2 DE-EMB

SDI OUT 2+ (ARC2) EMBEDDED AUDIO P

AUDIO INPUTS FROM SYNAPSE BUS 1

2

3

4

RACK CONTROLLER

CVBS ENC

PLL

P

REFERENCE 1

RACK CONTROLLER

REFERENCE 1 REFERENCE 2 RACK CONTROLLER

1

REFERENCE INPUTS 2

AUDIO INPUTS FROM SYNAPSE BUS 1

2

3

4

COMPOSITE OUT 1 (ARC1)

COMPOSITE OUT 2 (ARC2)

CVBS ENC

REFERENCE 2

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HD-SDI OUT 1+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC

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ADC20

ANALOG AUDIO 1 ANALOG AUDIO 2 ANALOG AUDIO 3 ANALOG AUDIO 4

ADC20

ANALOG AUDIO 1

A/D A/D

1 CH

4:1

1 CH

4:1

I2S FORMAT

ANALOG AUDIO 3

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

1 CH

A/D

ANALOG AUDIO 2

DELAY-OFFSET & TRACKING

1 CH

A/D

ANALOG AUDIO 4

ANALOG AUDIO 2 ANALOG AUDIO 3 ANALOG AUDIO 4

A/D

1 CH

4:1

DELAY-OFFSET & TRACKING

1 CH

A/D

I2S FORMAT

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

1 CH

A/D

1 CH

4:1

ADC20

ANALOG AUDIO 1

A/D

ADC20

4:1

ANALOG AUDIO 1

A/D 1 CH

4:1

A/D

1 CH

A/D 4:1

1 CH

4:1

TRACKING

I2S FORMAT

ANALOG AUDIO 3

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

1 CH

A/D

ANALOG AUDIO 2

DELAY-OFFSET & TRACKING

ANALOG AUDIO 4

4:1 A/D 1 CH

4:1

A/D

DELAY-OFFSET & TRACKING

1 CH

A/D 4:1 A/D

1 CH

4:1

TRACKING

4:1

I2S FORMAT

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

1 CH

4:1 P

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

4:1

1

2

3

4

P

RACK CONTROLLER

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

4:1

1

TRACKING

2

3

4

TRACKING

P

1

2

3

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

4

P

RACK CONTROLLER 1

DIO48

AES/EBU IN 1/2

AES/EBU IN 3/4

AES/EBU IN 1/2

AES/EBU IN 7/8

AES/EBU IN 3/4

A1

SRC

A2 SOURCE A 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL A3 MUX A4 SRC

B1

SRC SOURCE B 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL MUX SOURCE A 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL MUX

SRC

SRC

B2 A1

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

AES/EBU FORMAT

3

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

4

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

AES/EBU IN 3/4

B1

SRC

B2 SOURCE B 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL B3 MUX B4

MASTER FADE

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

AES/EBU IN 1/2

SHUFFLE A

MASTER FADE

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

AES/EBU IN 7/8

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

AES/EBU IN 3/4

DELAYOFFSET

2

1

2

GAIN & ADD-ON SELECTOR PHASE PROCESSING SHUFFLE B

3

4

2

A2 SOURCE A 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL A3 MUX A4 SRC

RACK CONTROLLER

1

AES/EBU FORMAT MASTER FADE

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

AES/EBU IN 5/6

B1

SRC SOURCE B 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL MUX SOURCE A 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL MUX

SRC

SRC

B2 A1

AES/EBU IN 7/8

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

SHUFFLE B

MASTER FADE

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

SHUFFLE A

MASTER FADE

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

DELAYOFFSET TRACKING AUDIO DELAY

CLOCK SELECT SRC

B1

SRC

1

B2 SOURCE B 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL B3 MUX B4

GAIN & ADD-ON SELECTOR PHASE PROCESSING SHUFFLE B

MASTER FADE PULS

RACK CONTROLLER

TRACKING IN

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

A3 A4

PLL

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

AES/EBU FORMAT MASTER FADE

DELAYOFFSET

B3 A2 B4

SRC

P

AES/EBU FORMAT

SHUFFLE A

TRACKING AUDIO DELAY

TRACKING IN

MASTER FADE PULS

REFERENCE INPUTS

AES/EBU IN 5/6

SHUFFLE B

TRACKING AUDIO DELAY CLOCK SELECT SRC

A1

SRC

DIO48

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

A3 A4

1

AES/EBU IN 1/2

MASTER FADE

DELAYOFFSET

B3 A2 B4

SRC

PLL

AES/EBU IN 7/8

AES/EBU FORMAT SHUFFLE A

TRACKING AUDIO DELAY

TRACKING IN

AES/EBU IN 5/6

2

DIO48

DIO48 AES/EBU IN 5/6

RACK CONTROLLER

2

REFERENCE INPUTS

1

2

3

4

2

1

AES/EBU FORMAT MASTER FADE

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

P

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

RACK CONTROLLER

TRACKING IN CLOCK SELECT

ADD-ON SELECTOR

PLL

1

CLOCK SELECT

2

MASTER FADE PULS REFERENCE INPUTS

ADD-ON SELECTOR

PLL

P

1

2

3

4

2

1

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

RACK CONTROLLER 1

2

MASTER FADE PULS REFERENCE INPUTS

P

1

2

3

4

2

1

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

RACK CONTROLLER

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The Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus The internal audio ADD-ON bus needed an upgrade for some applications. There is a need for more channels (32 per video stream seem possible in the near future). The bus needs to be bidirectional, so this should accomodate all of the channels in a video stream i.e. 32 channels in and 32 channels out at the same time. The new interface needed to be compatible with all existing hardware (frames) and in the implementation of the MASTER Card, it occasionally needed to be backward compatible with the original ADD-ON bus as described above.

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

32CH OUT TO ADD-ON

4 CH

QUAD SPEED AUDIO MASTER Card

1

2

3

4

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO CHANNELS

32CH IN FROM ADD-ON

NORMAL SPEED MASTER Card

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO CHANNELS

WITH QUAD SPEED TDM TECHNOLOGY THE CHANNEL COUNT IS INCREASED 4 TIMES 16 CH

16 CH

1

16 CH

2

16 CH

3

16 16 CH CH

16 16 CH CH

16 16 CH CH

32 CH

16 16 CH CH

32 CH

4 TO SIMPLIFY THE BLOCK SCHEMATICS THE 4 ARROWS BECOME 2 ARROWS

The MASTER Card is now firmware enhanced to run 32 channels in either direction (64 channels total) instead of 16 channels in one direction QUAD SPEED AUDIO

NORMAL SPEED

ADD-ONtwo CARDoperational modes and some MASTER Cards will onlyMASTER Some MASTER Cards will have have CARD the Quad Speed mode (where the logical ADD-ON Cards are only available in Quad Speed mode): 32CH 32CH 32CH 32CH IN

OUT

TO MASTER

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

OUT

TO NEXT ADD-ON

FROM MASTER

IN

Dual mode Master cards have a menu item to select the appropriate mode. If a mode is selected all ADDON Cards to that MASTER to be in the same mode. 1 2 3 need 4 EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO CHANNELS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO CHANNELS

SYNAPSE BUS

ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

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SYNAPSE BUS MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

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The following features and rules will apply: JJ Up to 32 channels output from the MASTER Card and can be loop to up to 3 ADD-ON Cards JJ The ADD-ON Card selects the channels it wants to process JJ Some ADD-ON Cards will have the possibility to re-inject processed audio onto the next ADD-ON Card

4

4

4

QUAD SPEED AUDIO MASTER Card

4

32CH

JJ

JJ JJ

1

2

3

4

Some MASTER Cards are switchable between normal and Quad Speed bus EVERY ARROW CONTAINS MONO EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO Channel designations on the block4 schematics: CHANNELS CHANNELS JJ Channel 1-32 (or less) are injected into the dark green large arrow from MASTER Card to ADD-ON Card and WITH QUAD SPEED TDM looped onto the ADD-ON Card via the dark green arrow TECHNOLOGY THE next CHANNEL COUNT IS INCREASED 4 TIMES JJ The ADD-ON Card injects up to 32 channels into the brown large arrow 32 32 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 JJ An ADD-ON Card will also actively loop processed channels from previous ADD-ON Cards CH CH into the next ADD-ON CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH Card, and finally into the MASTER Card The cross looping of the original design is now a straight loop 1 2 3 4 The Quad Speed bus can also work in one direction JJ You can use a Quad Speed audio bus to de-embed audio from the MASTER and present on the ADD-ON Card as TO SIMPLIFY THE BLOCK SCHEMATICS THE 4 ARROWS BECOME 2 ARROWS AES/EBU, Bitstream (like Dolby) or analog audio JJ If applicable the ADD-ON Card can also be used as in injection point of physical audio streams

QUAD SPEED AUDIO MASTER CARD

NORMAL SPEED ADD-ON CARD

1

2

3

4

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO CHANNELS

32CH OUT TO NEXT ADD-ON

FROM MASTER

32CH IN

32CH IN

32CH OUT TO MASTER

JJ

32CH

Every Quad Speed ADD-ON and adds (or overwrites) the IN CH CH Card CH CH takes 32 channels from the ‘right hand ADD-ON Card OUT locally processed channels JJ This can be done for any of the channels that are processed in the ADD-ON Card TO ADD-ON

JJ

NORMAL SPEED Channel shuffling is done in the ADD-ON Card MASTER Card JJ The MASTER Card has only one setting to enable the Quad Speed audio bus

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

JJ

Up to 32 channels input on the MASTER Card JJ If the MASTER Card can handle less than 32 channels, the lowest channel numbers will be used, as the ADD-ON Card will always generate 32 channels (where some channels can be empty or silent)

FROM ADD-ON

JJ

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO CHANNELS

The ADD-ON Cards also provide a looping function from one ADD-ON to the next ADD-ON Card. This is more intelligent looping with optional re-insertion and multiplexing of signals.

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYN B

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T

4

32CH IN

4

COUNT IS INCREASED 4 TIMES Synapse the system EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO 16 CH

CHANNELS 16 16 16 CH

1

CH

2

16 16 CH CH

CH

3

32CH IN

32CH OUT

16 16 CH CH

16 16 CH CH

16 16 CH CH

TO MASTER

FROM MASTER

WITH QUAD SPEED TDM 1 2 3 TECHNOLOGY THE CHANNEL

32CH OUT

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO CHANNELS FROM NEXT ADD-ON

3

FRO

2

TO NEXT ADD-ON

1

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO CHANNELS

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO 32 32 CHANNELS CH

CH

4 TO SIMPLIFY THE BLOCK SCHEMATICS THE 4 ARROWS BECOME 2 ARROWS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

The Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus continued ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

QUAD SPEED AUDIO

NORMAL SPEED

32CH OUT TO MASTER

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

TO NEXT ADD-ON

FROM MASTER

MASTER CARD ADD-ON CARD So is cascading of Quad Speed cards identical to normal ADD-ON? 32CH 32CH 32CH Yes. IN IN OUT

Every connection in the example below transports 16 mono audio channels (= 32 channels per color). 1

2

3

4

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 4 MONO SYNAPSE CHANNELS SYNAPSE BUS BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

ADD-ON CARD WITH LOOP

SLOT 01

EVERY ARROW CONTAINS 32 MONO SYNAPSE CHANNELS BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS MASTER CARD WITH NO LOOP

SLOT 02

SLOT 03

SLOT 04

SLOT 05

SLOT 06

SLOT 16

SLOT 17

SLOT 18

Showing the inter slot connections ‘in Quad Speed mode’ as part of the frame bus printed circuit board. SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

SYNAPSE BUS

The system makes use of the same passive copper tracks on the internal bus circuit board for transportation of the Quad Speed audio bus. The maximum amount of ADD-ON Cards in Quad Speed mode is 3. These 3 ADD-ON Cards will all run on the same clock and in the same phase as the MASTER Card. This guarantees that audio channels that are processed in different ADD-ON Cards will still be in phase, something very important when processing multiple surround channels. SLOT 04 SLOT 05 SLOT 06 SLOT 01discrete SLOT 02 SLOT 03 SLOT 16 SLOT 17 SLOT 18 MASTER

ADD-ON

QS MASTER

ADD-ON

QS AD-ON

QS AD-ON

MASTER

ADD-ON

ADD-ON

You can mix normal speed MASTER Cards with Quad Speed MASTER Cards in one frame as the master Card breaks the connection toSLOT the 02 left hand card. to the the same as 18 the SLOT 01 SLOT 03 All ADD-ON SLOT 04 Cards SLOT 05 right of SLOT 06MASTER must SLOT 16be in the SLOT 17 modeSLOT MASTER. SYNAPSE BUS

SLOT 01 MASTER

SYNAPSE BUS

SLOT 02 ADD-ON

SYNAPSE BUS

SLOT 03 ADD-ON

SYNAPSE BUS

SLOT 04 QS MASTER

SLOT 05 QS AD-ON

SYNAPSE BUS

SLOT 06 QS AD-ON

Mixing normal ADD-ON with Quad Speed ADD-ON combo’s in one frame is allowed.

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SLOT 16 MASTER

SLOT 17 ADD-ON

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Some examples: Below is an example where we combine a MASTER Card that performs embedded domain Dolby E to Dolby Digital Plus encoding with an audio watermarking card. Between the E-decoding and Dolby Digital Plus encoding we want to watermark the left, right and center channel of the decoded discrete 5.1 surround channels and watermark a PCM channel used as the narrative channel for audio description.

Embedded domain Dolby E to Dolby Digital Plus with watermarking. The only connection to the outside world are two BNC cables. Another example, see next page, of the Quad Speed audio ADD-ON bus shows a transmission application where a dual up/down/cross output card is connected to a DIO88 in a setup where the embedded audio is combined with external audio and a convenient, freely configurable, PCM monitoring output is available.

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GXT100 - HXT100 - GXT110- HXT110

Main SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI

LOW LATENCY UP-DOWN-CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - VIDEO BYPASS -

EQ

GPI INPUT SELECT

Backup SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI

FRAME SYNC

COLOR CORR.

4 GROUP EMBED

AFD S2016 WSS VI

FRAME SYNC

COLOR CORR.

4 GROUP EMBED

AFD S2016 WSS VI

3Gb/s SDI + embedded audio

WSS-VI-S2016 DETECTION LOW LATENCY UP-DOWN-CROSS CONVERSION - ARC - VIDEO BYPASS -

EQ

SD SDI + embedded audio

SHUFFLING 16X16 MUX ‘110’ ONLY

AUDIO GAIN ‘110’ ONLY

AUDIO V-FADE & DELAY TRACK

16 CHANNEL DEEMBEDDING

Up/down/cross conversion In this application performing up or transparent passthrough

[Quad Speed audio bus]

BY-PASS QUAD SPEED MODE ‘110’ ONLY NORMAL ADD-ON MODE GPI #5 OUT #2

RACK CONTROLLER

REFERENCE INPUTS

1

2

32CH OUT

QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS

4CH 4CH 4CH 4CH IN IN IN IN

32CH IN TO ADD-ON

PLL

ΜP [LINUX]

TDM DE-MUX

FROM ADD-ON

Up/down/cross conversion In pass or down mode

TDM MUX

OR 1

DIO88

Internal Synapse Bus containing all 16 channels from the source

AES/EBU IN 1/2 AES/EBU IN 3/4 AES/EBU IN 5/6 AES/EBU IN 7/8

2

3

4

Embedded audio pass through option

NORMAL ADD-ON AUDIO BUS

MODE 1 – 4IN/4OUT

GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN

SRC SRC SRC SRC

NC

40x16 INPUT MUX

NC NC NC

& & & & & & & & & & & & & & & &

PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

NC

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

NC

NC

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

NC

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

AES/EBU OUT 9/10

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

AES/EBU OUT 11/12

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

AES/EBU OUT 13/14

2 CHANNEL DELAY

MONO SWITCH

AES/EBU OUT 15/16

16 channel of processed audio with a different channel configuration

32 CHANNEL

ADD-ON EMBED MULTIPLEXING 8X 2-CHANNELS INTO 32

Monitoring of free selectable channels ΜP

32CH IN FROM NEXT ADD-ON

32CH OUT TO MASTER

32CH OUT TO NEXT ADD-ON

32CH IN FROM MASTER

Combining external signals with embedded signals for voice over applications, or just adding external audio

QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS

RACK CONTROLLER

In the example on the next page you see a four card application that performs a massive amount of processing divided over 1 MASTER Card and 3 ADD-ON Cards. This is a typical ‘ingest’ configuration and is used where the infrastructure does not use Dolby E encoded audio (two streams in this example) but rather multiple PCM audio pairs +S2020 Dolby metadata. The input is a SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI containing 2 Dolby E streams and 8 mono PCM streams. The output is the same SDI stream but with a selection of 16 channels selected out of 8 original PCM channels and 16 PCM channels that are decoded from the Dolby E streams. The combo performs the following processing: JJ De-embedding of 8x PCM and 2x Dolby E JJ Decoding of two independent Dolby E streams Loudness processing of up to 16 channels sourced by any of the 8x PCM or decoded Dolby E streams Upmixing of a 2.0 to 5.1 if a Dolby E stream is not available JJ Physical monitoring of all processed PCM streams JJ Preset based shuffling of all source channels into 16 channels with the appropriate offset delays JJ S2020 metadata insertion sourced from the E decoders, embedded s2020, generated presets or an external feed JJ Video delay to compensate for audio propagation delay JJ Embedding of up to 16 channels JJ JJ

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GEP100 - HEP100

SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI containing: 2x Dolby E 8x PCM

Eq

[Quad Speed audio bus]

2x1

ADJUSTABLE OFFSET DELAY 0-500ms

AUTO MUX

Eq

S2020 INSERT

SD, HD or 3Gb/s SDI containing: 2x 8PCM decoded from Dolby 1 and 2 or 1x decoded E and 8x PCM

16 CHANNEL EMBEDDER

META DATA

Delay of video for compensation of E decoding and loudness processing delay

16 CHANNEL DE-EMBEDDER

4 4 4 4

16 Ch 56X16 MUX

S2020 READER

Ch Ch Ch Ch

16 CHANNEL

Delay of 8x PCM

DELAY GAIN PHASE

16 DE-EMBED 8 DECODED E 32 QUAD SPEED

METADATA Dolby E

De-embedding 2x Dolby E And 8x PCM

8 Ch PCM

DECODER

METADATA HANDLING METADATA

32 Ch

TDM MUX

TDM DE-MUX

32CH OUT FROM ADD-ON

QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS

AES/EBU IN 3/4 AES/EBU IN 5/6 AES/EBU IN 7/8

[Quad Speed audio bus]

SRC SRC SRC SRC 32 CHANNEL

Stereo 24x10 INPUT MUX

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

GAIN & PHASE

DELAY

AES/EBU OUT 1/2 AES/EBU OUT 3/4 AES/EBU OUT 5/6 AES/EBU OUT 7/8

ADD-ON EMBED MULTIPLEXING 8 X 2-CHANNELS INTO 32

MUX

TO NEXT ADD-ON

FROM MASTER

32CH OUT

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

AES/EBU IN 3/4 C/LFE

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

AES/EBU IN 7/8

SRC

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

PARAM. EQ

AUTOMAX-II (AUTO SWITCH) UPMIXING

DLA44 DLA43

DLA44 DLA41

5.1 AES/EBU OUT 3/4 C/LFE

OUTPUT MUX AES/EBU OUT 5/6 LsRs

PAR EQ

Lt/Rt Downmix

ADD-ON DE-EMBED SELECTOR 8 CHANNELS OUT OF 32

AEROMAX 2.0

AES/EBU OUT 7/8 Lt/Rt

LOUDNESS CONTROL

1

2

32CH OUT

µP

32CH IN

TO NEXT ADD-ON

TO MASTER

MUX

FROM MASTER

32CH IN

ADD-ON MULTIPLEXING 8 CHANNELS INTO 32

OPTIONAL REINSERTING OF PROCESSED AUDIO

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

GPI INPUT

DLA44 – DLA43 – DLA41

AES/EBU IN 1/2 LfRf

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

AES/EBU IN 7/8

SRC

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

SRC

GAIN PHASE & DELAY

AES/EBU OUT 1/2 LfRf

UPMIX SOURCE SELECT AEROMAX 5.1 PARAM. EQ

MUX

AES/EBU IN 5/6 LsRs

RACK CONTROLLER

[Quad Speed audio bus]

5.1 AES/EBU IN 3/4 C/LFE

Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Loudness processed 8 x PCM from first decoded Dolby E stream Loudness processed 8 x PCM from second decoded Dolby E stream

METADATA OUTPUT

REFERENCE INPUTS

LOUDNESS CONTROL

AUTOMAX-II (AUTO SWITCH) UPMIXING

DLA44 DLA43

DLA44 DLA41

Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Loudness processed 8 x PCM from second decoded Dolby E stream

5.1 AES/EBU OUT 3/4 C/LFE

OUTPUT MUX AES/EBU OUT 5/6 LsRs

PAR EQ

Lt/Rt Downmix

AEROMAX 2.0

AES/EBU OUT 7/8 Lt/Rt

LOUDNESS CONTROL

METADATA INPUT

METADATA OUTPUT

REFERENCE INPUTS

1

2

MUX

32CH OUT

ADD-ON MULTIPLEXING 8 CHANNELS INTO 32

µP

32CH IN TO MASTER

32CH IN

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

PLL

OPTIONAL REINSERTING OF PROCESSED AUDIO

TO NEXT ADD-ON

ADD-ON DE-EMBED SELECTOR 8 CHANNELS OUT OF 32

GPI INPUT

FROM MASTER

Loudness control of second decoded Dolby E stream (=8x PCM)

LOUDNESS CONTROL

METADATA INPUT

PLL

Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Decoded E PCM from first Dolby E stream and Decoded E PCM from second Dolby E stream

AES/EBU OUT 1/2 LfRf

UPMIX SOURCE SELECT AEROMAX 5.1

MUX

AES/EBU IN 5/6 LsRs

RACK CONTROLLER

[Quad Speed audio bus]

5.1

Loudness control of first decoded Dolby E stream (=8x PCM)

µP

QUAD SPEED MULTIPLEXING AUDIO BUS

DLA44 – DLA43 – DLA41

AES/EBU IN 1/2 LfRf

METADATA

METADATA

32CH IN TO MASTER

LOSS OF ‘E’ FAIL SWITCH 32CH IN

Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Decoded E PCM from first Dolby E stream and Decoded E PCM from second Dolby E stream

Pass-through from first DLA44: Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Loudness processed 8 x PCM from first decoded Dolby E stream Loudness processed 8 x PCM from second decoded Dolby E stream

OPTIONAL REINSERTING OF PROCESSED AUDIO

FROM NEXT ADD-ON

DECODER

Preset bassed shuffling and embedding of: Decoded Dolby E (1) with optional loudness processing Decoded Dolby E (2) with optional loudness processing or Decoded E and 8x PCM

Rack controller

DBD18

AES/EBU IN 1/2

GPI/O

µP

32CH IN TO ADD-ON

Internal Synapse Bus connection containing: Second Dolby E Stream and Decoded E PCM from first Dolby E stream

METADATA IN/OUT

RACK CONTROLLER

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SynView multiview is 100% Synapse

Synapse is also a platform for a very powerful, fast and flexible multiview system called SynView. SynView uses the same inter card connection system as described above in the ADD-ON structure. A passive inter card connection system that allows for combining multiview cards to form a multi input, multi output viewing system. SynView has major advantages over competing systems: JJ Can be combined in any Synapse frame with any other Synapse card JJ Fast boot time (average around 10 seconds) JJ Linear cost over I/O in steps of 4 inputs JJ Based on hardware, no single point of failure JJ Every card will handle its local inputs, overlays like Tally, UMD and audio bars. This ensures linear processing power increases, with every additional card, avoiding sluggish control and handling 3 building blocks for SynView JJ GMV220/HMV220 4x 3Gb/s SDI inputs, clock, tally, UMD 4 audio channels/input JJ GIQ200/HIQ200 3x 3Gb/s SDI inputs, and 1x DVI/VGA input JJ GMW100/HMW100 2x 3Gb/s SDI inputs, UMD, Tally, 16 audio and integrity probing For a full description please refer to the SynView catalog at www.axon.tv

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SynView allows for up to 72 inputs on a single screen, or just a single input as a full screen. The GMW100 has 2 inputs and can handle up to 16 audio bars per video input and has additional integrity probing. It will show freeze frame, audio clipping, audio silence. The system can handle multiple clocks, timers, Tally, UMD.

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SynCross: up to 40x40 routing in a full Synapse compatible form factor SynCross is a Synapse based modular video routing system capable of switching 3Gb/s, HD and SD SDI signals, as well as compressed domain signals such as ASI/DVB and SSI/SMPTE-310. The SynCross routing system can occupy from 1 slot in a Synapse frame for a 8 input/ 8 output system upto 5 slots for a system with 40 inputs and outputs. It is very simple to expand a SynCross system up to 40 inputs and outputs, both in electrical or fiber or a mix between optical and electrical. This system can be controlled via Ethernet, Cortex Control Panels or Cortex. ACP and a RS422 port are available for control with automation systems. SynCross uses a special interconnection board that connects 2, 3, 4 or 5 connector panels.

SynCross rear connector panel assembly with 5 slot interconnection forming a 40x40 3Gb/s SDI router. SynCross has major advantages over competing systems: JJ Supports 3Gb/s, HD, SD SDI, ASI/DVB, composite (SD) and SSI/SMPTE-310 JJ Possible to integrate into other Synapse applications JJ 2 types of rear connector panels JJ BPH25 – contains 8 inputs and outputs and ethernet connection (Xpoint board) JJ BPH26 – contains 8 inputs and outputs and RS422 connection (I/O boards) Expandable system starting from 8x8 up to a 40x40 router System can run on two references, both SD and HD at the same time JJ Option to bypass reclocking for SMPTE-310 (19.4Mb/s) purposes JJ DIN1.0/2.3, HD-BNC and/or LC fiber connections JJ JJ

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Combined fiber and electrical I/O in virtual any combination. The use of newly developed extreme high density PCB connectors made the structure possible of interconnecting 5 boards.

The system is very flexible and there are a lot of different configurations possible. In the table below you see some of the possibilities. Type number

Comment

GXP880

SC0808

8x8 router

1

SC1616

16x16 router

1

SC2424

24x24 router

SC3232 SC4040

GIO880

GIN160

GOU160

BPH26

nr. of slots

1

1

2

1

2

2

3

32x32 router

1

3

3

4

40x40 router

1

4

4

5

SC2408

24x8 router

1

1

1

2

SC4008

40x8 router

1

2

2

3

SC0824

8x24 router

1

1

1

2

SC0840

8x40 router

1

2

2

3

1

The table shows the I/O capability where the I/O can be defined as electrical or optical in increments of 2 channels.

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Life-time free firmware upgrades Synapse modules are hardware platforms that often run a version of firmware. As our industry evolves we can see new standards evolve and new functions and features find their way into infrastructure requirements. Let’s take for example s2016, the HD version (and in some countries SD as well) of VI and WSS. This VANC based data was added to existing products after their introduction. Also subtitle carrige in OP47 and s2020 Dolby metadata were added to existing products, free of charge. Occasionally our customers find a bug, or a missing feature. These will be solved, added and the product is improved. The new firmware is placed on www.axon.tv for anybody to use, even if the product is over a decade old. That is lower cost of ownership the Synapse way.

Comes with Cortex: configuration, monitoring & control software Synapse comes with a configuration, control and monitoring software package. The AXON Cortex software application provides comprehensive configuration, monitoring and maintenance tools for Synapse. This Windows based application includes functionality that enables the user to remotely: JJ Configure a complex system in a short time frame JJ View, record and archive the system events and report these to the user using a hierarchical system status display JJ Control devices using an intuitive graphical user interface JJ Maintain the system over its lifetime The standard version of Cortex is available free of charge from the company website (downloadable from www.axon.tv/EN/support/downloads/software).

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An example of signal path monitoring and control.

An example of hierarchical status monitoring.

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Remote control options Next to PC based remote control, monitoring and setup there are also dedicated remote control options. A number of remote hardware panels have been designed to work with the Axon system giving customers the option of choosing the most appropriate control surface for a particular application. The panels connect to Cortex using an IP connection and use LCD buttons with a RGB backlight to allow a very flexible, dynamic and limitless interface. Multiple rows of text with Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic or Chinese fonts or icons can be shown on a single button giving no restrictions other than the resolution of the LCD as to what can be displayed to the user. Three LCD panels are available: 16, 32 or 48 LCD buttons in either a 1RU or 2RU form factor. In addition these panels have an incremental rotary dial which can be used in combination with the LCD buttons to allow intuitive control of one or more values such as audio gains and delays. Alternatively the dial could be used for scrolling through pages of sources/destinations. There’s also two 1RU panels available with normal buttons. The panels are powered with an external AC-DC brick PSU unit. The rear of the panels have two lockable DC power inlets allowing for an optional redundant PSU in critical control applications.

CCP1601

CCP3201

CCP4801

CCP4800

CCP2410

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SCP08

The SCP08 is a stand alone Synapse control panel that operates with the TCP/IP protocol Ethernet and can control 8 different parameters on one screen or more (up to a maximum of 64) screens. This means that the total amount of controllable parameters/status information displays is no less than 512. Using Cortex all settings and status monitoring configurations can be specified. The panel also has software to browse and select all the desired parameters of all the cards in all of the connected Synapse frames. Any parameter on any screen can be user-defined, in complete freedom. In other words, any parameter from each and every card within each networked frame can be selected.

There is also a free iPad application that allows for complete control of the Synapse system, SynTouch. The application can be downloaded from the iTunes app-store.

iPad and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

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The modules In the modules catalog you can find the ingredients of an extensive and flexible range of hot swappable modules. The symbols below are used throughout the catalog as a guide to the properties and uses of the various modules. This range is constantly being expanded and enhanced. Please refer to our website for the latest updates and specifications. www.axon.tv

Quad speed

Can be used as a Master card

Compatible with Quad Speed ADD-ON

Upgradable to

ASI/DVB Compatible with ASI/DVB streams

Quad speed

3Gb/s Product is 3Gb/s upgradeable

Modular

Multiview

Product is 3Gb/s capable or upgradeable

Can be used as an ADD-ON Card

Compatible with Quad Speed Master

Product can be used in multiview applications

3D

Applications 2 Identical channels on a single card

Product is 1.5Gb/s capable

Can be used in 3D applications

Fiber solutions in Synapse

Embedded

Metadata S2020 Product is compatible with Dolby E streams

Linux is used as an embedded OS

Compatible with SMPTE 2016

HE AAC Product is compatible with Dolby Digital Plus streams

Product is designed especially for Dolby E streams

SynLite Basic functionality in HD/SD

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Product is designed for HE AAC with Dolby Metadata

SFP Flexible I/O

Product is compatible with Dolby Digital streams

Flexible I/O with SFP modules

Compatible with SMPTE 2020

SynCross Routing Modular router system


Synapse the system

Technical excellence Service is about actions not slogans. Understanding customers, getting into their heads, seeing difficulties and problems as they do, is how we create solutions for them. Sure, the Axon brand is about technical excellence, but it’s also about service and support – when, where and how you need. Our customers are on a journey and the Axon team is there, supporting them every step of the way.

Maarten Hoogedoorn Senior System Engineer

Creative genius Since the launch of Synapse in 2001, it is still one of the most flexible systems available - but we’ve barely scratched the surface of its capabilities. Synapse is a blend of creative genius and technical understanding. At Axon, we have brought together some of the industry’s most creative minds – the product of their efforts help customers worldwide in the broadest range of broadcast applications. The vast majority of our product portfolio is heavily influenced by customer feedback. The level of cooperation between AXON and its customers, to refine the existing portfolio and define new products, is terrific and will maintain Synapse’s vitality for a very long time.

Jean-Pierre Nouws Senior Product Manager

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T he N ethe r lan d s Head qu art e rs

So u t h e a st A si a Sa l e s

Address

Address

Phone Email

Lange Wagenstraat 55 5126 BB Gilze, The Netherlands +31 161 850 450 info@axon.tv

Phone Email

9 Tagore Lane 9@Tagore, #03-23 Singapore 787472 +65 66 523 016 info-sg@axon.tv

U K Sales

M i d d l e E a st Sa l e s

Address

Address

Phone Email

1 Forest Court, Oaklands Park, Wokingham Berkshire, RG41 2FD United Kingdom +44 118 974 0480 info-uk@axon.tv

Phone Email

P.O. Box 10718 Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 50 651 1982 axonmideast@eim.ae

Ru ssi a Sa l e s U SA Sales

Address Phone Toll free Email

267 Fifth Avenue, Suite 908 New York, NY 10016, USA +1 212 683 6724 +1 866 757 9890 info-us@axon.tv

Address

Phone Email

Stremyannyi Pereulok 38 Floor 6, Room 9 115093 Moscow, The Russian Federation +7 985 217 3218 info-ru@axon.tv

A si a Sal es

G e rm a n y/Sw i ss Sa l e s

Address

Phone Email

Phone Email

Room 804, 2nd Department, No. 1 Building Beijing Image, No. 115, Fucheng Road Haidian District, 100036 Beijing, China +86 10 8814 4199 info-cn@axon.tv

+49 6138 92 400 91 info-de@axon.tv

L at i n A m e ri c a Sa l e s

Phone Email

+1 786 299 5226 info-br@axon.tv

For other regions, contact Axon Headquarters. w ww. axon .t v

Disclaimer September 2013 Due to constant product research and development all specifications are subject to change without notice. Axon Digital Design B.V. does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, availability and/or delivery of the products and/ or services listed in this catalog. Dolby, Dolby E, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. The Jünger logo and Level Magic II are registered trademarks of Jünger Audio-Studiotechnik GmbH. Copyright © 2013 Axon Digital Design B.V.


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