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3GDA105C

What is it?

3GDA105C 3G/HD/SD reclocking distribution amplifier3G/HD/SD reclocking distribution amplifier.

Reason to choose it...

It's equally suited to distributing 3Gb/s, HD or SD signals – meaning no need to rush out to replace it when you upgrade. You'll get excellent jitter performance as well as saving yourself rack space (with 12 DAs fitting in 2U). It's the distribution amplifier to choose when you do need signal reclocking but don't need signal reporting.

Ideal for...

High performance distribution in multi-standard systems.

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?
  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • 3G/HD/SD reclocking distribution amplifier
  • Gives you multiple copies of a signal, with five outputs
  • Equally suited to distributing 3Gb/s, HD or SD signals - and no need to rush out to replace it when you upgrade
  • All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible (mixture of non-inverted and inverted outputs)
  • High performance distribution with signal reclocking and excellent jitter performance
  • LED indication of input and power supplies present
  • Avoid data errors with high quality cable equalisation
  • Auto detection of input – recognises whether the standard is HD or SD and switches the output slew rate automatically
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM41 or RM67)
  • Relay bypass protection available on RM67 rear module
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 3GDA105C in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Manual control (board edge switches)
  • Two GPI outputs show input and power supplies present
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Distribute signals in multi-standard environments

The 3GDA105C is a reclocking distribution amplifier providing high quality distribution of 3Gb/s HD, HD or SD sources.

It gives five reclocked outputs.

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible, with a mixture of non-inverted and inverted outputs.

It is suited to providing high performance distribution for any multi-standard environments, for broadcasters who need to distribute 3Gb/s now or in the near future, and for engineers who want to 'future proof' their SD or HD installations.

Excellent performance

The 3GDA105C gives excellent jitter performance on long cable runs.

With auto detection of input, it will recognise whether the standard is HD or SD and switch the output slew rate automatically, in addition to illuminating the appropriate LED.

The 3GDA105C will always choose an appropriate cable equaliser for the signal type, ensuring an SD cable length in excess of 250m with Belden 8281 or equivalent, and up to 140m for HD and 80m for 3Gb/s with Belden 1694A - with no data errors.

There is LED indication of input and power supplies present.

Save rack space - and protect your output

Crystal Vision frameFitting in the standard Crystal Vision frames (available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes), this space-saving 100mm x 266mm module sits in one frame slot allowing up to 12 DAs in 2U.

It uses the RM41 or RM67 frame rear modules to access the one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and five outputs.

The RM67 includes relay bypass protection on power failure or board removal, giving that extra layer of security and preventing signal loss.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 140g

Power consumption: 3.2 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E, SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m with Belden 1694A or equivalent

HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

SD cable equalisation >200m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto detection of input – recognises whether the standard is 3G/HD or SD and switches the output slew rate automatically

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Five reclocked 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs using RM41 or RM67 frame rear modules

The RM67 frame rear module provides relay bypass protection. An electromechanical relay switch needs power to hold the switch in one state and will revert to the other state (board bypass) on loss of power. It prevents signal loss by mechanically connecting the input of the 3GDA105C to one of its outputs on complete frame power failure or board removal

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E, SMPTE 259 or ASI data, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

All outputs are DVB-ASI compatible, with three non-inverted outputs and two inverted outputs

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

50ns max

LED INDICATION OF:

Input present

Power supplies okay

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 270 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 6800 ohm

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs

Input present

Power supplies okay

LOCAL CONTROL

DIP switch on the board edge can be set to either auto detect input (up position) or to force output drivers' slew rate (down position)

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

The 3GDA105C is DVB-ASI compatible: outputs 2, 3 and 4 are non-inverted and outputs 1 and 5 are inverted. (Please note that on older versions of this product, outputs 1, 3 and 4 were non-inverted and outputs 2 and 5 were inverted.)

There are two rear modules available for the 3GDA105C...

RM41 rear module label and connections

More about the RM41

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: It's the default rear module for the 3GDA105C - use it when you don't need relay bypass protection

Also used for: 3GDA105N, 3GDA105R, ARC-20MC, CoCo 3G, Q-Down-AG 3G, Q-Down-ATG 3G, SYN103, SYN 3G, SYN-A 3G, Up-Down 3G, Up-Down-A 3G, Up-Down-AFD 3G, Up-Down-AT 3G, Up-Down-ATX 3G, Up-Down-AS 3G, Up-Down-AFDS 3G, Up-Down-ATS 3G, Up-Down-ATXS 3G, ViViD 3G, ViViD 3G-20, ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20

Real RM41 rear module

RM41 rear module label for 3GDA105C

3GDA105C inputs and outputs with RM41 rear module

 

RM67 rear module label and connections

More about the RM67

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: You want relay bypass protection

Also used for: 3GDA105N, 3GDA105R, ARC-20MC, SYN103, SYN 3G, SYN-A 3G, ViViD 3G, ViViD 3G-20, ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20

Real RM67 rear module

RM67 rear module label for 3GDA105C

3GDA105C inputs and outputs with RM67 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the 3GDA105C block diagram.

What do I order?

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

3GDA105C
3G/HD/SD reclocking distribution amplifier with five outputs

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM41
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of 3GDA105C in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and five 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs
RM67
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of 3GDA105C in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Provides relay bypass protection of the input. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and five 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs

The 3GDA105C is controlled by board edge switches - therefore you will not require a control panel or PC software.

 

Who's using it?

Users of the 3GDA digital video distribution amplifiers include...

  • ABN (Malaysia)
  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Astro (Poland)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Northern Ireland (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BFBS (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • British Telecom (UK)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • Chicopee Telecom (USA)
  • Church Conference Centre (Malaysia)
  • Coronation Street/ITV Studios (UK)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • DigitalWide srl (Italy)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani Srl (Italy)
  • Editworks (UK)
  • Elektronika (Czech Republic)
  • Emmerdale/ITV Studios (UK)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • FAL Systems (UK)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • Feltech (UK)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Fuji TV (Japan)
  • Gearhouse Broadcast (UK)
  • Giga-Com (UK)
  • Habertürk TV (Turkey)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • Hollyoaks/Lime Pictures (UK)
  • Input Media (UK)
  • ITFC (UK)
  • ITV (UK)
  • Links Broadcast (UK)
  • LoveWorld TV (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Mike Vasilinda Productions (USA)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • MST (UK)
  • MTV (Greece)
  • MTVA (Greece)
  • News 24 (Albania)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Pixagility (France)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • Polish National Film & TV School (Poland)
  • Portland TV (UK)
  • Proactive UK Ltd. (UK)
  • Prolink Television Facilities (UK)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • Red Bee Media (UK)
  • Roundhouse Trust (UK)
  • Royal College of Music (UK)
  • Royal Opera House (UK)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • Sanoma Publishing (Hungary)
  • Satcom Scientific, Inc. (USA)
  • Screen Subtitling Systems (UK)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Sirina TV (Greece)
  • SIS Live (UK)
  • Solo Satellite Communications (UK)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • Supersport (South Africa)
  • Survision Satelite (Spain)
  • Telefe (Argentina)
  • Télésambre (Belgium)
  • Televideo (UK)
  • Telewave (Greece)
  • The Edit Store Group (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TSL (UK)
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. [Network Operations Division] (USA)
  • TV2 (Denmark)
  • TV AlHijrah (Malaysia)
  • TV Lux (Luxemburg)
  • TV Nova (Czech Republic)
  • TVNZ (New Zealand)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV Skyline (Germany)
  • University of Central Florida (USA)
  • University of East Anglia (UK)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Essex (UK)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
  • University of York (UK)
  • Video Europe (UK)
  • Video Service Production srl (Italy)
  • Viettel (Vietnam)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • VSC Design (UK)
  • West Ent Productions (UK)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WXXV-TV (USA)
  • XL Video (UK)
  • YFM (South Africa)
 

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