microSync Broadcast

microSync Broadcast


Compact and flexible Sync Solution for Broadcast Environments

Meinberg's microSync for broadcast applications is a powerful dual-port PTP generator, supporting SMPTE ST 2059-2 profile and offering a high level of efficiency and flexibility. It is available in a compact, space-saving half-rack design and in a 19-inch rack-mount enclosure which additionally offers redundant power supplies and OLED display as an option.
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Manual URL https://www.meinbergglobal.com/download/docs/manuals/english/microsync.pdf
Power Consumption microsyncHR Pmax = 30 W microsyncRX Pmax = 100 W (redundant operation)
Form Factor Housing Type: 19", 1HE 482,6 mm x 248 mm x 43 mm /19 inch x 9.76 inch x 1.69 inch (width depth x height) Material: Steel
Relative Humidity 5 % to 95 %, 40 °C, non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) (operation)
Further information This innovative, multipurpose Synchronisation solution offers a variety of outstanding features, many of which are also found in Meinberg’s IMS and LANTIME product families.

Key features include a GNSS receiver, two PTP ports, two Management/NTP ports, Black Burst, LTC, Word Clock, DARS and many other sync pulses available as input or output. The microSync Broadcast variants combine a modern sync reference for IP based devices and a Signal Pulse Generator for legacy video and audio devices.

The half-rack microSyncHR (7xx) model impresses with its compact design and high port density and is a perfect solution for smaller broadcast environments like OB vans or remote production use cases. The 19-inch rackmount microSyncRX (7xx/8xx) model additionally offers redundant power supplies and OLED display as an option.

The units run the operating system meinbergOS and can be managed using the Meinberg Device Manager software, which is available for Windows and Linux platforms.
RoHS Yes
Power Supply Maximum voltage range:
AC / DC: 90-265 V AC, 47-63 Hz / 90-250 V DC
DC: 20-60 V DC

DC: 10-36 V DC
Altitude Up to 4000 m (13,123 ft) above sea level
Interface Single serial RS-232 interface
Protection IP30
Display OLED Display Option Functions (system administration): IP Address Netmask Gateway DHCP Indication: Time and Date Status of Synchronisation source: Firmware version Model and serial number
Storage Temperature -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) - SFP:

LAN 0, LAN 1
10/100/1000Mbit RJ45 or 1000FX

LAN 2, LAN 3
10/100/1000Mbit RJ45 or 1000FX
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports USB Terminal
USB-to-serial console - Micro-USB Type B

USB Host
USB connector management CPU - USB Type A
Scope of supply Included in delivery is an outdoor antenna incl. mounting kit, pre-assembled antenna cable and product documentation on USB storage. The microSyncHR system is supplied with a power adapter (input voltage range 90 - 264 V AC, output voltage 24 V DC).
WEEE status of the product This product is handled as a B2B category product. In order to secure a WEEE compliant waste disposal it has to be returned to the manufacturer. Any transportation expenses for returning this product (at its end of life) have to be incurred by the end user, whereas Meinberg will bear the costs for the waste disposal itself.
Supported PTP Profiles Default:
- IEEE 1588v2 (PTPv2)

- IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3
- IEEE C37.238-2011
- IEEE C37.238-2017

- ITU-T G.8265.1 Frequency
- ITU-T G.8275.1 Phase/Time
- ITU-T G.8275.2 Phase/Time
- DOCSIS 3.1

- SMPTE ST 2059-2
- AES67 Media Profile

- IEEE 802.1AS
BNC Connectors Output Signals
Black Burst Output
Output signal: PAL, NTSC Black Burst with VITC support
Signal level: 300 mVpp into 75 Ohm (unbalanced)
PAL (SMPTE259M/ITU-R BT.470-6)
Tri-Level Sync:
720p50 Hz (SMPTE296M3)
1080i25 Hz (SMPTE274M6)
720p59,94 Hz (SMPTE296M1)
1080i29,97 Hz (SMPTE274M7)
DARS Output
Output signal: DARS
Signal level: TTL, 2.5 Vpp into 75 Ohm
Signal type: base frequencies - 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz

Word Clock Output
Output signal: Word Clock
Signal level: TTL, 2,5 Vpp into 75 Ohm
Base frequencies: 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz
Frequency range (44.1 kHz): 1.378125 kHz ... 1.4112 MHz
Frequency range (48 kHz): 1.5 kHz ... 1.536 MHz
Scale factor: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32

Input Signals
Black Burst Input
Input signal: Black Burst (PAL)
Input with VITC Reader
Input with Prescaler mode (Frequency only)

Signal level: 300 mVpp into 75 Ohm (unbalanced)
Time Code Formats: PAL SMPTE259M / ITU-R BT.470-6 SMPTE12M-1 / SMPTE ST309M

Word Clock Input
Input signal: Word Clock Input with programmable frequency range
Signal level: TTL
Frequency range: 1 kHz - 10 MHz
Pulse Per Second Input
Input signal PPS (pulse per second)
Signal level: TTL
Pulse length: >= 5 microsec, active high
Synchronous Ethernet Master and Slave Capability
Compliant to ITU-T G.8261, G.8262 and G.8264
Ethernet Synchronisation Messaging Channel (ESMC)
Network protocols IPv4, IPv6
NTPv3, NTPv4
IEC 62439-3 (PRP)
IEEE 802.1q VLAN filtering/tagging
IEEE 802.1p QOS
Remote Syslog Support (UDP)
Oscillator Options OCXO SQ
Holdover performance
1 day: ± 220 μsec
1 year: ± 4.7 sec

Holdover performance
1 day: ± 65 μsec
1 year: ± 1.6 sec

Holdover performance
1 day: ± 22 μsec
1 year: ± 788 msec

Holdover performance
1 day: ± 4.5 μsec
1 year: ± 158 msec
Atmospheric Pressure 615 to 1600 hPa
Compliances CB Scheme
WEEE, Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
RoHS, Restriction of Hazardous Substances
REACH, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
General Purpose Input/Output GPIO / LTC
Input signal: LTC Reader (25 fps)
Output signals: LTC Out, DARS Out, Time Sync Out
Signal level: TTL, 2,5 Vpp (MARK/SPACE) into 50 Ohm
Key Features
  • Selectable Reference Time Sources:
    • GPS: Satellite receiver for the Global Positioning System
    • GNS: Combined GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou satellite receiver (L1 frequency band), can also be used for mobile applications
    • GNS-UC: GPS and Galileo Satellite Receiver with Up-Converter for Meinberg GPS Antenna/Converter
  • High Performance NTP Server (NTP & SNTP v2, v3, v4)
  • Meinberg Device Manager for configuration and status monitoring
  • Powerful IEEE 1588 PTP Time Server incl. SMPTE ST 2059-2, AES67 Media and IEEE 802.1AS Profiles
  • Half-Rack Option for a Space Efficient Design
  • Different oscillator options for advanced holdover performance
  • Video-Sync Generator and Video Input References (Black Burst, LTC and Word Clock)
  • Option: OLED display with rotary knob for initial setup (RX models only)
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