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The 7707VAR-3G is a VistaLINK® capable fiber optic receiver for 3G, HDTV or SDTV video and AES audio signals. This single card module outputs one 3G, HD-SDI or SD-SDI video plus four AES audio signals that have been transmitted by the companion 7707VAT-3G fiber optic transmitter.

The 7707VAR-3G 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.

  • Supports SMPTE ST 424 formats
  • Supports HDTV video formats @ 1.485Gb/s
  • Supports 525/625 line component 4:2:2 SDI @ 270Mb/s
  • Provides up to four de-embedded AES audio outputs
  • Dolby E compatible
  • Local display of optical signal strength, video and audio presence, video and AES formats
  • 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
  • Supports single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cable
  • Accepts any wavelength in the 1270nm to 1610nm range

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Optical Input
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorFemale SC/PC, FC/PC
Return Loss> 25dB
Operating Wavelength1270nm to 1610nm
Maximum Input Power
High Sensitivity -H version-7dBm
Optical Sensitivity
High Sensitivity -H version-28dBm
Serial Video Outputs
Number of Outputs2 regenerated
StandardSMPTE ST 424, SMPTE ST 292-1, SMPTE ST 259-C,SMPTE ST 305 (SDTi), DVB-ASI (without separate audio)
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time< 270ps for HDSDI, < 900ps for SDI
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Return Loss> 15dB up to 1.485Gb/s
High Freq. Jitter< 0.2 UI to 1.5G
AES Audio Outputs
Number of Signals4 (user-selectable for balanced or unbalanced)
StandardsAES3-2003 (Balanced AES)
SMPTE ST 276 (Unbalanced AES)
Connector12-pin terminal block
Sampling Rate48kHz
ResolutionUp to 24 bits
Signal Level
Balanced1V p-p ±0.1V
Unbalanced2V p-p ±0.1V Differential
Rise/Fall Times
Balanced20ns ±5ns
Unbalanced35ns ±5ns
Return Loss> 15dB, from 1MHz to 6MHz
Wideband Jitter< 10ns p-p, with conditions of minimum to maximum cable length
System Performance7707VAT-3G + 7707VAR-3G
Video Input To Output Delay< 35ms
Audio to Video delay< 3.3ms with SRC enabled
+4ms with audio pop minimization enabled
Voltage+12V DC
Power11 Watts
Number of slots1

Ordering Information

7707VAR-3G3G/HD/SD with 4 AES Audio Fiber Receiver, VistaLINK® Monitoring
7707VAR-3G-H3G/HD/SD with 4 AES Audio High Sensitivity Fiber Receiver, VistaLINK® Monitoring
Ordering Options
NotesRear plate and fiber connector must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+SC+3RU
Connector Suffix
Rear Plate Suffix
+1RU1RU rear plate for use with 7701FR Multiframe
+SAStandalone Enclosure Rear Plate
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C or 7800FR Multiframes
350FRPortable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7701FR1RU Multiframe which holds 3 single slot modules
S7701FR7700 Series Standalone Enclosure
Patch Cable
CB-FP1M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP1M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, ST/PC male termination