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The 5700MSC-IP is an IP Network Grand Master Clock and a Video Master Sync Generator both referenced to GPS and/or GLONASS. The system features 2x GbE, 2x10GbE ports, 6x fully timeable sync outputs, 4x SDI outputs and a loop thru reference input. For those hyrbrid plants where LTC outputs and AES/analog audio test sets are required, an optional (+AUX) expansion module is available.

This combo IP Network Grand Master Clock and Master Sync Generator is ideal for timing today's IP-based video broadcast, production and distribution facilities. It provides all the future timing needs of an IP-based plant while providing precision reference to any baseband SDI/Analog systems.

The test generator option(s) provide several test sets which are available on the 4x SDI (SD/HD/3Gbps) outputs as well as over the 10GbE IP outputs (10GbE SFP's are optional). There are 10x independent test signal generators when a test generator option is ordered, any can be routed to the 10GbE outputs, or the SDI outputs ( 4 generators may be combined to form a 4K signal generator).

As for IP timing formats, the 5700MSC-IP has been designed to be enterprise class, handling all current IP timing needs with the horsepower to address the future. It supports NTP, PTP-IEEE1588, MASTER PCR, AES67 profile, and SMPTE 2059-2. IP networking for live production and broadcast environments have very specific needs and requirements that typically involve deterministic flows, high bandwidth, and an SDN-based network design. The 5700MSC-IP can be used to design a robust, safe and deterministic timing system for any IP Network or Hybrid IP/Baseband Video system. The product has been designed to handle timing requirements of several thousands of PTP clients. The 5700MSC-IP has 2x 10 GbE ports as well as two GbE ports that can be configured to provide and distribute any of the timing protocols described above.

This 5700MSC-IP is delivered with a GNSS head (GPS and GLONASS capable) complete with a 50ft cable for remote mounting (100ft, 400ft and fiber optic extension options are available for longer cable lengths).

A high stability, temperature-controlled oscillator provides the 5700MSC-IP with better than 1.0x10-8 (or 0.01ppm) frequency reference. The free running drift of this 10MHz reference will be less then 0.1Hz (which amounts to less than one 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. Note that the provided GNSS antenna is required for PTP, PCR, or 2059-2 timing protocols to be hosted by the system.

The SPG section of the 5700MSC-IP provides six independent timeable reference outputs. These six sync outputs may be configured to provide independently timed color black (black burst) outputs, independently timed HDTV tri-level sync outputs, 10MHz outputs, word clock, and various available pulses.

It is available with a main processing board and optional redundant power supply.

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  • Modular 1RU design
  • IP Network Grand Master Clock for NTP, PTP-IEEE1588, MASTER PCR, and SMPTE 2059-2
  • 2x 1000BaseT RJ-45 ports
  • 2x 10GbE ports (SFP's are not provided and are optional)
  • 6x independently timeable sync outputs
  • 4x optional SDI test generator outputs with the +SDI-TG option (supports SD/HD/3Gbs SDI)
  • Optional 10GbE video test generator support with the {+10G-TG}option (SFP's are not included)
  • Configurable to run in Boundary Clock mode for larger enterprise scale network designs (with an upstream 5700MSC-IP Grand Master Clock)
  • GNSS (GPS and/or GLONASS) referenced system - outdoor antenna and 50ft cable provided
  • Optional 100ft, 400ft and fiber optic extenders available for GNSS antenna
  • All active components are front panel extractable & serviceable
  • Optional dual power supply for redundancy (+2PS option)
  • Full featured front panel control interface
  • Contact closure output for critical warning
  • VistaLINK® control for device configuration and status monitoring
  • Multi System GPS referenced designs will be in sync and timed
  • An optional expansion module (+AUX option) provides AES and analog audio test generator, LTC, DARS and GPIO functionality

5700MSC-IP Specifications

Analog Sync Outputs
Output Standards
Black BurstSMPTE ST 170 (NTSC-M), ITU-R BT.1700-1 (PAL-B)
Bi-LevelSlo-Pal 625i/48, 625i/47.95, 480p/59.94
HD Tri-LevelSMPTE ST 274 (1080p/23.98, 1080p/24, 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/60, 1080p/23.98sF, 1080p/24sF, 1080p/25, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/60), SMPTE ST 296 (720p/59.94, 720p/60, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/24)
Pulse SignalsPAL color frame, 1Hz pulse, IRIG DATUM 1/1.001Hz pulse, 6/1.001Hz pulse
CW Signals5MHz, 10MHz, NTSC-M, Subcarrier, PAL-B Subcarrier
Wordclock48kHz Wordclock, Level 5V CMOS (1kΩ) or ±1V (75Ω)
10MHz Output1.0V p-p, 2.0V p-p, in 75Ω, SNR > 70dB rms, SFDR > 50dBc
Connector75Ω HD-BNC
Number of Outputs6
DC Offset0V ±0.05V
Return Loss> 40dB up to 10MHz
SNR> 75dB rms
Output Levels1.0V p-p, 2.0V p-p, in 75Ω selectable
Temperature-40°C to +70°C
Humidity95% R.H. Condensing at 60°C
1000BASE-T Timing Network
Network TypeIEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
TimingNTP, PCR
IEEE1588 (annex J)
SMPTE 2059-2
10GbE Timing Network
Network TypeIEEE 802.3ae (10GbE)
ConnectorSFP (SFP not included), LC/UPC
TimingNTP, PCR
IEEE1588 (annex J)
SMPTE 2059-2
Genlock InputVideo/10MHz selectable
TypeAutodetects standard
SMPTE ST 170 (NTSC-M), ITU-R BT.1700-1 (PAL-B), Color Black 1V p-p with optional VITC and 10-field pulse, HD Tri-level Sync (same HD standards as sync outputs)
Number of Inputs2 Loop-thru
High impedance, isolated, differential external termination required
Connector75Ω HD-BNC
Return Loss> 40dB to 10MHz (with external 75Ω termination)
Input Level Range
Video-3.5dB (double-terminated) to +6dB (un-terminated)
10MHz0.3V p-p to 4.0V
Frequency Lock Range
Wide Mode±15ppm min
Narrow Mode±0.1ppm min
SDI Test Generators+SDI-TG, or +10G-TG Option
StandardsSMPTE ST 259-C (270MB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 4:2:2, SMPTE ST 372 dual link, and SMPTE ST 424
SMPTE ST 259-C (270MB/s), SMPTE ST 292-1 4:2:2, SMPTE ST 372 dual link, and SMPTE ST 424
Quad link SMPTE ST 292-1 4:2:2
Quad link SMPTE ST 424 4:2:2 SMPTE ST 425-3 Dual link 3GB/s
SMPTE ST 425-5 Quad link 3GB/s
Number of Outputs4
Embedded AudioUp to 4x audio groups as specified in SMPTE ST 299-1 or SMPTE ST 272
Selectable tone frequencies (from 20Hz to 12kHz) and audio group
Connector75Ω HD-BNC
Signal Level800mV nominal drive
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise And Fall Time100ps HD/3G, 600ps SD
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Jitter< 0.2UI
Return Loss> 15dB to 1.5GHz
> 10dB to 3GHz
VoltageAuto-ranging 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz
ConfigurationOptional redundant supply available
Power125 watts (all options installed)
SafetyTüV Listed
Complies with EU safety directives
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15 Class A
Complies with EU EMC Directive
Dimensions19" W x 1.75" H x 11.5" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 292mm D)
Weight8lbs (3.5kg)
+AUX Expansion Module Option (AES & Analog Audio Test Set, DARS, GPIO, and LTC)
LTC Outputs
StandardSMPTE ST 12-2 or IRIG-B
Frame Rate24, 25, 30 and 29.97 (drop frame and non-drop frame)
Number of Outputs2x balanced
ConnectorsFemale high density DB-15
Un-poweredAdjustable, 1.0 – 8.0V p-p, balanced
Powered2V p-p with 11V DC offset to drive downstream 1200 series slave clocks on LTC1 only
Output Impedance44Ω balanced (un-powered)
Rise Time40 ±10µs
Jitter< 2µs
DARS & AES Test Generator Outputs
UnbalancedSMPTE ST 276-1 single-ended AES (24-bit) (1V p-p into 75Ω)
BalancedAES3 (24-bit) (4V p-p 110Ω terminated)
Number of Outputs
DARS1 unbalanced, 1 balanced
AES Test Gen2 unbalanced, 2 balanced
Unbalanced75Ω HD-BNC
BalancedRemovable Terminal Strip
Sampling Rate48kHz
Unbalanced75Ω unbalanced
Balanced110Ω balanced
AES TonesMenu selectable
Analog Audio Tone Generator
Number of Outputs2
TypeBalanced analog audio
Connector6 pins on 16-pin removable terminal strips
Output Impedance66Ω
Signal Level-30 to +10dBu into 10kΩ load
DC Offset< 10mV
Noise Fl Oor< -90dBu, unweighted
THD+N< -100dB with 1kHz @ +10dBu into 10kΩ load
General Purpose Inputs and Output
Number of Inputs2
Number of Outputs2 (function menu selectable)
Output TypeOpto-isolated, active closure to GND, 20kΩ pull-ups to +5V
Input TypeOpto-isolated, senses closure to GND, pull-ups to +5V
Connector4 pins plus 2 ground pins on DB-15 female

Ordering Information

5700MSC-IPIP Network Grand Master Clock & Video Master Clock System (includes GPS/GLONASS receiver antenna & 50ft cable, loop thru genlock, IEEE 1588, 2x 1000GbE ports, 6x sync outputs, 2x10GbE ports (10GbE SFP's not included) and 1x power supply)
SFP Options
+SFP10G-TR13-A1310nm laser, standard sensitivity 1310nm optical transceiver, 10km, single mode
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant Power Supply
+SDI-TG4x outputs, configurable SD/HD/3G SDI Test/black generators
+10G-TGTest Generater outputs over 10GbE Ports and 4x SDI outputs, configurable SD/HD/3G SDI Test/black generators (* includes +SDI-TG option)
+AUXIncludes expansion test module which provides AES and Analog audio test generator, DARS, GPIO, and LTC outputs