• Distribution Amplifier 3G-SDI,HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI
  • Operates with data rates from 10 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s in non-reclocking mode
  • Occupies a single slot in any of the BC Series 19″ rack-mounting frames


Distribution Amplifier 3G-SDI,HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI


Distribution Amplifier 3G-SDI,HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI The BC351 is a distribution amplifier for the distribution of 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI signals in a digital television facility. The incoming signal is auto-sensed and then equalised prior to being driven into the five available outputs. In non-reclocking mode the unit can operate with data rates from 10 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s. The BC351 occupies a single slot in the BC100-3RU 19″ rack-mounting frame which can hold up to 15 single slot cards. Some BC Series processing cards have dual functionality allowing up to 30 channels of video to be transmitted or received from a single 3RU frame. For stand alone applications the BC351 can be housed in an individual rugged enclosure.

Schematic Diagram


Electrical Input
Standards SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M,
Equalisation Automatic to 100 m @ 3 Gb/s
Automatic to 200 m @ 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic to 300 m @ 270 Mb/s
Equaliser and reclocking can be bypassed to support
data rates down to 10 Mb/s
Connector 75 Ohm BNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Return Loss > 15 dB @ 1.485 Gb/s
Electrical Output
Number of O/P 5
Connector 75 Ohm BNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Return Loss > 15 dB @ 1.485 Gb/s
Polarity Non inverting
Signal Level 800 mV +/- 10%
DC Offset 0 +/- 0.5 V
Jitter <0.2 UI line equalised
Format Driven active loop out
N.B. Outputs 2 and 4 are polarity sensitive and do not pass ASI.
General card specifications
Depth: 60 mm
Width: 20 mm 4HP
Height: 129 mm 3RU
Weight: 100 g
Operating Temp: -30 to +70 ºC
Power: 2.2 W
Signal detec LED on for loss of signal
No of slots: 1
EMI/RFI: Complies with 89/336/EEC, EN55022B,
EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-4-(Level 2), EN61000-4-4FTB,
EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-11
Electrical: Complies with EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-3,
Laser Safety Dependent on SFP fitted.
Complies with Class 1 laser product
RoHS: Complies with Directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty: 5 years


Title Description Date Download
BC351 Datasheet Datasheet PDF Download

Ordering Information

BC351 1 in, 5 out reclocking 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI distribution amplifier.
In non reclocked mode passes data rates down to 10MHz

Fitted with LC connectors as standard

For all available enclosures and frames see section “Universal Chassis and Power Supplies”.

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