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The 3046FSE-HD-LITE HD/SD-SDI Frame Synchronizers are designed to re-time SMPTE ST 292-1 (1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080p/24sF, 1080p/23.98sF, 720p/60, 720p/59.94, or 480p/59.94) or SMPTE ST 259 (625i/50, 525i/59.94) inputs to a local reference tri-level or composite sync signal. When necessary, frames are repeated or dropped to maintain synchronization.

The 3046FSE-HD-LITE has 18 independent frame synchronizers, each with a bypass relay protected output. The high density configuration provides a cost and space efficient solution for synchronizing multiple signals together. This makes the 3046FSE-HD-LITE ideal for synchronizing sources before entering a router or before bulk encoding applications.

The 3046FSE-HD-LITE is VistaLINK® capable, offering remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) giving the flexibility to manage operations, including signal monitoring and module configuration from SNMP capable control systems (Manager or NMS). A frame controller is required for this operation.

The 3046FSE-HD-LITE occupies two card slots and can be housed in the 6RU EMX6-FR and 3000FR frames which have a 15 slot capacity, the 3RU EMX3-FR frame which has a 5 slot capacity, or the 1RU EMX1-FR which has a 2 slot capacity.


  • Synchronizes HD-SDI or SD-SDI video signals
  • 18 fully independent paths
  • Program Video output bypass relay protected on power loss
  • Programmable output phase with respect to reference input
  • Card edge status LEDs
  • VistaLINK®-capable offering remote control and configuration capabilities via SNMP
  • Programmable output phase with respect to reference input

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Serial Video Inputs
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5GB/s), 1080i, 1035i, 720p
SMPTE ST 259 (270MB/s) 525i, 625i
ConnectorDIN 1.0/2.3
Input Equalization
SDAutomatic to 300m @ 270MB/s with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable
HDAutomatic to 100m @ 1.5GB/s with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable
Return Loss
SD> 15dB up to 270MHz
HD> 13dB up to 1.5GHz
Serial Video Outputs
Number of Outputs18 (1 output per input. Each output is bypass relay protected)
ConnectorsDIN 1.0/2.3
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time
SD900ps nominal
HD200ps nominal
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Wide Band Jitter< 0.2UI
Genlock Input
Uses Reference Input from Frame
TypeNTSC or PAL Color Black 1V p-p, or Composite bi-level sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300mV
Voltage+12V DC
Power65 watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive
Number of Slots2

Ordering Information

3046FSE-HD-LITEHD/SD-SDI Bulk Frame Synchronizer
Rear Plate Suffix
+6RU6RU rear plate for use in 6RU slots
3000FR6RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
EMX1-FR1RU EMX Router frame which holds 2 single slot modules
EMX3-FR3RU EMX Router frame which holds 5 single slot modules
EMX6-FR6RU EMX Router frame which holds 15 single slot modules