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3G / HD / SD Optical to Electrical Converter

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  • Supports all SMPTE ST 424 standards at 2.970Gb/s
  • Supports all SMPTE ST 292-1 standards at 1.485Gb/s
  • Supports SMPTE ST 259-C standards at 270Mb/s
  • Supports DVB-ASI (270Mb/s) and SMPTE ST 305 (SDTi) rates
  • Auto rate selection, indication and reclocking for SD-SDI/HD/3G data rates from 270Mb/s to 2.970Gb/s
  • Selectable non-reclock mode for other rates
  • Programmable general purpose output (GPO)
  • Detection and display of optical input power, and data rate
  • Display of received optical power for continuous indication of link integrity
  • Wide range optical input (1270nm-1610nm)
  • Supports single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cable
  • Fully hot-swappable from front of frame
  • Comprehensive signal and card status monitoring via four digit card edge display or remotely through SNMP and VistaLINK®
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO) when installed in 7800FR frame with a 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller
  • 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.


Optical Input

Reclocked SMPTE ST 424, SMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 259-C, SMPTE ST 305, DVB-ASI
Non-Reclocked Any bi-level signal type at rates of 270Mb/s to 2.970Gb/s
Connector Female SC/PC or FC/PC
Wavelength 1270nm-1610nm
Optical Sensitivity
Standard -21dBm
High Sensitivity (-H) -28dBm
Max. Input Power
Standard -1dBm
High Sensitivity (-H) -8dBm

Serial Video Outputs

Number of Outputs 3 (all DVB-ASI compliant)
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Impedance 75Ω (nominal)
Signal Level 800mV(nominal)
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time < 135ps (HD/3G)
< 900ps (SD)
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Return Loss > 15dB to 1.5GHz
> 10dB to 3GHz
Alignment Jitter < 0.2 UI (Reclocked) to 1.485Gb/s
< 0.3 UI (Reclocked) to 2.97Gb/s

General Purpose Outputs

Type Dry contact relay closure (normally open)
Number of Outputs 1
Connector Multi-pin removable terminal block
Max Current 500mA @ 12V


Voltage +12V DC
Power 8 Watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive


Number of slots 1

Ordering Information

7707OE-3G-1 3G/HD/SD Optical to Electrical Converter
7707OE-3G-1-H 3G/HD/SD Optical to Electrical Converter, High Sensitivity

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