DVO 5820

3Gbit Dual SDI/ASI Distribution Amplifier with Fiber I/O

Datasheet Reference Manual


The DVO 5820 is a flexible dual channel distribution amplifier suitable for SDI/ASI video signals up to 3Gbit/s. Both channels have an optical input and provide 3 x electrical and 1 x optical output, channel 2 input can also be switched to an electrical input. This module is ideally suited for demanding digital multi-format broadcast and professional applications.

The optical outputs are CWDM compatible with 18 selectable wavelengths, (non CWDM support is also available).

The module auto-detects the input video standard with support for all SDI video formats up to 3Gbit/s. In non re-clocked mode the module will transparently pass any data between 15Mbit/s and 3Gbit/s. Support for ASI/DVB and SMPTE 310 signals is also provided.

The Fiber SFP sub-modules are secured on the backplane allowing for module removal and hot swapping without removing any rear I/O fiber connections.

Local settings are provided via an integrated dip switch on the card edge.


  • Supports SDI ASI/DVB and SMPTE 310 up to 3Gbit/s
  • Dual channel 1>4
  • 2 optical inputs, with selectable electrical input on channel 2
  • 3 x electrical and 1 x optical outputs per channel
  • CWDM support with 18 selectable optical wavelengths
  • Reclocking or non-reclocking mode for each channel
  • Auto-detect input video standard.
  • Transparently pass data between 15Mbit/s and 3Gbit/s in non re-clocked mode.
  • Microprocessor controlled with internal flash ram for storing configuration
  • Input presence detection with LED indication for each channel
  • LC fiber connections
  • Fiber SFP modules secured on backplane. Module can be freely removed or replaced without disconnection of fiber cables.
  • Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting when used with LYNX control system.
  • SNMP error reporting when used with master controller option
  • Hot Swappable

Ordering Information

DVO 5820 3Gbit Dual SDI/ASI Distribution Amplifier with Fiber I/O
OH-BD-1-1310-LC Bidirectional (Single Fiber) Transceiver
OH-BD-1-1550-LC Bidirectional (Single Fiber) Transceiver
OH-TR-0-850-MM Fiber Optic Transceiver Option Multimode (LC)
OH-TR-1-LC 3Gbit SDI Optical Transceiver
OH-TR-4-XXXX-LC Fiber Optic CWDM Transceiver Option 40km (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-TR-8-XXXX-LC Fiber Optic CWDM Transceiver Option 80km (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-TX-0-850-MM Fiber Optic Transmitter Option MultiMode
OH-TX-4-XXXX-LC 3Gbit SDI Optical Transmitter - CWDM (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-TX-8-XXXX-LC Fiber Optic CWDM Transmitter Option 80km (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-RX-8-LC Fiber Optic Receiver Option 80km
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
RFR 5018 2RU Rack Frame plus Primary Power Supply