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500DA-HD, 500DA-HD-N

HD/SD-SDI Reclocking & Non-Reclocking Distribution Amplifier (1x8)

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The Evertz 500DA-HD Reclocking Distribution Amplifier provides reliable distribution of your HD and sd SDI video signal at rates of 1.5Gb/s and 143Mb/s to 540Mb/s. The DA features an auto-equalized input with eight serial outputs.

The 500DA-HD has been designed for use as a SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s), DVB-ASI, SMPTE ST 259, or SMPTE ST 310 distribution product.

The 500DA-HD DAs are housed in the 3RU 500FR Exponent frame that will hold up to 16 modules.


  • Normal mode for SMPTE ST 259 (143 Þ 540Mb/s) or SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s) signals - autodetects correct bitrate
  • Jumper Selectable mode for DVB-ASI
  • Jumper selectable non-reclock mode for SMPTE ST 310 (19.4Mb/s) signals or any other SDI signal within the 143Mb/s to 1.5Gb/s range
  • Fully hot-swappable from front of frame with no BNC disconnect required
  • Independent isolated output drivers to ensure no cross channel loading effects (i.e. no need to terminate unused outputs)
  • Tally output on Frame Status bus upon loss of input signal for quality monitoring
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO) when installed in 500FR frame with 500FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller


Serial Video Input

Standard SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s), SMPTE ST 259 (143 to 360Mb/s), SMPTE ST 344 (540Mb/s), DVB-ASI
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Equalization Automatic to 110m @ 1.5Gb/s with Belden 1694A (or equivalent)
Automatic to 350m @ 270Mb/s with Belden 1694A (or equivalent)
Return Loss > 15dB up to 1.0Gb/s
> 10dB up to 1.5Gb/s

Serial Video Output

Number of Outputs 8 (optionally reclocked)
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time 200ps nominal
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Return Loss > 10dB up to 1.5Gb/s
Wideband Jitter < 0.2UI


Voltage +12V DC
Power 5 Watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive


Number of Slots 1

Ordering Information

500DA-HD HD/SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier (1 x 8)
500DA-HD-N HD/SD-SDI Non-Reclocking Distribution Amplifier (1 x 8)


500FR 3RU Exponent Compact High Density Distribution Frame
S501FR 500 Series Standalone Enclosure


500FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller
CP-2116E-H Remote Control Panel
CP-2232E Remote Control Panel