MicroFlex Mach2

Microflex Mach2
Microflex Mach2

MicroFlex Mach2

  • NEW baseline for portable T&M
  • Fast operation, high return on investment.
  • World’s smallest hand held HD SDI, SD SDI & composite capable measuring and monitoring and generation instrument*
  • Data and gamut analysis, time code logging of assigned errors
  • Easy access to full functionality: Parade (YCrCb), 2H, H, Hmag, 2V, V, Vmag, Full field line select, Bow tie, Ext - ref, HFT™ - (Hands Free Timing™), Filtering
  • Coloured displays of waveforms, vectors audio bar graphs and phase display
  • Select audio source, bar graph type, peak hold, de-emphasis
  • Picture display in 4:3 or 16:9
  • Built-in monitoring speaker, output jack
  • Operator and factory store and recall presets
  • Patented proprietary 10 bit processing of all signals
  • Computer remote control, up/downloads data via the USB port
  • Internal battery or 12 VDC powered, mains adapter included
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General Information

Double award winner of BEST OF SHOW 2014, the Hamlet MicroFlex Mach2 re-establishes the base line for portable T&M equipment with an unbeatable return on investment.

Mach numbers depend on the composition of the surrounding medium, especially pressure. The pressure on end users budgets is well known to Hamlet so they have re-invented the award winning MicroFlex with a new build, reducing cost and offering combination option module sets. The MicroFlex Mach2 is the latest addition to the world’s smallest multi-format multi-standard handheld waveform, vector, audio, and picture monitor range.

With a professionally expected switch on and ready to go operation, industry standard display features, patented measurement, alarms and logging of illegal values, gamut errors, lock status, ancillary data packets, full filed CRC, Chroma CRC, Luma CRC, Active Picture CRC, line numbering errors, end of active video and start of active video status – as well as built in EYE pattern display and measurement if required, all at an unbeatable price.

With custom designed processing and gate arrays and the added advantage of a lower cost with the same small size and accuracy makes the Mach2 the ideal choice. The built-in 3.5" diagonal high quality VGA (640 x 480) TFT display shows the picture in 4:3 or 16:9 format. It shows conventional waveform, vector and audio displays together with data analysis. Easy to plug-in option modules allow operation in all current formats; enable future standards to be accommodated and allowing easy upgrade for the user at any time.

The MicroFlex Mach2 unit is capable of analysis, measurement and monitoring 3G, HD, SD and composite video signals and audio in its embedded or AES/EBU formats and can generate HD and SD SDI video and audio signals dependant on the module installed.

Waveform, Vector, EYE pattern, Audio and Picture can be monitored and measured.

There is a headphone socket and a speaker on the base so the decoded audio can be monitored. Computer downloads and data uploads are via USB.

Using the WFM/GEN module, video and audio generation is available simultaneously with the monitoring and measurement allowing a closed loop testing environment to be set up with the device/system under test. With an ergonomically designed machined aluminium case, it has an operating time of over 2 hours on 6 x AA batteries or from the supplied 12V power adaptor.

Patented proprietary 10 bit processing of all signals

This product contains proprietary patented designs.

US 6,493,024B1 GB2329294

Features and functions

Features and Functions

Hand Held Unit

Redesigned faster and low cost main unit.

World’s smallest hand held HD SDI, SD SDI & composite capable measuring and monitoring and generation instrument*
Data and gamut analysis, time code logging of assigned errors
Easy access to full functionality: Parade (YCrCb), 2H, H, Hmag, 2V, V, Vmag, Full field line select, Bow tie, Ext - ref, HFT™ - (Hands Free Timing™), Filtering
Coloured displays of waveforms, vectors audio bar graphs and phase display
Select audio source, bar graph type, peak hold, de-emphasis
Picture display in 4:3 or 16:9
Built-in monitoring speaker, output jack
Operator and factory store and recall presets
Patented proprietary 10 bit processing of all signals
Computer remote control, up/downloads data via the USB port
Internal battery or 12 VDC powered, mains adapter included

Microflex Mach2 Module Options Available

Description

HD, SD Video and Audio input module

SD, Composite Video and Audio input module

HD, SD Video and Audio input module with Test Signal Generation

HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern included

3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module

3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern included

MACH2 Carry Case

 

 

Specifications

Please note the technical specification of unit which take Microflex modules depends on the modules selected.

Modules to choose from include:

Option Reference

Mach2-HD/SD Module for HD and SD SDI input module 01
Mach2-SD/CST Module for SD SDI and CST input module 02
Mach2-WFM/GEN Module for HD and SD SDI input with Video generation module 03
Mach2-3G/HD/SD Module for 3G, HD and SD SDI input module 04
Mach2-HD/SD EYE Module for HD and SD SDI input module 05
Mach2-3G/HD/SD EYE Module for HD and SD SDI input module 06

MicroFlex Chassis

Audio monitoring output:
    3.5mm stereo jack.

Outputs:
    Audio output jack and USB

Environment:
    Indoor and Outdoor use, 5 to 45 deg.C. Ambient to 2,000m.Max humidity 80% to 31 deg.C decreasing to 50% at 40 deg.C.Overvoltage category 2. Pollution degree

Physical dimensions:
    165mm x 95mm x 36mm (H x W x D)

Weight:  
    650g

Ordering

MicroFlex Mach2

Multiformat hand held, waveform, vector and audio Monitor.

At least one input module required

* Features available as options (see options list below)*

OPTIONS Microflex Mach2  Option

Mach2-CC                              Carry Case

Mach2-PSU                            Spare Power Supply

OPTIONS Microflex Mach2  Option Modules

OPTIONS

Microflex Option Modules

Mach2-HD/SD

HD and SD input module

Mach2-CSTSD

SD and Composite input module

Mach2-HDSD+TSG

HD and SD input module with video and audio test signal generator included

Mach2-HD/SD+EYE

HD and SD input with EYE display for front line maintenance.

Mach2-3G/HD/SD

3G, HD and SD input module

Mach2-3G/HD/SD+EYE

3G, HD and SD input module with EYE pattern display for front line maintenance

FAQs

We hope some of the frequently asked question we  have had will provide assistance, if not please contact us directly or go through your supplier.

Q  What Modules are compatible with the MicroFlex Mach2
A  There are currently six (6) modules that can fit into the MicroFlex Mach2 chassis
    3Gb/s, HD, SD EYE Pattern and AV signal Measurement and Monitoring
    HD, SD EYE Pattern and AV signal Measurement and Monitoring
    3Gb/s, HD, SD AV signal Measurement and Monitoring
    HD, SD TSG and AV signal Measurement and Monitoring
    HD, SD AV signal Measurement and Monitoring
    SD, Composite AV signal Measurement and Monitoring

Q  How do I get the Generator to work I cannot find the correct menu
A  There generator output is only available if Module 03 is fitted
   
Q  What are the 3 BNC’s for on a module
A  The HD/SD serial input connection is made to the centre gold plated BNC socket, which is internally terminated at 75 ohms.
The left BNC provides an equalised output of the input feed
The right BNC allows an external timing reference or AES audio signal to be input
   
Q  Why are the BNC’s gold on module 01 and 03?
A  The BNC’s used on the module are specially designed for the high bandwidth of the HD SDI signal
   
Q  Can the Modules be used stand alone?
A  The module can only be used in Hamlet modular instruments like the MicroFlex
   
Q  What is the weight of the MicroFlex?
A  650g
   
Q  What is the dimensions of the MicroFlex?
A  h 165mm x w 95mm x d 36mm.
   
Q  Can the MicroFlex be rack mounted?
A  No the MicroFlex is designed to be handheld
   
Q  Can the MicroFlex be remotely controlled from a PC?
A  Yes see the application note in the documentation section
   
Q  Can the MicroFlex be remotely controlled from a PC across a network?
A  Yes see the application note in the documentation section
   
Q  How long will the 4 x AA batteries last?
A  Over 2 hours depending on usage
   
Q  Are there recommended Rechargeable batteries for use on the MicroFlex
A  Recommended batteries for use with Microflex are Energizer NiMh 2500mAh
AA type x 6 per unit. This make should be available world-wide.
   
Q  How many "error count" errors can we store on board
A  It can store about 980 error logs.
   
Q  Can the error count be dumped onto a USB memory stick
A  The USB port currently will communicate with a computer to accumulate error data.
   
Q  Unit appears dead:
A  Check that the 12V supply adaptor is plugged into the unit and that this is plugged into an operational mains supply, or if unplugged, that the batteries are fresh.
   
Q  No video displayed:
A  If there is no video signal connected to the selected input, the screen will display the message “No Signal”.
   
Q  Unusual display:
A  The unit may be set to a non-standard mode. Reset the unit as follows. Select the Data Icon [0101], then the Factory settings Icon [FCT].
   
Q  Displays not locked:
A  May be in external reference mode. Press the menu EXT REF key to cancel. This may need pressing twice to step through the HFT mode.
   
Q  No vector display:
A  Audio vectors may have been selected.

Q  Is the Carry Case included in the cost of the Mach2:

A  No it is not. 

Documentation

Please find our links to futher information below. Note, specifications are subject to change :-

Datasheet - (PDF 0.3MB)

Operation manual - (PDF 0.8MB)

Connection Diagram - (PDF 0.1MB)

Front Panel Diagram - (PDF 0.1MB)

Application Note 1 - Remote operation via USB to PC - (PDF 0.4MB)

Application Note 2 - Remote operation Network- (PDF 0.4MB)

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