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SDI Electrical to Optical Converter 19.4Mb/s or 143-540Mb/s

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  • Electrical to optical converter for all SMPTE ST 259 standards with operation from 143Mb/s - 360Mb/s
  • Supports SMPTE ST 310 (19.4Mb/s), M2S, DVB-ASI (270Mb/s), SMPTE ST 344 (540Mb/s) and SMPTE ST 305 (SDTi) rates
  • Detection and display of input equalization, video format and EDH errors
  • Automatic coaxial input equalization to up 275m at 270Mb/s (Belden 8281)
  • Reclocked optical and electrical outputs
  • Optical output wavelengths of 1310nm, 1550nm and up to sixteen CWDM wavelengths (ITU-T G.694.2 compliant)
  • DWDM wavelengths (ITU-T G.694.1 compliant) also available
  • Supports multi-mode and single-mode fiber
  • Fully hot swappable from front of frame
  • Occupies one card slot and can be housed in the 1RU 7801FR frame which holds up to four single or two dual slot modules, the 3RU 7800FR frame which has a 15 slot capacity, the portable 3RU 350FR frame which has a 7 slot capacity, or a standalone enclosure which holds a single module.
  • Comprehensive signal and status monitoring via four-digit card-edge display or remotely through SNMP and VistaLINK® capablity
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO) when installed in 7800FR frame with a 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller


Serial Video Input

Reclocked SMPTE ST 259 A, B, C, D, SMPTE ST 297, SMPTE ST 344, SMPTE ST 310, SMPTE ST 305, M2S or DVB-ASI
Non-Reclocked Any bi-level signal type at rates of 19.4 - 540Mb/s
Number of Inputs 1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Equalization Automatic 275m @ 270Mb/s with Belden 8281 (or equivalent cable)
Return Loss > 15dB up to 540Mb/s

Serial Video Output

Number of Outputs 2 (1 output DVB-ASI/M2S compliant)
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise/Fall Time 900ps nominal
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Return Loss > 15dB up to 270Mb/s
Wideband Jitter < 0.2UI

Optical Output

Standard SMPTE ST 297
Number of Outputs 1
Connector Female SC/PC, FC/PC
Return Loss > 14dB
Rise/Fall Time 400-700ps
Jitter < 0.2UI
Wavelength See Ordering Information
Optical Power
1310nm FP -7dBm ±1dBm
1550nm, CWDM DFB 0dBm ±1dBm
DWDM DFB +7dBm ±1dBm


Voltage +12V DC
Power 6 Watts (non-DWDM) or 9 Watts (DWDM)


Number of Slots 1


Laser Safety Class 1 laser product, complies with 24CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11, IEC 60825-1
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A, EU EMC Directive

Ordering Information

SDI Electrical to Optical Converter 19.4Mb/s or 143-540Mb/s
7707EO13 1310nm FP laser
7707EO15 1550nm DFB laser
CWDM & DWDM (Ordering Information)
7707EOxx CWDM DFB laser
7707EODxxx DWDM DFB laser (Contact Factory for Wavelength Availability)

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate and fiber connector must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+SC+3RU
Connector Suffix
Rear Plate Suffix
+1RU 1RU rear plate for use with 7701FR Multiframe
+SA Standalone Enclosure Rear Plate
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C or 7800FR Multiframes


350FR Portable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7701FR 1RU Multiframe which holds 3 single slot modules
S7701FR 7700 Series Standalone Enclosure