DVD 5480 H

Dual Channel 12G SDI Video Distribution Amplifier

Datasheet Reference Manual


The DVD 5480 H module is a high-performance state of the art, 12G SDI distribution amplifier with dual 12G Single Link <> Quad Link (2SI) conversion on electrical interfaces. This module can be used in various applications depending on user settings:

  1. Dual 12G SDI (1 to 5) distribution amplifier or single 12G SDI (1 to 10) distribution amplifier
  2. Dual 12G SDI Single Link to Quad Link (2SI) converter (Demux)
  3. Dual Quad Link 3G SDI (2SI) to 12G SDI Single Link Converter (Mux)

DVD 5480 H is ideally suited for demanding high quality broadcast and professional video applications. Along with six bi-directional 12G SDI high density microBNC electrical interfaces, the module also provides two dedicated input andfour dedicated output electrical interfaces on microBNCs as well.

Designed for the use in SERIES 5000, DVD 5480 H is part of CardModules, which offers high quality, modularity and flexibility in a small form factor ideal for applications where space is at a premium. Like other 5000 series CardModules, this module is fully integrated into LYNX APPolo Control system which provides remote control, status monitoring and error reporting for the module

Note: A maximum of 8 DVD 5480 H cards can be installed in RFR 5018 rack frame. It CANNOT be fitted into slot 1 or 2 as it would block the RFR internal cross flow fan at the rear.


  • Supports six bidirectional electrical inputs/outputs with additional two input and four output electrical interfaces.
  • Several applications:
    • Dual 12G SDI single link input signal can be demultiplexed to quad link (2SI) independently
    • Dual Quad link 3G SDI (2SI) signals can be multiplexed to 12G SDI Single link independently
    • One 12G SDI signal can be distributed to ten electrical outputs
    • Supports user selectable mixture of operation via Appolo User interface
  • Incoming and outgoing 12G SDI signals are reclocked.
  • Input presence detection with LED indication
  • Microprocessor controlled with internal flash RAM for storing configuration
  • Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting when used with LYNX Appolo Control System
  • Hot swappable

Ordering Information

DVD 5480 H Dual Channel 12G SDI Video Distribution Amplifier
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
RFR 5018 2RU Rack Frame plus Primary Power Supply