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ALLDAC

What is it?

ALLDAC encoding converter and distribution amplifierBroadcast encoding converter and distribution amplifier.

Reason to choose it...

It combines its excellent 12 bit encoding performance with the conversion of SDI into very flexible combinations of analogue and SDI distribution with up to four reclocked SDI and eight analogue outputs configurable as mixtures of composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB.

Ideal for...

A wide variety of Standard Definition applications, thanks to all those outputs! You could use ALLDAC for distributing SDI signals, monitoring in RGB or composite on large displays, driving waveform monitors and vector scopes, high quality recording from an SDI source and analogue transmissions.

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

Main features

  • 12 bit broadcast encoding converter and distribution amplifier
  • Converts SDI into flexible combinations of analogue and SDI distribution
  • Up to eight analogue outputs, configurable as mixtures of composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB
  • Ideal for use as a DA, with up to four reclocked SDI outputs
  • Excellent encoding performance
  • Ideal for all monitoring applications and for broadcast applications where you do not need to time the output sub-carrier to an external reference and a TBC is not required
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM01, RM02 or RM18)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 ALLDAC in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control:board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Convert SDI into combinations of analogue and digital

ALLDAC combines all the features you could possibly want for a digital to analogue converter in one affordable product.

Combining a 12 bit broadcast D to A converter and an analogue and SDI distribution amplifier, ALLDAC has been designed to convert SDI into combinations of analogue and digital and to do so in an extremely flexible way.

It's the variety of outputs that makes ALLDAC ideal for so many different uses! The wide range of applications could include distributing SDI signals, monitoring in RGB or composite on plasmas or large displays, driving waveform monitors and vector scopes, high quality recording from an SDI source or analogue transmissions.

Choose your outputs

The analogue outputs can be configured as a mixture of composite, Y/C, YUV and RGB by board edge or remote control, while the number of reclocked SDI outputs is selected by adjusting on-board links.

ALLDAC can be used with three different frame rear modules - the RM01, RM02 and RM18 - providing up to eight analogue and four reclocked SDI outputs and allowing you to choose exactly what you need for your application.

With ALLDAC what you get is entirely up to you, with eleven possible different output combinations available when using the RM18.

RM01 combinations
SDI Composite x 4  
SDI x 2 Composite x 3  
SDI x 3 Composite x 2  
SDI Composite x 2 Y/C
SDI x 2 Composite Y/C
SDI x 3   Y/C
SDI Composite YUV
SDI Composite RGB

 

RM02 combinations
SDI x 2 Composite x 6  
SDI x 3 Composite x 5  
SDI x 4 Composite x 4  
SDI x 2 Composite x 4 Y/C
SDI x 2 Composite x 2 Y/C x 2
SDI x 3 Composite Y/C x 2
SDI x 4   Y/C x 2
SDI x 2 Composite x 2 YUV
SDI x 2 Composite x 2 RGB

 

RM18 combinations
SDI x 2 Composite x 8  
SDI x 3 Composite x 7  
SDI x 4 Composite x 6  
SDI x 4 Composite x 4 Y/C
SDI x 2 Composite x 4 Y/C x 2
SDI x 3 Composite x 3 Y/C x 2
SDI x 4 Composite x 2 Y/C x 2
SDI x 4 Composite x 2 YUV
SDI x 4 Composite x 2 RGB
SDI x 2 Composite x 2 YUV x 2
SDI x 2 Composite x 2 RGB x 2

 

Excellent performance

ALLDAC has high quality 12 bit D to As with four times oversampling, and offers Crystal Vision's best encoding performance yet, with enhanced analogue accuracy and frequency response.

Useful features

Data in the vertical blanking interval is always passed to the analogue composite output, while setup on the Y output can be selected in 525 line applications, allowing ALLDAC to output the US (NTSC-M) and Japanese (NTSC-J) standards.

The ability to select NTSC Betacam chrominance levels for YUV outputs - giving 700mV for 75% colour bars instead of the standard 700mV for 100% bars - increases the range of systems with which it can be used.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameHoused in the standard frames, the 100mm x 266mm module can be easily integrated with any other product from the Crystal Vision range, and saves you space by allowing 12 boards in 2U, six in 1U or two in a desk top box.

Flexible control

Control is as flexible as ALLDAC itself - with options including an intuitive board edge interface, an integrated control panel on the AE frames, the VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, the Statesman Lite PC software or the VisionWeb web browser control.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 150g

Power consumption: 5 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

One SDI input

270Mb/s to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259

Cable equalisation >200m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Auto or manual 625/525 line selection

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Outputs can be configured as a mixture of composite, Y/C, YUV, RGB and reclocked SDI distribution. The final number of outputs is dependent on the frame rear module fitted:

RM01: 1 SDI, 2 analogue, 2 selectable (SDI or analogue)

RM02: 2 SDI, 4 analogue, 2 selectable (SDI or analogue)

RM18: 2 SDI, 6 analogue, 2 selectable (SDI or analogue)

Board edge push button switch selects composite / Y/C / YUV / RGB. The number of SDI outputs is selected by on board links

ALLDAC is a plug in replacement for both DDAA132 and ENDAC on all rear modules, with signals on the same connector for composite, YUV and RGB. For Y/C outputs it is necessary to select M1 link position for compatibility with DDAA132 and M2 for compatibility with ENDAC

Switchable Betacam levels on YUV output

270Mb/s to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259

ANALOGUE PERFORMANCE

12 bit precision

Frequency response: +/-0.5dB 0 to 5.5 MHz

Differential phase: <1.5 degrees

Differential gain: <1.5%

Signal to Noise: <-60dB

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

3us

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Active: connect to ground, 220 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm?????????????

GPI OUTPUTS

Input absent

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies on board

Betacam levels selected

Input standard

Output format

LOCAL CONTROL

Board edge push button switch selects composite / Y/C / YUV / RGB on configurable outputs. On board links configure number of SDI outputs. Separate switch selects Betacam levels (YUV only)

REMOTE MONITORING

RS422/485

19200 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop no parity

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman Lite allows control from any PC on a network

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

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.

There are three rear modules available for ALLDAC...

RM01 rear module label and connections

More about the RM01

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 just want to use one frame slot and you only need four outputs - two analogue and two that are selectable between SDI and analogue.

Also used for: ADDEC-210, ADDEC-310, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, MON210, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM01 rear module

RM01 rear module label for ALLDAC

ALLDAC inputs and outputs with RM01 rear module

 

RM02 rear module label and connections

More about the RM02

Connectors: 27 BNCs (shared by 3 boards)

Frame slots used: 4

Boards in 2U: 9

Boards in 1U: N/A

Boards in desk top box: N/A

Why use it: You are using three or more ALLDAC (or the other boards listed below) and you want six outputs - four analogue and two that are selectable between SDI and analogue

Also used for: DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, MON210, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM02 rear module

RM02 rear module label for ALLDAC

ALLDAC inputs and outputs with RM02 rear module

 

RM18 rear module label and connections

More about the RM18

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: You want the maximum eight outputs - six analogue and two that are selectable between SDI and analogue

Also used for: MON210, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM18 rear module

RM18 rear module label for ALLDAC

ALLDAC inputs and outputs with RM18 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the ALLDAC block diagram.

What do I order?

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Read the ordering info below then fill in this form to request a quote for the ALLDAC encoding converter and accessories...

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Items for quote

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

ALLDAC
12 bit broadcast encoding converter and distribution amplifier

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...

RM01
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ALLDAC in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to one SDI output, two analogue outputs and two outputs selectable between SDI and analogue
RM02
Four slot frame rear module. One rear module used for three ALLDAC, allowing nine ALLDAC in 2U. Gives access to two SDI outputs, four analogue outputs and two outputs selectable between SDI and analogue
RM18
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six ALLDAC in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to two SDI outputs, six analogue outputs and two outputs selectable between SDI and analogue

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of Crystal Vision D to A encoders include...

  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BCI (Singapore)
  • Bright Space Technologies (UK)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • Capital Studios (UK)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Channel 9 (Greece)
  • Channel TV (Jersey)
  • Chelsea Football Club (UK)
  • Chicopee Telecom (USA)
  • Closed Caption Latina (Colombia)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • E to E (UK)
  • FIFA Studios (Switzerland)
  • FOR-A Italy (Italy)
  • GigaSat (UK)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • HD Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • INC Technologies (Kuwait)
  • Internet Videocommunications (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Millbank Studios (UK)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • Nova TV (Bulgaria)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • Roll to Record (UK)
  • Royal Opera House (UK)
  • RTI (UK)
  • RUV (Iceland)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • SBS (Denmark)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Soc Trang TV (Vietnam)
  • Stefi Productions (Greece)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (UK)
  • TCS Telecom e Serv. Srl (Italy)
  • TeleStudio Modena (Italy)
  • The ADI Group (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The Reality TV Channel (Greece)
  • TJK (Turkey)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TTI (UK)
  • TVA (Germany)
  • TVT Television Versioning & Translation Ltd. (UK)
  • UBS Bank (UK)
  • unbitte entertainment (Germany)
  • United Broadcast & Media Solutions LLC (UAE)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Texas (USA)
  • United Studios (Israel)
  • UTCC (Thailand)
  • Videocation (Germany)
  • Vinh Puhc TV (Vietnam)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WMGT-TV (USA)
  • WTS Broadcast (UK)
  • Yugra TV (Russia)
  • Zvezda TV (Russia)
 

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