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MiniLinx-1000:

Multichannel 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI/ASI + 10G/1G Ethernet
Fibre Optic Link

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Portable - Desktop mount.
   
Transports up to 8 independent 12G-SDI1, 6G-SDI1, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI or ASI signal rates plus a 10G or 1G Ethernet2 signal on a single fibre.
   
Suitable for 4K/UHD video3.
   
Path lengths up to 25 dB4 optical path loss using 9/125 µm single mode fibre.
   
MultiLinx-1000 available as either 8Tx; 8Rx; 6Tx+2Rx; 6Rx+2Tx; 4Tx+4Rx; 4Rx+4Tx; 4Tx+2Rx; 4Rx+2Tx; 4Tx; 4Rx; 2Tx+2Rx; or 2Rx+2Tx models.
   
Two DC supply inputs for power supply redundancy.
   
Web Browser monitoring and control.


GENERAL:


The MiniLinx-1000 is a portable multi-channel transmitter / receiver unit designed principally for use as an up to eight serial data + Ethernet2 fibre optic transmission link on a single fibre for 12G-SDI1, 6G‑SDI1, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI or SD-SDI applications using 9/125 µm single mode fibre.

In addition, the link may be used for ASI transport streams for use with MPEG compressed video streams, or other 270 Mb/s type data.

The Ethernet interface takes either a 10G or 1G optical or electrical plug-in SFP+ module (sold separately).

The MiniLinx-1000 conforms to SMPTE standards 2082-11, 2081-11, 424M, 292M and 259M-C for digital video signals, as well as the DVB standard for ASI; and IEEE 802.2ae and 802.3z standards for Ethernet over fibre or IEEE 802.3an and 802.3ab standards for Ethernet over CAT-6/5 cable.

Transmit and receive functions of the video signals and Ethernet signals are combined via an on board CWDM optical combiner allowing combined bi-directional operation on a single fibre.

Power is supplied by an external +12Vdc power supply, with a secondary external +12Vdc input port provided for power supply redundancy.

The MiniLinx-1000 is designed to be operated as a transmit/receive pair and is orderable as either an 8-channel transmitter only; an 8-channel receiver only; a 6-channel transmitter + 2-channel receiver; a 6-channel receiver + 2-channel transmitter; a 4-channel transmitter + 4-channel receiver; a 4-channel receiver + 4-channel transmitter; a 4-channel transmitter only; a 4-channel receiver only; a 2-channel transmitter + 2-channel receiver; or a 2-channel receiver + 2-channel transmitter. All models can come with or without the bi-directional Ethernet port.

Monitoring is possible locally via the front panel display or remotely via a web browser.


NOTE:
1
12G-SDI and 6G-SDI only applicable to 12G versions of MiniLinx-1000.
2
Ethernet port only available on Ethernet versions of MiniLinx-1000. Ethernet SFP's not included - sold separately. 10G or 1G Ethernet SFP, type MSA, required for Ethernet operation.
3
Suitable for 4K/UHD as a 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI signal on 12G version of MiniLinx-1000 only;4K/UHD as quad 3G-SDI signal suitable on both 12G and standard 3G versions of MiniLinx-1000.
4
Rated at 25dB optical path loss at 3G-SDI on 4-Channel, non-Ethernet versions of MiniLinx-1000 fitted with APD detectors, typically >28dB at HD and SD.



MiniLinx-1000 Front Panel.



MiniLinx-1000 Rear Panel with optical Ethernet SFP fitted (sold separately).

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:    (Preliminary)


Ethernet:
Type
Standard IEEE 802.3ae & 802.3z (optical option); or IEEE 802.3an & 802.3ab (electrical option), dependent on plug-in SFP+ used (sold separately).
Data Rate
10 Gb/s / 1 Gb/s, automatic.
Connector (dependent on SFP used)
2 x LC/PC optical; or RJ-45 electrical.

Transmitter Mode:
Input serial data signal
11.88 Gb/s (12G-SDI) to SMPTE 2082-15;
5.94 Gb/s (6G-SDI) to SMPTE 2081-15;
2.97 Gb/s (3G-SDI) to SMPTE 424M;
1.485 Gb/s (HD-SDI) to SMPTE 292M;
270 Mb/s (SD-SDI) to SMPTE 259M-C and DVB-ASI.
Input Impedance
75 Ω.
Input Return Loss
> 15 dB 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz;
> 10 dB 1.5 GHz to 2.97 GHz.
Automatic Cable Compensation
> 40m at 11.88 Gb/s (12G-SDI) with RG6/U5;
> 80m at 5.94 Gb/s (6G-SDI) with RG6/U5;
> 100 m at 2.97 Gb/s (3G-SDI) with Belden 1694A;
> 100 m at 1.485 Gb/s (HD-SDI) with Belden 1694A;
> 250 m at 270 Mb/s (SD-SDI/ASI) with Belden 8281.
Input Connector
Up to 8 x BNC on rear panel, 1 per channel, dependent upon model chosen.

Receiver Mode:
Number of Outputs
1 per channel, data reclocked, AC coupled.
Output Level
800 mV 10%.
Output Impedance
75 Ω.
Output Return Loss
> 15 dB 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz;
> 10 dB 1.5 GHz to 2.97 GHz.
Output Rise and Fall Time
< 135 ps at 2.97 Gb/s and 1.485 Gb/s;
> 0.4 ns and < 1.5 ns at 270 Mb/s.
Intrinsic Jitter
< 0.3 UI at 2.97 Gb/s reclocked;
< 0.2 UI at 1.485 Gb/s reclocked;
< 0.1 UI at 270 Mb/s reclocked.
Output Connector
Up to 8 x BNC on rear panel, 1 per channel, dependent upon model chosen.

Ethernet:6 (if fitted)
If Ethernet port required, add '+E' to end of desired model's order code.
Type
Standard IEEE 802.3ae & 802.3z (optical option); or IEEE 802.3an & 802.3ab (electrical option), dependent on plug-in SFP+ used (sold separately).
Data Rate
10 Gb/ s / 1 Gb/ s, automatic.
Connector (dependent on SFP used)
2 x LC/PC optical; or RJ-45 electrical.

Optical:
Optical Output
0 dBm +5/-0 dB individual CWDM DFB lasers, optically combined.
Optical Input
(3G PIN Standard)
0 to -16 dBm at 3G-SDI, typically < -18 dBm at HD/SD-SDI;
(3G APD Optional)
−7 to −25 dBm at 3G-SDI,
typically < −28 dBm at HD/SD‑SDI;
(12G PIN Optional)7
0 to −12 dBm at 12G/6G-SDI,
typically < −15 dBm at 3G-SDI & < −17 dBm at HD/SD‑SDI.
Available Wavelengths
10 x CWDM DFB lasers - 1390nm, 1410nm, 1470nm to 1610nm, 20nm spacing.
Optical Path Loss8,9,10
0 to 14 dB at 3G-SDI, typically > 16 dB at HD/SD-SDI (3G PIN detectors);
5 to 23 dB at 3G-SDI, typically > 26 dB at HD/SD-SDI (3G APD detectors);
0 to 10 dB, typically > 13 dB at 3G-SDI & > 15 dB at HD/SD-SDI (12G PIN detectors7).
Optical Fibre
Designed for use with 9/125 µm single mode fibre.
Optical Connector
1 x SC/PC (standard) on rear.
(Optical outputs and optical inputs combined via on-board CWDM).

Power Requirements:
Voltage
+ 12 Vdc.
Power consumption
< 20VA.

Other:
Temperature range
0 - 50°C ambient.
Dimensions
169 x 30.5 x 165 mm.


NOTE:
5
12G-SDI and 6G-SDI only applicable to 12G versions of MiniLinx-1000.
6
Ethernet port only available on Ethernet versions of MiniLinx-1000. Ethernet SFP's not included - sold separately. 10G or 1G Ethernet SFP, type MSA, required for Ethernet operation.
7
12G SFP lasers and detectors only applicable to 12G versions of MiniLinx-1000.
8
10dB Optical attenuator required for when optical path loss is less 7dB for 3G APD detector.
9
Add 1.5 dB to optical path loss for 4Tx+E, 4Rx+E, 2Tx+2Rx+E and 2Rx+2Tx+E models.
10
Add 0.5 dB to optical path loss for non-Ethernet versions.


Ordering:
3G versions without Ethernet port:
MiniLinx-1000/8Tx
Configured as a 3G 8-channel transmitter only.
MiniLinx-1000/8Rx
Configured as a 3G 8-channel receiver only.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+2Rx
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+2Tx
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+4Rx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 4-channel receiver.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+4Tx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 4-channel transmitter.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter only.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver only.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+2Rx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+2Tx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter only.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver only.

MiniLinx-1000/2Tx+2Rx
Configured as a 3G 2-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver.
MiniLinx-1000/2Rx+2Tx
Configured as a 3G 2-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter.

3G versions with 1G Ethernet port:
MiniLinx-1000/8Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 8-channel transmitter only
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/8Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 8-channel receiver only
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+2Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+2Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+4Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 4-channel receiver
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+4Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 4-channel transmitter
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter only
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver only
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+2Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+2Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter only
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver only
+ 1G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/2Tx+2Rx+E
Configured as a 3G 2-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 1G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/2Rx+2Tx+E
Configured as a 3G 2-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 1G Ethernet port.

3G versions with 10G Ethernet port:
MiniLinx-1000/8Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 8-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/8Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 8-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+2Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+2Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+4Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 4-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+4Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 4-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 6-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+2Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+2Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 4-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/2Tx+2Rx+10E
Configured as a 3G 2-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/2Rx+2Tx+10E
Configured as a 3G 2-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

12G versions with 10G Ethernet port:
MiniLinx-1000/8Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 8-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/8Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 8-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+2Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 6-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+2Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 6-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+4Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel transmitter, 4-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+4Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel receiver, 4-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/6Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 6-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/6Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 6-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+2Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+2Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel transmitter only
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/4Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 4-channel receiver only
+ 10G Ethernet port.

MiniLinx-1000/2Tx+2Rx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 2-channel transmitter, 2-channel receiver
+ 10G Ethernet port.
MiniLinx-1000/2Rx+2Tx+10E/12
Configured as a 12G 2-channel receiver, 2-channel transmitter
+ 10G Ethernet port.

Version variations:
APD detector version
Add /APD to end of part number, e.g. MiniLinx-1000/8Tx/APD (not available in 12G version).
Optical Connector
Standard optical connector is an SC/PC type. For other connector types, add to end of part number /FC for FC/PC type; /LC for LC/PC type; or /ST for ST/PC type.
APC Fibre type
Standard optic fibre type is SC/PC. For Angle Physical Connector type (APC), add /APC to end of part number.

Example:
MiniLinx-1000/4Tx+4Rx+10E/12G/APD/FC/APC is a 12G version with 4 transmitters and 4 receivers plus a 10G Ethernet port fitted with APD detectors and terminated in an FC/APC style of connector.



Plug-in Ethernet SFPs:
SFP-1G-OPT-SM
1G Ethernet single-mode, MSA, generic optical transceiver SFP (LC/PC optical connectors);
SFP-1G-OPT-MM
1G Ethernet multi-mode, MSA, generic optical transceiver SFP (LC/PC optical connectors);
SFP-1G-RJ45
1G Ethernet Cat 5/6, MSA, generic electrical transceiver SFP (RJ45 connector).

SFP-10G-OPT-SM
10G Ethernet single-mode, MSA, generic optical transceiver SFP (LC/PC optical connectors);
SFP-10G-OPT-MM
10G Ethernet multi-mode, MSA, generic optical transceiver SFP (LC/PC optical connectors);
SFP-10G-OPT-SM
10G Ethernet Cat 5/6, MSA, generic electrical transceiver SFP (RJ45 connector).



Ethernet versions of the MiniLinx-1000 come with an Ethernet port suitable for third party MSA compliant 10G or 1G Ethernet SFP's. As there are a number of different manufacturers of Ethernet routers, and there is a large choice of Ethernet SFP transceivers available, the MiniLinx-1000 does not come with an Ethernet SFP as standard. We can offer a limited choice of generic Ethernet SFP's (sold separately, as above), but if it is wished to match a specific brand of router then it is recommended that these be sourced from a third party supplier.






Due to our policy of continuing development, these specifications are subject to change without notice.