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2010 / 2011

MODULAR CATALOG

www.grassvalley.com/modular

Grass Valley 400 Providence Mine Road

Nevada City, CA 95959 +1 530 478 3000 www.grassvalley.com

October, 2010

When the world is watch

ingwere there!

The Grass Valley brand is synonymous with the best content creation, management, and distrib ution solutions available. Thats why some of the worlds top broadcast an d teleproduction compan ies continue to place the trust, and their busines ir s, with Grass Valley. When it comes to mission -critical signal manageme nt components, you want a brand that you can tru st. This is where Grass Valley can help. From single-function ap plications to complex pro cessing of multiple progra streams, Grass Valley mo m dular products offer a ran ge of analog, SD, HD, an new 3G-SDI signal proce d ssing and distribution ca pabilities. Most modules be set up with the easycan to-use NetConfig applic ation and status monitore via NetCentral SNMP-ba d sed remote monitoring so ftware. This Ordering Guide is de signed to help you easily find the right modular product for your next pro ject or upgrade. For the very latest information on Grass Valley Modular pro ducts, please visit www.g rassvalley.com/modular . With Sincere Appreciatio n, Products Team

The Grass Valley Modular

2010/2011

Modular Catalog
Table of Contents
Audio Distribution and Processing Modules
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8910ADA-M Monaural Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier 8910ADA-SR Stereo Analog Audio DA w/Remote Control 8910ADA-ST Stereo Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier 8911 AES/EBU Reclocking Digital Audio Distribution Amplifier 8912RDA AES Reclocking Digital Audio Distribution Amplifier 8912RDA-D Dual AES Reclocking Digital Audio DA 8914 Dual AES/EBU Digital Audio Delay Distribution Amplifier 13 8920DAC Audio D-to-A Converter 14 8920DMX Video/Audio Demultiplexer (De-embedder) 15 8920MUX Video/Audio Multiplexer (Embedder) 16 8921ADT Four-Channel Audio A-to-D Converter w/ Delay Tracking 17 8921DAC Four-Channel Audio D-to-A Converter w/Delay 18 8925DMB-B SD/HD Balanced Audio De-Embedder 19 8925DMB-U SD/HD Unbalanced Audio De-Embedder 20 8925EMB-B SD/HD Balanced Audio Embedder 21 8925EMB-U SD/HD Unbalanced Audio Embedder 22 8977AP-4B Digital Audio Processor Balanced I/O w/Delay 23 8977AP-4U Digital Audio Processor Unbalanced I/O w/Delay

10 8916 AES/EBU Autotracking Digital Audio Delay DA 11 8920ADC Audio A-to-D Converter 12 8920ADT Audio A-to-D Converter with Autotracking Delay

Video Distribution Modules


24 8901 Utility Analog Video Distribution Amplifier 25 8902 Analog Video Equalizing Distribution Amplifier 26 8906 Analog Video Clamping Equalizing Distribution Amplifier w/SNMP 27 8931 Digital Video Fanout Distribution Amplifier 28 8937 SDI/ASI Reclocking Equalizing Distribution Amplifier 29 8937D Dual SDI/ASI Reclocking Equalizing Distribution Amplifier 30 8941 Component Digital Video Monitoring Distribution Amplifier 31 8943RDA SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier 32 8943RDA-DFR Fiber-Ready SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier 33 8943RDA-DFR Fiber-Ready SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier 34 8943RDA-D Dual SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier 35 8945EDA SD/HD Equalizing Distribution Amplifier 36 8945EDA-D Dual SD/HD Equalizing Distribution Amplifier 37 8947RDA-D D ual SD/HD Reclocking Distribution Amplifier 38 8947RDA-FR Fiber-Ready SD/HD Reclocking DA 39 8949MDA-CXF PAL/NTSC Monitoring Distribution Amplifier 40 8949MDA-SXF SDI Monitoring Distribution Amplifier

Table of Contents

Video Conversion, Synchronization and Processing Modules


41 8900FSS 4:2:2 Frame Synchronizer/Delay Submodule 42 8900GEN-SM GeckoFlex Reference Input Submodule 43 8964FS Four-Channel SDI Frame Synchronizer 44 8981FS SDI Frame Synchronizer/Delay 45 8981NR 270 Mb/s SDI Noise Reducer Module 46 8990ARC SDI Aspect Ratio Converter 47 8985FS SD/HD Video Frame Synchronizer 49 8985FSP SD/HD Frame Synchronizer w/Proc. Amp & Color Corrector 51 8985PRC SD/HD Video Processing Amplifier 53 8995DNC Downconverter and Frame Sync 55 8995UDX Up/Down/Crossconverter and Frame Sync 57 8995UPC Upconverter and Frame Sync

Fiber-Optic Conversion and Optical Devices


59 8935CF 4-Channel Electrical to 4-Channel Fiber Optic Conversion Module 60 8935FC 4-Channel Fiber Optic to 4-Channel Electrical Conversion Module 61 8943CF 4-Channel Electrical to 4-Channel Fiber Optic Conversion Module 62 8943FC 4-Channel Fiber Optic to 4-Channel Electrical Conversion Module 63 8939FCA/8939FCB Fiber Optic Mux/Demux Modules 65 Fiber Optic SFP Devices 68 Fiber Media Converter Devices 69 8949SVM-UMD/-LOC SD/HD-SDI Single Viewing Module

Analog Video Modules


70 8950ADC Component A-to-D Converter 71 8950DAC Component D-to-A Converter 72 8960DEC NTSC/PAL to SDI Decoder 73 8960ENC SDI to NTSC/PAL Encoder 74 8964DEC Four-Channel NTSC/PAL to SDI Decoder 75 8964ENC Four-Channel SDI to NTSC/PAL Encoder 76 7600REF Reference and Test Signal Generator 77 7620PX Changeover Unit 78 8972PX Protection Switch

Frames, Monitoring, and Support


79 NetCentral 5.2 Comprehensive Remote-Monitoring Software 80 GeckoFlex Module Control 81 Newton Modular Control System 86 GeckoFlex Frame 90 8900NET Network Interface Module (Net Card)

8910ADA-M Monaural Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Eight monaural outputs Frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz 0.05dB Gain range from 15dB to +33dB Max output level +24dBu AC coupled input, eliminates DC component Remote monitoring via Ethernet

The 8910ADA-M offers cost-effective distribution of monaural analog audio throughout your facility. It features a flat frequency response to maintain signal integrity. You can easily monitor the condition of the 8910ADAM with our popular Ethernet interface, which provides a convenient Web interface and SNMP monitoring capability. We offer a wide range of gain controls using a combination of board jumpers and local gain control from the front of the module.

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2

G Pin 1 _ +

Pin 2 Pin 3

Analog Audio Outputs Analog Audio Intput Not Used

J3 J4

J5

Analog Audio Outputs

J7

J6

J8 J9 J10 J11 J12

Not Used Not Used

J13

Not Used

J14

Not Used

Output Amps

Selectable Gain Range >6 dB Gain Amp Monaural Balanced Input +

Eight Monaural Balanced Outputs

-12

+30

Stepped Gain 6 dB per Step

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Performance
Frequency response: 0.05dB, 20Hz to 20kHz THD: <0.01% @ +24dBu IM distortion: <0.005% @ 24dBu Noise: 86dBu max. Gain range: 15 to +33dB This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module.

8910ADA-M
Monaural analog audio distribution amplifier

Power Rating
2.3 Watts single slot

Input
Impedance: >24 k Level: +30 dBu max. CMRR: >72 dB, 60 Hz to 20 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

Other
User controls: Input gain, >6dB range Gain jumpers: 12 to +30dB gain in 8, 6dB steps Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C Remote SNMP alarms

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Output
Number of outputs: Eight balanced outputs Impedance: <50 balanced Level: +24 dBu Level match between outputs: 0.25 dB Output to output isolation: >100 dB Drive capability: 600 minimum load impedance

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8910ADA-SR Stereo Analog Audio DA w/Remote Control


Key Features
Stereo and monaural modes Audio presence detection with SNMP reporting Frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.05 dB Gain/balance level controls Gain range from 20 dB to +30 dB set with remote controls or front edge paddle switch Sum, swap, or invert signals Max. output level +28 dBu Hard-wired potentiometers via rear BNC connectors for 6 dB fine gain and balance control in Local Mode Input present (>40 dBu) detection Remote monitoring and control via Ethernet

The 8910ADA-SR offers full-featured distribution of monaural or stereo analog audio signals. In stereo mode, there are four stereo outputs, and in monaural mode there are eight outputs. With this module, audio signals can be summed for monaural monitoring, swapped L to R, or phase inverted to fix upstream transmission problems. Featuring flat frequency response to maintain signal integrity, the 8910ADA-SR offers a wide range of gain and balance control options, including local module control (using paddle controls and a hard-wired potentiometer for fine adjustment of 6 dB), Ethernet-connected Newton control panels, and Web browser interface. The user-enabled audio presence detection feature generates SNMP traps that can be sent to our NetCentral SNMP manager, or other SNMP systems for mission-critical applications.
Balanced Inputs Audio Input 1
0.1 dB Gain Trim

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2

G Pin 1 _ + Pin 3

Pin 2

Analog Audio 1 Outputs Analog Audio 1 Intput Potentiometer Gain Not Used

J3 J4

J5

Analog Audio 2 Outputs Analog Audio 2 Intput Potentiometer Balance Not Used

J7

J6

J8 J9 J10 J11 J12

J13 J14

Balanced Outputs
Digital Volume Control (0.5 dB resolution)

Audio 1 Output Channel 1 Output Amps

Audio Input 2

0.1 dB Gain Trim

Digital Volume Control (0.5 dB resolution)

Hard-wired poteniometer for ne Gain Hard-wired potentiometer for ne Balance


Balance

Channel 2 Output Amps Analog Processing & A/D Sum Swap Modes

Audio 2 Output

Processor
Gain

LEDs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Performance
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.05 dB THD: <0.05% @ 24 dBu IM distortion: <0.025% @ 24 dBu Noise: 75 dBu max. Crosstalk: >95 dB 2020 kHz @ 0 dB Overall gain range: 20 to +30 dB Hard-wired potentiometer gain/balance range (local mode only): 6.0 dB This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module.

8910ADA-SR
Stereo analog audio distribution amplifier with remote control

Power Rating
5 Watts single slot

Input
Impedance: 18 k to 30 k Level: +30 dBu max. CMRR: >72 dB, 60 Hz to 20 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

Other
User gain controls: Input gain, 12dB to +30 dB, stereo/mono mode select Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C Remote SNMP alarm

Output
Number of outputs: Four balanced stereo outputs or eight balanced monaural outputs Impedance: <50 balanced Level: +28 dBu Level match between outputs: 0.25 dB Gain tracking between channels: <0.3 dB Output to output isolation: >100 dB

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8910ADA-ST Stereo Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Stereo or monaural modes Frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.05 dB Independent local gain control for each channel Gain range from 15 dB to +33 dB Max. output level +24 dBu AC coupled input, eliminates DC component Remote monitoring via Ethernet

The 8910ADA-ST offers cost-effective distribution of monaural or stereo analog audio throughout your facility. In stereo mode there are four pairs of outputs, and in monaural mode there are eight outputs. Featuring flat frequency response to maintain your signal integrity, the 8910ADA-ST offers a wide range of gain controls using a combination of board jumpers and local gain adjustment from the front of the module. Channel 1 and 2 gains are controlled separately so you can use this board as a dual 1x4 analog audio distribution amplifier. Additionally, you can easily monitor the condition of the module with our popular Ethernet interface, which provides a convenient Web interface, Newton control system, and SNMP monitoring.
Balanced Input Audio 1 Balanced Monaural Input +

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2 J3

G Pin 1 _ +

Pin 2 Pin 3

Analog Audio 1 Outputs Analog Audio 1 Intput Not Used

J5

J4

J7

J6

Analog Audio 2 Outputs Analog Audio 2 Intput Not Used

J8 J9 J10 J11 J12

J13

Not Used

J14

Not Used

Gain Range >6 dB

Selectable Gain Amp

Output Amps

Balanced Outputs Audio 1/ Monaural Outputs

-12

+30

Stepped Gain 6 dB per Step Gain Range >6 dB Stereo Monaural

Audio 2 Balanced Input

-12

+30

Stepped Gain 6 dB per Step

Audio 2/ Monaural Outputs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Performance
Frequency response: 0.05 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz THD: <0.01% @ +24 dBu IM distortion: <0.005% Noise: 86 dBu max. Gain range: 15 to +33 dB This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module.

8910ADA-ST
Stereo analog audio distribution amplifier

Power Rating
2.2 Watts single slot

Input
Impedance: >24 k Level: +30 dBu max. CMRR: >72 dB, 60 Hz to 20 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

Other
User controls: Input gain, >6 dB range each channel Gain jumpers: 12 to +30 dB gain in 8, 6 dB steps Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C Remote SNMP alarms

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Output
Number of outputs: Four stereo outputs, eight mono Impedance: <50 balanced Level: +24 dBu max. Level match between outputs: 0.25 dB Output to output isolation: >100 dB Drive capability: 600 minimum load impedance

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8911 AES/EBU Reclocking Digital Audio Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Differential looping input offers excellent common mode rejection (CMR) Eight outputs Accepts 48, 44.1, and 32 kHz Reclocking removes jitter induced by long cable runs Note: for balanced 110 requirements see the 8912 series digital audio distribution amplifiers

The amount of digital audio is ever increasing as studios and broadcast facilities transition to digital. The 8911 offers a low-cost method of reclocking AES/EBU digital audio signals to ensure signal integrity. Best of all, the 8911 fits into our 8900-V series Gecko frames or into a GeckoFlex frame with an 8900V-R rear module, which boast passive differential loopthrough inputs, high density, and a wide range of distribution and format conversion functions.

8900V-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Outputs

J5

J6

Outputs

J7

J8

J9

J10

Input

Loopthru

Digital Audio Input

Rx

Reclocker

AES Outputs

Phase Lock Loop

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Sample rates: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz Operating temperature: 0C to 45C ambient Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3 Watts single slot

8911
AES/EBU reclocking digital audio distribution amplifier

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input audio present, power

Input
Number of inputs: One differential loopthrough Connector: High Z Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz) CMRR: 60 dB @ 50/60 Hz

Output
Number of outputs: Eight Connector: 75 BNC Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz)

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8912RDA AES Reclocking Digital Audio Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
75 AES3 or 110 AES3 input Eight 110 AES3 outputs Autodetect data rate and reclock sample rates from 32kHz to 96 kHz Lock indicator LED Remote monitoring via Ethernet

The 8912RDA brings balanced digital audio distribution to the 8900 family of products. This module complements the 8911 AES reclocking DA by offering terminal-screw connectors for those facilities requiring balanced I/O. With built-in impedance conversion, you can select either 75 or 110 inputs. In addition, weve added a powerful remote monitoring capability to enable you to keep track of all your conversion and distribution assets using our NetCentral SNMP-based remote monitoring software.

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2 J3

G Pin 1 _ +

Pin 2 Pin 3

AES Outputs

J5

J4

AES Outputs

J7

J6

J8

AES Input AES Input Not Used

J9 J10 J11 J12

Not Used Not Used

J13 J14

Not Used

Unbalanced Input Balanced T1 Reclocker

Out 1 Out 2 Out 3 Out 4 Out 5 Out 6

LEDs

Microprocessor

Out 7 Out 8

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko Audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Performance
Reclocking: Yes DC offset: <1 mV Ability to lock jitter: .2 UI Intrinsic jitter: 0.025 UI Electrical length: 135 s @ 48 kHz (or ~6.5X sample rate period) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module.

Power Rating
4 Watts single slot

8912RDA
AES reclocking digital audio distribution amplifier

Input
Signal type: AES-3id-1992 or AES3 transformer coupled Number of inputs: One Impedance: 75, 110, or High Z Connectors: BNC or terminal block Sample rate: 32 kHz to 96 kHz Input return loss: (100 kHz to 10 MHz) >15 dB balanced, >25 dB unbalanced Balanced input common mode voltage range: 10V 50 Hz to 20 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

Other
User controls: Input impedance Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C Remote SNMP alarm

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Output
Signal type: AES3 AC coupled Number of outputs: Eight Impedance: 110 Connectors: Terminal block Sample rate: 32 to 96 kHz Output return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz, 10 MHz) For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8912RDA-D Dual AES Reclocking Digital Audio DA


Key Features
75 AES3 or 110 AES3 inputs Eight 110 AES3 outputs, or four 110 AES3 outputs per channel when in dual mode Auto-detect data rate and reclock sample rates from 32 kHz to 96 kHz Lock indicator LED for both channels Remote monitoring via Ethernet

The 8912RDA-D brings low-cost balanced AES distribution to the 8900 family of products. This module complements the 8911 AES reclocking DA by offering terminal screw connectors for those facilities requiring balanced I/O. Where four or fewer outputs per input are required, this module provides a very compact solution. The flexibility of the 8912RDA-D allows you to switch easily between a 1x8 distribution amplifier and a dual 1x4 distribution amplifier. In addition, weve added a powerful remote monitoring capability to enable you to keep track of all your conversion and distribution assets using our NetCentral centralized SNMPbased remote monitoring software.

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2 J3 J4

G Pin 1 _ Pin 2 + Pin 3

AES CH1 Outputs AES CH2 Outputs AES CH1 Input AES CH1 Input Not Used

AES CH1 Outputs AES CH2 Outputs AES CH2 Input AES CH2 Input Not Used

J5

J7

J6

J8 J9 J10 J11 J12

J13 J14

CH 1 Input

Unbalanced Balanced T1 Reclocker Single Channel

Out 1a Out 1b Out 1c Out 1d Out 2a T2 Reclocker Dual Channel Out 2b Out 2c Out 2d CH 2 Outputs CH 1 Outputs

CH 2 Input

Unbalanced Balanced

Frame Bus

Microprocessor

LEDs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko Audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Performance
Reclocking: Yes DC offset: <1 mV Ability to lock jitter: 0.2 UI Intrinsic jitter: 0.025 UI Electrical length: 135 s @ 48 kHz (or ~6.5X sample rate period) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module.

8912RDA-D
Dual AES reclocking digital audio distribution amplifier

Power Rating
4 Watts single slot

Input
Signal type: AES-3id-1992 or AES3 AC coupled Number of inputs: Two Impedance: 75, 110, or High Z Connectors: BNC or terminal block Sample rate: 32 to 96 kHz Input return loss: (100 kHz to 10 MHz) >15 dB balanced, >25 dB unbalanced Balanced input common mode voltage range: 10V 50 Hz to 20 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

Other
User controls: Single/dual mode, input impedance Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C Remote SNMP Alarm

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Output
Signal type: AES3 AC coupled Number of outputs: Four per input Impedance: 110 Connectors: Terminal block Sample rate: 32 to 96 kHz Input return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz, 10 MHz) For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8914 Dual AES/EBU Digital Audio Delay Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Two full-function digital delays on a single board Up to 0.5 second delay in 2 ms increments per channel Four outputs on channel 1, three outputs on channel 2 Up to 20 AES/EBU delays in a 2 RU 8900-V frame Accepts 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz audio signals Note: for balanced 110 requirements see the 8912 series digital audio distribution amplifiers

As the transition to digital video and audio accelerates, there is an increased need to delay the audio associated with broadcast video due to the relatively large processing times associated with DVEs and video production switchers. The 8914 provides a low-cost and easy-to-use solution to the lip sync errors associated with these large delays. Weve included two fully controllable delay paths on a single board allowing up to 20 digital audio delays and distribution in a 2 RU frame. If you want more distribution instead, the first channel can be passively looped to the second channel for seven outputs. The 8914 is also a full-featured reclocking distribution amplifier.

8900V-R
J1 J2

AES 2 Outputs

J3

J4

J5

J6

AES 1 Outputs

AES 2 Input

J7

J8

J9

J10

AES 1 Input

Loopthru

AES 1 Loopthrough

RX

Serial to Parallel Serial to Parallel FPGA

Delay AES 1 Outputs Delay AES2 Outputs

AES 2 Delay Controls

RX

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Sample rates: 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz Delayed outputs: Minimum: 1.2 ms Maximum: 510 ms (127.5 AES blocks) Delay increments: One AES block (2 ms) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3.5 Watts single slot

8914
Dual AES/EBU digital audio delay distribution amplifier

Input
Number of inputs: Channel 1: one loopthrough Channel 2: one terminated Connectors: 75 BNC Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M AES frame rates: 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz)

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, input data rate, power Controls: Delay two 16-position rotary switches

Outputs
Number of outputs: Channel 1: four Channel 2: three Connectors: 75 BNC Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz) Intrinsic jitter: <6 ns For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

10

8916 AES/EBU Autotracking Digital Audio Delay DA


Key Features
Up to 1/2 second delay in 2 ms increments Auto-tracks frame sync delays (8900FSS, 8981FS) Seven outputs Remote control via Ethernet frame I/F

The 8916 delays digital audio to adjust for lip sync errors. Lip sync specifications are usually expressed as +1/-2 video frames of audio leading/lagging video. Because human perception tolerates audio lagging better than audio leading video, the specification is looser for audio lag. The 8916 offers tremendous flexibility with two forms of delay that are summeda fixed delay of up to 0.5 seconds and a variable delay based on the signal input from one of our video frame synchronizers. Key applications include adjusting for a large fixed lip sync error while continuously adjusting audio delay to match video delay created from a video frame sync.

8900V-R
J1 J2

AES/EBU Outputs

J3

J4

J5

J6

AES/EBU Outputs

Delay From Frame Sync

J7

J8

J9

J10

AES/EBU Input Loopthru

Ancillary Data AES 1 Loopthrough Fixed Delay Controls Variable Delay (from frame sync RS-232 data) Controller LEDs AES RX Processor Delay AES TX

AES/EBU

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Sample rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Delayed outputs: Minimum: 3 ms @ 32 kHz, 2 ms @ 44.1 and 48kHz Maximum: 510 ms Delay increments: 2 ms Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3.5 Watts single slot

8916
AES/EBU autotracking digital audio delay distribution amplifier

Inputs
Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M Connector: BNC differential loopthrough Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz) transformer coupling on input eliminates common mode noise

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input signal present, input data rate, fault, tracking, power, communication active Controls: Output delay Remote: All indicators and controls via frame Ethernet

Outputs
Standard: AES-3id-1995 and SMPTE 276M Number of outputs: Seven Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >25 dB (0.1 to 6 MHz) Intrinsic jitter: <6 ns

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8920ADC Audio A-to-D Converter


Key Features
24-bit resolution Wide range of output modes (swap, invert, sum, tones) AES/EBU loopthrough reference input 48 kHz sampling rate Terminal block input via adapter for balanced analog audio input Independent input level control from +12dBu to +28 dBu Remote control via Ethernet frame I/F
8900CTB-04 connects here for balanced analog inputs
J5 J6

11

The 8920ADC converts analog audio to digital audio. Its various modes allow you to modify the outgoing signal such as channel swapping, channel summing, phase inversion, and more. The remote capability supports mode selection and input gain control.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Left Analog Input

J3

J4

Right Analog Input

AES/EBU Outputs

J7

J8

AES/EBU Outputs

J9

J10

AES Reference

Loopthru

AES/EBU Analog 1 Filter Filter 24-bit Stereo ADC FPGA AES TX

+ Analog 2

(using the supplied balanced 8900CTB-04 audio adapter)

Mode Controls

Controller

LEDs

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Output
Number of outputs: Four Signal type: AES-3id-1992 Connector type: 75 BNC This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
4.2 Watts single slot

8920ADC
Audio A-to-D converter supplied with one 8900CTB-04 adapter

Performance
Sampling rate: 48 kHz Signal/noise ratio: >102 dB unweighted, >105 dB A weighted Frequency response: 0.05 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Interchannel crosstalk: <100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Analog Input Signal


Number of inputs: Single stereo pair Connector type: Terminal block 8900CTB-04 Input impedance: >10 k Input level: +12 to +28 dBu Sampling rate: 48 kHz

AES Reference Input


Signal type: AES-3id transformer coupled (does not support word clock or video) Number of inputs: One loop-through Input return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz to 10 MHz) Maximum jitter: <200 ps RMS

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input present, ref. present, power, clipping, fault, communication active Controls: Operation modes (normal, channel swap, phase invert, channel sum, tone), input gain Remote: All controls and indicators via Ethernet

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8920ADT Audio A-to-D Converter with Autotracking Delay


Key Features
24-bit resolution 75 or 110 output Wide range of output modes (swap, invert, sum, tones) Loop-through reference input (video, AES-3id, AES word clock) 48 kHz sampling rate Terminal block input via adapter 8900CTB-04 Up to 1.365 second delay in 2 ms increments Auto-tracks frame sync delays (8900FSS, 8981FS, RS-232 serial data) Remote control via Ethernet frame interface

The 8920ADT takes the best features of our 8920ADC and 8916, and incorporates them into one cost-effective, spacesaving module. It provides conversion of analog audio to digital audio with the capability to simultaneously adjust for lip sync errors. It offers two forms of delay that are summeda fixed delay of up to 1.365 seconds and a variable delay based on a signal from one of our video frame synchronizers, enabling you to adjust for a large, fixed lip sync error while continuously adjusting audio delay to match the video delay created by the frame sync. The 8920ADT also provides various modes of controlling the output audio signal such as channel swapping, channel summing, and phase inversion.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Left Analog Input Delay Control Input Delay Control Output Reference Input

J3

J4

Right Analog Input


8900CTB-04 connects here for balanced AES/EBU analog inputs

J5

J6

J7

J8

Outputs

J9

J10

Reference Input Loopthru


8900CTB-02 connects here for 110 output

+ + Loopthrough Reference Input RS-232

Analog 1 Analog 2

Filter Filter

24-bit Stereo ADC

FPGA

AES TX Delay

Dual 75 Single 110

AES or Video Controller

Delay Control I/F Buffered

LEDs

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Signal/noise ratio: >102 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz >105 dB A weighted THD+noise, 20 Hz to 20 kHz: <0.005%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +24 dBu Interchannel crosstalk: <95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency response: 0.05 dB relative to 1 kHz, 20Hz to 20 kHz Delay: Maximum: 1365 ms Delay increments: 2 ms Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity range: 0% to 90% non-condensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
6 Watts single slot

8920ADT
Audio A-to-D converter with autotracking delay 75 unbalanced outputs

Analog Input Signal


Number of inputs: Stereo pair Connector type: Terminal block 8900CTB-04 Input impedance: >22 k Input level: +0 to +30 dBu Sampling rate: 48 kHz

8920ADT-110
Audio A-to-D converter with auto-tracking delay 110 balanced output supplied with one each 8900CTB-04 and 8900CTB-02

AES Reference Input


Signal type: Composite video, AES-3id-1992, word clock (48 kHz sample rate) Number of inputs: One loop-through Input return loss: >90 dB at 50/60 Hz, >45 dB to 20 kHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Tracking, level, remote override, power, communications active, CH1 and CH2 >20 dBFS, CH1 and CH2 >0.5 dBFS, clip level, internal fault, ref. locked, remote lock out Controls: Level, delay Remote: All controls and indicators via Ethernet

Output
Signal type: AES-3id-1992 (75), AES3 (110) Number of channels: Dual 75 outputs, single 110 output Connectors: BNC (75) terminal block adapter (110)

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8920DAC Audio D-to-A Converter


Key Features
AES/EBU differential loop-through input 20- or 24-bit modes Wide range of output modes (swap, invert, sum, tones, silence) 32 to 48 kHz sampling rate with indicators at 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz Terminal block output via adapter 8900CTB-04 Independent output level control from +14dBu to +24 dBu >110 dB A weighted signal-to-noise ratio Housed in the same frame with other 8900-V audio and video modules Remote control via Ethernet frame interface
8900CTB-04 Terminal Block to BNC Adapter

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The 8920DAC is an easy-to-use digital audio to analog audio converter. Its various modes allow you to modify the outgoing signal, such as channel swapping, channel summing, phase inversion, and more. The remote capability supports mode selection and input monitoring. Typical applications include interfacing between digital and analog equipment, such as speakers, audio mixers, and routers.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Analog Audio Outputs

J3

J4

Analog Audio Outputs

Not Used Not Used

J5

J6

Not Used Not Used AES/EBU Input

J7

J8

J9

J10

Loopthru

75 AES/EBU Loopthrough

AES RX

FPGA

24-bit Stereo DAC

Filter Filter

Gain Gain

Analog 1 Analog 2

+ +

L R

Mode Controls

Controller

LEDs

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Signal/noise ratio: >107 dB unweighted 22 kHz filter >110 dB A weighted Frequency response: 0.1 dB 20 Hz 20 kHz @ 48 kHz sampling THD + noise: <0.004% @ 24 dBu Quantization: 20- or 24-bit Interchannel crosstalk: <100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz DC offset: <50 mV Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing Non-operating temperature: 10 to 70C This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3.1 Watts single slot

8920DAC
Audio D-to-A converter supplied with one 8900CTB-04 adapter

Input
Type: AES-3id-1992 unbalanced Number of inputs: One differential loop-through Connector: 75 BNC Common mode range: 12 V pk DC 20 kHz Input signal level range: 200 mV to 12 Vp-p Sampling rates: Any rate from 32 to 48 kHz with indicators at 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz Input return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz to 10 MHz) Maximum jitter: <200 ps RMS

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input data rates, power, de-emphasis, fault, remote override communication active, configuration Controls: Operation modes (normal, channel swap, phase invert, channel sum, tone), output gain Remote: All Indicators and controls via frame Ethernet except gain

Output
Number of outputs: One stereo pair Output level: +14 to +24 dBu max Output impedance: 50 single-ended, 100 differential Connector type: Terminal block through 8900CTB-04 BNC adapter board

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8920DMX Video/Audio Demultiplexer (De-embedder)


Key Features
Extracts up to two AES/EBU streams Supports 48 kHz audio EDH detection 75 unbalanced or 110 balanced digital audio outputs Supports networked control and monitoring

This companion to the 8920MUX simplifies the management of multichannel audio by extracting up to two 48 kHz AES audio streams (up to four discrete channels) from one of the eight available AES groups in the ancillary data space of embedded 525 or 625 serial digital component video. The 8920DMX recognizes and preserves the ID and channel status of the 20- or 24-bit AES group and can delete groups assigned for extraction or pass them through to another demultiplexer. The two AES/EBU outputs can be either 75 unbalanced or 110 balanced to accommodate a variety of digital audio processing equipment.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Video Output

J3

J4

Video Output

J5

J6

(75/110) AES 1 Output


J7 J8

(75/110) AES 2 Output (75/110) AES 2 Output


J9 J10

(75/110) AES 1 Output

Video Input

Loopthru

8900CTB-04 110 input adapter

SDI w/Embedded Audio

DEMUX

Reclocker

SDI w/Embedded Audio

Dual 75 Delay Delay Microprocessor AES TX AES TX LEDs Ethernet AES/EBU AES/EBU Single 110 Dual 75 Single 110

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Video Output
Signal type: SMPTE 259M Connector: Four 75 or two 110 via 8900CBT-04 Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz Error checking: EDH embedded This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
7 Watts single slot

8920DMX
Audio/video demultiplexer, 75

Video Input
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, EBU 3267-E Connector: Differential loop-through BNC Impedance: High Z Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz Cable equalization: <300 meters

Performance
Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

8920DMX-110
Audio/video demultiplexer, 110

8900CTB-04
BNC to terminal block adapter to convert 8920DMX to 8920DMX-110

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Video present, audio present, fault, power, communication active, configuration, remote override Controls: Audio group selection Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet

Audio Output
Signal type: AES-3id-1995 (75), AES3 (110) Number of channels: Four (two streams) Connectors: BNC (75), terminal block adapter (110) Sample rate: 48 kHz Resolution: 20- or 24-bit

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8920MUX Video/Audio Multiplexer (Embedder)


Key Features
Embeds two AES/EBU streams Existing audio remains undisturbed Accepts 48 kHz audio EDH detection and insertion 75 unbalanced or 110 balanced audio inputs Supports networked control and monitoring

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As serial digital video signals become more prevalent in production facilities, the demand for multi-channel audio increases. The 8920MUX provides a cost-effective solution for inserting or replacing one of the eight available groups of dual AES streams in a multiplexed serial digital video signal with embedded AES/ EBU audio. The 8920MUX can multiplex up to two dual-channel, 20- or 24-bit AES/EBU audio streams (up to four discrete channels). The 20or 24-bit AES streams are grouped together and given a unique group ID. This AES group is then inserted into the ancillary data space of the 525 or 625 serial digital component video signal. The 8920MUX is able to add a new AES group into empty ancillary data space, or it can replace an existing AES groupwithout disturbing the remaining AES groups. Digital audio inputs can be either 75 unbalanced or 110 balanced.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Output

J3

J4

Output

(75/110) 75 AES 1

J5

J6

(75/110) 75 AES 2

J7

J8

110
J9 J10

110

SDI Video Input Loopthru

8900CTB-04 110 input adapter

SDI w/Audio AES/EBU 1 (75 or 110) AES/EBU 2 Local Controls AES RX AES RX Delay Delay

SDI w/Audio MUX

Microprocessor

LEDs

Ethernet

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Output
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, EBU 3267-E Connector: Four 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz Error checking: EDH embedded This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
7 Watts single slot

8920MUX
Video/audio multiplexer, 75

Video Input
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, EBU 3267-E Connector: Differential loop-through BNC Impedance: High Z Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz Cable equalization: <300 meters

Performance
Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

8920MUX-110
Video/audio multiplexer, 110

8900CTB-04
BNC to terminal block adapter to convert 8920MUX to 8920MUX-110

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Video present, audio present, group present, fault, power, communication active, configuration, remote override Controls: Audio group selection Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet

Audio Input
Signal type: AES-3id-1995 (75), AES3 (110) Number of channels: Four (two AES streams) Connectors: BNC (75), 8900CTB-04 terminal block adapter (110) Sample rate: 48 kHz Resolution: 20- or 24-bit

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8921ADT Four-Channel Audio A-to-D Converter w/Delay Tracking


Key Features
User-selectable 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rates 24-bit ADC A-to-D conversion >105 dB A weighted signal-to-noise ratio Independent control of each audio channel including channel pairing, level adjustment, swapping, summation, phase inversion, delay up to 1.5 seconds, test tone generation Auto tracking delay of video frame synchronizers (8900FSS, 8981FS) Four inputs, two pairs of balanced High Z analog audio inputs: Supports levels up to +30 dBu Looping reference input supports NTSC/ PAL color black, AES signal, 48 kHz or 96kHz DARS Options: 8900-A-CBL package of four cables, breakout cable package converts threepin balanced AES audio to dual 75 BNCs, unbalanced AES audio  8900-GFA-CBL package of four cables, breakout cable package for GeckoFlex 8900A-R rear module with three-terminal to dual BNCs converts balanced AES audio to dual 75, unbalanced AES audio

The 8921ADT provides conversion of four channels of analog audio to two digital audio streams. In addition to conversion, it offers two forms of delay. These delays are summeda fixed delay of up to 1.5 seconds and a variable delay based on a signal from video decoders fitted with frame synchronizers or directly from a frame sync card, enabling adjustment for large, fixed lip sync errors while continually adjusting audio delay to match video delay created by the frame synchronizer. Operational modes allow modification to the outgoing signal, such as levels, channel swapping, channel summing, and phase inversion plus channel pairing for the digital audio streams. Many adjustments to this card can be performed directly on the module card-edge controls, while a few of the more complex adjustments require the Web-based interface or the Newton control panel.
Audio Input 1 Audio Input 2 Audio Processing Sum Swap Invert Etc.

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9

G Pin 1 _ + Pin 3

Pin 2

AES 1-1 AES 1-2 AES 1-3 Audio In 1 Audio In 3 Tracking Input (J5 to pins 2-3) or AES 1 Out (J5 to pins 1-2) Looping Reference Input

AES 2-1 AES 2-2 AES 2-3 Audio In 2 Audio In 4 Tracking Output (J6 to pins 2-3) or AES 2 Out (J6 to pins 1-2)

J11

J12 J13

J14

Loopthru

Unbalanced AES 1/ Tracking Input

A-to-D Conversion

Gain, Delay and Pairing

Balanced AES 1

Audio Input 3

Unbalanced AES 2/ Tracking Input

Audio Input 4

Balanced AES 2

Reference Input

Ethernet

LEDs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Digital Outputs
Number of outputs: Three balanced and one unbalanced per channel Signal type: Balanced: AES-3id-1992 Unbalanced: AES-3id-2001 Output voltage level: Balanced: 3 Vp-p 0.2V @ 110 Unbalanced: 1 Vp-p 0.2V @ 75 Output impedance: Balanced: 110 Unbalanced: 75 Connector type: Three-pin mini-terminal strip Sample rate: 48 kHz or 96 kHz jumper selectable This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio Rear module.

8921ADT
Four-channel audio analog-to-digital converter with delay tracking

Power Rating
4.7 Watts single slot

Analog Inputs
Number of inputs: Four balanced Impedance: >22 k Common mode input voltage: 20V maximum Connector: Three-pin mini-terminal strip

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Reference Input
Number of inputs: One differential loop-through Impedance: High Z loop-through Input return loss: >40 dB 100 kHz to 10 MHz @ 75 Common mode input voltage: 1V maximum

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8921DAC Four-Channel Audio D-to-A Converter w/Delay


Key Features
Two 32-96 kHz AES/EBU digital audio inputs, either balanced or unbalanced 24-bit D-to-A conversion Four balanced analog audio outputs 0 dBFS supports up to +24 dBu Four buffered digital balanced outputs Independent control of each audio: Channel including Channel pairing Level adjustments Phase inversion Delay of up to 5 seconds Tone generation Card-edge control and status indicators
AES Distributed Outputs From AES Input 1 From AES Input 2

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The 8921DAC provides conversion of two digital audio streams, either balanced or unbalanced, to four analog audio outputs. In addition to digital to analog conversion, it offers per-channel independent delay with up to 5 seconds per channel. Its various modes enable modification of the outgoing analog signal, such as channel gain, swapping, channel summing, phase inversion, and more. Many adjustments to this card can be performed directly on the modules card-edge controls while a few of the more complex adjustments require the Web-based interface or the Newton control panel.

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900A-R
J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9

G Pin 1 _ +

Pin 2 Pin 3

Analog Audio Out 1 Analog Audio Out 3 AES Out 1 AES Out 2 AES 1 A/B In AES 1 A/B In

Analog Audio Out 2 Analog Audio Out 4 AES Out 3 AES Out 4 AES 2 C/D In AES 2 C/D In

J11

J12 J13

Not Used

J14

Not Used

AES 1 AES 2 AES 3 AES 4

AES Input 1

Unbalanced Balanced Sample Rate Converter 4x4 Router Delay and Gain Audio Processing Sum Swap Invert Etc. D-to-A Convertion Balanced Analog Audio 1&2

AES Input 2

Unbalanced Balanced

D-to-A Convertion

Balanced Analog Audio 3&4

Local Control

Microprocessor

LEDs

Ethernet Control via frame bus

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio rear module, Gecko audio frames: 8900TX-A, 8900TF-A, 8900TFN-A

Ordering Information
Analog Output
Number of outputs: Four channels, single output each channel Output impedance: 5 single-ended and 10 differential Connector type: Mini-screw terminal block This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900A-R GeckoFlex Audio Rear module.

8921DAC
Four-channel audio digital-to-analog converter with delay

Power Rating
8 Watts single slot

Digital Input
Digital audio input signal: Balanced: AES-3id-1992 Unbalanced: AES-3id-1995 Number of inputs: Two balanced or unbalanced Connector type: Balanced: mini-screw terminal block Unbalanced: BNC Common mode range: Balanced: 20 Vp-p DC 20 kHz Unbalanced: N/A Sampling rate: Input sampling rate 32 to 96 kHz and output sampling rate 48 kHz Input return loss: >25 dB (100 kHz to 10 MHz) Input impedance: Balanced: 110 Unbalanced: 75

Performance
Signal/noise ratio: >104 dB unweighted 22 kHz filter, >107 dB A weighted THD + noise swept, 20 Hz to 20 kHz: >0.01% 22kHz filter, +24 dBu (80 dB) Interchannel crosstalk: <100 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency response: 0.1 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz wrt 1 kHz @ 48 kHz

8900-A-CBL (Gecko Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on modules in a Gecko frame

8900-GFA-CBL (GeckoFlex Frames only)


Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame

Other
Operating temperature range: 0 to 45C Non-operating temperature range: 10 to +70C Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8925DMB-B SD/HD Balanced Audio De-Embedder


Key Features
Eight-channel SD/HD audio de-embedder (demultiplexer) with AES outputs Any embedded audio stream can be passed and distributed to any discrete output Choice of four balanced AES outputs Four HD-SDI/SDI outputs (one active loopthrough) Support 48 kHz audio sample rate and 20-bit or 24-bit audio sample resolution Handles Dolby E Fiber-ready option for receiving or transmitting over fiber Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

The 8925DMB-B is a compact SD/HD digital audio de-embedder (audio demultiplexer) module. It provides four balanced AES outputs and supports both PCM audio and Dolby E. This module is ideal for building dense audio/video infrastructure for production and playout applications. The 8925DMB-B provides four SD/HD-SDI outputs, one of which is a direct reclocked feed of the input. The four AES outputs are synchronous to the video. Output PCM audio sample resolution can be forced to 20 or 24 bits. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8925DMBB can be configured to support up to two fiber inputs or up to two fiber outputs. Configured as a fiber transceiver it can take SDI from fiber, de-embed audio, and provide SDI output over fiber and discrete AES outputs. The dual-receiver option makes it ideal for receiving incoming feeds from longer distances with fiber input selection, and locally de-embedding audio for providing audio and SDI over copper.
SD/HD Optical In 2X SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX Option Option Only one ber option may be selected

8900BVF-R

Audio Output Audio Output


Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

J1 J2 J3 J4

Audio Output Audio Output


G Pin 1 _ +

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Reclocked Output SD/HD SDI In

J5

J6

Pin 2 Pin 3

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Fiber In/Out Connector

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Applications
HD-SDI audio de-embedding SD and HD signal handling Receiving SD/HD SDI from fiber and de-embedded audio

All parameters can be adjusted via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton Control. In addition, NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and signal health monitoring.
Fiber TX Option Fiber TX Fiber TX SD/HD Optical Out 2X SD/HD Optical Out SD/HD Reclocked SDI Out 3X SD/HD SDI Out

SD/HD SDI In

Equalizer and Reclocker

DMUX 4X AES Out

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Video Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mV/p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 640 ps typical for SD Output jitter, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI HD 10 Hz > 100 kHz < 0.2 UI SD > 1 kHz < 0.2 UI SD 10 Hz > 1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required for configuration.

Power Rating
7.4 Watts single slot

Video Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: HD up to 125m, SD up to 330m Auto-sensing: yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94, 576i @ 50, 1080p@23.98, 1080sF @ 23.98

8925DMB-B
SD/HD de-embedder, four balanced audio inputs, front and rear module set

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver

Electrical length (delay)


SDI: HD input <400 ns, SD input <1.2 s AES (@48 kHz): HD input 0.41 ms, SD input 0.83 ms

Audio Outputs
AES: Four outputs Signal type balanced: AES-3id-1992 Common mode range: 10 Vp-p DC 20kHz Sampling rate: 48 kHz Resolution: 20- or 24-bit Output return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz to 12 MHz) Input impedance balanced: 110 Connector type balanced: mini-screw terminal block

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter

De-embedding
Output audio stream: Silence or any embedded pair Output audio resolution: 20-, 24-bit, or auto as input

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8925DMB-U SD/HD Unbalanced Audio De-Embedder


Key Features
Eight-channel SD/HD audio de-embedder (demultiplexer) with AES outputs Any embedded audio stream can be passed and distributed to any discrete output Choice of four unbalanced AES outputs Four HD-SDI/SDI outputs (one active loopthrough) Support 48 kHz audio sample rate and 20-bit or 24-bit audio sample resolution Handles Dolby E Fiber-ready option for receiving or transmitting over fiber Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

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The 8925DMB-U is a compact SD/HD digital audio de-embedder (audio demultiplexer) module. It provides four unbalanced AES outputs and supports both PCM audio and Dolby E. This module is ideal for building dense audio/video infrastructure for production and playout applications. The 8925DMB-U also provides four SD/HD-SDI outputs, one of which is a direct reclocked feed of the input. The four AES outputs are synchronous to the video. Output PCM audio sample resolution can be forced to 20 or 24 bits. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8925DMBU can be configured to support up to two fiber inputs or up to two fiber outputs. Configured as a fiber transceiver it can take SDI from fiber, de-embed audio, and provides SDI output over fiber and discrete AES outputs. The dual-receiver option makes it ideal for receiving incoming feeds from longer distances with fiber input selection, and locally de-embedding audio for providing audio and SDI over copper.
SD/HD Optical In 2X SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX Option Option Only one ber option may be selected

8900UVF-R

Audio Output Audio Output SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Reclocked Output SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

Audio Output Audio Output SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Fiber In/Out Connector

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Applications
HD-SDI audio de-embedding SD and HD signal handling Receiving SD/HD-SDI from fiber and de-embedded audio

All parameters can be adjusted via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton Control. In addition, NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and SNMP signal health monitoring.
Fiber TX Option Fiber TX Fiber TX SD/HD Optical Out 2X SD/HD Optical Out SD/HD Reclocked SDI Out 3X SD/HD SDI Out

SD/HD SDI In

Equalizer and Reclocker

DMUX 4X AES Out

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Video Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 640 ps typical for SD Output jitter, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI HD 10 Hz > 100 kHz < 0.2 UI SD > 1 kHz < 0.2 UI SD 10 Hz > 1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface card is required to configure this module.

Power Rating
7.4 Watts single slot

Video Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: HD up to 125m, SD up to 330m Auto-sensing: yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94, 576i @ 50, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sF @ 23.98

8925DMB-U
SD/HD de-embedder, front and rear modules, four unbalanced audio inputs, front and rear module set

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver

Electrical Length (delay)


SDI: HD input <400 ns, SD input <1.2 s AES (@48 kHz): HD input 0.41 ms, SD input 0.83 ms

Audio Outputs
AES: Four outputs Signal type unbalanced: AES-3id-2001 Common mode range: N/A Sampling rate: 48 kHz Resolution: 20- or 24-bit Output return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz to 12 MHz) Input impedance: 75 Connector type: BNC

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter

De-Embedding
Output audio stream: Silence or any embedded pair Output audio resolution: 20-, 24-bit, or auto as input

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8925EMB-B SD/HD Balanced Audio Embedder


Key Features
Eight-channel (four stream) SD/HD digital audio embedder (multiplexer) Four balanced AES inputs Accepts asynchronous PCM audio Supports Dolby E Three SD/HD SDI outputs with embedded audio Sample rate conversion accepts 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz Embeds 20 or 24 bits Fiber-ready option for receiving or transmitting over fiber

The 8925EMB-B is a compact eight-channel SD/HD digital audio embedder (multiplexer) module. It provides three distributed SDI outputs with embedded audio and one output acting as an input reclocked loop-through. The module is ideal for building dense SD/HD and audio infrastructure for production and playout applications. The module automatically detects the audio format, and Dolby E streams are also detected and passed transparently. The AES inputs can handle asynchronous audio and sampling rates from 32 kHz to 96 kHz, which are converted to synchronous 48 kHz embedded within the video stream. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8925EMBB can be configured to support up to two fiber inputs and two fiber outputs. With the fiber transmitter or transceiver option, it can take video from copper or fiber, embed audio, and transmit over fiber in one single slot. The receiver option makes it ideal for receiving incoming feeds from longer distances and locally embedding audio.
SD/HD Optical In 2X SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX Option Option Only one ber option may be selected

8900BVF-R

Audio Input Audio Input


Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

J1 J2 J3 J4

Audio Input Audio Input


G Pin 1 _ +

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Reclocked Output SD/HD SDI In

J5

J6

Pin 2 Pin 3

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Fiber In/Out Connector

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Applications
Embedding audio into an HD-SDI stream Embedding asynchronous PCM digital audio Embedding audio channels and sending an HD-SDI signal over fiber Suitable for use where existing embedded audio needs to be combined with incoming embedded audio

All parameters can be adjusted via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton Control Panel. In addition NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and SNMP signal health monitoring.

Fiber TX Option Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD Optical Out 2X SD/HD Optical Out SD/HD Reclocked SDI Out

SD/HD SDI In 4X AES In

Equalizer and Reclocker

Delay Block
Bypass

Sample Rate Converter

MUX

3X SD/HD SDI Out

Bypass

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical. for HD, 640 ps typical for SD Output jitter, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI HD 10 Hz > 100 kHz < 0.2 UI SD > 1 kHz < 0.2 UI SD 10 Hz > 1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, a network interface card is required to configure this module.

Power Rating
7.7 Watts single slot

Video Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: HD up to 125m, SD up to 330m Auto-sensing: yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94, 576i @ 50, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sF @ 23.98

8925EMB-B
SD/HD embedder, front and rear, four balanced audio inputs, front and rear module set

Electrical Length (delay)


Minimum SDI Video Delay Mode: HD input: <19s, SD input: <13s Minimum SDI Audio/Video Offset Mode: HD input: <84s, SD input: <525 s PCM Audio with SRC (at 48 kHz): HD input: 3.04ms, SD input: 3.45ms Non-PCM audio or PCM with SRC off: HD input: 0.15 ms, SD input: 0.56 ms Minimum Audio/Video Output Offset: SD: 40 s, HD: 62 s

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver

Audio Inputs
AES: Four inputs Signal type: balanced: AES-3id-1992 Common mode range: 10 Vp-p DC 20kHz Sampling rate: 32, 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz Resolution: 20 or 24 bits Input return loss: > 25 dB (100 kHz to 12 MHz) Input impedance: 110 Connector type: mini-screw terminal block

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver

Embedding
Delete individual embedding audio group: Yes/no Embedded audio stream: Silence, any incoming group, or any audio input Output audio resolution: 20-, 24-bit, or auto as input

Video Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8925EMB-U SD/HD Unbalanced Audio Embedder


Key Features
Eight-channel (four stream) SD/HD digital audio embedder (multiplexer) Four unbalanced AES inputs Accepts asynchronous PCM audio Supports Dolby E Three SD/HD SDI outputs with embedded audio Sample rate conversion accepts 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz Embeds 20 or 24 bits Fiber-ready option for receiving or transmitting over fiber

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The 8925EMB-U is a compact eight-channel SD/HD digital audio embedder (multiplexer) module. It provides three distributed SDI outputs with embedded audio and one output acting as an input reclocked loop-through. This module is ideal for building dense SD/HD and audio infrastructure for production and playout applications. The module automatically detects the audio format, and Dolby E streams are also detected and passed transparently. The AES inputs can handle asynchronous audio and sampling rates from 32 kHz to 96 kHz, which are converted to synchronous 48 kHz embedded within the video stream. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8925EMBU can be configured to support up to two fiber inputs and two fiber outputs. With the fiber transmitter or transceiver option, it can take video from copper or fiber, embed audio, and transmit over fiber in one single slot. The receiver option makes it ideal for receiving incoming feeds from longer distances and locally embedding audio.
SD/HD Optical In 2X SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX Option Option Only one ber option may be selected

8900UVF-R

Audio Input Audio Input SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Reclocked Output SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

Audio Input Audio Input SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Fiber In/Out Connector

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

Applications
Embedding audio into an HD-SDI stream Embedding asynchronous PCM digital audio Embedding audio channels and sending an HD-SDI signal over fiber Suitable for use where existing embedded audio needs to be combined with incoming embedded audio

FIBER

All parameters can be adjusted via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton Control Panel. In addition NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and signal health monitoring.

Fiber TX Option Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD Optical Out 2X SD/HD Optical Out SD/HD Reclocked SDI Out

SD/HD SDI In 4X AES In

Equalizer and Reclocker

Delay Block
Bypass

Sample Rate Converter

MUX

3X SD/HD SDI Out

Bypass

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 640 ps typical for SD Output jitter, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI HD 10 Hz > 100 kHz < 0.2 UI SD > 1 kHz < 0.2 UI SD 10 Hz > 1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface card is required to configure this module.

Power Rating
7.7 Watts single slot

Video Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: HD up to 125m, SD up to 330m Auto-sensing: yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94, 576i @ 50, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sF @ 23.98

8925EMB-U
SD/HD embedder, front and rear, four unbalanced audio inputs, front and rear module set

Electrical Length (delay)


Minimum SDI Video Delay Mode: HD input: <19s, SD input: <13s Minimum SDI Audio/Video Offset Mode: HD input: <84s, SD input: <525 s PCM Audio with SRC (at 48 kHz): HD input: 3.04ms, SD input: 3.45ms Non-PCM audio or PCM with SRC off: HD input: 0.15 ms, SD input: 0.56 ms Minimum Audio/Video Output Offset: SD: 40 s, HD: 62 s

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver

Audio Inputs
AES: Four inputs Signal type unbalanced: AES-3id-2001 Common mode range: N/A Sampling rate: 32, 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz Resolution: 20- or 24-bit Input return loss: > 25 dB (100 kHz to 12 MHz) Input impedance: 75 Connector type: BNC

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver

Embedding
Delete individual embedded audio group: Yes/no Embedded audio stream: Silence, any incoming group or any audio input Output audio resolution: 20-, 24-bit, or auto as input

Video Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8977AP-4B Digital Audio Processor Balanced I/O w/Delay


Key Features
Eight independent channels of audio processing Four AES Inputs and four AES outputs all balanced Auto tracking delay to video synchronizers Fixed delay for each channel up to 10s Smooth audio handling when adjusting delay Channel routing for PCM signals, stream routing for Dolby E Dolby E programmable delay and routing Sample rate conversion accepts 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz and outputs 48 kHz Uses local or frame reference for synchronization High density (80 PCM channels per 2 RU frame) Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

The 8977AP-4B is a compact, highperformance, high-density digital audio processor. It provides processing at channel level for up to eight PCM audio channels. It also provides sample-rate conversion and synchronization for asynchronous and consumer-type sources. Automatic delay tracking synchronizes the sound to a video synchronizer, while a user-configurable delay can compensate for fixed latency processing. A particularly powerful feature of the 8977AP4B is its ability to handle DolbyE streams. These can be both routed and delayed while preserving the non-PCM data. The 8977AP-4B can handle a mix of DolbyE streams and PCM channels so that, for example, a Dolby stream on AES input 1 can be routed to AES output 2 and then replaced by selected PCM channels on output 1. Audio input and output connectors are all balanced (see 8977AP-4U for unbalanced connectors). PCM audio can be synchronized to a reference; either a color black video reference, tri-level syncs, an AES feed, or even word-clock can be used. Reference can be fed directly to the module by fitting the optional 8900GEN-SM
Two Channels or One Stream
Sample Rate Converter

Pin 3 + Pin 2 _ Pin 1 G

8900BA-R
J1 J2 J3

G Pin 1 _ + Pin 3

Pin 2

Audio Input

J5

J4

Audio Output

J7

J6

J8 J9 J10

Audio Delay Tracking Input Ref Input

J11 J12

Not Used

J13 J14

Not Used

reference input submodule or alternatively taken from one of GeckoFlexs two internal busses. This allows several modules in a frame to share a reference feed, including sharing it with a video synchronizer.

Applications
A companion to the 8985, 8995, and 8981 modules with video synchronization to provide AES audio handling with tracking delay To route and control PCM channels combined with Dolby E audio streams

Programmable Delay Programmable Delay

Dolby E & Non-PCM Path


Tracking Delay Gain Channel / Stream Router Mono/Stereo Switch M/S M/S M/S

AES 1 In AES 2 In AES 3 In AES 4 In Delay Tracking Ref In

Synchronizer

AES 1 Out AES 2 Out AES 3 Out AES 4 Out

Two Channels or One Stream Two Channels or One Stream Two Channels or One Stream

External Reference input

Option

Genlock Adjustment

Bus

Bus

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Reference
See 8900GEN-SM genlock submodule This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, in order to configure this module, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required.

Power Rating
6.0 Watts single slot

Tracking Input
One wire serial interface (RS-232 type) Format: 1200 baud Parity: Even Bits/word: Seven Stop bit: One Connector type: BNC

Audio I/O
AES: Four inputs, four outputs Signal type: Balanced AES-3id-1997 Common mode range: Balanced 10 Vp-p DC 500 Hz to 20 kHz Input sampling rate (FS): 32, 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz Input resolution: 16-, 20-, or 24-bit Input return loss: >20 dB (100 kHz 128 FS) Output sampling rate: 48 kHz Output resolution: 20- or 24-bit Output return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz 128 FS) Input impedance: Balanced: 110 Connector type: Balanced: mini-screw terminal block

8977AP-4B
Audio processor eight channels balanced audio I/O, front and rear module set

8977AP-4U
Audio processor, front and rear eight channels unbalanced audio I/O (see next page)

Electrical Length (delay)


PCM mode: 1.7 ms to 3.9 ms depending on input sampling rate, typically 3.9 ms at 48 kHz Non-PCM mode: 280 s Sync PCM mode: 280 s

8900GEN-SM
Reference input submodule

8900-GFA-CBL
Package of four three-terminal to dual BNC cables, used for unbalanced outputs on 8900A-R modules in a GeckoFlex frame For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8977AP-4U Digital Audio Processor Unbalanced I/O w/Delay


Key Features
Eight independent channels of audio processing Four AES inputs and four AES outputs all unbalanced Auto tracking delay to video synchronizers Fixed delay for each channel up to 10s Smooth audio handling when adjusting delay Channel routing for PCM signals, stream routing for Dolby E Dolby E programmable delay and routing Sample rate conversion accepts 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz and outputs 48 kHz Uses local or frame reference for synchronization High density (80 PCM channels per 2 RU frame) Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

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The 8977AP-4U is a compact, highperformance, high-density digital audio processor. It provides processing at channel level for up to eight PCM audio channels. It also provides sample-rate conversion and synchronization for asynchronous and consumer-type sources. Automatic delay tracking synchronizes the sound to a video synchronizer, while a user-configurable delay can compensate for fixed latency processing. A particularly powerful feature of the 8977AP4U is its ability to handle DolbyE streams. These can be both routed and delayed while preserving the non-PCM data. The 8977AP-4U can handle a mix of DolbyE streams and PCM channels so that, for example, a Dolby stream on AES input 1 can be routed to AES output 2 and then replaced by selected PCM channels on output 1. Audio input and output connectors are unbalanced (see 8977AP-4B for balanced connectors). PCM audio can be synchronized to a reference; either a color black video reference, tri-level syncs, an AES feed, or even word-clock can be used. Reference can be fed directly to the

8900UE-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Audio Input

J5

J6

Audio Output

J7

J8

Ref Input

J9

J10

Audio Delay Tracking Input

Applications
A companion to the 8985, 8995, and 8981 modules with video synchronization to provide AES audio handling with tracking delay To route and control PCM channels combined with Dolby E audio streams

module by fitting the optional 8900GEN-SM reference input sub-module or alternatively taken from one of GeckoFlexs two internal busses. This allows several modules in a frame to share a reference feed including sharing it with a video synchronizer.

Two Channels or One Stream


Sample Rate Converter

Programmable Delay Programmable Delay

Dolby E & Non-PCM Path


Tracking Delay Gain Channel / Stream Router Mono/Stereo Switch M/S M/S M/S

AES 1 In AES 2 In AES 3 In AES 4 In Delay Tracking Ref In

Synchronizer

AES 1 Out AES 2 Out AES 3 Out AES 4 Out

Two Channels or One Stream Two Channels or One Stream Two Channels or One Stream

External Reference input

Option

Genlock Adjustment

Bus

Bus

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Reference
See 8900GEN-SM genlock submodule This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, in order to configure this module, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required.

Power Rating
6.0 Watts single slot

Tracking Input
One wire serial interface (RS-232 type) Format: 1200 baud Parity: Even Bits/word: Seven Stop bit: One Connector type: BNC

Audio I/O
AES four inputs, four outputs

8977AP-4U
Audio processor eight channels unbalanced audio I/O, front and rear module set

Signal Type
Unbalanced: AES-3id-2001 Common mode range: Unbalanced: N/A Input sampling rate (FS): 32, 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz Input resolution: 16-, 20-, or 24-bit Input return loss: >20 dB (100 kHz 128 FS) Output sampling rate: 48 kHz Output resolution: 20- or 24-bit Output return loss: >15 dB (100 kHz 128 FS) Input impedance: Unbalanced: 75 Connector type: Unbalanced: BNC

8977AP-4B
Audio processor, front and rear eight channels balanced audio I/O (see previous page)

Electrical Length (delay)


PCM mode: 1.7 ms to 3.9 ms depending on input sampling rate, typically 3.9 ms at 48 kHz Non-PCM mode: 280 s Sync PCM mode: 280 s

8900GEN-SM
Reference input submodule

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8901 Utility Analog Video Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Suitable for NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Passive differential looping input with eight active outputs Selectable AC or DC input coupling modes Card-edge adjustable gain control Excellent differential gain and phase specifications Card-edge status indicators

This distribution amplifier is ideal for short cable runs of high-quality signals. Its flat frequency response and very impressive signal-to-noise ratio ensures high-quality copies to all eight outputs. The AC coupled mode is used when the incoming video signal has a blanking level at anything other than zero volts. For handling color-difference signals (B-Y, R-Y), DC input coupling is recommended. Additionally, the 8901 module can be used for simple fanout distribution of AES/EBU 1 Vp-p coaxial digital audio signals that do not need reclocking. The bandwidth of the 8901 easily handles the 6MHz frequency response required by professional 48 kHz AES/EBU digital audio signals. Our entire line of both analog and digital distribution amplifiers offer passive differential loopthrough inputs designed to remove common mode hum induced by cable runs adjacent to AC mains cables.

8900V-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Outputs
J5 J6

Outputs

J7

J8

J9

J10

Input

Loopthru

Gain Analog Video Input AC Coupled DC Coupled

Analog Video Outputs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Frequency response: 0.025dB to 5 MHz 0.05dB 5 to 8 MHz 1dB at 16MHz Differential gain: <0.1% Differential phase: <0.1 Gain range: 2 dB Tilt: <0.5% Coupling: AC, DC Electrical length: 20 ns Temperature range: 0 to 30C This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
2.3 Watts single slot

8901
Utility analog video distribution amplifier

Input
Type: 1Vp-p analog video with operation up to 2Vp-p NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Connector type: BNC Impedance: Passive high impedance differential loop-through Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz CMRR: >66dB 50/60Hz Common mode input: 10V

Indicators/Controls
User controls: Output gain adjustment range: 2dB LED indicators: Fault, power, frame bus communication

Output
Voltage: 1Vp-p 2dB Number of outputs: Eight active plus one passive loop-through input window out Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz Output DC: <50mV

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8902 Analog Video Equalizing Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Suitable for NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Passive differential looping input with eight active outputs Selectable AC, DC, and DC restore input coupling modes Card-edge adjustable cable-specific equalization for up to 300 meters Card-edge adjustable gain control Excellent differential gain and phase specifications Card-edge status indicators

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Offering the same features and functionality of the 8901 utility DA, this module adds cable equalization to accurately compensate for attenuation and phase errors induced from long cable runs. Additionally, the DC restoration mode can be used to smoothly restore the DC component during blanking level to zero volts. This DC restoration circuit functions with or without synchronization pulses so it can be used with RGB or YUV signals that do not contain synchronization pulses. Our entire line of both analog and digital distribution amplifiers offer differential loop-through inputs designed to remove common mode hum induced by cable runs adjacent to AC mains cables.

8900V-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Outputs
J5 J6

Outputs

J7

J8

J9

J10

Input

Loopthru

Analog Video Input

EQ Adjust

AC Coupled DC Coupled DC Restored

Gain

Analog Video Outputs

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Cable equalization: Dual range 0 to 150m (0 500 ft.) 150 to 300m (500 1000 ft.) Frequency response: 0.025dB to 5 MHz 0.05dB 5 to 8 MHz 1dB at 16MHz Differential gain: <0.1% Differential phase: <0.1 Gain range: 2 dB Tilt: <0.5% Coupling: AC, DC, DC restore Electrical length: 20 ns Temperature range: 0 to 30C This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
2.3 Watts - single slot

8902-EQ-11
Belden RG11/U, 8238 cable

8902-EQ-0.6-3.7
PIK AF 0.6/3.7 cable

Input
Type: 1Vp-p analog video with operation up to 2Vp-p NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Connector type: BNC Impedance: Passive high impedance differential loop-through Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz CMRR: >66dB 50/60Hz Common mode input: 10V

8902-EQ-1694A
Belden 1694A cable

8902-EQ-PSF1-3
PSF 1/3 cable

8902-EQ-8281
Belden 8281 cable

8902-EQ-5C2VS
Canare L-5C2VS cable

8902-EQ-0.03-0.14
Belden 1505A and Gepco VPM 2000

8902-EQ-VCB100
S2CEB VCB100 cable

8902-EQ-9259
Belden RG59U, 9259 cable

Output
Voltage: 1Vp-p 2dB Number of outputs: Eight active plus one passive loop-through input Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz Output DC: <50mV

Indicators/Controls
User controls: Output gain adjustment range: 2dB EQ adjustment for up to 300 meters of input cable LED indicators: Fault, power, frame bus communication

8902-EQ-VDM230
Gepco VDM230 cable

8902-EQ-1.0-6.6
PIK AF 0.6/6.6 cable

8902-EQ-0.6-2.8
PIK AF 0.6/2.8 cable For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8906 Analog Video Clamping Equalizing Distribution Amplifier w/SNMP


Key Features
Suitable for NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Passive differential looping input with eight active outputs NTSC/PAL input presence detection with SNMP trap generation Selectable AC, DC, DC restore, or clamp (slow/fast) input coupling Selectable, dual-speed clamp for singleended hum rejection Adjustable White Clipper removes peak impulse transients Card-edge adjustable cable-specific equalization for up to 300 meters Card-edge adjustable gain control Excellent differential gain and phase specifications Card-edge status indicators

This distribution amplifier offers all the features and functionality of our 8901 utility DA and our 8902 equalizing DA, plus a dual-speed clamp and video presence detection with SNMP trap generation. While all Grass Valley distribution amplifiers remove differential or common mode hum induced by cable runs adjacent to AC mains cables, this module offers a dual-speed self-clamping circuit to handle single-ended hum caused by grounded coaxial cable shields. Additionally, a White Clipper circuit eliminates impulse noise above a user-selectable threshold. And the user-enabled video presence detection feature generates SNMP traps that can be sent to our NetCentral SNMP manager or other SNMP systems for missioncritical applications.

8900V-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Outputs
J5 J6

Outputs

J7

J8

J9

J10

Input

Loopthru

Analog Video Input

EQ Adjust

AC Coupled DC Coupled DC Restored Clamped

White Clip

Gain

Analog Video Outputs

Video Input Presence Detection

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Cable equalization: Dual range 0 to 150m (0 500 ft.) 150 to 300m (500 1000 ft.) White clip: On/off user selectable Frequency response: 0.05dB to 5 MHz 0.1dB 5 to 8 MHz 1dB at 16MHz Differential gain: <0.1% Differential phase: <0.1 Gain range: 2 dB Tilt: <0.5% Coupling: AC, DC, DC restore, clamp two speeds Clamp hum rejection: Slow: 20dB Fast: 46dB Electrical length: 22 ns Temperature range: 0 to 30C This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
2.3 Watts single slot

8906-EQ-11
Belden RG11/U, 8238 cable

8906-EQ-0.6-3.7
PIK AF 0.6/3.7 cable

Input
Type: 1Vp-p analog video with operation up to 2Vp-p NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RGB, YUV, Tri-level sync Connector type: BNC Impedance: Passive high impedance differential loop-through Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz CMRR: >66dB 50/60Hz Common mode input: 10V

8906-EQ-1694
Belden 1694A cable

8906-EQ-PSF1-3
PSF 1/3 cable

8906-EQ-8281
Belden 8281 cable

8906-EQ-5C2VS
Canare L-5C2VS cable

8906-EQ-0.03-0.14
Belden 1505A and Gepco VPM 2000

8906-EQ-VCB100
S2CEB VCB100 cable

8906-EQ-9259
Belden RG59U, 9259 cable

Output
Voltage: 1Vp-p 2 dB Number of outputs: Eight active plus one passive loop-through input Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >40 dB up to 5 MHz Output DC: <50mV

8906-EQ-VDM230
Gepco VDM230 cable

Indicators/Controls
User controls: Output gain adjustment range: 2dB EQ adjustment for up to 300 meters of input cable White clipper adjustment range: 500mV to 1200 mV LED indicators: Fault, power, frame bus communication

8906-EQ-1.0-6.6
PIK AF 0.6/6.6 cable

8906-EQ-0.6-2.8
PIK AF 0.6/2.8 cable

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8931 Digital Video Fanout Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Passive differential loop-through design adds system flexibility and reliability Eight outputs Auto input cable equalization up to 300m Supports both component and composite signals, all data rates 143, 177, 270, 360Mb/s Front panel LED indicate EQ warning Remote health monitoring NOTE: ASI compatibility with 0 in phase outputs

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The 8931 digital video fanout distributor amplifier is designed for distributing all major serial digital video formats. It is especially suited for short runs of recently reclocked signals where jitter is not a problem.

8900V-R
J1 J2

SDI only Outputs (180 )

J3

J4

ASI/SDI Outputs (0 ) SDI only Output (180 ) ASI/SDI Output (0 ) ASI/SDI Input (0 )

J5

J6

ASI/SDI Outputs (0 )

J7

J8

J9

J10

Loopthru

ASI, SDI or 4fsc Input

EQ

ASI/SDI or 4fsc Outputs (0)

EQ Warning Adjustment

SDI or 4fsc Outputs (180) Only Input Monitor EQ Warning LED

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
No signal reclocking Electrical length: 3.4 1 ns Temperature range: 0 to 50C (all specifications met) Health monitoring: Power supply fault alert per SMPTE 269M Input signal present Input EQ warning This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
2.5 Watts single slot

8931
Digital video fanout distribution amplifier

Input
Type: Serial digital (SMPTE 259M A, B, C, and D) Connector type: BNC Impedance: High Z differential loop-through Supported data rates: 143, 177, 270, and 360 Mb/s Return loss: >18 dB up to 270 MHz, >15 dB up to 360 MHz Automatic cable equalization: <300 meters (up to 270 Mb/s) <200 meters (up to 360 Mb/s)

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: EQ warning Remote: Frame alarm

Output
Type: Serial digital (SMPTE 259M A, B, C, and D) Number of outputs: Eight Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >18 dB up to 270 MHz >15 dB up to 360 MHz

For detailed specifications, installation and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8937 SDI/ASI Reclocking Equalizing Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Passive differential looping input with eight active outputs  Suitable for SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 259M, DVB ASI, SDI 270Mb/s plus most other 800mV data from 4Mb/s to 360Mb/s Input presence detection with SNMP trap generation  Reclocking circuit eliminates jitter Automatic input cable equalization for up to 300 meters Card edge LEDs status indicators

This distribution amplifier is ideal for mediumto long-distance distribution of digital signals. It is fully DVB ASI compatible so it can be used in any application where standard SDI video or ASI signals are to be copied and distributed. The standard reclocker circuit greatly reduces jitter induced over long cable runs or from unstable sources of standard data rate signals. The reclocker can easily be disabled to pass SMPTE 310M and other non-standard data rate signals. A user-enabled video presence detection feature generates SNMP traps that can be sent to our NetCentral SNMP manager or other SNMP systems.

8900V-R
J1 J2

J3

J4

Outputs
J5 J6

Outputs

J7

J8

J9

J10

Input

Loopthru

ASI or SDI In

EQ Video Input Presence Detection

Reclocker

Bypass Switch

ASI or SDI Out

Local Control

Microprocessor

LEDs

Ethernet Control via frame bus

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Electrical length: <20 ns Temperature range: 0 45C This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3 Watts single slot

Local Indicators/Controls
LED indicators: Signal presence Input sample rate User controls: Bypass/auto jumper selection for reclocker Local/local-remote control enable jumper Remote: SNMP trap generation input presence detection

8937
SDI/ASI reclocking equalizing distribution amplifier

Input
Type: 800mV 10% serial digital data including SMPTE 259M Connector type: BNC Impedance: High Z differential loop-through Supported data rates: 4Mb/s through 360Mb/s Reclocked data rates: 143, 177, 270, 360Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB (up to 360 MHz) Auto equalization: Up to 300 meters (270 Mb/s)

Output
Type: 800mV serial digital data in phase with the input signal Number of outputs: Eight active plus one passive loopthrough Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >15 dB (up to 360 MHz) For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8937D Dual SDI/ASI Reclocking Equalizing Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Two separate distribution amplifiers on a single card One with a looping differential input with three active outputs in addition to the loop-through passive output  One with a single-ended terminating input with four active outputs Suitable for SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 259M, DVB ASI, SDI 270Mb/s and most other 800mV data from 4Mb/s to 360Mb/s  Input presence detection for each channel with SNMP trap generation  Independent reclocking circuits for each channel to reduce jitter  Automatic input cable equalization for up to 300 meters for each channel Card edge LED status indicators

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This distribution amplifier is ideal for spaceconstrained applications where a limited number of signal copies are required. By offering twice the density, its a perfect solution for mobile production applicationsenabling 20 channels of distribution in only 2RU of rack space. Both channels are fully DVB ASI compatible and can be used in any application where standard SDI video or ASI signals are to be copied and distributed. The standard reclocker circuits greatly reduces jitter-induced over cable runs adjacent to high power lines or from unstable sources of standard data rate signals. The reclocker can easily be disabled to pass SMPTE 310M and other nonstandard data rate signals. A user-enabled video presence detection feature generates individual SNMP traps for each channel that can be sent to our NetCentral SNMP manager or other SNMP systems.
ASI or SDI In 2

8900V-R
J1 J2

Output 2
J3 J4

Output 2

J5

J6

Input 2
J7 J8

Output 1

Output 1
J9 J10

Input 1

Output 1 (passive)

Loopthru

EQ Video Input Presence Detection

Reclocker Bypass Switch

ASI or SDI Out 2

ASI or SDI In 1 SDI Out 1 (passive)

EQ Video Input Presence Detection

Reclocker Bypass Switch

ASI or SDI Out 1 LEDs

Local Control

Microprocessor

Ethernet Control via frame bus

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Output
Type: 800mV serial digital data in phase with the input signal Number of outputs: Four outputs, three active plus one passive loopthrough Four outputs, four active signals Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >15 dB (up to 360 MHz) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
3.5 Watts single slot

8937D
Dual SDI/ASI reclocking equalizing distribution amplifier

Inputs
Type: 800mV 10% serial digital data including SMPTE 259M Connector type: BNC Impedance: High Z differential loop-through and 75 terminating Supported data rates: 4 Mb/s through 360Mb/s Reclocked data rates: 143, 177, 270, 360Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB (up to 360 MHz) Auto equalization: Up to 300 meters (270 Mb/s)

Performance
Electrical Length: <20 ns Temperature Range: 0 45C

Local Indicators/Controls
LED indicators: Signal presence Input sample rate User controls: Bypass/auto jumper selection for reclocker Local/local-remote control enable jumper Remote: SNMP trap generation input presence detection For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8941 Component Digital Video Monitoring Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Passive differential loop-through design adds flexibility and reliability to system Four NTSC/PAL analog composite outputs and four serial component digital outputs Ancillary data and audio detection Auto format detection (525/625) Front panel LEDs indicate line count, EQ warning, and ancillary audio/data presence Remote health monitoring

The 8941 monitoring DA supports up to four NTSC or PAL encoded monitor outputs for picture viewing, in addition to four reclocked serial component digital outputs. The 8941 is tailored specifically for 270 Mb/s serial component digital signals, both 525 and 625 formats. In addition to a composite video monitoring output, the 8941 also indicates via front panel LED whether either ancillary data or audio is embedded in the signal.

8900V-R
J1 J2

NTSC/PAL Analog Out

J3

J4

NTSC/PAL Analog Out

SDI Only Outputs (180 ) ASI/SDI Output (0 ) SDI Input (0 )

J5

J6

SDI Only Output (180 ) ASI/SDI Output (0 ) SDI Input (0 )

J7

J8

J9

J10

Loopthru

ASI/SDI Output 0 SDI Input (270 Mb/s) Reclocker Encoder + DA Input Monitor Deserializer EQ LED Signal + Format LEDs TRS Detector PLD SDI Only Output 180 NTSC/PAL Outputs

Auto or Manual Modes

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V Impedance: 75 Return loss: >40 dB (up to 5 MHz)

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
5.5 Watts single slot

Performance
Digital output signal reclocked Differential gain: <1% (analog output) Differential phase: <1 (analog output) Electrical length: Analog: 9.87 s typical Digital: 10 ns typical Temperature range: 0 to 50C (All specifications met) Health monitoring: Power supply fault alert per SMPTE 269M, input signal present, input EQ warning, missing EAV/SAV

8941
Component digital monitoring distribution amplifier

Input
Type: Serial digital (SMPTE 259M-C) Connector type: BNC Impedance: High Z differential loop-through Supported data rate: 270 Mb/s Return loss: >18 dB (up to 270 MHz) Automatic cable equalization: <300 meters (up to 270 Mb/s)

Digital Output
Type: Serial digital (SMPTE 259M-C) Number of outputs: Four Connector type: BNC Impedance: 75 Return loss: >18 dB (up to 270 MHz)

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, EQ warning, ancillary data present, ancillary audio data present User controls: Setup, input rounding, health alarm modes, cross-color reduction, vertical blanking, test signal, output gain Remote: Frame alarm Test signal: Full field color bars For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Analog Output
Type: Composite NTSC/PAL analog (SMPTE 170M or CCIR 624) Number of outputs: Four Connector type: BNC

8943RDA SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Reclocking SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI distribution amplifier Auto or manual input format selection Supports rates up to 1080p Single 1x8 DA 100% DVB ASI compliant High density (up to ten 1x8 DAs per 2 rack unit) Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

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The 8943RDA is an SD/HD/3G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier with one electrical input feeding eight reclocked electrical outputs. The module is completely DVB ASI compliant. This module can distribute HD/3G-SDI or SD-SDI, making it ideal for mixed-format applications or installations where an upgrade to HD/3G is planned. Cable equalization is up to 90 meters for HD/3G-SDI and 440 meters for SD-SDI. All parameters can be configured directly from the card edge or via a standard HTML Web browser when the 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module has been installed. The module operation and configuration, as well as the signal presence and format, can be monitored using industry standard SNMP protocol via the 8900NET (Net Card) module.

89003E-R
J1 J2

Out
J3 J4

Out

Out
J5 J6

Out

Out
J7 J8

Out

Out
J9 J10

Out

Applications
Distributing HD/3G signals or mixed HD/3G and SD format installations Installations where an SD to HD/3G update is planned Installations where highest density is required at the lowest cost

In

Not Used

Reclock Bypass J9 Input Equalizer Reclocker

J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Distribution
Reclocking: Active/bypass Input format selection: Auto/manual Electrical length (input to output latency in ns): CH1: Input J9 to Output J1: 3G: Reclocked: 3.8 ns, Bypassed: 3.55 ns HD: Reclocked: 4.0 ns, Bypassed: 3.6 ns SD: Reclocked: 6.0 ns, Bypassed: 4.0 ns This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
2.7 Watts single slot

8943RDA
SD/HD/3G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, front and rear module set

Inputs
SD/HD/3G-SDI: One electrical input (J9) Input equalization (Belden 1694A cable) 90m for 3 Gb/s (Input 1) 140m for 1.5 Gb/s 400m for 270 Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s, 10 dB (typical) up to 3 Gb/s Formats supported: SD-SDI HD-SDI 3G-SDI DVB ASI

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

Outputs
SD/HD/3G-SDI: Eight reclocked electrical outputs Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s, >10 dB (typical) up to 3 Gb/s Signal level: 800 mV 10% Output jitter (for inputs conforming to SMPTE 259M and 292M standards): <0.2 UI >100 kHz for 3G <0.2 UI >100 kHz for HD <1.0 UI 10 Hz 100 kHz for HD <0.2 UI 10 Hz up for SD DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8943RDA-DFR Fiber-Ready SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Supports SD/HD/3G-SDI rates up to 1080p Auto or manual input format selection Fiber-ready for fiber optic submodule option for receiving or distributing over single-mode fiber Two dedicated electrical inputs Seven reclocked electrical outputs (in four output pairs: 3x2 and 1x1) Configurable input to output mapping 100% DVB ASI compliant High connectivity input/output density with multiple configurations Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface Input to output mapping: all availalbe inputs can be active at the same time and are configurable to any output pair or available optional fiber optic output (one input per electrical output pair or fiber optic output). Availability of fiber optic inputs and outputs depends on the type of option fiber optic submodule installed

The 8943RDA-DFR is a fiber-ready SD/ HD/3G-SDI reclocking DA with two dedicated electrical inputs and seven reclocked electrical outputs (in four output pairs). An optional fiber optic submodule can be installed to provide additional fiber optic inputs and outputs. The module can equalize up to 90 meters for input 1 (J10) and 100 meters for input 2 (J8) of Belden 1694A cable for HD/3G-SDI. It can distribute either HD/3G-SDI or SD-SDI, making it ideal for mixed format applications or installations where an upgrade to HD/3G is planned. It is also completely DVB ASI compliant. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8943RDA-DFR can be configured as a fiber receiver, providing two fiber optic inputs that can be mapped to feed seven electrical outputs (in output pairs). The two fiber optic inputs are both active along with the dedicated electrical inputs. This makes the module ideal where redundant feeds are used. Using the dual transmitter fiber option, this module can distribute two additional fiber outputs as well as the seven electrical outputs (in output pairs) allowing it to feed both local and remote locations simultaneously. This can also provide redundant fiber feeds. With the transceiver option, the 8943RDADFR makes a flexible DA ready for either fiber in or fiber out applications. The fiber option makes it ideal for receiving signals from distant downlinks or transmitting to remote uplinks.

89003FR-R
J1 J2

Out
J3 J4

Out

Out
J5 J6

Out

Out
J7 J8

Out In
2 1 FIBER J10

Out Fiber I/O Connector

In

Applications
Distributing HD/3G signals or mixed HD/3G and SD format installations Installations where an SD to HD/3G update is planned Combining HD/3G, SD, or ASI distribution with a long-distance isolated fiber connection

Refer to the configuration block diagrams on the next page for illustrations of the mulitple uses for the 8943RDA-DFR with the available fiber optic submodule options. Note that all module inputs and outputs can be active at the same time and input to output mapping can be set as desired in configuration. All parameters can be configured directly from the card edge or via a standard HTML Web browser when the 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module has been installed. The module operation and configuration, as well as the signal presence and format can be monitored using industry standard SNMP protocol via the 8900NET (Net Card) module.

Specifications Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Output jitter (for inputs conforming to SMPTE 259M and 292M standards): <0.2 UI >100 kHz for 3G <0.2 UI >100 kHz for HD <1.0 UI 10 Hz 100 kHz for HD <0.2 UI 10 Hz up for SD DVB ASI: Seven non-inverted outputs (in output pairs) Electrical Length (input to output latency in ns) : CH1: Input J10 to Output J1: 3G: Reclocked: 3.8 ns, Bypassed: 3.55 ns HD: Reclocked: 4.0 ns, Bypassed: 3.6 ns SD: Reclocked: 6.0 ns, Bypassed: 4.0 ns CH2: Input J8 to Output J1: 3G: Reclocked: 4.0 ns, Bypassed: 3.75 ns HD: Reclocked: 4.1 ns, Bypassed: 3.7 ns SD: Reclocked: 6.2 ns, Bypassed: 4.25 ns CH3: Input F2 to Output F1 (Transceiver option): 3G: Reclocked: 6.0 ns, Bypassed: 5.7 ns HD: Reclocked: 6.0 ns, Bypassed: 5.7 ns SD: Reclocked: 11.25 ns, Bypassed: 9.25 ns Reclocking: Active/bypass Input format selection: Auto/manual This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
5.2 Watts (no SFP fiber submodule) single slot 5.9 Watts (with SFP fiber submodule) single slot

8943RDA-DFR
SD/HD/3G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, front and rear module set Fiber Optic SFP Options: Order one option kit (fiber optic submodule, mounting bracket and cable assembly) per front module depending on your application for signals up to 3 Gb/s. Dual Receiver (1270 nm >1610 nm): SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K Dual Transmitter, 1310 nm and 1310 nm: SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K Fiber Transceiver, 1310 nm and 1310 nm: SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K CWDM Dual Transmitter, 1470 nm and 1490 nm: SFP-CWDM3G-1-K CWDM Dual Transmitter, 1510 nm and 1530 nm: SFP-CWDM3G-2-K CWDM Dual Transmitter, 1550 nm and 1570 nm: SFP-CWDM3G-3-K CWDM Dual Transmitter, 1590 nm and 1610 nm: SFP-CWDM3G-4-K

Inputs
SD/HD/3G-SDI: Two electrical inputs (J10 and J8) and 2 optional single-mode fiber optic inputs (with dual receiver), or 1 optional fiber optic input (with transceiver) Input equalization (Belden 1694A cable) 90m for 3 Gb/s (Input 1, J10) 100m for 3 Gb/s (Input 2, J8) 140m for 1.5 Gb/s 400m for 270 Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB: up to 1.5 Gb/s, 10 dB (typical) up to 3 Gb/s Formats supported: SD-SDI HD-SDI 3G-SDI DVB ASI

Outputs
SD/HD/3G-SDI: Seven reclocked electrical outputs (in four output pairs (J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6, and J7) and two single-mode fiber optic outputs (with dual transmitter option, or one fiber optic output (with transceiver option) Return loss: HD >15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s, >10 dB up to 3 Gb/s Signal level: 800 mV 10%

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8943RDA-DFR Fiber-Ready SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


8943RDA-DFR (without Fiber Optic option)
Reclock Bypass J10 Input Equalizer Reclocker Input to Output Mapping
J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7

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Active Inputs
BNC J10 BNC J8

Available Outputs
BNC pairs: J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6, J7

Reclock Bypass J8 Input Equalizer Reclocker

8943RDA-DFR (with Dual Receiver Fiber Optic option)


Reclock Bypass BNC J10 Input Equalizer Reclocker Reclock Bypass BNC J8 Input Equalizer Reclocker Reclock Bypass Fiber 1 Input Fiber RX Dual Receiver Option Fiber 2 Input Fiber RX Reclocker Reclock Bypass Reclocker Input to Output Mapping

J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7

Active Inputs
BNC J10 BNC J8 Fiber 1 In Fiber 2 In

Available Outputs
BNC pairs: J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6, J7

8943RDA-DFR (with Dual Transmitter Fiber Optic option)


Reclock Bypass BNC J10 Input Equalizer Reclocker Reclock Bypass BNC J8 Input Equalizer Reclocker Input to Output Mapping Fiber TX Dual Transmitter Option Fiber TX J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 Fiber 1 Output

Active Inputs
BNC J10 BNC J8

Available Outputs
BNC pairs: J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6, J7, Fiber 1 Out, Fiber 2 Out

Fiber 2 Output

8943RDA-DFR (with Transceiver Fiber Optic option)


Reclock Bypass BNC J10 Input Equalizer Reclocker Reclock Bypass
BNC J8 Input

J1 J2 Input to Output Mapping J3 J4 J5 J6 J7

Equalizer

Reclocker Reclock Bypass Reclocker

Active Inputs
BNC J10 BNC J8 Fiber 1 Input

Available Outputs
BNC pairs: J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6, J7, Fiber 2 Ouptut

Fiber 1 Input

Fiber RX

Transceiver Option

Fiber TX

Fiber 2 Output

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8943RDA-D Dual SD/HD/3G Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Supports SD/HD/3G-SDI rates up to 1080p Two electrical inputs Four electrical reclocked output pairs Configurable input to output pair mapping Auto or manual input format selection 100% DVB ASI compliant High density (up to twenty DA inputs per 2 rack unit) Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

The 8943RDA-D is a dual input SD/HD/3G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier. It provides two electrical inputs that can be mapped to feed any of four reclocked electrical output pairs (one input per output pair). The module is also completely DVB ASI compliant. It can distribute either HD/3G-SDI or SD-SDI, making it ideal for mixed format applications or installations where an upgrade to HD/3G-SDI is planned. Up to 90 meters for input 1 (J9), 100 meters for input 2 (J10) of Belden 1694A cable can be equalized for HD/3G-SDI and up to 440 meters for SD-SDI. All parameters can be configured directly from the card edge or via a standard HTML Web browser when the 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module has been installed. The module operation and configuration, as well as the signal presence and format, can be monitored using industry standard SNMP protocol via the 8900NET (Net Card) module.

89003E-R
J1 J2

Out
J3 J4

Out

Out
J5 J6

Out

Out
J7 J8

Out

Applications
Distributing HD/3G signals or mixed HD/3G and SD format installations Installations where an SD to HD/3G update is planned Installations where highest density is required at the lowest cost For optimizing and adapting trade-off between number of DAs and number of outputs

Out
J9 J10

Out

In

In

Reclock Bypass J9 Input Equalizer Reclocker Input to Output Mapping


J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8

Reclock Bypass J10 Input Equalizer Reclocker

Specifications Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs (four output pairs)

Ordering Information Information Ordering


Distribution
Reclocking: Active/bypass Input format selection: Auto/manual Input to output mapping: Both inputs are active at the same time and are configurable to any output pair (one input per electrical output pair). Electrical length (input to output latency in ns): CH1: Input J9 to Output J1: 3G: Reclocked: 3.8 ns, Bypassed: 3.55 ns HD: Reclocked: 4.0 ns, Bypassed: 3.6 ns SD: Reclocked: 6.0 ns, Bypassed: 4.0 ns CH2: Input J10 to Output J1: 3G: Reclocked: 4.0 ns, Bypassed: 3.75 ns HD: Reclocked: 4.1 ns, Bypassed: 3.7 ns SD: Reclocked: 6.2 ns, Bypassed: 4.25 ns This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
3.8 Watts single slot

8943RDA-D
Dual SD/HD/3G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, front and rear module set

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Two electrial inputs (J9 and J10) Input equalization (Belden 1694A cable) 90m for 3 Gb/s (Input 1, J9) 100m for 3 Gb/s (Input 2, J10) 140m for 1.5 Gb/s 400m for 270 Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s, 10 dB (typical) up to 3 Gb/s Formats supported: SD-SDI HD-SDI 3G-SDI DVB ASI

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Eight reclocked electrical outputs (in four output pairs: J1/J2, J3/J4, J5/J6 and J7/J8) Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s, >10 dB to 3 Gb/s Signal level: 800 mV 10% Output jitter (for inputs conforming to SMPTE 259M and 292M standards): <0.2 UI >100 kHz for 3G <0.2 UI >100 kHz for HD <1.0 UI 10 Hz 100 kHz for HD <0.2 UI 10 Hz up for SD

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8945EDA SD/HD Equalizing Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Eight output SD-SDI or HD-SDI equalizing distribution amplifier 100% DVB ASI compliant Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

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Applications
Distributing HD signals or supporting SD/HD rate-agile installations Installations that will upgrade to HD Distribution of non-standard wideband signals

The 8945EDA module is a single SD/HD equalizing distribution amplifier. It provides eight outputs and can equalize up to 125 meters of Belden 1694A cable for HD-SDI. It can be used to distribute either SD-SDI or HD-SDI, making it ideal for mixed-format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned.

8900WE-R

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Not Used

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

J10

Equalizer bypass SD/HD SDI In Equalizer 8X SD/HD SDI Out

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Eight outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz >10 dB to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
2.5 Watts single slot

8945EDA
SD/HD equalizing distribution amplifier (front and rear module set)

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: One input Input equalization (Belden 1694A): Up to 125m HD-SDI Up to 330m SD-SDI Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B) DVB ASI: Yes Input type supported: SMPTE 259M 292-M 344-M (270, 1483.5 and 1485Mb/s) Input type selection: Manual only between HD and SD/ASI

Distribution
Equalizing: Active/bypass Output mode: 1x8 Input type selection: Manual only between HD and SD/ASI

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

Performance
Electrical length: <5 ns For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8945EDA-D Dual SD/HD Equalizing Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Dual SD-SDI or HD-SDI equalizing distribution amplifier Single 1x8 or dual and configurable 1x4 models 100% DVB ASI compliant High density (up to 10 1x4 distribution amplifiers per rack unit) Equalizer bypass for low bit-rate signals Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

The 8945EDA-D module is a dual SD/HD equalizing distribution amplifier. It provides four outputs for each of its two inputs and can equalize up to 125 meters of Belden 1694A cable for HD-SDI. It can be used to distribute either SD-SDI or HD-SDI, making it ideal for mixed-format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned.

8900WE-R

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Applications
Distributing stable HD signals or SD/HD in rate-agile installations Installations that will upgrade to HD Optimizing density and cost Distribution of non-standard wideband signals
SD/HD SDI In Equalizer bypass

J9

J10

Equalizer

4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Equalizer bypass SD/HD SDI In 4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Equalizer

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Eight outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz >10 dB to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
2.9 Watts single slot

8945EDA-D
Dual SD/HD equalizing distribution amplifier, front and rear module set

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Two inputs Input equalization (Belden 1694A): Up to 125m HD-SDI Up to 330m SD-SDI Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B) DVB ASI: Yes Input types supported: SMPTE 259-M, 292-M, 344-M (270, 1483.5 and 1485 Mb/s) Input type selection: Manual only between HD and SD/ASI

Distribution
Equalizing: Active/bypass Output mode: 1x8/dual 1x4 Input type selection: Manual only between HD and SD/ASI

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

Performance
Electrical Length: <5 ns

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8947RDA-D Dual SD/HD Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Dual SD-SDI or HD-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier Automatic input-format detection Single 1x8 or dual and configurable 1x4 models 100% DVB ASI compliant High density (10 1x4 distribution amplifiers per rack unit) Equalizer bypass for low bit-rate signals Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

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The 8947RDA-D is a dual SD/HD re-clocking distribution amplifier, with automatic format detection. It provides four to eight reclocked outputs for each of its two inputs and can equalize up to 125 meters of Belden 1694A cable for HD-SDI. It can be used to distribute either HD-SDI or SD-SDI making it ideal for mixed format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned. All parameters can be configured directly from the card edge or via standard HTML Web browser if a network interface module has been installed. The module operation and configuration as well as the signal presence and format can be monitored using industry standard SNMP protocol via the network interface module.

8900WE-R

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

J10

Applications
Distributing HD signals or SD/HD in rate-agile installations Installations that will upgrade to HD Optimizing density and cost Optimizing trade-offs between the number of modules and outputs

Equalizer bypass SD/HD SDI In Equalizer

Reclock bypass Reclocker 4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Equalizer bypass SD/HD SDI In Equalizer

Reclock bypass Reclocker 4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Format detector

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Performance
Electrical length: <10 ns (reclocking enabled) <5 ns (reclocking bypassed) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
4.1 Watts single slot

Distribution
Equalizing: Active/bypass Reclocking: Active/bypass Input format selection: Automatic/manual

8947RDA-D
Dual SD/HD reclocking distribution amplifier, front and rear module set

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Two inputs Input equalization: up to 125m HD-SDI, up to 330m SD-SDI (Belden1694A) Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B) DVB ASI: Yes

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Eight outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >10 dB to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with < 0.1 UI jitter, the output jitter complies with the SMPTE 259M and 292M standards DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8947RDA-FR Fiber-Ready SD/HD Reclocking DA


Key Features
Eight-output SD-SDI or HD-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier Fiber-ready architecture supports up to two optional connections 100% DVB ASI compliant High connectivity density: eight coaxial outputs and fiber option Remote control and monitoring via Ethernet frame interface

The 8947RDA-FR is a dual SD/HD reclocking distribution amplifier, with automatic format detection. It provides eight reclocked outputs and can equalize up to 125 meters of Belden 1694A cable for HD-SDI. It can be used to distribute either SD-SDI or HD-SDI signals, making it ideal for mixed-format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned. Supporting up to two fiber connections, this module is ready for either fiber-in or fiber-out applications. It can also distribute eight noninverted DVB ASI outputs, making it ideal for receiving signals from distant downlinks or transmitting to remote uplinks.

8900WFR-R

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out Fiber I/O Connector

J3

J4

J5

J6

Applications
Distributing HD signals or SD/HD in rate-agile installations Installations that will upgrade to HD Combining SD, HD, or ASI distribution with long-distance, isolating fiber connection As a fiber receiver or transmitter in singlechannel-per-module applications

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Equalizer bypass SD/HD SDI In Equalizer

Reclock bypass Reclocker 8X SD/HD SDI Out

Up to one ber option may be selected Fiber RX Option Fiber RX SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Option

Format Detector

Fiber TX Option Fiber TX SD/HD Optical Out Fiber TX

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Performance
Electrical length: <10 ns (reclocking enabled) <5 ns (reclocking bypassed) This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
4.1 Watts single slot

Distribution
Equalizing: Active/bypass Reclocking: Active/bypass Manual input selection: Coax In, fiber 1, fiber 2 (with optional fiber input option) Input format selection: Automatic/manual

8947RDA-FR
SD/HD re-clocking distribution amplifier fiber ready (front and rear module set)

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: up to 125m HD-SDI, up to 330m SD-SDI (Belden1694A) Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B) DVB ASI: Yes

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual input fiber receiver. Suits one-signal-per-fiber and CWDM fiber systems

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual output fiber transmitter. For one-signal-per-fiber systems

SFP-13103G-M2TRX
Fiber transceiver. For one-signal-per-fiber systems

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Eight outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >10 dB to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with < 0.1 UI jitter, the output jitter complies with the SMPTE 259M & 292M standards Optical: Single-mode (optional) DVB ASI: Eight non-inverted outputs

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8949MDA-CXF PAL/NTSC Monitoring Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Reclocked distribution of SD or HD-SDI signals for reconstructed input fan-out PAL/NTSC monitoring output with aspect ratio controls for HD inputs Distributes both SD-SDI and HD-SDI with automatic format detection for flexible future-proof system architectures Provides SD monitoring output whether input is SD or HD Very high-density solution Accepts optional fiber transmitter to provide optical, HD-SDI, and PAL/NTSC monitoring outputs for combined local/ remote systems Configurable as fiber receiver with four HD-SDI outputs and PAL/NTSC monitoring

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The 8949MDA-CXF is a monitoring distribution amplifier with PAL/NTSC monitoring outputs. This module is ideal for low-cost monitoring of HD-SDI signals. It provides four monitoring coax outputs and four reclocked coax outputs and can be used to distribute either SD-SDI or HD-SDI making it ideal for mixed format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned. Aspect ratio controls are active on the downscaled outputs with an HD input signal. With its fiber-ready architecture, the 8949MDA can use one of three types of fiber optic submodule options. With a dual transmitter fiber option installed, two fiber outputs are provided in addition to the eight coax outputs. Applications include use as an HD-SDI fiber transmitter with additional monitoring and reclocked coax feeds. Or the module can have a dual receiver (two fiber inputs) or a transceiver (one fiber input and one fiber output. Parameters can be adjusted with onboard controls or via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton control panel (when installed in network-equipped frames). In addition NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and signal SD/HD health monitoring. SDI In This is a monitoring device so, in order to provide the fastest possible conversion, the module does not perform de-interlacing and consequently it has an extremely short processing delay of 0.97 ms.

8900WFR-XFR

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

PAL/NTSC Out PAL/NTSC Out PAL/NTSC Out PAL/NTSC Out Fiber I/O Connector

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Applications
Where an PAL/NTSC monitoring feed is required HD-SDI distribution alongside monitoring in PAL or NTSC Rate-agile systems requiring distribution and a consistent composite monitoring feed A fiber receiver with composite monitoring A fiber transmitter with local HD and composite monitoring feeds

Equalizer and Re-clocker

Aspect Ratio Control Downconverter

4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Only one ber option may be selected Fiber RX Option Fiber RX SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Option

Encoder

Auto Format Detction

4X PAL/NTSC Out Fiber TX

Option Fiber TX SD/HD Optical Out Fiber TX

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with <0.1 UI

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
7.3 Watts single slot without fiber optic submodule 8.0 Watts single slot with fiber optic submodule

Electrical Length (Delay)


<0.97 ms

8949MDA-CXF
SD/HD monitoring distribution amplifier PAL/NTSC output fiber-ready front and rear module set. Fiber optic kit option includes fiber optic submodule, mounting bracket, and fiber cable assembly for mounting on the module circuit board.

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: up to 125m HD-SDI, up to 330m SD-SDI (Belden1694A) Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B)

Conversion
8 bits representation Type: Field-based high speed monitoring to drive 16:9 monitors Input formats: 59.94 Hz, 1080i @ 59.94 Hz, 720p @ 59.94 Hz, 480i @ 59.94 Hz To output format: 480i @ 59.94 Hz Input formats: 50 Hz, 1080i @ 50 Hz, 720p @ 50Hz, 576i @ 50 Hz To output format: 576i @ 50 Hz Manual input selection: Coax In, fiber 1, fiber 2 (with optional fiber input) Input format selection: Automatic/manual

SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K
Dual input fiber receiver kit. For one-signal-per-fiber and CWDM fiber systems

SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K
Dual output fiber transmitter kit. For one-signal-perfiber systems

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >10 dB to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with <0.1 UI jitter, the output jitter complies with the SMPTE 259M & 292M standards Optical: Single-mode (optional) Analog video: Four outputs (75) Formats: SMPTE 170M (NTSC), CCIR624 (PAL-B) Return loss: > 40 dB to 10 MHz

SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K
Fiber transceiver kit. For one-signal-per-fiber systems
Please note that the 8949MDA-CXF provides 16:9 anamorphic monitoring outputs for HD signals and 4:3 outputs for SD inputs. You should use the 8949MDA-SXF for SDI outputs. To provide the fastest possible conversion, this module does not perform deinterlacing and consequently it has an extremely short processing delay of 0.97 ms.

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8949MDA-SXF SDI Monitoring Distribution Amplifier


Key Features
Reclocked distribution of SD or HD-SDI signals for reconstructed input fan-out SD-SDI monitoring Can distribute both HD-SDI and SD-SDI with automatic format detection for flexible future-proof system architectures Provides SD monitoring output whether input is SD or HD Very high-density solution Accepts optional fiber transmitter to provide optical, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI monitoring outputs for combined local/ remote systems Configurable as fiber receiver with four HD-SDI outputs and SD-SDI monitoring High-quality downscaled signals with new EDH CRC packet generated on outputs

The 8949MDA-SXF is a monitoring distribution amplifier with SD-SDI monitoring outputs. This module is ideal for low-cost monitoring of HD-SDI signals. The 8949MDA provides four monitoring outputs and four reclocked outputs and can be used to distribute either SD-SDI or HD-SDI making it ideal for mixed format applications or installations where an upgrade is planned. Aspect ratio controls are active on the downscaled outputs with an HD input signal. With its fiber-ready architecture the 8949MDA can be configured to support up to two fiber connections in addition to its eight coax outputs. Applications include use as an HD-SDI fiber transmitter with additional monitoring and reclocked coax feeds. Or the module can have a dual receiver (two fiber inputs) or a transceiver (one fiber input and one fiber output). All parameters can be adjusted directly from the module itself or via standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton Control Panel (when installed in network-equipped frames). In addition NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and signal health monitoring. This is a monitoring device so, in order to provide the fastest possible conversion, the module does not perform de-interlacing and consequently it has an extremely short processing delay of 0.95 ms.
SD/HD SDI In

8900WFR-XFR

SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI Out SD/HD SDI In

J1

J2

SD SDI Out SD SDI Out SD SDI Out SD SDI Out Fiber I/O Connector

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

FIBER

Applications
Where an SD-SDI monitoring feed is required HD-SDI distribution alongside SD-SDI monitoring Rate-agile systems requiring consistent SD feed monitoring A fiber receiver with SD monitoring A fiber transmitter with local SD and HD monitoring feeds

Equalizer and Re-clocker

Aspect Ratio Control Downconverter

4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Only one ber option may be selected Fiber RX Option Fiber RX SD/HD Optical In Fiber RX Option

Auto Format Detection

4X SD-SDI Out

Fiber TX Option Fiber TX Fiber TX SD/HD Optical Out

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex frame

Ordering Information
Electrical Length (Delay)
<0.95 ms This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
8.1 Watts single slot without fiber optic submodule 8.8 Watts single slot with fiber optic submodule

Conversion
10 bits representation Type: Field-based high-speed monitoring to drive 16:9 monitors Input formats 59.94 Hz: 1080i @ 59.94 Hz, 720p @ 59.94 Hz, 480i @ 59.94 Hz To output format: 480i @ 59.94 Hz Input formats 50 Hz: 1080i @ 50 Hz, 720p @ 50Hz, 576i @ 50 Hz To output format: 576i @ 50 Hz Manual input selection: Coax In, fiber 1, fiber 2 (with optional fiber input) Input format selection: Automatic/manual

8949MDA-SXF
SD/HD monitoring distribution amplifier SDI output fiber ready front and rear module set. Fiber optic kit option includes one fiber optic submodule, mounting bracket, and fiber cable assembly for mounting on the module circuit board.

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Input equalization: up to 125m HD-SDI, up to 330m SD-SDI (Belden1694A) Return loss: >15 dB 0.004 to 1.5 GHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 (NTSC) 576i @ 50 (PAL-B)

SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K
Dual input fiber receiver kit. For one-signal-per-fiber and CWDM fiber systems

SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K
Dual output fiber transmitter kit. For one-signal-perfiber systems

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >10 dB to 1.5GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with <0.1 UI jitter, the output jitter complies with the SMPTE 259M & 292M standards SD-SDI: Four outputs Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Output jitter: for input with <0.1 UI jitter, the output jitter complies with the SMPTE 292M standards

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Yes Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K
Fiber transceiver kit. For one-signal-per-fiber systems
Please note that the 8949MDA-SXF provides 16:9 anamorphic monitoring outputs for HD signals and 4:3 outputs for SD inputs. You should use the 8949MDA-CXF for composite outputs. To provide the fastest possible conversion, this module does not perform de-interlacing and consequently it has an extremely short

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8900FSS 4:2:2 Frame Synchronizer/Delay Submodule


Key Features
10-bit signal processing Full frame output phasing for total control of output timing Compatible with 8960DEC and 8960ENC Outputs RS-232 serial audio delay control signal Offers up to full frame of delay Black or freeze on loss of video

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The 8900FSS is a low-cost solution to digital system timing. Full frame synchronization and delay are available by connecting the 8900FSS to a host module such as the 8960DEC decoder or 8960ENC encoder. All user controls are resident on the host module and include output phasing/delay and freeze frame options. It operates as a companion to the popular 8916AES autotracking delay DA, and 8920ADT and 8921ADT for audio synchronization applications. The 8900FSS requires less than 2.5W so that, even when coupled to the 8960DEC/8960ENC, up to ten host/sub-modules can be accommodated in the 8900 frame when the front cover fan is installed.

All possible adjustments to this card can be performed directly on the host module. When the 8900NET (Net Card) module is installed in the frame, you gain immediate access to remote control and monitoring.

Inputs from Host Module 10-bit

Frame Store & Demux Read & Write Control

Outputs to Host Module 10-bit

525 Ref. 625 Ref.

Reference Selector

LPF Sync Separator

FPGA Delay

Controls

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex Gecko Video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Signal path: 10-bit Phasing/delay: One video frame Phase/delay increment: 37 ns Minimum delay: 1.5 s Operating temperature: 0 to 45C ambient Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing This submodule can be mounted on a module in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
2.5 Watts single slot

8900FSS
4:2:2 frame synchronizer/delay submodule

Input
Signal type: 10-bit parallel 4:2:2 component video Connector type: 40-pin connector to host module

Indicators and Controls


User controls: Horizontal phase/delay, vertical phase/ delay, freeze mode Remote: All controls

Reference Input
Number of inputs: Two Signal type: SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines) Connector type: 40-pin connector to host module, selectable High Z or 75 for external reference signal looping

Output
Signal type: 10-bit parallel 4:2:2 component video Connector type: 40-pin connector to host module

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8900GEN-SM GeckoFlex Reference Input Submodule


The 8900GEN-SM submodule attaches to a synchronizer module and provides a reference input for: The host synchronizer module Other GeckoFlex modules via the frame reference bus (if the module is mounted in slot 1 or slot 3) A second submodule attached to another GeckoFlex host module can provide a redundant frame reference or a reference of a completely different signal format. NOTE: At least one module per frame must have a genlock submodule installed to provide reference bus support.

Specifications
Genlock Reference Supported Formats:
NTSC 29.97 Hz and PAL 25 Hz color black (black and burst) 1080i 59.94 Hz tri-level sync 720p 59.94 Hz tri-level sync 1080i 50 Hz tri-level sync 720p 50 Hz tri-level sync 1080p 24 Hz tri-level sync 1080sf 24 Hz tri-level sync AES 48 kHz signal and AES 96 kHz signals Word Clock 48 kHz and Word Clock 96 kHz

Ordering Information
8900GEN-SM
Reference input submodule. This submodule mounts to the synchronizer to provide reference input for the frame reference bus. It is not required for 8985PRC module operation.

Power Rating
0.7 Watts single slot

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8964FS Four-Channel SDI Frame Synchronizer


Key Features
Four 270 Mb/s frame synchronizers One output per input Looping color black reference input Automatic 525/625 lines selection Output timing locked to reference input and adjustable in 37ns steps over a full frame Passes or blanks horizontal ancillary data (HANC) Passes or blanks vertical interval ancillary data (VANC) Monitors its input signals for EDH errors Inserts new EDH on output Hot swappable Freeze mode On-screen display simplifies local configuration and control Compatible with Ethernet-based Newton control system
SDI 1 SDI In Timing VBI SDI 1

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The 8964FS provides a very compact and low-cost alternative to the 8981FS by providing four complete SDI frame synchronizers. Using the latest technology enables the 8964FS to achieve unsurpassed density, providing 40 full featured frame synchronizers in just 2 RU. This module can also operate in a fixed delay mode with no reference required. In either mode, the output can be phased relative to input or reference up to one frame in increments of 37ns. All adjustments can be performed on the modules card edge controls. The onscreen display capability greatly simplifies card-edge configuration.

8900V-R

SDI Input 1 SDI Input 2 SDI Input 3 SDI Input 4 Reference Input

J1

J2

SDI Output 1 SDI Output 2 SDI Output 3 SDI Output 4

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

J10

Loopthru

SDI 2

SDI In

Timing

VBI

SDI 2

SDI 3

SDI In

Timing

VBI

SDI 3

SDI 4

SDI In

Timing

VBI

SDI 4

Looping Reference Input

Reference

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Signal path: 10-bit Error detection and insertion: EDH Min. electrical length (delay mode): 525 lines: 5 lines + 55.22 s 625 lines: 4 lines + 55.90 s Output timing range: One frame Output timing resolution: 37 ns Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Operating humidity range: 0% to 90% noncondensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
8 Watts single slot

8964FS
Four-channel SDI frame synchronizer

Inputs
Number of inputs: Four, one for each synchronization path Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270Mb/s serial component digital Connector: Terminating 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, reference present, communication active, power, fault Controls: Vertical blanking, sync/delay modes, test signal, EDH, OSD Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet

Reference Input
Number of inputs: One NTSC/PAL Signal type: Color Black, SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines) Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Output
Number of outputs: Four, one for each synchronizer Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270Mb/s serial component digital Connector: Terminating 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8981FS SDI Frame Synchronizer/Delay


Key Features
10-bit signal processing assures broadcast quality Proc. amp controls Various freeze options for production applications Audio delay signal to drive audio delay cards Functions as frame synchronizer or fixed delay Up to a full frame of delay Cleanly handles input signal hot switches Passes all horizontal ancillary data (AES) Passes or blanks vertical interval data user adjustable EHD detection and insertion Complete remote control with GPI or Ethernet interface
EDH Detection SDI with Embedded Audio Reference Loopthrough Local Controls GPI Timing Generator LED Output Signal Processor EDH Insertion SDI with Embedded Audio

The 8981FS offers unparalleled functionality. It combines the best features of a frame synchronizer, frame delay, and digital processing amplifier in one module. The 8981FS is designed to handle various environments and applications including asynchronous input video signal timing, manual color correction, and production freeze frame applications. It operates as a companion to the popular 8916 AES autotracking delay DA, and 8920ADT or 8921ADT for audio synchronization applications. Several control modes are also offered, including local board controls, GPI for freeze control, and Ethernet control over a LAN/WAN using a variety of user friendly interfaces.

8900V-R
J1 J2

SDI Output

J3

J4

SDI Output

Delay Control Output SDI Input

J5

J6

Delay Control Output GPI

J7

J8

J9

J10

Reference input Loopthru

Framestore

Control Microprocessor Audio Delay Data

Ethernet

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Audio Delay Data
Number of outputs: Two Connector: BNC Type: RS-232 serial data This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
4.5 Watts single slot

8981FS
SDI frame synchronizer/delay

Performance
Signal path: 10-bit Error detection and insertion: EDH Switching line processing: Optional black insertion Min. electrical length (delay mode): Two lines Output timing range: One frame Output timing resolution: 37 ns Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Operating humidity range: 0% to 90% noncondensing

Input
Signal type: SMPTE 259M-C or EBU 3267 (270Mb/s) Connector: 75 BNC, terminating Automatic cable eq.: <300 meters Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz

Reference Input
Signal type: Analog color black 525 or 625 lines per SMPTE 170M or CCIR 624 Connector: Differential loop-through BNC Signal level: Sync level 140 mV to 560 mVp-p Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Signal present, line rate, reference present, freeze mode, delay mode, fault, communication active, configuration Controls: Output timing, proc. amp controls, freeze, blanking, sync/delay mode GPI control: Freeze Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Output
Signal type: SMPTE 259M-C or EBU 3267 Number of outputs: Four Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz

8981NR 270 Mb/s SDI Noise Reducer Module


Key Features
10-bit signal processing Recursion filter for random noise reduction Horizontal median filtering for impulse noise reduction Split screen mode with internal noise generator for setup purposes Video processing adjustments including video gain and black level Setting stored in non-volatile memory Output EDH generated VANC pass or blank Passes all HANC data

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The 8981NR is a 270 Mb/s SDI component digital noise reducer module. This module incorporates two different noise reduction methods that are targeted at different sources of noise. A recursive filter is effective for low levels of wide-band (random) variations that have no frame-to-frame correlation, and a horizontal median filter is very effective for impulse noise. Typical applications include reduction of random noise generated during analog transmission or digital processing. Signals from various sources with varying amounts of noise resulting from poor transmission and processing will greatly benefit from using this product by reducing the bandwidth required later during the MPEG compression process.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Video Output

J3

J4

Video Output

Not Used Video Input Not Used

J5

J6

Not Used Not Used Not Used

J7

J8

J9

J10

EDH Detection SDI Input

LED Noise Filters Test Generators SDI Output

Framestore

Control Local Controls Microprocessor

Ethernet

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Environmental Conditions
Operating ambient temperature (frame): 0 to 45C Operating humidity range: 0% to 90% noncondensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

Power Rating
4.5 Watts single slot

8981NR
270 Mb/s SDI video noise reducer module

SDI Input
Connector: BNC Input impedance: 75 terminating Signal type: SMPTE 259M serial 10-bit 4:2:2 component video Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz

SDI Output
Connector: 4X BNC Signal type: SMPTE 259M Output impedance: 75 Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz Error checking: EDH embedded

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8990ARC SDI Aspect Ratio Converter


Key Features
SDI 270 Mb/s I/O Operates at 50 and 59.94 Hz Converts between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios Various aspect ratio modes with controllable crop location Simple GPI remote control via BNC Supports networked control and monitoring

The 8990ARC addresses the need to convert between standard and widescreen formats resulting from various DTV standards worldwide. Flexible aspect ratio control is offered whether youre starting with 4:3 or 16:9. GPI control allows the selection of several predetermined aspect ratio modes while local or remote control, via the Ethernet interface, provides more complete aspect ratio control. Additional control modes include WSS widescreen signaling and video index data embedded in the SDI video stream.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Output

J3

J4

Output

Video Output GPI

J5

J6

Not Used GPI

J7

J8

J9

J10

SDI Input

Loopthru

SDI Input Loopthrough

Reclocker

Timing Generator

Reclocker Frame Memory

SDI Outputs

Filter Local Controls

Microprocessor

GPI

Ethernet

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Signal path processing: 12-bit 16:9 to 4:3 Conversion mode: Letterbox: full height, 14:9 sub-image 4:3 to 16:9 conversion mode: side panels, full width, 14:9 sub-image EDH insertion: WSS and VID Reclocking data rates: 270 Mb/s Delay: 75 lines Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module.

8990ARC
SDI aspect ratio converter

Power Rating
6.5 Watts single slot

Input
Signal type: SMPTE 259M-C, EBU 3267-E Connector: Differential loop-through BNC Supported data rate: 270 Mb/s Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz Cable equalization: <225 meters

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Video present, aspect ratio mode, fault, power, communication active, configuration, remote override Controls: Aspect ratio mode, vertical and horizontal position Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet

Output
Signal type: SMPTE 259M-C, EBU 3267-E Number of outputs: Four Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB (up to 270 Mb/s)

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8985FS SD/HD Video Frame Synchronizer


Key Features
HD/SD frame synchronizer Operates in frame sync and delay modes with user-programmable delay, plus a framing delay from 300 pixels up to eight frames minus 5 lines in pixel-sized steps Supports genlock submodule to manage reference timing (required for frame sync operation) Genlock submodule supports Tri-level sync and NTSC/PAL color black and loop-through Split screen mode for in/out comparison Accepts an optional fiber transmitter, fiber receiver, or fiber transceiver SFP device providing optical HD-SDI and SD-SDI I/O

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Applications
The 8985FS is a compact, high-performance, fiber-ready SD/HD frame synchronizer module with low hysteresis, a dual-redundant reference capability, and a perfect-picture mode. This module is therefore suited to production and playout applications where high reliability is required. The 8900GEN-SM submodule provides a dual-redundant reference to ensure continuous glitch-free operation even when the incoming reference signal fails. Perfect-picture mode prevents damaged frames and picture stutter from appearing when the incoming feed fails. Fiber-ready technology allows this module to accept one of three types of SFP fiber optic submodules. One of these can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input/ one fiber output (Transceiver). The 8900NET (Net Card) module is required for Web browser or Newton control panel configuration. In addition, NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and SNMP signal health monitoring. Refer to the rear module pinout and block diagram on the next page.
With asynchronous sources where SD-SDI and HD-SDI line or frame synchronization is required With synchronous sources to compensate for cable or processing delays When a video signal needs timing adjustment to match other sources With live signals where minimum delay is important

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Fixed delay mode = in minimum delay mode: Nominal: 300 pixels (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode = in minimum delay mode (synchronous input): Nominal: 300 pixels (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required to configure the module.

Power Rating
8.0 Watts single slot

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: Yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50; 1080p @ 24, 1080sf @ 24; 720p @ 59.94, 50; 480i @ 59.94; 576i @ 50

8985FS
SD/HD frame synchronizer (front and rear module set)

Synchronizing
Genlock (reference signal): The 8900GEN-SM submodule is required for genlocking GeckoFlex modules with frame sync. The 8900GEN-SM submodule attaches to the front module and provides genlock reference support to: Host synchronizer module Host synchronizer module and one of two frame reference buses Other GeckoFlex modules via the frame reference bus A second submodule attached to another GeckoFlex module can provide redundant frame reference or a different signal format. (NOTE: at least one module per frame must have a genlock submodule installed to provide reference bus support). Reference signal to timing pulse edge: Adjustable from 0 to 1 frame in 1 SD pixel steps.

8900GEN-SM
Genlock submodule. This submodule mounts to the front module to provide reference input for the module and frame reference bus. This is required for frame synchronizing operation

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (2080%): 140 ps typical for HD, 500 ps typical for SD Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied: <0.2 UI HD >100 kHz <1.0 UI HD 10 Hz >100 kHz <0.2 UI SD >1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional)

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter submodule

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Electrical Length (delay)


Fixed delay mode: Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame minus 5 lines to 2 frames minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input): Minimum: 1 frame minus 5 lines Maximum: 2 frames minus 5 lines

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8985FS SD/HD Video Frame Synchronizer

8900GFR-R

Genlock In Genlock Loop Out Out

J1

J2

Auto Track Delay Auto Track Delay Out

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Out
J9

Out Fiber I/O Connector


FIBER

In

SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD Fiber Out 2 SD/HD Fiber Out 1 SD/HD Fiber Out 2 4X SD/HD-SDI Out

SD/HD SDI In Ref In Loop 8900GEN-SM Submodule Option

Equalizer

Synchronizer

Genlock adjustment Frame Bus 1 Frame Bus 2

8985FSP SD/HD Frame Synchronizer w/Proc. Amp & Color Corrector


Key Features
SD/HD frame synchronizer with proc. amp RGB color correction for adjusting gain, offset, and gamma Video proc. amp controls for adjusting component gain, offset, and color saturation and Y/C white and Y black clipping levels Split screen mode for in/out comparison Fiber-ready design supports upgrade to optical receiver/transmitter/or transceiver Select between coaxial input and up to two optional fiber inputs Operates in frame-sync or delay modes, with programmable delay Accepts reference input submodule for local reference input or feeding reference buses

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Applications
The 8985FSP is a fiber-ready, compact SD/HD frame synchronizer module with a video proc. amp capability, including RGB and component color correction. With the same low-hysteresis synchronizer, perfect-picture mode, and redundant-reference feature as the 8985FS, this module is suited to production and playout applications where synchronization needs to be combined with comprehensive video signal control. The minimum delay while synchronizing is 300 pixels, which makes this unit ideal for live applications. The SD/HD capability is ideal for installations that will be upgraded or that have to handle both rates. Embedded audio including Dolby E is passed through but not processed. Fiber-ready technology allows this module to accept one of three types of SFP fiber optic submodules. One submodule option can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input/one fiber output (Transceiver). The 8900NET (Net Card) module is required for Web browser or Newton control panel configuration and NetConfig and NetCentral control and SNMP signal health monitoring. Refer to the rear module pinout and the block diagram on the next page.
Synchronization of SD-SDI or HD-SDI signals from asynchronous sources Compensation of cable or processing delay from synchronous sources Timing video signals before routing or switching and after routing Low-latency synchronization for latencycritical live broadcasts Video signal color processing to correct or match other sources

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration 8.0 Watts single slot Specifications User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode = in minimum delay mode (synchronous input): Nominal: 300 pixels (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required to configure the module.

Power Rating Inputs

SD/HD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: Yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50; 1080p @ 24, 1080sf @ 24; 720p @ 59.94, 50; 480i @ 59.94; 576i @ 50

RGB Color Correction


RGB range 0% to 200% in 1% steps: R gain, Ggain, B gain; total gain (controls all 3 at once) RGB offset range 0% to 100% in 1% steps: R offset, G offset, B offset; RGB offset (controls all 3 at once) Gamma correction range 0.25 to 4.00 in .01 steps: R, G, and B gamma correction or RGB total gamma correction

8985FSP
SD/HD frame synchronizer with proc. amp, front and rear module set

8900GEN-SM
Genlock submodule. This submodule mounts on the front module to provide reference input for the module and frame reference bus. This is required for frame synchronizing operation

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 500 ps typical for SD Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied: <0.2 UI HD >100 kHz <1.0 UI HD 10 Hz >100 kHz <0.2 UI SD >1 kHz <0.2 UI HD 10 Hz >1 kHz Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Proc. Amp
Gain Range: 0% to 200% in 1% steps: Y gain, color saturation, total gain (controls Y gain and color saturation together), Cb gain, Cr gain Offset Range: 100% to 100% in 1% steps: Cb offset, Cr offset, Y offset Clip Range: 50 to 109%: Y/C White clip level, and -7 to 50%: Y Black clip level Hue Range: -180 to 179 in 1 steps

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transmitter submodule

Synchronizing (Genlock reference signal):


The 8900GEN-SM submodule is required for genlocking GeckoFlex platform modules

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Electrical Length (delay)


Fixed delay mode: Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame minus 5 lines to 2 frames minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input): Minimum: 1 frame minus 5 lines Maximum: 2 frames minus 5 lines Fixed delay mode = in minimum delay mode: Nominal: 300 pixels (1 pixel)

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8985FSP SD/HD Frame Synchronizer w/Proc. Amp & Color Corrector

8900GFR-R

Genlock In Genlock Loop Out Out

J1

J2

Auto Track Delay Auto Track Delay Out

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Out
J9

Out Fiber I/O Connector


FIBER

In

SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option Component Video Proc. Amp

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD Fiber Out 2 SD/HD Fiber Out 1 SD/HD Fiber Out 2 4X SD/HD-SDI Out Auto Tracking Delay

SD/HD SDI In Ref In Loop 8900GEN-SM Submodule Option

Equalizer

Synchronizer

RGB Video Proc. Amp

Genlock adjustment

Frame Bus 1 Frame Bus 2

8985PRC SD/HD Video Processing Amplifier


Key Features
SD/HD video proc. amp Full proc. amp functions, including color correction Video gain, chroma gain, and black-level control Phase control (hue) Individual component controls (Y, Cr, Cb) Individual RGB gain, offset, and gamma controls Overall gain, offset, and gamma controls Split screen mode for in/out comparison Accepts an optional fiber transmitter, receiver, or transceiver SFP device providing optical HD-SDI and SD-SDI I/O Intuitive Web browser configuration and SNMP monitoring Supports Newton control panels for on-the-fly facility operation

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Applications
The 8985PRC is a fiber-ready SD/HD-SDI video processing amplifier and color corrector. It is ideal for correcting camera feeds, in-vision monitor feeds, archive playback, or general proc. amp duties. This full-featured proc. amp allows RGB color correction including gamma and component adjustments on either SD or HD video. The 8985PRC can also control hue, chroma, and luma similar to a traditional analog composite proc. amp. Combined with a Newton control panel, one or several channels of video can be controlled easily and precisely by an operator to make preliminary or even live adjustments to levels and colors. All the functions of this proc. amp are available in the 8985FSP frame synchronizer where proc. amp control needs to be combined with frame synchronization. One of three types of optional SFP fiber optic submodules can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input and one fiber output (Transceiver). All parameters are set via the standard HTML Web browsers or via the Newton control panel (when installed in network equipped frames). In addition, NetConfig and NetCentral can be used for remote configuration and SNMP signal health monitoring. Refer to the rear module pinout and the block diagram on the next page.
Color correction for camera feeds in live production Color enhancement and level correction for playback of archival material Correction of previously digitized material not properly color corrected at digitization Color balancing of feeds to in-vision monitors for neutral look

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Electrical Length (delay)
HD modes: 104 pixels SD modes: 90 pixels Precision: 1 pixel This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls, an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required to configure the module.

Power Rating
8.0 Watts single slot

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: No Optical: Single-mode (optional) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50; 1080p @ 24, 1080sf @ 24; 720p @ 59.94, 50; 480i @ 59.94; 576i @ 50

RGB Color Correction


RGB range 0% to 200% in 1% steps: R gain, G gain, B gain, total gain (controls all three at once) RGB offset range 0% to 100% in 1% steps: R offset, G offset, B offset, RGB offset (controls all three at once) Gamma correction range 0.25 to 4.00 in .01 steps: R gamma correction, G gamma correction, B gamma correction, total gamma correction

8985PRC
SD/HD Video Processing Amplifier, front and rear module set

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

Outputs
SD/HD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typ, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 500 ps typical for SD Output jitter, low jitter applied: <0.2 UI HD >100 kHz <1.0 UI HD 10 Hz >100 kHz <0.2 UI SD >1 kHz Reclocked: Yes Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Proc. Amp
Range 0% to 200% in 1% steps: Y gain, color saturation, total gain (controls Y gain and color saturation together), Cb gain, Cr gain Range -100% to 100% in 1% steps: Cb offset, Cr offset, Y offset Range -180 to 179 in 1 steps: Hue

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transmitter submodule

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8985PRC HD/SD Video Processing Amplifier

8900GFR-R
J1 J2

Not Used
J3 J4

Not Used

Not Used
J5 J6

Not Used

Out
J7 J8

Out

Out
J9

Out Fiber I/O Connector


FIBER

In

SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 1 SD/HD Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD Fiber Out 2 SD/HD Fiber Out 1 SD/HD Fiber Out 2

SD/HD SDI In

Equalizer

RGB Video Proc Amp

Component Video Proc Amp

4X SD/HD-SDI Out

8995DNC Downconverter and Frame Sync


Key Features
High-quality downconverter with synchronizer for robust signal handling Image enhancement and pixel-level motion adaptive conversion for superb picture quality Full video proc. amp functions, including RGB and component color controls, video gain, chroma gain, phase control (hue), Y/C White and Y Black clip level controls, and color space conversion (ITU601, ITU 709) Embedded audio can be adjusted for gain, delay, channel pairing, and output processing, then re-embedded into the video output stream Minimum delay (1 frame conversion) for low-latency live applications Maximum adjustable delay up to 9 frames Fiber-ready accepts an optional SFP fiber device providing optical inputs or outputs Optional genlock reference input submodule for reference timing that supports loop-through, Tri-level sync and color black

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Applications
The 8995DNC is a compact, broadcast-quality fiber-ready downconverter. Conversion is of the highest quality, with pixel-adaptive motion processing. In addition, the 8995DNC provides the most robust signal handling with the low hysteresis synchronizer, redundant reference, and perfect-picture mode of the 8985FS. It is fully featured with color-space conversion and a powerful video proc. amp, including RGB color correction with gamma and component adjustments with Y/C clip level adjustments. Powerful embedded audio handling includes channel-level and Dolby E stream routing. PCM audio processing eliminates the clicks caused by the video synchronizer dropping or repeating frames. This module silences the effects of hot upstream video switching using a V-fade. VITC and closed caption conversion are supported for same frame-rate downconversions, making this an ideal module for playout applications. One of three types of optional SFP fiber optic submodules can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input and one fiber output (Transceiver). Refer to the module pinout and block diagram on the next page.
Where incoming feeds may be in either 1080 and 720 HD video formats For live production where low latency conversion is required For conversion of signals with embedded audio Incoming lines ingest of any signal format into an HD system, including synchronization conversion and proc. amp adjustment

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Synchronizing mode = in minimum delay mode (synchronous input): Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls and in order to configure this module an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required.

Power Rating and Size


18 Watts dual slot HD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: Yes Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Inputs

Conversion
Method: Motion adaptive 3:2/2:2 cadence: Automatic detection Input: 1080i @ 59.94Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98, or 720p @ 59.94Hz Output choices: 480i @ 59.94Hz Input: 1080i @ 50Hz or 720p @ 50Hz Output choices: 576i @ 50Hz

8995DNC
SD/HD video format downconverter, front module and dual wide rear module set

8900GEN-SM
Genlock submodule. This submodule mounts to the front module to provide the reference input for the module and frame reference bus. This is required for frame synchronizing operation

Outputs
SD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Auto-sensing: yes Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typ for HD, 500 ps typical for SD Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI p-p HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI p-p HD > 10 Hz Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Aspect Ratio Conversion


Conversion modes: 1:1, letterbox, pillarbox, anamorphic, 14:9

Synchronization (Genlock)
Standard frame bus genlock or external reference if genlock submodule is installed (note at least one front module per frame must have genlock submodule) Adjustment: 0 to 1 frame in 1 SD pixel steps

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

Timecode and Closed Caption


VITC timecode and Closed Capiton HD to SD translation: for same frame rate and output line select for VITC and Closed Caption. NOTE: VITC and CC may not work accurately in 23.98Hz 3:2 pulldown from higher frame rate conversion

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter submodule

Electrical Length (delay)


Fixed delay mode: Nominal: 2 frames (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 2 frames minus 5 lines to 3 frames minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input): Minimum: 2 frames minus 5 lines Maximum: 3 frames minus 5 lines Fixed delay mode = in minimum delay mode: Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8995DNC Downconverter and Frame Sync

8900UDX-R

Genlock In Genlock Loop Out Out

J1

J2

Auto Track Delay Reclocked SDI Out Out

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Out
J9

Out Fiber In/Out Connector


FIBER

In

HD Fiber In 1 HD Fiber In 1 HD Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Reclocker

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD Fiber Out 2 SD Fiber Out 1 SD Fiber Out 2 Reclocked Ouptut

VITC/CC Converter RGB Video Proc. Amp Adjustable Delay Component Video Proc. Amp Channel Gain Motion Adaptive Scaler Channel Stream Routing Embedder

HD SDI In

DeEmbedder

Video Synchronizer & Delay Adjust Audio Synchronizer

4X SD-SDI Out

Dolby E and Non-PCM Path

Ref In Loop

8900GEN-SM Submodule Option

Genlock Adjustment

Audio Delay Out

Frame Bus 1 Frame Bus 2

8995UDX Up/Down/Crossconverter and Frame Sync


Key Features
Up/down/crossconverter with frame synchronizer Image enhancement and pixel-level motion adaptive conversion for superb picture quality Synchronizer for robust signal handling Full video proc. amp functions, including RGB and component color controls, video gain, chroma gain, phase control (hue), Y/C White/Y Black clip level controls, and color space conversion (ITU 601, ITU 709) Minimum delay (1 frame conversion) for low-latency live applications Maximum adjustable delay up to 9 frames Fiber-ready accepts an optional SFP fiber device providing optical input or output Optional genlock reference input submodule for reference timing that supports loop-through, Tri-level sync and color black

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Applications
The 8995UDX is a compact, broadcast-quality, fiber-ready, up/down/crossconverter and synchronizer. Conversion is of the highest quality in all modes, with pixel-adaptive motion processing. In addition, the 8995UDX provides the most robust signal handling with the low hysteresis synchronizer, redundant reference, and perfect-picture mode of the 8985FS. It is fully featured with color-space conversion and a powerful video proc. amp that includes RGB color correction with gamma and component adjustments with clip level controls on either HD or SD video. The user can also control hue, chroma, and luma similar to a traditional analog proc. amp. Powerful embedded audio handling includes channel-level and Dolby E stream routing. PCM audio processing eliminates the clicks caused by the video synchronizer dropping or repeating frames and hot upstream video switching. VITC conversion and Closed Captioning are supported for same frame-rate conversions. One of three types of optional SFP fiber optic submodules can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input and one fiber output (Transceiver). Refer to the rear module pinout and the block diagram on the next page.
Where incoming feeds may be in either 1080, 720, or SD formats For live production where low latency conversion is required For conversion of signals with embedded audio

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information
Synchronizing mode = in Minimum Delay Mode (synchronous input): Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames Method: Motion adaptive 3:2/2:2 cadence: Automatic detection Input: 1080i or 480i @ 59.94 Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98 or 720p @ 59.94Hz Output choices: 1080i or 480i @ 59.94 Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98 or 720p @ 59.94Hz Input: 1080i or 576i @ 50Hz or 720p @ 50Hz Output choices: 1080i or 576i @ 50Hz, 720p @ 50Hz This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls and in order to configure this module an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required.

Power Rating and Size Specifications


18 Watts dual slot SD/HD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: Yes Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typ, to 1.5 GHz Auto sensing: Yes Optical: Single-mode (optional) SD/HD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Signal level: 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typ for HD, 500 ps typical for SD Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI p-p HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI p-p HD > 10 Hz Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Inputs

Conversion

8995UDX
SD/HD video format up/down/crossconverter, front module and dual wide rear module set

8900GEN-SM
Genlock submodule. This submodule mounts to the front module to provide reference input for the module and frame reference bus. This is required for frame synchronizing operation.

Outputs

Aspect Ratio Conversion

Conversion modes: 1:1, letterbox, pillarbox, anamorphic, 14:9

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

Synchronization (Genlock):

Standard frame bus genlock or external reference if genlock submodule is installed (NOTE: at least one module per frame must have genlock submodule) Adjustment: 0 to 1 frame in 1 SD pixel steps

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter submodule

Electrical Length (delay)


Fixed delay mode: Nominal: 2 frames (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 2 frames minus 5 lines to 3 frames minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input): Minimum: 2 frames minus 5 lines Maximum: 3 frames minus 5 lines Fixed delay mode = in Minimum Delay Mode: Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines

Timecode and Closed Caption

VITC timecode and Closed Caption SD to HD or HD to SD translation: same frame rate and output line select for VITC and Closed Caption. NOTE: VITC and CC may not work accurately in 23.98Hz 3:2 pulldown from higher frame rate conversion

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8995UDX Up/Down/Crossconverter and Frame Sync

8900UDX-R

Genlock In Genlock Loop Out Out

J1

J2

Auto Track Delay Reclocked SDI Out Out

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Out
J9

Out Fiber In/Out Connector


FIBER

In

SD/HD-SDI Fiber In 1 SD/HD-SDI Fiber In 1 SD/HD-SDI Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Reclocker

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

SD/HD-SDI Fiber Out 2 SD/HD-SDI Fiber Out 1 SD/HD-SDI Fiber Out 2 Reclocked Ouptut

VITC/CC Converter RGB Video Proc. Amp Adjustable Delay Component Video Proc. Amp Channel Gain Motion Adaptive Scaler Channel Stream Routing Embedder

SD/HD SDI In

DeEmbedder

Video Synchronizer & Delay Adjust Audio Synchronizer

4X SD/HD-SDI Out

Dolby E and Non-PCM Path

Ref In Loop

8900GEN-SM Submodule Option

Genlock Adjustment

Audio Delay Out

Frame Bus 1 Frame Bus 2

8995UPC Upconverter and Frame Sync


Key Features
High-quality upconverter with synchronizer for robust signal handling Image enhancement and pixel-level motion adaptive conversion for superb picture quality Full video proc. amp functions, including RGB and component color controls, video gain, chroma gain, phase control (hue), Y/C White/Y Black clip controls, and color space conversion (ITU 601, ITU 709) Minimum delay (1 frame conversion) for low-latency live applications Maximum adjustable delay up to 9 frames Fiber-ready accepts an optional SFP fiber submodule providing optical inputs or outputs Optional genlock reference input submodule for reference timing that supports loop-through, Tri-level sync and color black

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Applications
The 8995UPC is a compact, broadcast-quality fiber-ready upconverter. Conversion is of the highest quality, with pixel-adaptive motion processing. In addition, the 8995UPC provides the most robust signal handling with the low hysteresis synchronizer, redundant reference, and perfect-picture mode of the 8985FS. The 8995UPC is fully featured with color-space conversion and a powerful video proc. amp that includes RGB color correction with gamma and component with Y/C clip level adjustments. Powerful embedded-audio handling includes channel-level and Dolby E stream routing. PCM audio processing eliminates the clicks caused by the video synchronizer dropping or repeating frames. This module silences the effects of hot upstream video switching using a V-fade. VITC and closed caption data conversion are supported for same-frame-rate conversions, making this an ideal module for playout applications. One of three types of optional SFP fiber optic submodules can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input and one fiber output (Transceiver). Refer to the rear module pinout and the block diagram on the next page.
Where incoming feeds may be in either 480i or 576i SD video formats and require upconversion to HD video For live production where low latency conversion is required For conversion of signals with embedded audio

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration Synchronizing mode = in Minimum Delay Mode (synchronous input): Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames Method: Motion adaptive 3:2/2:2 cadence: Automatic detection Input: 480i @ 59.94Hz Output choices: 1080i @ 59.94Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98, or 720p @ 59.94Hz Input: 576i @ 50Hz Output choices: 1080i @ 50Hz, 720p @ 50Hz

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. As this module has no card-edge controls and in order to configure this module an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is required.

Power Rating
18 Watts dual slot SD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic Input equalization: up to 125m Auto-sensing: Yes Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz Optical: Single-mode (optional) HD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typ., to 1.5 GHz Signal level: 800 mVp-p 10% Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typ. for HD, 500 ps typ for SD Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied: < 0.2 UI p-p HD > 100 kHz < 1.0 UI p-p HD > 10 Hz Optical: Single-mode (optional) Fixed delay mode: Nominal: 2 frames (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 2 frames minus 5 lines to 3 frames minus 5 lines Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input): Minimum: 2 frames minus 5 lines Maximum: 3 frames minus 5 lines Fixed delay mode = in Minimum Delay Mode: Nominal: 1 frame (1 pixel) User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines

Inputs

Conversion

8995UPC
SD/HD video format upconverter, front module and dual wide rear module set

8900GEN-SM
Genlock submodule. This submodule mounts to the front module to provide reference input for the module and frame reference bus. This is required for frame synchronizing operation

Outputs

Aspect Ratio Conversion


Conversion modes: 1:1, letterbox, pillarbox, anamorphic, 14:9

SFP-13103G-M1TRX
Fiber transceiver. Low-power 1310 nm single-mode optical transceiver submodule (one fiber input/one fiber output)

Synchronization (Genlock) :

Standard frame bus genlock or external reference if genlock submodule is installed (NOTE: at least one module per frame must have genlock submodule) Adjustment: 0 to 1 frame in 1 SD pixel steps

SFP-13103G-M1DTX
Dual fiber transmitter. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical transmitter submodule

Timecode and Closed Caption

Electrical Length (delay)

VITC timecode and Closed Caption SD to HD translation: same frame rate and output line select for VITC and Closed Caption. NOTE: VITC and CC may not work accurately in 23.98Hz 3:2 pulldown from higher frame rate conversion

SFP-13103G-M1DRX
Dual fiber receiver. Dual low-power 1310 nm singlemode optical receiver submodule

Control And Monitoring


SNMP: Yes Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: No Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes NetCentral support: Yes

For detailed specifications, installation and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8995UPC Upconverter and Frame Sync

8900UDX-R

Genlock In Genlock Loop Out Out

J1

J2

Auto Track Delay Reclocked SDI Out Out

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Out
J9

Out Fiber In/Out Connector


FIBER

In

SD Fiber In 1 SD Fiber In 1 SD Fiber In 2

Fiber RX Fiber RX Fiber RX SFP Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option Reclocker

SFP Fiber Optic Transceiver Option Only one ber option can be installed SFP Fiber Optic Dual Transmitter Option

Fiber TX Fiber TX Fiber TX

HD Fiber Out 2 HD Fiber Out 1 HD Fiber Out 2 Reclocked Ouptut

VITC/CC Converter RGB Video Proc. Amp Adjustable Delay Component Video Proc. Amp Channel Gain Motion Adaptive Scaler Channel Stream Routing Embedder

SD SDI In

DeEmbedder

Video Synchronizer & Delay Adjust Audio Synchronizer

4X HD-SDI Out

Dolby E and Non-PCM Path

Ref In Loop

8900GEN-SM Submodule Option

Genlock Adjustment

Audio Delay Out

Frame Bus 1 Frame Bus 2

8935CF 4-Channel Electrical to 4-Channel Fiber Optic Conversion Module


Key Features
Four-channel SDI/HD-SDI fiber transmitter Also supports DVB ASI, AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interface Supports up to two SFP devices for up to four fiber optic outputs Reclocking for stable long distance signals Reclock bypass for non-SDI signal types Accommodates lasers with separated wavelengths for CWDM optical multiplexing Single-mode fiber Can be used with the 8935FC receiver and other fiber-ready modules for distances of between 0 and 50 km, depending on the transmitter Meets SMPTE 292M/297M/259M signal specifications

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The 8935CF is a four-channel electrical to optical broadcast quality fiber optic conversion module with reflected electrical outputs. It can accommodate SD/HD-SDI video inputs from 270 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s as well as DVB ASI, unbalanced AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interfaces. The optical circuitry is housed in dedicated strapmount SFP submodule devices mounted on the module circuit board. To construct a four-channel solution, select two of the SFP transmitter devices for two four-channel operation. The SFPs selected set the power and the wavelength for the unit, which allows for CWDM operation when combined with the 8939FCA/8939FCB optical multiplexer. This replaceable optical technology allows for easy upgrade, reconfiguration, and servicing. Parameters are controllable via the NetConfig Web browser interface for configuration and parameter adjustment. The popular NetCentral application provides health monitoring for modular products as well as many other Grass Valley products.
Coax Inputs Equalizer #1 Ch 1 Equalizer #2 Ch2 Equalizer #3 Ch3 Equalizer #4 Ch4

8935CF-R

CH 1 Input CH 2 Input CH 3 Input CH 4 Input Fiber Out Connector

CH 1 Output CH 2 Output CH 3 Output CH 4 Output Fiber I/O Connector

Applications
Transporting multiple high-definition video feeds over long distances For constructing SD/HD-SDI optical tielines Sending multiple optical signals over long distances to fiber-ready synchronizing modules for re-timing To feed the 8939FCA for an extremely compact multiplexed fiber solution

Cable Driver #1 Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Cable Driver #2 Cable Driver #3 Cable Driver #4 TX #1 TX #2 TX #3 TX #4
Dual TX Dual TX

Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 FO1 FO2 FO3 FO4

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex

Ordering Information
Fiber Digital Outputs
Connector: Four LC optical connectors Optical outputs: One optical per electrical input Electrical outputs: One 75 BNC reflected electrical output per electrical input This module can be mounted in a single slot in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
7.5 Watts (with two SFP devices) single slot

8935CF
Electrical to fiber optic 1:1 converter baseboard, (front and 8935CF-R rear module set) Important Order Note: Two SFP devices are required for the full operation of the 8935CF module. SFP Device Dual Transmitter SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K

Modes of Operation
The 8935CF supports following modes of operations: Auto reclock 270 Mb/s / 1.5 Gb/s / bypass mode Auto reclock 270 Mb/s / 1.5 Gb/s mode Fixed reclock 270 Mb/s mode Fixed reclock 1.5 Gb/s mode Fixed bypass mode

Electrical Length
Reclocked at 270 Mb: 10 ns Reclocked at 1.5 Gb: 8 ns Bypass: 7 ns
Fiber Optic Submodule Devices Channels Channel 1 and 2 Channel 3 and 4 Channel 5 and 6 Channel 7 and 8 Channel 9 and 10 Channel 11 and 12 Channel 13 and 14 Channel 15 and 16 2 Frequencies per CWDM SFP Device 1470 nm & 1490 nm Transmitters 1510 nm & 1530 nm Transmitters 1550 nm & 1570 nm Transmitters 1590 nm & 1610 nm Transmitters 1310 nm & 1330 nm Transimitters 1350 nm & 1370 nm Transmitters 1390 nm & 1410 nm Transmitters 1430 nm & 1450 nm Transmitters

Environmental
Operating temperature range: 0 to +45C Non-operating temperature range: -10 to +70C Humidity: 90% non-condensing

Serial Digital Input


Connector: BNC equalized for up to 300m of Belden 1694A cable for bit rates up to 270 Mb/s and up to 100 m of Belden 1694A for bit rates from 270 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s Input impedance: 75 Return loss: 15 dB Reclocking: SMPTE 292 M-1998 at 1.485Gb/s SMPTE 259M-1997 and DVB-ASI at 270 Mb/s Non-reclocking: 1 to 540 Mb/s, AES 3id-2001 and MADI

SFP Device Dual Transmitter for CWDM SFP-CWDM3G-1-K 1470 nm and 1490 nm SFP-CWDM3G-2-K 1510 nm and 1530 nm SFP-CWDM3G-3-K 1550 nm and 1570 nm SFP-CWDM3G-4-K 1590 nm and 1610 nm SFP-CWDM3G-5-K 1310 nm and 1330 nm SFP-CWDM3G-6-K 1350 nm and 1370 nm SFP-CWDM3G-7-K 1390 nm and 1410 nm SFP-CWDM3G-8-K 1430 nm and 1450 nm

These SFP transmitters are Class 1 laser devices For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8935FC 4-Channel Fiber Optic to 4-Channel Electrical Conversion Module


Key Features
Four-channel SD/HD-SDI fiber receiver (each SFP-DRX SPF has dual single-mode PIN receivers) Also supports DVB ASI, AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interface Supports up to two SFP-DRX-1 devices for up to four fiber-optic inputs Two reclocked outputs for stable long distance reception of each optical feed Reclock bypass for non-SDI signal types Inputs accommodates 1310 nm and CWDM wavelengths Single-mode fiber Can be used with the 8935CF transmitter and other fiber-ready modules for distances of between 0 and 50 km, depending on the transmitter Meets SMPTE 292M/297M/259M signal specifications

The 8935FC is a four-channel optical to electrical broadcast-quality fiber optic receiver module with two electrical outputs per channel. It can accommodate SD/HD-SDI video 270 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s as well as DVB ASI, unbalanced AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interfaces. The optical circuitry is housed in dedicated strapmount SFP submodule devices mounted on the module circuit board. To construct a four-channel solution, select two of the SFP-DRX-1 SFP dual receiver devices. The SFP-DRX-1 supports both 1310nm wavelengths and CWDM wavelengths (1270 nm to 1610 nm). This replaceable SFP optical technology allows for easy upgrade, reconfiguration, and servicing. Parameters are controllable via our NetConfig web browser interface for configuration. The popular NetCentral application provides health monitoring for modular products as well as many other Grass Valley products.

8935FC-R

Ch 1 Output Ch 2 Output Ch 3 Output Ch 4 Output


2

J1

J2

CH 1 Output CH 2 Output CH 3 Output CH 4 Output


3

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Fiber In Connector
1 IN IN 4

Fiber In Connector

Applications
Receiving multiple high-definition video feeds over long distance fiber connections For receiving implementing SD/HD-SDI optical tie-lines To provide multi-channel receiving capability alongside the 8939FCA/8939FCB for an extremely compact multiplexed fiber solution
Ch1 Ch2 Fiber Inputs
Dual RX SFP Bypass Dual RX SFP

Equalizer #1

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #1

Ch1 Ch 2

RX #1 RX #2 Equalizer #2

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #2

Ch 3 Ch 4

Equalizer #3 Equalizer #4

Ch3 Ch4

RX #3 RX #4

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #3 Cable Driver #4

Ch 5 Ch 6 Ch 7 Ch 8

Reclock

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex

Ordering Information
Modes of Operation
The 8935FC supports following modes of operations: Auto reclock 270 Mb/s / 1.5 Gb/s / bypass mode Auto reclock 270 Mb/s / 1.5 Gb/s mode Fixed reclock 270 Mb/s mode Fixed reclock 1.5 Gb/s mode Fixed bypass mode This module can be mounted in a single slot in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
7.5 Watts (with two SFP devices) single slot

8935FC
Optical to electrical converter, front and 8935FC-R rear module set Important order note: two SFP devices are required for the full operation of the 8935FC module.

Inputs
Four channels of SD/HD-SDI on single-mode fiber Connector: Four LC optical connectors Minimum optical input: -20 dBm Maximum optical input: -1 dBm

Environmental
Operating temperature range: 0 to +45C Non-operating temperature range: -10 to +70C Humidity: 90% non-condensing

SFP Device
SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K 1270 nm > 1610 nm dual receiver kit containing fiber optic submodule, mounting bracket, and fiber cable assembly

Outputs
Electrical outputs: Two electrical outputs per optical input Reclocking: SMPTE 292M-1998 at 1.485 Gb/s SMPTE 259M-1997 and DVB ASI at 270 Mb/s Non-reclocking: 1 to 540 Mb/s, AES 3id-2001 and MADI Return loss: 15 dB 5 MHz to 540 MHz 10 dB 540MHz to 1.5 GHz Electrical length: Reclocked at 270 Mb: 10 ns, Reclocked at 1.5 Gb: 8 ns Bypass: 7 ns

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8943CF 4-Channel Electrical to 4-Channel Fiber Optic Conversion Module


Key Features
Four-channel SDI/HD/3G-SDI fiber transmitter Also supports DVB ASI, AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interface Supports up to two SFP devices for up to four fiber optic outputs Reclocking for stable long distance signals Reclock bypass for non-SDI signal types Accommodates lasers with separated wavelengths for CWDM optical multiplexing Single-mode fiber Can be used with the 8943FC receiver and other fiber-ready modules for distances of between 0 and 50 km, depending on the transmitter Meets SMPTE 292M/297M/259M/424M signal specifications

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The 8943CF is a four-channel electrical to optical broadcast quality fiber optic conversion module with reflected electrical outputs. It can accommodate SD/HD/3G-SDI video inputs as well as DVB ASI, unbalanced AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interfaces. The optical circuitry is housed in dedicated strapmount SFP submodule devices mounted on the module circuit board. To construct a four-channel solution, select two of the SFP transmitter devices for two four-channel operation. The SFPs selected set the power and the wavelength for the unit which allows for CWDM operation when combined with the 8939FCA and 8939FCB optical multiplexers. This replaceable optical technology allows for easy upgrade, reconfiguration and servicing. Parameters are controllable via the NetConfig Web browser interface for configuration and parameter adjustment. The popular NetCentral application provides health monitoring for modular products as well as many other Grass Valley products.
Coax Inputs Equalizer #1 Ch 1 Equalizer #2 Ch2 Equalizer #3 Ch3 Equalizer #4 Ch4

8943CF-R

CH 1 Input CH 2 Input CH 3 Input CH 4 Input Fiber Out Connector

CH 1 Output CH 2 Output CH 3 Output CH 4 Output Fiber I/O Connector

Applications
Transporting multiple high-definition video feeds over long distances For constructing SD/HD/3G-SDI optical tie-lines Sending multiple optical signals over long distances to fiber-ready synchronizing modules for re-timing To feed the 8939FCA for an extremely compact multiplexed fiber solution

Cable Driver #1 Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Bypass Reclock Cable Driver #2 Cable Driver #3 Cable Driver #4 TX #1 TX #2 TX #3 TX #4
Dual TX Dual TX

Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 FO1 FO2 FO3 FO4

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex SMPTE 259M-1997 and DVB-ASI at 270 Mb/s Non-reclocking: 1 to 540 Mb/s, AES 3id-2001 and MADI

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a single slot in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
7.5 Watts (with two SFP devices) single slot

Fiber Digital Outputs


Connector: Four LC optical connectors Optical outputs: One optical per electrical input Electrical outputs: One 75 BNC reflected electrical output per electrical input

8943CF
Electrical to fiber optic 1:1 converter baseboard, (front and 8943CF-R rear module set) Important Order Note: Two SFP devices are required for the full operation of the 8943CF module. SFP Device Dual Transmitter SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K SFP Device Dual Transmitter for CWDM SFP-CWDM3G-1-K 1470 nm and 1490 nm SFP-CWDM3G-2-K 1510 nm and 1530 nm SFP-CWDM3G-3-K 1550 nm and 1570 nm SFP-CWDM3G-4-K 1590 nm and 1610 nm SFP-CWDM3G-5-K 1310 nm and 1330 nm SFP-CWDM3G-6-K 1350 nm and 1370 nm SFP-CWDM3G-7-K 1390 nm and 1410 nm SFP-CWDM3G-8-K 1430 nm and 1450 nm

Modes of Operation
The 8943CF supports following modes of operations: Auto reclock/bypass Auto reclock/mute 3G 2790M HD 1485M SD 270M Manual bypass HD/3G Manual bypass SD

Electrical Length
Reclocked at 270 Mb: 10 ns Reclocked at 1.5 Gb: 8 ns Reclocked at 2.97 Gb: 8 ns Bypass: 7 ns
Fiber Optic Submodule Devices Channels Channel 1 and 2 Channel 3 and 4 Channel 5 and 6 Channel 7 and 8 Channel 9 and 10 Channel 11 and 12 Channel 13 and 14 Channel 15 and 16 2 Frequencies per CWDM SFP Device 1470 nm & 1490 nm Transmitters 1510 nm & 1530 nm Transmitters 1550 nm & 1570 nm Transmitters 1590 nm & 1610 nm Transmitters 1310 nm & 1330 nm Transimitters 1350 nm & 1370 nm Transmitters 1390 nm & 1410 nm Transmitters 1430 nm & 1450 nm Transmitters

Environmental
Operating temperature range: 0 to +45C Non-operating temperature range: -10 to +70C Humidity: 90% non-condensing

Serial Digital Input


Connector: BNC Equalization (with Belden 1694A cable): 300m up to 270 Mb/s, 100m from 270 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s, 80m from 270 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s Input impedance: 75 Return loss: 15 dB Reclocking: SMPTE 424M at 2.97 Gb/s SMPTE 292 M-1998 at 1.485Gb/s

These SFP transmitters are Class 1 laser devices

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8943FC 4-Channel Fiber Optic to 4-Channel Electrical Conversion Module


Key Features
Four-channel SD/HD/3G-SDI fiber receiver (each SFP-DRX SPF has dual single-mode PIN receivers) Also supports DVB ASI, AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interface Supports up to two SFP-DRX-1 devices for up to four fiber-optic inputs Two reclocked outputs for stable long distance reception of each optical feed Reclock bypass for non-SDI signal types Inputs accommodates 1310 nm and CWDM wavelengths Single-mode fiber Can be used with the 8943CF transmitter and other fiber-ready modules for distances of between 0 and 50 km, depending on the transmitter Meets SMPTE 292M/297M/259M/424M signal specifications

The 8943FC is a four-channel optical to electrical broadcast-quality fiber optic receiver module with two electrical outputs per channel. It can accommodate SD/HD/3G-SDI video as well as DVB ASI, unbalanced AES, and Grass Valley audio TDM interfaces. The optical circuitry is housed in dedicated strapmount SFP submodule devices mounted on the module circuit board. To construct a four-channel solution, select two of the dual receiver devices. The dual receiver supports both 1310nm wavelengths and CWDM wavelengths (1270 nm to 1610 nm). This replaceable SFP optical technology allows for easy upgrade, reconfiguration, and servicing. Parameters are controllable via our NetConfig web browser interface for configuration. The popular NetCentral application provides health monitoring for modular products as well as many other Grass Valley products.

8943FC-R

Ch 1 Output Ch 2 Output Ch 3 Output Ch 4 Output


2

J1

J2

CH 1 Output CH 2 Output CH 3 Output CH 4 Output


3

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Fiber In Connector
1 IN IN 4

Fiber In Connector

Applications
Receiving multiple high-definition video feeds over long distance fiber connections For receiving implementing SD/HD/3G-SDI optical tie-lines To provide multi-channel receiving capability alongside the 8939FCA/8939FCB for an extremely compact multiplexed fiber solution
Ch1 Ch2 Fiber Inputs

Bypass Dual RX SFP

Equalizer #1

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #1

Ch1 Ch 2

RX #1 RX #2 Equalizer #2

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #2

Ch 3 Ch 4

Dual RX SFP

Equalizer #3 Equalizer #4

Ch3 Ch4

RX #3 RX #4

Reclock
Bypass

Cable Driver #3 Cable Driver #4

Ch 5 Ch 6 Ch 7 Ch 8

Reclock

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex Electrical length: Reclocked at 270 Mb: 10 ns Reclocked at 1.5 Gb: 8 ns Reclocked at 3 Gb: 8 ns Bypass: 7 ns

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a single slot in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating
7.5 Watts (with two SFP devices) single slot

8943FC
Optical to electrical converter, front and 8943FC-R rear module set Important order note: two SFP devices are required for the full operation of the 8943FC module.

Inputs
Four channels of SD/HD-SDI on single-mode fiber Connector: Four LC optical connectors Minimum optical input: -20 dBm Maximum optical input: -1 dBm

Modes of Operation
The 8943FC supports following modes of operations: Auto reclock/bypass Auto reclock/mute 3G 2790M HD 1485M SD 270M Manual bypass HD/3G Manual bypass SD

SFP Device
SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K 1270 nm > 1610 nm dual receiver kit containing fiber optic submodule, mounting bracket, and fiber cable assembly

Outputs
Electrical outputs: Two electrical outputs per optical input Reclocking: SMPTE 424M at 2.97 Gb/s SMPTE 292M-1998 at 1.485 Gb/s SMPTE 259M-1997 and DVB ASI at 270 Mb/s Non-reclocking: 1 to 540 Mb/s, AES 3id-2001 and MADI Return loss: 15 dB 5 MHz to 540 MHz 10 dB 540MHz to 1.5 GHz 10 dB 540 MHz to 3 GHz

Environmental
Operating temperature range: 0 to +45C Non-operating temperature range: -10 to +70C Humidity: 90% non-condensing

8939FCA/8939FCB Fiber Optic Mux/Demux Modules


Key Features
Optical multiplexer/demultiplexer for combining signals on a single fiber 8939FCA provides up to 8:1 or 1:8 multiplexing or demultiplexing using CWDM technology Will accept a ninth 1310 nm signal for 9:1 multiplexing when connected to the EXP port of the 8939FCA Using the 8939FCB connected to the EXP port of the 8939FCA, up to 16 channels can be transmitted on a single fiber Up to 10 8939FCA modules can be housed in a GeckoFlex frame providing up to 80 channels of optical multiplexing or demultiplexing per 2 RU frame The module is a passive optical device for reliable service

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The 8939FCA and 8939FCB are bi-directional optical CWDM multiplexer/demultiplexer modules for the 2 RU GeckoFlex frame. They are used where multiple signals need to be sent over one fiber. When used together, these flexible modules are designed to multiplex up to 16 fiber optic signals onto a single fiber. Each passive optical module supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI signals from GeckoFlex modules equipped with SFP (small form-factor pluggable) CWDM optical transmitters and will handle up to 3 Gb/s. Standard receivers can be used on each output for the receive function with each module separating the light into its discrete wavelengths. These modules can be used both on the transmit, launch side, or the receive side of the cable. With the 8939FCA module, the eight main optical ports can be used to accept CWDM wavelength lasers where each signal uses a specific wavelength of light. The expansion port can accept or deliver an additional 1310nm wavelength signal for 9:1 multiplexing. GeckoFlex fiber-ready modules can be equipped with CWDM fiber transmitters for ultra-compact multiplexed optical capability. The 8939FCA can also be used with the 8935FCB module to increase the number of optical channels to 16 which can be transmitted over one single-mode fiber cable. Refer to the block diagrams shown on the following page for using the modules.

Class |||a Laser Product

8939FCA COM CH8 1610 nm CH6 1570 nm CH4 1530 nm CH2 1490 nm EXP CH7 1590 nm CH5 1550 nm CH3 1510 nm CH1 1470 nm

Class |||a Laser Product

Applications
For transporting multiple SD/HD/3G-SDI video signal over a limited fiber cable capacity When reducing infrastructure costs (cabling, electrical power consumption, space, etc.) is required multiplexed video over fiber gives us an 8:1 ratio on cabling and support equipment Fiber is commonly used in any application where SD/HD/3G-SDI signals are found

8939FCB COM CH16 1450 nm CH14 1410 nm CH12 1370 nm CH10 1330 nm N/A CH15 1430 nm CH13 1390 nm CH11 1350 nm CH9 1310 nm

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex

Ordering Information
Environmental
Storage temperature: -10 to +70C Operating ambient temperature: -40 to +85C These modules can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames. These modules mount from the rear, each taking up one slot. These modules have no controls or settings.

Power Rating
0.0 Watts (passive) single-slot one piece rear mount

Reference Information
The CWDM SFP transmitter submodule devices used on 8943CF and the SFP receiver used on 8943FC modules (or other fiber-ready GeckoFlex modules) used in conjunction with the 8939FCA and 8939FCB support the following frequencies supporting data rates up to 3 Gb/s:
Model Transmitter Frequencies Supported

Performance Specifications
8939FCA: 8-channel CWDM channels: 1470 nm, 1490 nm, 1510 nm, 1530 nm, 1550 nm, 1570 nm, 1590 nm, 1610 nm 8939FCB: 8-channel CWDM channels: 1310 nm, 1330 nm, 1350 nm, 1370 nm, 1390 nm, 1410 nm, 1430 nm, 1450 nm Expansion port wavelength coverage: 1260 nm > 1450 nm 8-channel insertion loss: 2.25 dB max. Expansion port insertion loss: 1.25 dB max. 8-channel link loss: 4 dB max. Adjacent channel isolation: 35 dB typical Non-adjacent channel isolation: 50 dB min. Polarization dependant loss: 0.1 dB max. Optical return loss: 50 dB min. Optical ripple: 0.5 dB max. Thermal stability: 0.005 nm/C Channel uniformity 8ch: 1.25 dB typical

8939FCA
Rear-mount fiber optic mux and demux 8:1 or 1:8 module with Ch1 Ch8 with expansion port

8939FCB
Rear-mount fiber optic mux and demux 8:1 or 1:8 module used with the 8939FCA to provide eight additonal fiber optic channels Ch9 Ch16

SFP-CWDM3G-1-K SFP-CWDM3G-2-K SFP-CWDM3G-3-K SFP-CWDM3G-4-K SFP-CWDM3G-5-K SFP-CWDM3G-6-K SFP-CWDM3G-7-K SFP-CWDM3G-8-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K

1470 nm 1510 nm 1550 nm 1590 nm 1310 nm 1350 nm 1390 nm 1430 nm

1490 nm 1530 nm 1570 nm 1610 nm 1330 nm 1370 nm 1410 nm 1450 nm

WARNING
The COM and EXP outputs of the 8939FCA and 8939FCB may fall into the Class IIIa Laser Device catagory, depending on number of SFP input choices.

Receiver Frequency Supported

1270 nm > 1610 nm Dual Receiver

NOTE: The CWDM submodules listed above may also be used with the 8935CF and 8935FC but the 8935 modules only handle bit rates up to 1.5 Gb/s..

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8939FCA/8939FCB Fiber Optic Mux/Demux Modules


Block Diagrams for Mux/Demux Applications
The 8939FCA module can be used alone for various applications or together with the 8939FCB module, depending on the application. Refer to the block diagrams below for applications for both modules. In all of the applications using the 8939FCA and 8939FCB modules, the 8935CF/8935FC (1.5 Gb/s) or 8943CF/8943FC (3 Gb/s) or other fiber-ready GeckoFlex modules feeding video to the 8939 modules must be fitted with the correct frequency SFP fiber optic submodule and cabled to the corresponding channel for that frequency. 8939FCA 9:1 Multiplexer to 1:9 Demultiplexer The 8939FCA can multiplex up to nine fiber video channels from two 8943CF (Coax to Fiber) modules and another 1310 nm Grass Valley fiber-ready module. Another 8939FCA can demultiplex the signals and feed them to two 8943FC (Fiber to Coax) modules and a 1310 nm fiber-ready Grass Valley module over a single-mode fiber cable at a location up to 50 kilometers away. When used as a nine-channel Mux > Demux device, the module can handle nine channels of video as shown in the block diagram example below. Note that this includes the use of the EXP ports in both modules.
SD/HD-SD Coax In Ch4 Ch3 Ch2 SD/HD/3G SDI Coax In Ch1 8943CF Ch4 Ch3 Ch2 Ch1
CWDM3G-2

8900 Fiber-Ready 8943FC Module

Ch9 TX 1310 nm Ch8 TX 1610 nm Ch7 TX 1590 nm Ch6 TX 1570 nm Ch5 TX 1550 nm

8939FCA EXP
CH8 1610 nm CH6 1570 nm

8939FCA Single-mode Fiber Distance of 50 km EXP


CH8 1610 nm CH6 1570 nm

COM
CH7 1590 nm CH5 1550 nm

COM
CH7 1590 nm CH5 1550 nm

Ch9 TX 1310 nm Ch8 TX 1610 nm Ch7 TX 1590 nm Ch6 TX 1570 nm Ch5 TX 1550 nm

8900 Fiber-Ready Module

SD/HD-SD Coax Out Ch4 Ch3 Ch2 Ch1 SD/HD/3G SDI Coax Out Ch4 Ch3 Ch2 Ch1

8943CF
CWDM3G-4 CWDM3G-3

8943FC
1260 nm TO 1610 nm DRX 1260 nm TO 1610 nm DRX

MUX
Ch4 TX 1530 nm Ch3 TX 1510 nm Ch2 TX 1490 nm Ch1 TX 1470 nm
CH4 1530 nm CH2 1490 nm CH3 1510 nm CH1 1470 nm

DEMUX
CH4 1530 nm CH2 1490 nm CH3 1510 nm CH1 1470 nm

Ch4 TX 1530 nm Ch3 TX 1510 nm Ch2 TX 1490 nm Ch1 TX 1470 nm

8943FC
1260 nm TO 1610 nm DRX 1260 nm TO 1610 nm DRX

CWDM3G-1

8939FCA Bi-Directional Application The 8939CFA and 8939FCB can also be used in a bi-directional application where any single channel on the module can transport a video signal on its specific wavelength independent of the direction and use of the other channels as shown in the block diagram at right. When the 8939FCB is connected to the 8939FCA via the EXP port, the module can mux and demux 16 channels in two directions in any combination.

8943CF CH 1-4 Ch1 TX Ch2 TX Ch3 TX Ch4 TX Ch5 RX Ch6 RX Ch7 RX Ch8 RX 8943FC CH 5-8

EXP

EXP

8943FC CH1-4 Ch1 RX Ch2 RX Ch3 RX Ch4 RX Ch5 TX Ch6 TX Ch7 TX Ch8 TX 8943CF CH 5-8

8939FCA

8939FCA

COMM

Single-mode

COMM

8939FCB (N/A) EXP Ch16 TX Ch15 TX Ch14 TX Ch12 TX Ch11 TX Ch10 TX Ch9 TX COM 8939FCA EXP Ch8 TX Ch7 TX Ch6 TX Ch4 TX Ch3 TX Ch2 TX Ch1 TX MUX Ch5 TX MUX Ch13 TX

8939FCB EXP (N/A) Ch16 RX Ch15 RX Ch14 RX DEMUX Ch13 RX Ch12 RX Ch11 RX Ch10 RX Ch9 RX COM 8939FCA EXP Ch8 RX Ch7 RX Ch6 RX DEMUX Ch5 RX Ch4 RX Ch3 RX Ch2 RX Ch1 RX

8939FCA/8939FCB 16-Channel Mux/Demux Application When the 8939CFA is used with the 8939FCB as shown in the block diagram at left, an additional eight fiber optic channels from the 8939FCB are made available. This allows a total of 16 channels to be multiplexed and demultiplexed on a single fiber cable.

COM COM Single-mode Fiber (up to 50 km)

Fiber Optic SFP Devices


Key Features
Add fiber to your fiber-ready modules as needed Flexible choices in regards to transmit, receive, and transceiver devices SMPTE 292M/297M/259M/424M compatible Based on mature industry-standard SFP technology Handles pathological test patterns Internally calibrated digital diagnostic monitoring interface Robust die-cast metal housing Supports single-mode fiber LC connector One of the two transmitters in a dual device can be turned off allowing it to be kept as an installed spare channel

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SFP Fiber Optic Overview The SFP fiber optic submodule is a dualchannel optical connection device that can be added to any fiber-ready module to provide optical input, optical output, or both. SFPs support single-mode fiber connections using compact, stable LC connectors. Using these SFPs, ordinary modules can be made into fiber-capable modules eliminating the wasted space and additional cost of dedicated fiber conversion modules. The SFP approach also means that maintenance replacement and upgrade are simple tasks. High-definition signals often require signal transport above the limit of conventional cables. Optical connections go further while providing electrical isolation. They can also be multiplexed for extremely compact solutions even in adverse environments. These SFPs support single-mode fiber which carries SD/ HD/3G SDI signals substantially further than multi-mode. Data rate capability depends on the front module used. Refer to the specific front module specification for the type of SFP that can be installed. Refer to the Ordering Information below and the following pages for all SFP specifications and a SFP to front module compatibility chart. SFP devices supporting data rates up to 2.97Gb/s are strap-mount kits installed on the GeckoFlex front module circuit boards that support data rates up to 2.97 Gb/s.

The following types of SFP modules are available for data rates up to 2.97Gb/s: The SFP-13103G-M1DTX is a dual transmitter suitable for straightforward optical connections. The SFP-13103G-M1DRX is a dual wideband optical receiver that will support all the SFP transmitters both the CWDM and 1310 types. The SFP-CWDM3G-1-8 units are used where optical multiplexing is required. Optical multiplexing also needs two 8939FCA/8939FCB modules, one to multiplex the signals and the other to de-multiplex them again. As the multiplexing requires eight discrete wavelengths of light, the SFPCWDM3G parts are available in eight versions with each covering two of the 16 wavelengths. The SFP-13103G-M1TRX uses its two optical channels to provide a transceiver capability (one send/one receive). Modules fitted with this part make great optical repeaters with local electrical outputs if required.

Applications
SFPs can be installed on any fiber-ready GeckoFlex module They provide optical inputs/optical outputs For long-distance connections which exceed the limits of coaxial cable For applications where the size or weight of cable is an issue, especially where multiplexed fiber is used To provide electrical isolation

Ordering Information
SD/HD/3G 1310NM Transceiver SFPs
SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K SFP Kit 1310 nm M1 Transceiver SFP-13103G-M1TRX SFP 1310 nm M1 Transceiver SFP-13103G-M2TRX SFP 1310 nm M2 Transceiver

SD/HD/3G CWDM Dual Transmitter SFPs


SFP-CWDM3G-1-K SFP Kit 1470-1490 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-1 SFP 1470-1490 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-2-K SFP Kit 1510-1530 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-2 SFP 1510-1530 nm Dual Transmitteri SFP-CWDM3G-3-K SFP Kit 1550-1570 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-3 SFP 1550-1570 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-4-K SFP Kit 1590-1610 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-4 SFP 1590-1610 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-5-K SFP Kit 1310-1330 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-5 SFP 1310-1330 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-6-K SFP Kit 1350-1370 nm Dual Transmitter

SFP-CWDM3G-6 SFP 1350-1370 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-7-K SFP Kit 1390-1410 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-7 SFP 1390-1410 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-8-K SFP Kit 1430-1450 nm Dual Transmitter SFP-CWDM3G-8 SFP 1430-1450 nm Dual Transmitter How to Order: Refer to the SFP Fiber Optic Submodule Compatibility table on the following pages for information on how to order a specific submodule for your front GeckoFlex module.

SD/HD/3G 1310 nm Dual Transmitter SFPs


SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K SFP Kit 1310 nm M1 Transmitter SFP-13103G-M1DTX SFP 1310 nm M1 Transmitter SFP-13103G-M2DTX SFP 1310 nm M2 Transmitterr

SD/HD/3G 1310 nm Dual Receiver SFPs


SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP Kit 1310 nm M1 Receiver SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP 1310 nm M1 Receiver SFP-13103G-M2DRX SFP 1310 nm M2 Receiver

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Fiber Optic SFP Devices

Specifications
SFP Devices with Data Rates from 143 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s Transmitter SFP Specification Table
Model Numbers Wavelength 1 Wavelength 2 Model Numbers Wavelength 1 Wavelength 2 Transmit Channels Power Output @ 2.97 Gb/s, 360 Mb/s, and 270 Mb/s Parameters Maximum Distance with SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP-13103G-M2DRX @ 2.97 Gb/s Maximum Distance with SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP-13103G-M2DRX @ 2.97 Gb/s Minimum Distance with SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP-13103G-M2DRX @ 2.97 Gb/s Minimum Distance with SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP-13103G-M2DRX @ 2.97 Gb/s Optical Input Wavelength SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K, SFP-13103G-M1DTX, SFP-13103G-M2DTX 1310 nm 1310 nm SFP-CWDM3G-1-K, SFP-CWDM3G-1 1470 nm 1490 nm SFP-CWDM3G-5-K, SFP-CWDM3G-5 1310 nm 1330 nm
2

SFP-CWDM3G-2-K, SFP-CWDM3G-2 1510 nm 1530 nm SFP-CWDM3G-6-K, SFP-CWDM3G-6 1350 nm 1370 nm


2

SFP-CWDM3G-3-K, SFP-CWDM3G-3 1550 nm 1570 nm SFP-CWDM3G-7-K SFP-CWDM3G-7 1390 nm 1410 nm


2

SFP-CWDM3G-4-K, SFP-CWDM3G-4 1590 nm 1610 nm SFP-CWDM3G-8-K, SFP-CWDM3G-8 1430 nm 1450 nm


1

SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K, SFP-13103G-M1TRX, SFP-13103G-M2TRX 1310 nm N/A

TX power: -7 to +2 dBm ( 3 dB)

TX Power: -2 to +5 dBm (+3 dB)

TX Power: -7 to +2 dBm RX Power: -22 to -1 dB ( 3 dB)

10 km

50 km

30 km

20 km

60 km

20 km

0 km (note 1)

0 km (note 2)

0 km (note 1)

N/A

50 km (note 3)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1260 nm through 1620 nm

NOTE 1: The 1310 nm Dual Transmitter (SFP-13103G-M1DTX) and Transceiver (SFP-13103G-M1TRX, SFP-13103G-M2TRX) require no attenuation between fiber transmitter and receiver connections at any cable lengths. NOTE 2: All CWDM devices used in point-to-point configuration with a cable run from 0-20 km, must be attenuated by 6 dB between the fiber transmitter and receiver connections. NOTE 3: CWDM devices used with 8939FCA or 8939FCA/8939FCB modules for a mux/demux configuration with a cable run from 0-12 km (7.5 miles), must be attenuated by 4 dB between 8939FCA or the 8939FCA/8939FCB COM ports.

Receiver SFP Specifications Table


Model Numbers Low Wavelength High Wavelength Receiver Channels Parameters Maximum Receive Signal Levels @ 2.97 Gb/s, 360 Mb/s, and 270 Mb/s Minimum Receive Signal Levels @ 2.97 Gb/s, 360 Mb/s, and 270 Mb/s SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX, SFP-13103G-M2DRX 1270 nm 1610 nm 2 SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K SFP-13103G-M1TRX SFP-13103G-M2TRX 1270 nm 1610 nm 1 75% Color Bars -3 dBm (0.501 mW) -23 dBm (0.500794 mW)

General Specifications
Supported module types: GeckoFlex fiber-ready front modules with strap-mount SFP connectors and support up to 2.97 Gb/s data rates Optical connectors: LC Fiber support: Single-mode fiber Data rate: 143 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Fiber Optic SFP Devices

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Legend:
(C) 8949MDA-SFR (version 2.4.1 or later) (S) 8949MDA-CXF (version 2.0.1 or later) (S) 8949MDA-SXF (version 2.0.1 or later) (S) 8943RDA-DFR (version 1.1.2 or later) (C) 8947RDA-FR (version 1.3.1 or later) (C) 8995DNC (version 1.2.4 or later) (C) 8995UPC (version 1.2.4 or later) (C) 8995UDX (version 1.2.4 or later) (C) 8985FSP (version 1.3.2 or later) (C) 2040RDA-16FR (v2.1.1 or later) X X X X X X (S) 8935CF (version 1.0.0 or later) (S) 8935FC (version 1.0.0 or later) (C) 8985FS (version 1.3.2 or later) C = Cage-mount Front Module X = Recommended to order (C) 2040RDA-FR (version 2.1.1 or later) X X X X X X (C) 8925DMB-B (version 2.1.3 or later) (C) 8925DMB-U (version 2.1.3 or later) (C) 8925EMB-B (version 2.1.3 or later) (C) 8925EMB-U (version 2.1.3 or later) S = Strap-mount Front Module (C) 8949MDA-CFR (version 2.4.1 or later)

* = Module requries kit


How to Use this Table:
Locate your front module on the right. Note the type of front module, either C or S. Order the recommended SFP for your front module type. Refer to the Notes section at the bottom of this table for more information.

Transceviers
SFP-13103G-M1TRX-K SFP-13103G-M1TRX SFP-13103G-M2TRX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X* X X* X X* X X* X* X* X X* X* X X* X* X X* X* X X X X X X X X X X* X* X X* X* X X* X* X X X X X X* X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X* X* X X X X X X X X X X

Dual Receivers
SFP-13103G-M1DRX-K SFP-13103G-M1DRX SFP-13103G-M2DRX

Dual Transmitters
SFP-13103G-M1DTX-K SFP-13103G-M1DTX SFP-13103G-M2DTX

CWDM Dual Transmitters


SFP-CWDM3G-1-K (1470-1490 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-1 (1470-1490 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-2-K (1510-1530 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-3-K (1550-1570 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-3 (1550-1570 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-4-K (1590-1610 nm) SFP-CWDM3G-4 (1590-1610 nm)

Specifications SFP-CWDM3G-2 (1510-1530 nm)

Ordering Information

NOTE 1: The strap-mount type front GeckoFlex circuit boards require a kit for initial installation. Part numbers with a -K indicate a kit. Each SFP kit includes an SFP submodule, a mounting bracket, and a 2-channel fiber cable assembly. When a kit has been installed, spare or replacement submodules can be ordered without the kit by ordering only the submodule part number (without the -K). NOTE 2: Modules with current software listed above can use the latest SFP models listed above and the older versions as well. Modules must be updated to the current software version listed above to use the latest SFP models listed here. NOTE 2: Software updates are available for each module on the Grass Valley FTP site free of charge. Refer to the Release Notes for each module posted on the Grass Valley web site at this URL: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular. The Release Notes will describe how to acquire and load the latest software.

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Fiber Media Converter Devices


Key Features
Add fiber to any SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI module or other broadcast equipment as needed Flexible choices for transmit and receive devices SMPTE 292M/297M/259M/424M compatible Based on mature industry-standard fiber optic technology Handles pathological test patterns Robust housings Supports single-mode fiber BNC to/from optical LC connector

Attributes
Media converters can be attached to any SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI module or source/ destination For long-distance connections which exceed the limits of coaxial cable For applications where the size or weight of cable is an issue To provide electrical isolation Supports SMPTE 310M/259M/292M/297M/ 424M and DVB/ASI Line equalized (typical 1694A: 100m @ 2.97 Gb/s, 200m @ 1.485 Gb/s, and 400m @ 270 Mb/s)

Media converters are small single-channel optical converters that attach to the BNC input or output (depending on the model) and convert SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI electrical signals to/from fiber optic signals. Media converters support single-mode fiber connections using robust LC connectors. Using these media converters, ordinary modules, routers, servers, and many other broadcast products can be made fiber-capable. High-definition signals often require signal transport above the limit of conventional cables. Optical connections go further while providing electrical isolation. These media converters support single-mode fiber which carries SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI signals substantially further than multi-mode.

Specifications
Transmitter Media Converter Table Data Rates from 143 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s
Model Numbers Parameters Transmit Channels Optical Interface Electrical Interface Wavelength 1 Power Output at 2.97 Gb/s Link Distance with MVMC-3G RX Receiver @ 2.97 Gb/s Power MVMC-3G-TX MVMC-3G-TX1550 @2.97Gb/s (75% Color Bars) 1 1 LC LC 75 BNC 75 BNC 1310 nm 1550 nm Min./Max. Min./Max. -6 dBm / -3 dBm 0 dBm / +3 dBm (Typical: +1.5 dBm) (Typical: -4.5 dBm) 10 km 50 km Provided by MVMC-PS-1 wall power supply (100V to 200V)

Receiver Media Converter Table Data Rates from 143Mb/s to 2.97Gb/s


Model Number Parameter Receiver Channels Low Wavelength High Wavelength Max. Receive Signal Level Min. Receive Signal Level MVMC-3G-RX @2.97 Gb/s (75% Color Bars) 1 1260 nm 1620 nm 0 dBm -20 dBm

General Specifications
Optical connectors: LC Fiber support: Single-mode fiber Data rate: 143 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s

NOTE 1: Assumes 0 dB additional external attenuator. NOTE 2:  The maximum distance will be reduced by 15 km if 5 dB additional external attenuator is present to mitigate risk of 0 km receiver overload. NOTE 3: A 5 dB additional external attenuator will be required to mitigate risk of 0 km receiver overload.

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
The media converters are offered as individual transmit and receiver devices. These fiber optic media converter devices require one power supply per device. The media converter frames support up to 18 transmit or receive media converters and provide power for all 18 devices. All of the media converter receivers operate over a range of 1270 nm > 1610 nm.

Frames for Media Converters VMCR3G-18-R


18-channel media converter rack mount frame (19" 1 RU) w/power supply

Power Supplies MVMC-PS-1


Media converter universal power supply

Media Converters MVMC-3G-RX


LC to BNC simplex SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI 1270 > 1610 nm optical receiver

MVMC-3G-TX
LC to BNC simplex SD/HD/3G, AES, MADI 1310 nm optical transmitter

MVMC-3G-TX1550
LC to BNC simplex SD/HD/3G, AES. MADI 1550 nm optical transmitter

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8949SVM-UMD/-LOC SD/HD-SDI Single Viewing Module


Key Features
Monitor SD or HD-SDI feeds on flat-panel monitors Drive video or low-cost computer monitor panels Support for digital DVI or analog VGA-style monitors UMD and tally control from an external controller via Ethernet (8949SVM-UMD only) Analog audio monitoring outputs Audio delay compensation for both module and monitor processing Auto-sensing of monitor resolution and scan rate via EDID Temporal conversion to display video or non-video (PC) monitors Built-in display compensation for color and black stretch Patterns, including PLUGE, for monitor setup Frame lock modes to ensure no skipped or repeated frames
Ethernet (-UMD only) Ethernet Interface UMD Text Tally Equalized SD/HD-SDI Outputs

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The 8949SVM module displays SD-SDI and HD-SDI signals on flat-panel monitors, including video or computer TFT displays. The output is via a DVI-I type connection and can be used to feed digital DVI monitors or analog VGA-style units. The 8949SVM supports a wide range of monitor resolutions and refresh rates. The input is auto-sensing for HD and SD. The output is auto-sensing for resolution and scan rate. These features can provide for zeroconfiguration installation. The 8949SVM-UMD includes on-screen UMD text and tally indicators. The UMD and tally facilities can be driven from a central controller via the modules own Ethernet connection. The module includes balanced analog audio monitoring outputs. Display of 50 Hz video formats on 60 Hz monitors is supported. The picture can be tuned using the built-in black stretch, color space conversion, and RGB proc amp controls. These adjustments are usually

8900AVM-R

SD/HD-SDI In SD/HD-SDI Out Equalized input SD/HD-SDI Out Equalized input Analog Audio Out

J1

J2

Not Used
J3 J4

J5

DVI-I Connector

J7

J9

Analog Audio Out

Ethernet

missing from the monitor itself. This module supports 16:9, 16:10, 4:3, and 5:4 monitor screen aspects when fed with 16:9, 4:3, or 16:9 anamorphic (SD) pictures. The input is auto-sensing for non-anamorphic HD and SD units. SD inputs with anamorphic aspect ratios can be displayed but the aspect ratio must be set manually.

Applications
Monitoring video in the production environment on compact, high-quality flat-panel displays Using low-cost computer displays for viewing HD signals Creating a complete monitor station with high-resolution viewing and stereo audio
SD/HD-SDI Input Deembedder Video Proc. Amp (Chroma/Luma) Black Stretch Color Space Conversion Scaler Temporal Conversion On-screen Display Keyer Component to RGB Conversion RGB Display Correction Proc Amp Video D-A Converter

DVI-D Output (on DVI-I connector) DVI-A Output (on DVI-I connector) Analog Audio Outputs

Group Selector

Audio Delay (Fixed and Adjustable)

Pair Selector

Audio A-D Converter (left) Audio A-D Converter (right)

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
The module is compatible with GeckoFlex frames with fans (8900FF and 8900FFN) 16:9: 1366 x 768, 1920 X 1080 Other: 1280 x 768

Ordering Information
Frame Rate Conversion
The table below shows approximate available output frame rates:
Output Input 23.98 Hz 50 Hz 59.94 Hz Yes Yes 50 Hz 59.94 Hz 60 Hz Yes Yes

This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame with fans but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames.

Power Rating and Size


8.5 Watts single slot

8949SVM-UMD
SD/HD single viewing module with UMD and tally management, front and rear module set

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI: Auto-sensing Note: selection of anamorphic SD initiated by the user Equalization: Up to 125m (HD-SDI on Belden 1694A cable) Up to 330m (SD-SDI on Belden 1694A cable) Ethernet (8949SVM-UMD only): For UMD and tally control

8949SVM-LOC
SD/HD single viewing module, front and rear module set

Outputs
DVI-I: With digital and analog (VGA-type) signals Maximum cable length 15m (dependent on cable and display resolution) SD/HD-SDI: 2 x equalized copy of input feed (not re-clocked) Analog: 2 x channels balanced (maximum level +24dBu)

Output modes only available where supported by the monitor. Shaded modes in the table above apply temporal conversion. Computer scan rates are often close but not exactly equal to 60 Hz. The 8949SVM adjusts the blanking and vertical blanking to provide 60 Hz scan rate.

On-Screen Display
Tallies: Two (red and green) UMD Text: 16 characters (standard ASCII characters plus an extended character set) Important Note: Configuration of the module parameters is done with local on-board paddle switch controls. The configuration for the UMD and tally connections is not through the frames 8900NET (Net Card). For the 8949SVM-UMD, the UMD and tally are connected through the modules own Ethernet connection and managed by an external system supporting TSL protocol.

Supported Output Resolutions


5:4: 1280 x 1024 4:3: 1024 x 768, 1400 x 1050, 1600 x 1200 16:10: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8950ADC Component A-to-D Converter


Key Features
10-bit A-to-D converter Special 0:4:4 full-bandwidth chroma output 4X over-sampling for outstanding resolution Individual component gain adjustment EDH insertion Two lines output phasing Supports all popular CAV formats Selective vertical blanking Passive loop-through reference input, color black, or composite sync Housed in the same frame with other 8900-V audio and video modules

The 8950ADC converts a component analog video signal from analog VTRs and switchers to serial digital, which can then be routed through a digital router or switcher, or stored on a digital video disk recorder. It offers 2.5 horizontal lines of user-controllable delay to adjust the output timing, and inserts EDH code to help track errors downstream. All possible adjustments to this card can be performed directly on the module. When the 8900NET card is installed in the frame, you gain immediate access to remote control and monitoring.

8900V-R

SDI Output V/R

J1

J2

SDI Output
J3 J4

J5

J6

U/B
J7 J8

Not Used

Y/G Ref Loop


J9 J10

Color Black or Composite Sync

Loopthru

Y/G U/B V/R Ext Ref

Analog Filter

ADC

Gain

YUV Converter

Mux & 601 Encoder

Delay

SDI

Timing Generator Microprocessor LEDs

Controls

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Performance
Quantization: 10-bit Internal DSP: 4X over-sampling Frequency response: 0.1 dB Group delay error: <5 ns Signal-to-noise ratio: >60 dB Output phasing range: Up to 2.5 video lines Phasing increment: 37 ns step Electrical length: 2.5 s Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
7.2 Watts single slot

8950ADC
Component video A-to-D converter

Input
Type: Component analog video Connector: 75 BNC terminating Format: RGB, EBU N10, Beta (US), Beta (Japan), MII (US), MII (Japan) Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz

Reference Input
Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present Reference present (2: 525, 625) Fault Power Front edge controls: Standard selection Video gain Component gain adjustments Component black level Input format Blanking Output delay Remote: All indicators and controls via frame Ethernet For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Output
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit 4:2:2, 270 Mb/s Number of outputs: Two Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >18 dB to 270 MHz EDH embedded

8950DAC Component D-to-A Converter


Key Features
10-bit D-to-A converter 4X over-sampling for outstanding resolution Independent component gain adjustment EDH detection to track signal errors 2.5 lines output phasing Supports all popular CAV formats Selective vertical blanking SDI passive loop-through input Remote control via Ethernet frame I/F

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Use the 8950DAC to display a serial component digital signal on an analog RGB monitor, to record a digital video signal to an analog component VTR, or to send digital video to a component analog switcher. The 8950DAC is compact and fits in the 8900-V frame.

8900V-R
J1 J2

Y/G
J3 J4

Y/G

U/B
J5 J6

U/B

V/R Composite Sync


J7 J8

V/R Composite Sync SDI Input Loopthru

J9

J10

SDI Loopthrough

Adj Delay

Sync Generator DAC

Composite Sync Y/G

PLL

Y,U,V Separator

Y/G Color Space U/B Conversion Optional V/R

U/B V/R

Local Controls

Gain Microprocessor Offset LEDs

Ethernet

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V Signal-to-noise ratio: 70 dB Group delay error: <5 ns Vertical blanking: 525: narrow 9L or wide 19L 625: narrow 9L or wide 25L Output phasing: 2.5 horizontal lines Electrical length: 2.5 s Operating temperature: 0 to 45C ambient Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
7.5 Watts single slot

8950DAC
Component video D-to-A converter

Input
Signal type: SMPTE 259M serial 10-bit 4:2:2 component video Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC Return loss: >18 dB up to 270 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present Power Fault (EDH) Output video level warning Front edge controls: Standard selection Video gain Output timing Component gain adjustments (Y/G, Cb/B, and Cr/R) Sync level Input format Blanking Remote: All indicators and controls via frame Ethernet For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Output
Connector: 75 BNC Number of video outputs: Two sets (RGB or YUV) Number of analog sync outputs: Two Formats: RGB, EBU N10 (SMPTE MII Japan), Beta US, Beta Japan, MII US Sync output: Analog composite sync Return loss: >40 dB up to 5.5 MHz

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit Sampling: 4X (54 MHz) Frequency response: 0.1 dB Phase increments: 37 ns

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8960DEC NTSC/PAL to SDI Decoder


Key Features
12-bit A-to-D quantization VBI data line processing Adaptive filters for optimal 2D decoding Proc. amp controls for luma, black, chroma, and hue EDH insertion to track signal errors Frame sync/delay submodule for low-cost system timing Picture positioning adjustments Reference signal inputs with removable terminations to allow looping Built-in test signal generator Remote control via frame Ethernet I/F
Loopthru

Featuring 12-bit A-to-D and adaptive decoding, the 8960DEC provides broadcast-quality serial component digital video to help transition from an analog to a digital facility. A unique capability of the 8960DEC is that by adding the 8900FSS frame sync sub-module you get a full frame synchronizer or a frame delay.

8900V-R

SDI Output SDI Output Delay Data 625 Reference Input

J1

J2

SDI Output SDI Output

J3

J4

J5

J6

Not Used 525 Reference Input NTSC/PAL Input

J7

J8

J9

J10

SDI NTSC/PAL Loopthrough Analog Filter 12-bit ADC Decoder Test Signal 10-bit SDI Generator EDH Insertion

Local Controls LEDs Reference

Microprocessor

Optional Frame Sync Submodule

RS-232 Audio Delay

Remote

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz Rise/fall times: 700 to 900 ps (20% to 80% amplitude)

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
6.5 Watts single slot

Performance
Quantization: 12-bit Processing accuracy: 10-bit Luma frequency response: 0.1 dB to 5.5 MHz Chroma (r-Y, B-Y) response: 0.5 dB to 1.3 MHz Chroma/luma delay: <10 ns Luma non-linearity: <0.15% Signal-to-noise ratio: >60 dB to 5.5 MHz Electrical length: One line + 2 s V blanking: Passed or blanked user-selectable dataline processing Operating temperature: 0 to 45C, ambient Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

8960DEC
NTSC/PAL to SDI decoder

Input
Signal type: Composite analog video; SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz CMR: 60 dB @ 50/60 Hz

Reference Input
Number of inputs: Two Signal type: SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines) Connector: BNC Impedance: 75 or High Z (jumper-selectable) allows external looping Return loss: >40 dB to 5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, fault, power, line rate Controls: Input video gain, luma level, black level, chroma level, hue, filters, vertical blanking, test signal, output timing (w/8900FSS) Remote: All controls and indicators via Ethernet For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

Output
Number of outputs: Four Signal type: Serial component digital video conforming to SMPTE 259M Connector: 75 BNC

8960ENC SDI to NTSC/PAL Encoder


Key Features
10-bit signal processing Four NTSC/PAL outputs Two reclocked SDI outputs Proc. amp controls: luma, black, chroma, and hue Full frame output phasing with 8900FSS submodule Vernier timing controls Two built-in confidence test signals Dual reference inputs for multiformat facilities EDH detection to track signal errors Remote control via frame Ethernet I/F
Loopthru

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The 8960ENC converts a serial component digital signal to NTSC or PAL composite analog. It can interface with analog VTRs, composite analog production switchers and analog transmitters, and accepts the 8900FSS submodule to allow output to be synchronized to an external reference and accurately timed.

8900V-R
J1 J2

NTSC/PAL Outputs

J3

J4

NTSC/PAL Outputs

Reclocked SDI Outputs 625 NTSC Reference

J5

J6

Reclocked SDI Outputs 525 NTSC Reference SDI Input

J7

J8

J9

J10

Reclocker SDI Loopthrough Cross Color Filter 10-bit Encoder Output Filter

SDI

NTSC/PAL

Local Controls

Color Frame ID Horizontal Genlock Microprocessor Optional Frame Sync Submodule

Remote

Reference

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Serial Digital Output
Number of outputs: Two Type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital Connector: 75 BNC Output return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
6.5 Watts single slot

8960ENC
SDI to NTSC/PAL encoder

Input
Type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit Accuracy: 9.2-bit Differential phase: <0.5 Differential gain: <0.9% RMS SNR: >59 dB to 5.5 MHz Output phasing: Full frame with 8900FSS submodule Electrical length: 2.1 s Fine phase: 0 to 45 ns Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Relative humidity: 0% to 90%

Reference Input
Number of inputs: Two Signal type: SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines) Connector: BNC Impedance: 75 or High Z (jumper-selectable) allows external looping Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Analog Video Output


Number of outputs: Four Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz Isolation: >46 dB to 5.5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, reference present, communication active, power, fault Controls: Output gain, luma level, black level, chroma level, hue, filters, vertical blanking, test signal, timing Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8964DEC Four-Channel NTSC/PAL to SDI Decoder


Key Features
Four NTSC/PAL to 270 Mb/s SDI decoders On Screen Display (OSD)  Configuration information keyed onto video output simplifies local card-edge controls  Signal inputs NTSC or PAL  Supports NTSC with or without setup Processing includes: clamping, AGC (sync tip referenced), ACC (burst referenced) Reference input NTSC/PAL analog color black Picture detail enhancement Four 270 Mb/s SDI outputs with independent:  Line sync mode for horizontal timing  Proc. amp controls  Line-by-line VBI processing  Test signal generator, includes color bars and pathological signals Options:  Frame synchronizer, offers full frame output phasing

The 8964DEC offers four independent fullfunction decoders on a single Gecko series card. Typical applications include cost-effective analog conversion for a digital server, switcher, or router. Up to 40 decoders can be housed in only 2 RU of space. The 8964DEC has a robust analog input circuit, which easily accommodates noisy signals such as satellite and microwave links. Most adjustments to this card can be performed on the modules card-edge controls. The on-screen display capability included with each module greatly simplifies card-edge configuration.

8900V-R

NTSC/PAL Input 1 NTSC/PAL Input 2 NTSC/PAL Input 3 NTSC/PAL Input 4 Reference Input

J1

J2

SDI Output 1 SDI Output 2

J3

J4

J5

J6

SDI Output 3 SDI Output 4

J7

J8

J9

J10

Loopthru

NTSC/PAL 1

Composite In

VBI

Video Proc Video Proc Video Proc Video Proc

Timing

SDI 1 Output 1 SDI 1 Output 2 SDI 1 Output 3 SDI 1 Output 4

NTSC/PAL 2

Composite In

VBI

Timing

NTSC/PAL 3

Composite In

VBI

Timing

NTSC/PAL 4

Composite In

VBI

Timing

Looping Reference Input

Reference

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Ordering Information
Output
Number of outputs: Four, one for each decoder Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB to 270 Mb/s This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
8.5 Watts single slot

8964DEC
Four-channel NTSC/PAL to SDI to decoder with line synchronizer

Inputs
Number of inputs: Four, one for each decoder Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL Connector: Terminating 75 BNC Return loss: >40 dB to 5 MHz

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit RMS SNR: > 59 dB to 5.5 MHz Output phasing: 1/2 line, with line synchronizer, full frame with frame synchronizer option Electrical length: 1.4 ms Operating temperature: 0 to 45C

8964DEC-FS
Decoder with frame synchronizer

Reference Input
Number of inputs: One NTSC/PAL (required for operation) Signal type: Color black SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines) Connector: Looping 75 BNC Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, reference present, communication active, power, fault Controls: Output gain, luma level, black level, chroma level, hue, filters, vertical blanking, test signal, timing

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

8964ENC Four-Channel SDI to NTSC/PAL Encoder


Key Features
10-bit signal processing Four 270 Mb/s SDI to NTSC/PAL encoders On Screen Display (OSD)  Configuration information keyed onto video output simplifies local card-edge controls Outputs four independent NTSC or PAL video signals: Supports NTSC with or without setup Proc. amp controls Line-by-line VBI processing Confidence test signal generator Options:  Frame synchronizer, offers full frame output phasing

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The 8964ENC is a high-density, four-channel module that converts four 270 Mb/s serial component digital signals to four NTSC or to four PAL composite analog outputs on a single module. Typical applications include cost-effective analog VTR interfaces, composite analog production switcher inputs, and analog transmitter feeds. Up to 40 encoders can be housed in only 2 RU of space. Most adjustments to this card can be performed on the modules card-edge controls. The on-screen display capability included with each module greatly simplifies card-edge configuration.

8900V-R
J1 J2

SDI Input 1
J3 J4

NTSC/PAL Output 1 NTSC/PAL Output 2 NTSC/PAL Output 2 NTSC/PAL Output 2

SDI Input 2
J5 J6

SDI Input 3
J7 J8

SDI Input 3 Reference Input


J9 J10

Loopthru

SDI 1

SDI In

Timing

Video Proc Video Proc Video Proc Video Proc

VBI

Composite Out Composite Out Composite Out Composite Out

NTSC/PAL 1

SDI 2

SDI In

Timing

VBI

NTSC/PAL 2

SDI 3

SDI In

Timing

VBI

NTSC/PAL 3

SDI 4

SDI In

Timing

VBI

NTSC/PAL 4

Looping Reference Input

Reference

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear module, Gecko video frames: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V Connector: 75 BNC Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz Isolation: 60 dB to 5.5 MHz

Ordering Information
This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame when ordered with the 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear.

Power Rating
8.5 Watts single slot

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit Response: 0.1 dB to 5.5 MHz Differential phase: <0.5 Differential gain: <0.9% RMS SNR: >60 dB to 5.5 MHz Output phasing: Full frame with frame synchronizer Electrical length: 2.1 s Hue: 22.5 Operating temperature: 0 to 45C Relative humidity: 0% to 90%

8964ENC
Four-channel SDI to NTSC/PAL encoder with line synchronizer

Inputs
Number of inputs: Four, one for each encoder Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital Connector: Terminating 75 BNC Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz

8964ENC-FS
Four-channel encoder with frame synchronizer

Reference Input
Number of inputs: One NTSC/PAL (required for operation) Signal type: Color black, SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR Connector: Looping 75 BNC Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Indicators and Controls


Indicators: Input video present, reference present, communication active, power, fault Controls: Output gain, luma level, black level, chroma level, hue, filters, vertical blanking, test signal, timing Remote: All indicators and controls via Ethernet

Outputs
Number of outputs: Four, one for each encoder Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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7600REF Reference and Test Signal Generator

OK

REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATOR

7600REF

SDI

ANALOG VIDEO

AUDIO

OPTIONS

CANCEL

ADJUST

LOCK MODE

SETUP

STATUS

AES

90-260V 2A-1A

90-260V 2A-1A

TRILEVEL SYNC
3 2 1 5

TEST SIGNALS
4 3 2 1

AES 1

AES 2

GPS

1 PPS

ETHERNET

SD/HD SDI

ANALOG AUDIO/REMOTES

TEST BB/ANALOG

10/27/WC OUT

LOOP GENLOCK

5/10 REF IN

LTC

47-63Hz AC ONLY

47-63Hz AC ONLY

The 7600REF reference and test signal generator is a high-stability standalone 1RU unit for providing system timing. It has a complete set of reference signals, including a master Genlock reference loop-through input. It can be used in either master or slave roles. A powerful feature is timecode generation, as well as a complete set of reference signals, allowing for a very compact timing solution. Reliability is a top feature of the 7600REF with dual-redundant power supplies and the ability to interface to the 7620PX changeover unit for backup.

For versatility, the 7600REF has no less than five individually timed analog black and burst reference outputs. In addition, three SDI feeds provide individual test signals, including fullfield signals where each can be separately configured. A full set of audio test signals are provided with analog audio available as well as unbalanced AES and embedded audio outputs. The 7600HD option provides for an additional four Tri-level sync outputs and a full set of HD test signals.
Simultaneous multi-standard outputs Three dedicated individual SDI black/test signal outputs, with HD signals through 7600HD option Full-field test patterns (including FuBK) Analog audio, AES (including GLITS), and embedded audio test signals GPS receiver option Optional NTP server for locking IT system and video system Set-up and control via simple-to-use front panel display Ethernet TFTP client for easy software upgrade and new test pattern download

The timecode generator options allow for a versatile solution to timecode. Longitudinal and vertical interval timecode LTC and VITC can be output. The 7600REF can act as an NTP server ensuring IT-based units keep in step with the broadcast infrastructure. The time generated can be set from GPS satellites through the 7600GPS option. This makes the 7600REF an ideal unit for OB operation.

Key Features
High-stability reference generator for system master or local slave roles Sophisticated timecode generator option for a complete compact timing solution Five individually timed analog black/burst outputs Four Tri-level sync outputs with 7600HD option all co-timed with one selectable Black Burst output of the same frame rate High stability outputs (0.5 Hz accuracy) Redundant power supplies standard Can be used with 7620PX changeover for fully redundant operation

Applications
Dual-redundant master reference generator Local slave reference generation Compact complete timing solution with reference and timecode generation Reference generation for locking IT system and video system together

Specifications
Inputs
Genlock: One input (with loop-through) 5/10 MHz reference: One input SDI back and test signal: 2 fields in clock steps Tone frequency: 100 Hz to 10 kHz in 100 Hz steps Tone amplitude: 0 dB to -40 dB in 1 dB steps (L&R)

Ordering Information
7600SD-REF
SD video (analog and SD-SDI) and audio reference and test signal generator with dual power supplies

Outputs
Analog video: Five standard outputs 625/525 (black burst and test) SD/HD SDI: Three (SD/HD test) SD standard, HD optional AES: Two balanced (AES 2003-11) 32/44.1/48.96 kHz, two unbalanced with 7600MHD-REF version Analog audio: Two channels 27 MHz/10 MHz/word clock: One standard LTC/VITC: Two (optional)

Control and Monitoring


Front panel display with configuration menu access GPI: Two configurable inputs Two configurable outputs Network interface: TFTP download Slave configuration retrieval from master

7600HD-REF
SD/HD video (analog and SD/HD-SDI video) and audio reference and test signal generator with dual power supply includes 7600SD-REF features plus TLS output HD-SDI test pattern

7600MHD-REF
SD/HD master timing generator includes 7600HD-REF features plus GPS receiver, unbalanced AES, timecode generator, and NTP client/server

Power
90 to 260 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 75 VA

7620PX
Changeover unit for use with two 7600REF generators (see 7620PX datasheet for details)

GPS Receiver (7600MHD-REF)


One 5V antenna input One PPS output

Weight
Max. 5.2 kg fully equipped

Performance
Accuracy: <0.5 Hz (0.1 ppm) Temperature stability: < 0.1 ppm Aging: <3 Hz per year Genlock offset: 4 fields in 1 ns step Genlock phase: 0-350 in 0.1 steps Black burst and test signal: 4 fields in clock steps

Dimensions
Height: 44 mm (1 RU) Width: 483 mm Depth (excluding connectors): 400 mm

Environmental
Operating temperature: +0 to +50C

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

7620PX Changeover Unit

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7620PX

LOCK

LOCK

The 1 RU standalone 7620PX changeover unit is the complement of the 7600REF reference and test signal generator. It provides active monitoring and switching of reference and test signal input pairs. Each signal pair has a primary and secondary input feeding a switching output. The unit includes battery backup and local and remote alarm alerts for power loss.

Each unit has two triple-switching relay modules, each with three independent sets of primary and secondary inputs feeding a relay-protected output. These switches monitor sync pulse and color burst, typically used for SPG feeds, test signals, or pulse outputs. Also included are two dedicated black burst monitoring/changover switches, and one dedicated SDI monitoring/changeover switch.
Robust operation with simple local configuration and control, including LED status display GPI interface for remote control and monitoring Two hours of backup battery in case of power failure for powering the internal alarm and providing power to the SDI montioring/changeover module Switching to main inputs by default in case of power failure

Dedicated AES/EBU audio monitoring and changeover for two audio inputs are provided via a 15-pin connector. The audio can be connected as balanced or unbalanced. The unit can be configured locally with front panel switches. Unit and input status are provided by LEDs on the front panel. Monitoring and remote control are also available through a 25-pin remotes connector.

Key Features
Two triple-switching relay modules monitor sync pulse and color burst for six independent signal pairs, such as Black Burst, Tri-level sync, analog video, and other test signals Two dedicated Black Burst monitoring and changeover switches One dedicated SD/HD-SDI monitoring and changeover switch with battery backup Two AES/EBU monitor and changeover switches (balanced or unbalanced) Manual or automatic changeover with delay management for preventing switching on glitches

Applications
Dual-redundant master 7600REF reference generator Redundancy for any vendor reference and test signal generator

Specifications
Standard Configuration
Two triple-switching relay modules providing: Six independent input pairs, primary and secondary with relay-protected output (12 inputs/6 outputs) monitored for sync pulse and color burst levels Changeover switched by relay Ideal for monitoring analog video, Black Burst, Tri-level sync, and other test signals with sync pulse and color burst levels Two dedicated Black Burst monitoring/ changeover modules, each providing: Primary and secondary inputs feeding one switching output Connectors: BNC One dedicated SDI monitoring/changeover module with: Primary and secondary HD or SD-SDI input feeding one switching output Changeover switched by active buffers Connectors: BNC Two AES/EBU monitoring/changeover switches, each with: Main and reserve AES/EBU audio input and output available through the AES/EBU 15-pin Sub D connector May be connected as balanced or unbalanced audio

Ordering Information
Control and Monitoring
Local: switches and LEDs GPI I/O: D-25 connector

7620PX
7620PX series changeover unit

Power
220/240V, 40VA max.

Weight
Max. 5.2 kg fully equipped

Dimensions
Height: 44 mm (1 RU) Width: 482.6 mm Depth (excluding connectors): 435 mm

Environmental
Operating temperature: +0 to +50C

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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8972PX Protection Switch


Key Features
Two-input robust failure-proof changeover switch Third alternate input, available for switching, non relay-protected Supports HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and DVB ASI with auto-sensing capability Will maintain signal path in the event of power failure or when the front card is removed Eight outputs, including: One main relay-protected output with passive bypass path One electronic output follows main Three output pairs can be set to follow main or backup or can be switched to primary, secondary or alternate inputs Line switching in driven switch mode (SD/HD-SDI syncronous input signals) External control via GPI or Ethernet Autonomous control by: Signal (carrier) loss detection Incorrect signal format EDH/CRC error (selectable threshold) DVB-ASI PID loss DVB-ASI packet loss GeckoFlex dual-slot rear module Asserting external control of the module automatically turns off autonomouscontrol

The 8972PX is a full-time signal protection switch. It is a highly robust primary/secondary changeover switch for HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or ASI signals. It can be controlled by autonomous switching to a backup signal using in-built detection of signal failure, switched by manual controls, or driven by an external GPI system to switch on command. The 8972PX fulfils the basic requirement of any protection system by not adding failure modes to the existing signal path. In the event of a power failure, or even if the front control module is completely removed, the Program Output signal will continue to pass from the previously selected input as a fail-safe relay path will latch the selected signal to the output. In driven mode it can be configured by GPI or Ethernet.

Alternate in Switchable Distributed Out Switchable Distributed Out GPI I/O Switchable Distributed Out Relay Protected Out Primary In
8900PX-DR
J1 J2

Switchable Distributed Out Switchable Distributed Out Switchable Distributed Out Main Distributed Out Secondary In

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

J9

J10

All parameters can be configured via the web browser interface and main parameters via the Newton Control Panel. NetConfig and NetCentral are supported respectively for remote configuration and product health monitoring. Asserting GPI control or other manual controls will disable autonomous control.

Primary Secondary Alternate GPI In


Equalization & Reclocking Equalization & Reclocking Equalization & Reclocking Input Signal Monitors
Autonomous Control

Main Protected Output


Bypass Relay Controls Latching Relay Control

REAR MODULE FRONT MODULE Main Distributed Output GPI Out

Main

Local Control

Switch Manager
Backup

GPI Out

Applications
Select between primary, secondary, and alternate inputs paths Switch to alternate input (i.e., apology slide) when primary and secondary inputs are both failing

Congurable Output Pairs


Network Control GPI Control

Switchable Distributed Outputs

Network Interface
GPI In

Specifications
Supported Frame Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET (Net Card) for configuration

Ordering Information Specifications


GPI
Switch to primary input Switch to secondary input Switch to alternate input This module can be mounted in a GeckoFlex frame but not in other 8900 series frames, including Gecko-A or Gecko-V frames and it requires two slots.

Power Rating
9.0 Watts dual slot

Inputs
SD/HD-SDI or ASI: Three Input equalization: up to 125m HD/330m SD/ASI (when signal is not bypassed) Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50, 720p @ 59.94, 50, 480i @ 59.94 576i @ 50 DVB ASI: yes

GPO
Primary input status (failed/good) Secondary input status (failed/good) Alternate input status (failed/good) Switch state (primary/secondary/alternate)

8972PX
SD/HD/ASI protection switch, front and dual rear module set 8900PX-DBS D-connector backshell option, fitting with rear high density

Control and Monitoring


SNMP: Monitoring and switching control Web page configuration: Yes Local configuration: Switching control only Newton support: Yes NetConfig support: Yes

Outputs
Protected outputs: One Insertion loss on protected output when bypassed: Equivalent to less than 20m of Belden 1694A cable Return loss: <15 dB (when signal is not bypassed) Distributed outputs: Seven Return loss: <15 db

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

NetCentral 5.2 Comprehensive Remote-Monitoring Software


NetCentral continuously monitors the status and condition of switchers, routers, servers, modular, and many other types of broadcast products from one central location. Using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Syslog protocols, NetCentral software lets you link any electronic documentfrom engineering drawings and floor plans to rack elevation and signal-flow diagramswith device alerts. NetCentral software consists of a manager, optional clients, product-specific device providers, and agents. The agents run on the monitored products, such as the GeckoFlex, Gecko, and Kameleon frames, and report individual device conditions to the manager. The manager monitors any product for which a corresponding device provider is installed. Web clients provide similar status-reporting capabilities as the manager from remote workstations through a Web connection. Product agents are designed to report any status changes, especially those that may impact a devices operation or integrity. When an alert happens, NetCentral classifies device messages into three main categories: informational, warning, or critical. Informational messages simply inform you about status changes that do not impact device operation. Warning messages inform you about situations not requiring any immediate action, but that will need some preventive action to avoid potential degradation (i.e., a rising internal temperature on a device due to a fan failure).

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Key Features
Continuous local/remote device monitoring via TCP/IP network using SNMP or Syslog protocols NetCentral manager information can be accessed from any workstation running Microsoft Internet Explorer Active views allow device information to be accessed by clicking on the device shown on a floor plan, rack elevation, map, photograph, or other HTML page Programmable alert notification via e-mail, pager, program launch, or graphical user interface Automatically discovers new devices as your facility expands Powerful logging and reporting tools with automatic backup and archiving features Graphical representation of log messages for easy problem identification History management annotate and acknowledge messages Sophisticated monitoring of disk arrays, fans, and redundant power supplies to alert operators of potential problems before they become critical Any SNMP-enabled product can be monitored Tri-level security model Flexible framework supports addition of device plug-ins, constantly allowing new classes of devices to be monitored

Specifications
NetCentral Platform Requirements
2 GHz Pentium 4 PC with 1 GB RAM minimum, Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher NOTE: PCs are customer-supplied equipment

Ordering Information
NetCentral Actions
Configurable notification mechanisms include: Beep Trigger a GPI E-mail Play audio file (.wav) Run program (.exe) Launch URL Send windows messages Close replay Display messages on Avitech NOTE: E-mail and paging functions require a customersupplied Internet mail server

NETCEN-MGR
NetCentral 5.2 manager license NOTE: The NetCentral license for modular products is included with the 8900NET and 2000NET modules.

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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Key Features
Supports multiple configuration options: Standard Web browser Newton control panel Supports remote configuration and SNMP-based monitoring via NetConfig and NetCentral software

Instant Control of Multiple Modules


You need only a standard Web browser to configure and adjust the parameter of a GeckoFlex module. You can also use the Newton control panel for fast, multi-knob access to any combination of modules in a signal-processing path.

GeckoFlex solutions support a number of IT-based control options when used in conjunction with an 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module. Configuring GeckoFlex products and adjusting their parameters could not be easier, as it requires only a standard Web browser; so there is no special software to download. However, to make the configuration of a system even easier, the Grass Valley NetConfig application is available to help structure your system view in the same browser. You can also use a Newton Ethernet-based control system panel to configure GeckoFlex products. This 1 RU hardware panel can provide an ideal real-time operating environment via control of parameters on a GeckoFlex module or combination of modules. You can configure your own preferred set of parameters and map them to Newton controls. You can leave out controls that are unnecessary, or dangerous, and combine controls from multiple modules. In this way the Newton system provides a front panel for complete systemscreating virtual products. As an Ethernet-based product, the Newton system can be positioned wherever your operators need it most. A soft-panel version is also available that will run on a Windows PC, saving space where a PC is already available or where PC operation is preferred. For remote configuration and signal-health monitoring, all GeckoFlex solutions support the Grass Valley NetConfig and NetCentral software products. Please note that some GeckoFlex modules support front-of-card controls and others are configurable only over a network connection. Please consult a modules particular specifications for complete details.

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With a comprehensive set of powerful tools, the NetConfig application lets you precisely define hardware and software control panel functions. Additional tools for IP configuration and software updates make NetConfig a valuable engineering package.

Newton Modular Control System


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C o m p re h e n s i v e, C o n s o l i d a t e d C o n t r o l f o r Modular Products
The shift to digital infrastructures has brought with it increasingly complex signal-processing paths. The Newton modular control system gives you fast, multi-knob, Ethernet-based access to Grass Valley modular products in a processing channel. Two abilities distinguish the Newton system from other approaches to modular control: the separation of system-level configuration tasks from operational ones, thus minimizing the potential for on-air mistakes; and the ability to group modular productsregardless of their physical locationsinto a logical signal path (or channel) that you can easily access and manipulate. Using the Newton system, you can instantly access the Grass Valley Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon modular products in a particular signal patheven if theyre in completely different racks or facilities. You can adjust module parameters from a rack-mounted Newton control panel or a software control panel running on a standard Windows PC. Theres even a button for locking out the control panel to prevent accidental changes. The Newton system also includes the Grass Valley NetConfig software. Using it, you can assign IP addresses to Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon frames for easy network identification and set initial operational parameters. Additionally, the NetConfig application works with the Encore router control system and Grass Valley routers. By separating configuration and operational tasks, the Newton system can simplify your workflows significantly. Instead of painstakingly attaching a serial cable to the back of every modular product you need to initialize, you can use NetConfig to set baseline functional operational parameters over a network. Operators can make adjustments to those parameters using Newton control panels, without having to wade through complex configuration menus. The Newton system features two control panels: a rack-mounted version and a software-based version. You can have any combination of these panels on your network in any number. You configure these panels using a configuration plug-in application tool on the NetConfig application; you can also use this tool to restrict channel-path and device access on a panel-bypanel basis. The Newton modular control system supports optional integration with the Grass Valley Encore router control system. Its a great way to quickly switch sources and adjust signal parameters within configured processing channels. You can also use the Newton system to monitor destinations on the routing system so that, when a source changes, the modules in the appropriate input signal-processing channel automatically appear on the Newton control panel. To help maximize uptime, the Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon products support the Grass Valley NetCentral application for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based monitoring.

Key Features
Ethernet-based control of Grass Valley Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon modular products Control panels: Compact 1 RU rack mount panel PC soft-panel application with same functionality No limit to the number of panels on a network Operation independent of configuration Includes NetConfig application and configuration plug-in tool for: Network-wide device configuration Control panel configuration Control panel functions: Four user-configurable control knobs to update device parameters Twelve soft keys for quick recall of userconfigurable parameters Simple up/down, left/right navigation Each panel supports 128 channels with 12 setups each Clearly visible status of controlled devices Enable button locally disconnects knobs and buttons from devices Identify button reveals identity of controlled devices Additional hardware panel features: Easy-to-read green display w/adjustable intensity Combination of soft buttons and dedicated function buttons with adjustable backlighting intensity Requires only two simple connections: RJ45 Ethernet and IEC AC mains Optional Encore routing control system integration: Source selection with automatic source delegation Destination status monitoring

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Newton Modular Control System


Newton Control Panels
The ergonomic design of the Newton hardware control panel is emulated in a software version, shown here with optional router control.

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Comprehensive Control Architecture Grass Valley modular products have long had a variety of control and monitoring capabilities, from simple local card edge control to more complex local control with on-screen parameter displaysas well as network interface modules such as the 8900NET and 2000NET products whose built-in Web servers relay module-related information to a standard PC- or Macintosh-based Web browser. Certainly you could use these products to configure, access, and even adjust signal parameters. But more and more, the complexity of the signal-processing pathand the sheer number of devices in itcalls for easier access and real-time, comprehensive, on-air control. The Newton control system lets you quickly access all of the Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon modules in a signal-processing path to make audio, video, and timing adjustments. You can make these adjustments from a rack-mounted control panel, a software control panel running on a standard PC, or a combination of both. There is no limit to the number of control panels you can have on the network. Yet your Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon modules do not need to be located in the same frame for the Newton system to control themor even the same facility. Because the system runs on standard TCP/IP networks, an Ethernet connection across a LAN or WAN gives you complete signal-processing control. Powerful Control Panel Provides Fast, Easy Adjustments The hardware version of the Newton modular control panel was designed with operator ergonomics in mind. It features four, simultaneously active, user-configurable knobs that update modular product parameters in real time. Each has a tri-color LED that indicates the health of a connection, providing immediate feedback of module or signal condition. The Newton system also features 12 configurable buttons. You can configure them to do everything from recall a signal-processing path setup to perform a source take or recall a router destination. When you press one of these 12 buttons, the Newton system automatically displays the current settings above four knobs. You can then use these knobs to adjust specific signal parameters. Using the intuitive interface, you can also scroll through additional setups and signal processing channels. NetConfig Tools
With a comprehensive set of powerful tools, hardware and software control panel functionality can be precisely defined. Additional tools for IP configuration and software updates makes NetConfig a valuable engineering package.

Newton Modular Control System


The Newton control panel also features a local enable/disable button that you can engage to prevent inadvertent changes, should someone accidentally brush against a knob. The software control panel of the Newton system offers the same, powerful features as the hardware version. The Newton system includes a configuration tool that is a plug-in to the NetConfig application. Not only does this tool provide fast, network-based control-panel configuration, it offers an additional degree of security, as control access to your signal-channel paths on a panel-by-panel basis. The Newton control panels support up to 128 configured channels each with up to 12 setupsa setup is a subset of a channel that contains knob assignmentswithin each configured channel. There is no limit, however, to the number of control hardware or software panels that can reside on a Newton system-controlled network. Easy Setup, Customization The Newton control system includes the NetConfig application for configuring a modules system and operational parameters. You can also use it to download software updates into the modules. Because the NetConfig application runs over your network, it centralizes and accelerates your configuration tasks. You do not need to physically visit every device in your racks, plug in a serial cable, and load its parameters. You can do everything you need to do from your desktop. More important, separating the configuration tasks you perform using the NetConfig application from the everyday operational tasks you perform with the Newton control panels simplifies your workflow and minimizes potential on-air mistakes. The NetConfig application simplifies Ethernet-based network configuration and maintenance by providing a simple method to set IP addresses over the networkeliminating the need for separate serial connections to each frame during the system commissioning. Complete Control of Modules
The Newton control panel provides immediate access to four control parameters at once. Using the left and right arrow keys, you can quickly step through additional adjustment parameters.
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Instant Control of Multiple Modules
The Newton control panel provides simultaneous access and control to any combination of modules in a signal-processing path. Additional processing paths can be selected using the up and down arrow keys or by selecting a user-configured soft key.
Ethernet Facility LAN

In addition to Gecko, GeckoFlex, and Kameleon products, the NetConfig software can identify and configure routing control systems anywhere on the Ethernet LAN or WAN to set IP address, subnet mask, and gateway network configurationall through an intuitive interface. With your devices configured, you can use the NetConfig application to view them all by IP address or configured device name. Additionally, it can also generate a facility view with hyperlinks from a user-supplied diagram or picture. This range of viewing options makes it easy to locate devices on the network, update software as necessary, and pull up the Web pages generated by Gecko and Kameleon modules to adjust individual module parameters. While control of individual module parameters is available within the NetConfig application, the signal-processing complexities of most facilities is such that you should consider using the NetConfig software to set up basic parameters of the individual modules and then configure Newton modular control panels for day-to-day operational requirements. Using the plug-in configuration tool for the NetConfig system, you can configure the Newton systems control panels. Doing so is a straightforward process of naming a new signal-processing patha channelthat includes an individual module or a string of modules. Next, you define the adjustable parameters or setups for each channel; setups could include such things as audio modes, video processing, or timing. Each setup contains the assignment for each of the four control knobs. Consider the situation of a television station whose incoming satellite feed requires video analog-to-digital conversion with processing and timing adjustment, along with multichannel audio processing and delay. Using the NetConfig application and configuration tool, you create an easy-to-remember name for the processing channel which includes all the modules in the path, such as SAT_5. Now, you only need to drag and drop the selected modules into the configuration tool and select the parameters you want an operator to be able to adjust. In fact, the SAT_5 channel may have a number of adjustment parameters that need to be controlled, such as video gain, black level, hue, horizontal and vertical timing adjustments, audio levels, and audio processing functions such as sum, swap, and phase invert. You can store these parameters as nested setups then navigate through them using the Newton systems control panel. As you do, the Newton system recalls the current module parameters and presents them in the display over each of the four control knobs. Each knob takes on the functionality required for the parameter recalled, be it continuously variable control (such as gain) or enumerated steps (such as black clip on/off). Once you complete the setup of your control panel, you can copy it to an offline storage system, edit it if need be, and load the resulting file to any other control panel on the network. For example, a studio can easily define, store, and reload the appropriate control panel configuration settings for a weekly game show production. Similarly, a mobile production unit can load standard configuration files to switch from outdoor baseball to indoor basketball. For increased security, the configuration plug-in tool within the NetConfig application lets you specify the control available to each panel on your network. You can permit or deny access to any frame, module, or adjustment parameter.

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Newton Modular Control System


Optional Router Control The Newton modular control system is designed to integrate with the Grass Valley Encore routing control system. With this optional router control interface, you can use the Newton system to make an all-level source take and automatically connect to the modules in the signalprocessing channel. While this approach is no substitute for the power of a dedicated router control panel, it is an excellent way to quickly switch sources and adjust signal parameters within configured input channels. Using the optional router control interface, you can also monitor destinations on a routing system so that when a source changes, the modules in the input signal-processing channel for the selected source are automatically activated on the Newton systems control panel. Proactive Monitoring of Modular Products To help maximize uptime, the Newton modular products control system supports the Grass Valley NetCentral software for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based remote monitoring. The NetCentral application offers continuous monitoring and userprogrammable alerts in the event of equipment problems or device status changes. More important, this highly configurable application lets you link any electronic documentfrom engineering drawings and floor plans to rack elevations and workflow diagramswith device alerts, so you can check the state of your facility at a glance and instantly assess the impact of any system status changes. Interface Protocols The Newton control system uses a standard Ethernet TCP/IP communications interface and a standard XML data format. An open published protocol specification is available upon request for third-party automation system developers. Typical Applications Quality analysis and control of satellite and microwave incoming feeds are an ideal application for these real-time control panels.

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Specifications
Newton Software Control Panel
Requires PC with Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 and Internet Explorer v.5.5 or greater

Ordering Information
Newton Hardware Control Panel Power
90 to 265 VAC, 47 Hz to 63 Hz, 15W max.

Newt-PC
Soft-panel application CD-ROM includes: NetConfig application, Newton control panel configuration plug-in application for the NetConfig application, Newton Control Panel application, and system documentation in PDF format. Hard copy documentation is also supplied

Newt-RM-RTX
Includes the Newt-RM option with the Newt-Route option already enabled

NetConfig
Includes: CD-ROM with standalone NetConfig application, and documentation in PDF format. No hard copy documentation is supplied

Connectors
RJ-45 10/100Base-T Ethernet connector
Dimensions Height (1 RU) Width Depth Weight cm 4.4 48.3 15.2 1.4 kg in. 1.7 19.0 6.0 3.0 lbs.

Newt-RM
1 RU hard panel includes: CD-ROM with NetConfig application, Newton control panel configuration plug-in application for the NetConfig application, and documentation in PDF format. Hard copy documentation is also supplied

NetCentral
Includes: CD-ROM with standalone copy of NetCentral Manager. Hard copy documentation is provided

8900NET (Net Card)


Network Interface card for Gecko and GeckoFlex frames

Newt-Route
Router control option: Router control interface for the Newt-PC and NewtRM (for field upgrade of hard panels already installed). Allows all-level source takes and automatic connection to modules in the signal-processing channel. Option is enabled with Software Authorization key (requires Newton software version 2.0.0) For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

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GeckoFlex Frame

GeckoFlex Modular Universal Frame


Grass Valley products offer the most comprehensive, multi-format solutions for acquisition, production, storage, and playback and a strong foundation for centralized, proactive status and activity monitoring. From single- and multi-function modular products to an Ethernet-based control system for configuring and operating modules across racks and facilities, we offer a full range of signal-processing products, whatever the application. A key component of our modular product range is the GeckoFlex frame, which is designed for small production settings, mobile environments, and professional audio video applications. The GeckoFlex system is a flexible, cost-effective modular system built around a compact robust 2 RU frame. It can be used to build infrastructures that can handle the complete range of modern broadcast signals with just one enclosure type. The frame supports everything from audio to video signals, standard- to high-definition (SD/HD/3G) formats, and copper to fiber infrastructures. Highly Serviceable The GeckoFlex system is also the most serviceable system available. Its modules, dual power supplies, fans, 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module and reference distribution circuits can all be swapped out from the front of the frame. In fact, not only are the network interface cards swappable, but the IP address and the frames identity remain with the frame, not the card. Because SD/HD/3G modules and most other modules provide industry-standard SNMP monitoring of signal formats and conditionsas well as the modules operation, identification, and statusyou can easily integrate a GeckoFlex frame into broadcast and IT monitoring schemes with an optional 8900NET (Net Card) module.

Fiber Ready A unique feature of the GeckoFlex platform is a fiber-ready system that enables you to upgrade all SD/HD/3G modules to fiber inputs or outputs. These highly compact inputs and outputs, combined with our fiber-ready philosophy, makes these upgrades incredibly space-efficient: two fiber connections fit in the equivalent space of one BNC connector. Calculating Power Consumption To decide whether a particular set of modules will fit within a frame that does not have fan cooling (GeckoFlex Model 8900FX), simply add the rated power consumptions of the modules to be mounted in the frame. These power values can be found on the latest versions of the modules data sheets, instuction manuals, and in the GeckoFlex frame documentation. If the total power required by these modules is less than the power rating of the frame then it can support your application. It it critical not to exceed the overall environment ratings for the frame. If you have any doubt or questions, please contact Grass Valley Professional Services for assistance (see last page).

Key Features
2 RU, 10-slot high-density modular frame with exchangeable rear panels Powerful fan cooling option that can be serviced from the frame front Optional hot-swappable 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module with Ethernet and RS-232 connections enables station-wide monitoring and configuration Frame remembers its own IP address and name so that network cards need no configuration after swapping Hot-swappable modules Hot-swappable, dual-redundant power supplies Dual internal reference distribution buses with module-level choices between bus 1, bus 2, and local (where fitted) 8900NET (Net Card) module also provides any-browser configuration, and SNMP monitoring Any-browser configuration makes setup easy from all common Web browsers Supports Web browser, NetCentral monitoring, Newton control, and NetConfig configuration software Supports all currently shipping Gecko and GeckoFlex (8900) signal-processing modules by using suitable rear modules

GeckoFlex Frame
GeckoFlex Reference Distribution Buses Using Independent Reference Buses The dual reference distribution buses of the GeckoFlex frame allow you to share genlock reference signals within the frame in several ways. Unlike conventional systems, the reference inputs are still available on individual cards and you can swap out reference circuits from the front of the frame to service them. The distributed reference can accept bi-level, tri-level, and AES audio sync inputs and feed all modules requiring a similar referencesaving on additional analog video distribution modules, frames, and the power dissipation associated with an old-fashioned reference system. An 8900GEN-SM GeckoFlex Genlock submodule can be installed on a number of different GeckoFlex front modules in any 8900FFN frame. The submodule can provide a local external genlock timing reference to the host module it is mounted on or it can be configured to transmit external references to the entire GeckoFlex frame on one of two frame buses.
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When a GeckoFlex host module with an 8900GEN-SM submodule is installed in slot 1 of an 8900FFN frame, it can be jumpered on the module circuit board to transmit the external reference signal connected to its rear module loop-through to Frame Bus 1. This Frame Bus 1 reference is then available for every module in the GeckoFlex frame. Any GeckoFlex module in the frame with frame sync capability can be configured to accept this reference. Frame Bus 2 can be transmitted in the same manner from the GeckoFlex host module with an 8900GEN-SM submodule when the host module is installed in slot 3 of the frame. This bus is also fed to every slot in the GeckoFlex frame. The choice of which frame reference to use is made in configuration for each individual module with frame sync capability in the frame. This allows two independent references to be fed simultaneously to the entire frame as shown in the illustration below. Selection of the reference used is made in the individual module system configuration.
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Using Redundant Reference Buses The dual reference frame bus functionality of the GeckoFlex frame also allows for a redundant Primary/Secondary genlock reference configuration. This application (shown below) allows a genlock house reference to be designated as the Primary timing on Frame Bus 1 while a backup Secondary house reference can be configured on Frame Bus 2. If the Primary reference is lost, the module can be configured to automatically switch to Frame Bus 2 to take the place of the failed Primary reference. When the Primary timing source recovers, the user can configure the system to return to the Primary source automatically within a specific time period or reset the Primary manually. To use this application, the front module in slot 1 must have an 8900GEN-SM submodule installed and jumpered to feed Frame Bus 1. The Primary genlock reference is connected to the looping reference input on the rear module in slot 1. The module is slot 3 must also have an 8900GEN-SM submodule installed with the module jumpered for Frame Bus 2 and a backup (Secondary) genlock signal connected to its rear looping input in slot 3. Distribution of Frame Bus 1 from slot 1 and Frame Bus 2 from slot 3 cannot be changed, so plan the placement of your GeckoFlex modules for use of this functionality. It is also only available on modules that can accept the 8900GEN-SM submodule (those with frame sync capability).

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Newton System: Fast, Easy, Ethernet-Based Module Control


The Grass Valley Newton modular control system gives you fast, multiknob, Ethernet-based access to GeckoFlex modules. Using either a software or hardware interface, it gives you immediate control of up to four parameters at once across multiple modules. Newton operational control panels work with Ethernet-equipped GeckoFlex frames fitted with an optional 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module.
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Specifications
Power Rating
Input voltage: 100-240 V continuous range Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz Input current: 1.5 A (with redundant power supply unit) Inrush current: 20 A at 230 V (cold start)

Ordering Information
Environmental
Operating temperature: +0 to +40C Operating humidity: 10% to 95% non-condensing When ordering, users must ensure that the cooling available is suitable for the power load of the modules within the frame.

Recommended Options
8900U-PSX: Redundant power supply for 8900FX, 8900FF, or 8900FFN 8900-FRMKIT: Rear rack support

Frames 8900FX Basic GeckoFlex Distribution Frame


GeckoFlex frame with single power supply, 10 blank rears, and passive cooling suitable for power loads up to 30W

External Dimensions
Height (maximum external): 89mm Width (maximum external): 447mm Depth (maximum external): 390mm

Rears for Fitting 8900 Gecko Modules


8900V-R: GeckoFlex 2 RU video rear, one slot, 10 BNC I/O for Gecko (8900) video and unbalanced audio legacy modules 8900A-R: GeckoFlex 2 RU video rear, one slot, four BNC I/O 10 3-pin balanced audio I/O for Gecko (8900) audio legacy modules

Power Dissipation (most demanding case)


8900FF, 8900FFN: 125W 8900FX: 30W

Mounting Dimensions
Mounting width: Fits standard 19" rack Mounting height: Two rack units Mounting depth: 373mm plus space for cabling

Weight
Weight without modules, one PSU: 8.4kg (8900FX), 8.8kg (8900FF/8900FFN) Weight with eight modules, two PSU, and net card: 11kg (8900FX), 11.5kg (8900FF/8900FFN) typical

8900FFN High-Power GeckoFlex Frame for any Module Mix


GeckoFlex frame with single power supply, 10 blank rears, cooling fans, and 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module suitable for any combination of modules up to 125W

Upgrades 8900NET
Network interface module

8900FF Fan-Cooled GeckoFlex Frame for Distribution, Audio, and SD Video


GeckoFlex frame with single power supply, 10 blank rears, and fans suitable for distribution and Gecko (8900) modules up to 125W

8900F-FAN
Fan front cover upgrade for GeckoFlex frame

Documentation
For the instruction manual and other documentation related to the GeckoFlex system please refer to www.grassvalley.com/docs/ modular

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8900NET Network Interface Module (Net Card)


8900NET Network Interface Module (Net Card) Key Features
Easy upgrade from card-edge local control to Ethernet networkbased configuration, control, and monitoring Choice of user interfacesWeb-browser, Newton control panels, or third-party solutions Uses industry standard protocols including SNMP, HTTP, and TCP/IP Compatible with all Gecko and GeckoFlex frames Installs in separate card slotleaves all 10 frame cells available for processing modules

The 8900NET (Net Card) Network Interface module is much more than a simple Ethernet adapterits a complete Web server on a single module. The Web server embedded in the chipset creates Web pages for the frame and each module within it and distributes them over a standard Ethernet TCP/IP network. For basic Web control of GeckoFlex modules, there is no need for you to purchase additional software or hardwaresimply use a standard Web browser to view and control module and frame parameters. You can also use the 8900NET module in conjunction with the Newton modular control system.

Applications
Network-based control of GeckoFlex modules

Ordering Information
8900NET
Network Interface module

For detailed specifications, installation, and setup instructions see: www.grassvalley.com/docs/modular

INTERNATIONAL CONTACT CENTERS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK


Grass Valleys International Contact Centers are available night and day providing answers to your questions. We will put you through to a qualified service engineer when technical answers are needed. For the Americas: Call: +1 800-547-8949, press 2 (toll-free), or +1 530-478-4148 E-mail: gvgtechsupport@grassvalley.com For EMEA and APAC: Call: +800 80 80 20 20 (toll-free) or +33 1 48 25 20 20 E-mail: callcentre@grassvalley.com

CUSTOMER SUPPORT & SERVICES


Our customer support and services offerings ensure optimal system performance and maximize uptime. These services include call centers staffed around the clock, commissioning, professional training courses, and technical maintenance programs and service agreements. www.grassvalley.com/support

SALES
Local and regional sales contacts can be found by visiting www.grassvalley.com/sales

SUPPORT
Local and regional support contacts can be found by visiting www.grassvalley.com/support

Copyright 2010 Technicolor USA, Inc. dba Grass Valley. All rights reserved. Grass Valley, Encore, Gecko, GeckoFlex, Kameleon, NetCentral, NetConfig, and Newton are trademarks of Technicolor USA, Inc. All other tradenames referenced are service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice. MOD-4017M-5