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SCORPION miniature input and output modules (MIOs) allow for ingest of video, audio, Ethernet and data into SCORPION media processing platforms. Supporting a wide range of different signal types, conversion, and processing features, these MIOs combined with SCORPION enclosures and software services allow for a high degree of customization and flexibility for many applications and workflows.

Signal Interfaces

Video

12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI/ASI
Analog Video/Reference

Audio

AES/MADI/Analog/
Intercom/DANTE

Ethernet

10/100/1000MbE
10GE

Data

RS232/422/485
GPIO/USB/SCTE

HDMI

4K/UHD/3G/HD

Features

  • SCORPION-X18 supports up to 18 single slot or 8 dual slot modules
  • SCORPION-4 supports up to 4 single slot or 2 dual slot modules
  • SCORPION-2 supports up to 2 single slot or 1 dual slot module
  • Module synergy is enclosure and software service dependent
  • On-board processing and edge monitoring features
  • Powerful miniature signal interfaces for variety of signal formats and processing

MIO Modules

ModuleDescriptionModule IOFeatures
MIO-AES-D4 AES de-embedder from 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN)

This module de-embeds up to 4 AES from an input SDI signal. Source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.

MIO-AES-LTC-D4 AES and LTC deembedder from 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN)

This module de-embeds up to 4 AES or LTC from an input SDI signal. Source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.

MIO-AES-IN4-IP AES input gateway4 unbalanced AES3 inputs (DIN)

This module encapsulates up to 4 AES3 to AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, 4, or 8 channels.

MIO-AES-IP AES bi-directional gateway2 unbalanced AES3 outputs and 2 unbalanced AES3 inputs (DIN)

This module encapsulates up to 2 AES3 to AES67 and de-encapsulates up to 2 AES3 from AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, or 4 channels.

MIO-AES-OUT4-IPAES output gateway4 unbalanced AES3 outputs (DIN)

This module de-encapsulates up to 4 AES3 from AES67. This can be done as a flow possessing 1, 2, 4, or 8 channels.

MIO-AVRAnalog video/reference receiver1 output (BNC)

This module is paired with the MIO-AVT to receive a reference or analog video signal over IP or dark fiber.

MIO-AVTAnalog video/reference transmitter with loopout1 analog input (HD-BNC) and 1 analog loopout (HD-BNC)

This module is paired with the MIO-AVR to distribute reference or analog video signal over IP or dark fiber.

MIO-BLADE-Z21Microservice module capable of running software services8 IO (HD-BNC), direction and format is software service dependent

The microservice module functionality is defined by the software service loaded on it (see MIO-BLADE-Z21 product page for more details).

MIO-DE4-3G6G/3G/HD/SD data embedder24 pin terminal block. 3 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485) with 6 GPI and 6 GPO

This module embeds SCTE104/GPI/Serial data into an input SDI signal. GPI and SCTE triggers can be either physical or software based. External connections for GPIs and serial data for discrete inputs. The recipient SDI source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.

MIO-DD4-3G6G/3G/HD/SD data embedder24 pin terminal block. 3 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485) with 6 GPI and 6 GPO

This module de-embeds SCTE104/GPI/Serial data from an input SDI signal. External connections for GPOs and serial data for discrete outputs. The SDI source can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.

MIO-DANTE-64DANTE to TDM convertor2 RJ45

This module converts external DANTE to or from TDM which can be routed to the module in the SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4 frame using the crosspoint or FPGA respectively or using the direct path from an SFP port on SCORPION-2.

MIO-GE-RJ45-IP10/100/1000Mb Ethernet interface1 RJ45

This module is a MIO interface for 10/100/1000MbE traffic. The data can either be passed through directly into the frame for conversion to fiber or for aggregation (chassis APP dependent) or is capable of a port tunnel mode for LAN extension.

MIO-HDMI-2-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI input and output module1 4K/UHD HDMI input and 1 4K/UHD HDMI output

This module acts as an input and output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals to SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.

MIO-HDMI-IN1-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI input module1 4K/UHD HDMI input

This module acts as an input module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals to SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.

MIO-HDMI-IN-3G3G/HD HDMI input module1 3G HDMI input

This module acts as an input module for 3G HDMI. In all SCORPION enclosures, this module can convert an HDMI source into SDI where it can then be used in SDI, IP, or dark fiber workflows.

MIO-HDMI-IN-4K4K/UHD HDMI input module with quad SDI inputs or outputs1 4K/UHD HDMI input and 1 quad SDI (4 HD-BNCs) configurable as input or output

This module acts as an input module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Additionally the quad SDI IO can be configured as an input or output path (configurable for quad-link SDI or single-link) for bringing additional signals into a SCORPION enclosure or simply to convert a 4K HDMI signal to a quad-link SDI source.

MIO-HDMI-OUT1-4K-IP4K/UHD HDMI output module1 4K/UHD HDMI output

This module acts as an output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Depending on the chassis requirement, the module either converts signals from SDI (SCORPION-X18 or SCORPION-4) or from ST2110 directly (SCORPION-2). Supports HDR metadata.

MIO-HDMI-OUT-3G3G/HD HDMI output module1 3G HDMI output

This module acts as an output module for 3G HDMI. In all SCORPION enclosures, this module can convert an SDI signal into HDMI.

MIO-HDMI-OUT-4K4K/UHD HDMI output module with quad SDI inputs or outputs1 4K/UHD HDMI output and 1 quad SDI (4 HD-BNC) configurable as input or output

This module acts as an output module for 4K/UHD HDMI. Additionally the quad SDI IO can be configured as an input or output path (configurable for quad-link SDI or single-link) for bringing additional signals into a SCORPION enclosure or simply to create a 4K HDMI signal to a quad-link SDI source.

MIO-IT-IP4 wire intercom, analog audio, serial, and GPIO gateway24 pin terminal block. 2 bidirectional serial channels (RS232/422/485), 2 bidirectional analog audio channels, with 2 GPI and 2 GPO

This module is capable of 2 paths of 4 wire intercom. Supports 2 paths of analog audio conversion to/from AES67, 2 paths of RS232/422/485 and 2 GPIs in a ST2110-40 ANC packet.

MIO-MADI-2-IPMADI bi-directional gateway2 AES10 outputs and 2 AES10 inputs (DIN)

This module encapsulates 1 AES10 to an MPEG-TS and de-encapsulates 1 AES10 from an MPEG-TS.

MIO-USB-AUSB-A HID interface1 USB-A

This module allows for transport of an HID argument with a USB-A connector over IP or dark fiber networks.

MIO-USB-BUSB-B HID interface1 USB-B

This module allows for transport of an HID argument with a USB-B connector over IP or dark fiber networks.

MIO-VB-2-12GSDI interface supporting 12G to SD and ASI2 SDI (BNC)

This module is a configurable SDI interface supporting 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. In a SCORPION-X18, SCORPION-4, or SCORPION-2 frame this can be configured for 2 inputs, 2 outputs, or as a transceiver. For 12G-SDI in a SCORPION-X18 or when used in a SCORPION-X18+NETAD enclosure, the module must be used as a transceiver.

MIO-VTR-2-12GDual 12G to SD and ASI transceiver2 SDI inputs (HD-BNC) and 2 SDI outputs (HD-BNC)

This module is a static SDI interface supporting 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. In a SCORPION-X18, SCORPION-4, or SCORPION-2 frame this can provide 2 inputs and 2 outputs (Note: Restrictions apply to use with 12G-SDI in the SCORPION-X18 and SCORPION-X18+NETAD, please inquire with a sales representative for more information).

Specifications

Electrical Inputs

MIO-VB-2-12G
Reclocked Standards SMPTE ST 2081 (12G-SDI), SMPTE ST 424M (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292M (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259M (270MB/s), DVB-ASI
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Impedance 75Ω (nominal)
Equalization Automatic to 80m @3GB/s, 100m @1.5GB/s, 250m @270MB/s (with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable)
Return Loss > 15dB up to 1.5GHz, > 10dB up to 3GHz, > 7dB up to 6GHz, > 4dB up to 12GHz

Electrical Outputs

MIO-VB-2-12G
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Impedance 75Ω (nominal)
Signal Level 800mV (nominal)
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time reclocked SFPs only
12G < 45ps
HD/3G < 135ps
SD < 900ps
Overshoot reclocked SFPs only
< 10% of amplitude
Alignment Jitter reclocked SFPs only
< 0.2UI to 1.485GB/s
< 0.3UI to 2.97GB/s
< 0.3UI to 12GB/s

Ethernet Input/Output

MIO-GE-RJ45, MIO-DANTE-64
Standard IEEE 802.3 (10 BaseT), IEEE 802.3u (100 BaseTX), IEEE 802.3ab (1000BaseTX)
Number of Ports 1, 2 (main/backup MIO-DANTE-64)
Connector RJ-45
Cable requirements
10 BaseT UTP category 3, 4, or 5 cable up to 328ft/100m (2 pairs)
100 Base Tx UTP category 5 cable up to 328ft/100m (2 pairs)
1000Base Tx UTP category 5 cable up to 164/50m (4 pairs)

HDMI

Connector Type HDMI
Number of Connectors 1
Resolution 4K (4096x2160/60) max (-4K HDMI version)
3G (1920x1080/60) max (-3G version)
HDMI Audio Yes

AES Inputs

Standard SMPTE ST 276 - unbalanced AES, Dolby E compatible
Number of Inputs 2 (3606AES-IP)
Connector Mini DIN 1.0/2.3
Sampling Rate 32 – 48kHz
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss > 15dB
Amplitude 320mV to 1.2V p-p (min to max)

AES Outputs

Standard SMPTE ST 276 - Unbalanced AES, Dolby E compatible
Number of Outputs 2 (3606AES-IP), 4 (3606AES-D4)
Connector Mini DIN 1.0/2.3
Sampling Rate 32 – 48kHz
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss > 15dB
Amplitude 1.0V p-p ±0.1V p-p
Rise/Fall Time 35ns ±5ns

Analog Video Input

MIO-AVT
Standard NTSC (SMPTE ST 170), PAL (ITU-R 624-4)
Number of Inputs 1
Connector HD-BNC
Signal Quantization 12 bits
System Bandwidth 5.5MHz
Input Level 1.0V p-p (nominal)
Gain Equalization Up to 250m of Belden 1694A or equivalent (adjustable)
Impedence 75Ω
Return Loss > 30dB to 5.5MHz
SNR > 62dB
Differential Gain < 0.7%
Differential Phase < 1.0°
Passband Ripple
NTSC < ±0.2dB to 5.5MHz
PAL < ±0.2dB to 5.8MHz
Chroma/Luma Gain 98-103%
Chroma/Luma Delay < 5ns

Analog Video Output

MIO-AVR
Standard NTSC (SMPTE ST 170), PAL (ITU-R 624-4)
Number of Outputs 1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
System Bandwidth 5.5MHz
Level 1.0V p-p (nominal), 1.5V p-p (max.)
Gain Unity gain nominal, adjustable 90-150%
Impedence 75Ω
Return Loss > 25dB to 5.5MHz
SNR > 62dB
Differential Gain < 0.7%
Differential Phase < 1.0°
Passband Ripple
NTSC < ±0.2dB to 5.5MHz
PAL < ±0.2dB to 5.8MHz
Chroma/Luma Gain 97-102%
Chroma/Luma Delay < 5ns

Intercom Module Analog Audio

MIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals 2 inputs, 2 outputs
Type Balanced Analog Audio
Industry Standards Clearcom, RTS-Telex
Connector Multi-pin Removable terminal block
Input Impedance > 10KΩ
Output Impedance 66Ω
Signal Resolution 24-bit
Sampling Rate 48kHz
Gain Flatness ±2dB
Maximum Input Level +20dBu
Maximum Output Level
Into 10kΩ +20dBu
Into 600Ω +19dBu
SNR TBD
THD TBD
Crosstalk TBD
Controllable Gain -10dB to +10dB

Intercom Module Unbalanced/Party-Line Type Audio

MIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals 2
Type Analog Audio, Full Duplex, Unbalanced
Industry Standard ClearCom, RTS-Telex
Connector Multi-pin removable terminal block
Signal Coupling AC coupled (accommodates 30V "wet" inputs)
Bridging Impedance > 10KΩ
Signal Resolution 24-bit
Sampling Rate 48kHz
Sidetone Null > 25dB
Sidetone Null Range 100-300Ω load
Frequency Response 120 – 20kHz
Gain Flatness ±2dB
Maximum Input Level +5dBu
Maximum Output Level +5dBu (into 200Ω load)
SNR TBD
THD TBD
Crosstalk TBD
Controllable Gain -5dB to +5dB (into 200Ω load)
Receive Signaling 4V DC min (ClearCom), 20kHz ±500Hz (RTS)
Send Signaling 11V DC min (ClearCom), 20kHz ±100Hz (RTS)

Intercom Module RS-422/485 Serial Data

MIO-IT-IP
Number of Signals 2
Connector Multi-pin removable terminal block
Type RS-485 or RS-422 (selectable)
Input Termination 120Ω or Open (selectable)
Input Failsafe Bias 200mV (3.3mA into 60Ω) or None (selectable)
Bit Rate
RS-485 Compatible with all Telex RS-485 rates
RS-422 460kb/s

Intercom Module General Purpose Inputs

MIO-IT-IP
Type Opto-isolated, Active low
Number of Inputs 2
Connector Multi-pin removable terminal block
Voltage
Safe Voltage Range -20V to +10V
Off Condition (min) > +3.5V
On Condition (max) < +2.5V (active low)
Current
Minimum 1mA
Maximum 10mA (internally limited)

Intercom Module General Purpose Output

MIO-IT-IP
Type Dry contact relay closure, normally open
Number of Outputs 2
Connector Multi-pin removable terminal block
Minimum Current 100mA

Ordering Information

MIO‑VB‑2‑12G 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD/ASI video access module
MIO‑GE‑RJ45‑IP 1GbE Ethernet access module with onboard processing
MIO‑AES‑IP Dual AES67 encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO‑AES‑IN4‑IP Quad AES67 encapsulator
MIO‑AES‑OUT4‑IP Quad AES67 de-encapsulator
MIO‑AES‑D4 AES audo de-embedder module
MIO‑MADI‑2‑IP Single MADI encapsulator and de-encapsulator
MIO‑DANTE‑64 Dante® to TDM bridge module
MIO‑IT‑IP Intercom transceiver module (2x analog audio in/out, 2x serial data, 4x GPIO), dual slot
MIO‑AVT Analog video/Black Burst transmit module with loop out
MIO‑AVR Analog video/Black Burst receive module
MIO‑USB‑A USB-A HID interface
MIO‑USB‑B USB-B HID interface
MIO‑HDMI‑IN‑3G HDMI input access module
MIO‑HDMI‑OUT‑3G HDMI output access module
MIO‑HDMI‑IN‑4K 4K SDI or HDMI input module, dual slot
MIO‑HDMI‑OUT‑4K 4K SDI or HDMI output module, dual slot
MIO‑HDMI‑IN1‑4K‑IP HDMI input module with onboard processing, dual slot
MIO‑HDMI‑OUT1‑4K‑IP HDMI output module with onboard processing, dual slot
MIO‑HDMI‑2‑4K‑IP HDMI microservice module
MIO‑BLADE‑Z21 Microservice module
MIO‑DE4‑3G 3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI embedding module
MIO‑DD4‑3G 3G/HD/SD-SDI SCTE/data/LTC/GPI de-embedding module

Ordering Options

Notes Some Mini I/O modules must have this option when placed inside SCORPION-2 and SCORPION-4 standalone frames (please consult a sales representative if you have any questions)
+SA Standalone frame option

Enclosures

SCORPION-X18 Media Processing Platform Multi-Frame with onboard 80x80 crosspoint (holds 18 modules)
SCORPION-6 Media Processing Platform - Standalone Frame (holds 6 modules)
SCORPION-4 Media Processing Platform - Standalone Frame (holds 4 modules)
SCORPION-2 Media Processing Platform - Miniature Frame (holds 2 modules)