• Dual optical to electrical converter for 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • Dual electrical outputs per input
  • Reclocked outputs
  • Occupies a single slot in any of the BC Series 19″ rack-mounting frames


Dual Channel Electrical to Optical Receiver 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI


Dual Channel Electrical to Optical Receiver 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI The BC365R is a receiver for the conversion of two independent optical signals into electrical 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI. The incoming optical signal is fed to a trans-impedance and limiting amplifier before being electrically reclocked on the outputs. All Bluebell cards are designed to retain maximum integrity of the signal path offering excellent jitter free optical transport.Two serial digital signals are available on each output. The BC365R occupies a single slot in the BC100i-3RU 19" rack-mounting frame which can hold up to 15 single slot cards, or a single slot in the BC160i-1RU 19" rack-mounting frame which can hold up to 6 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. Signal and card monitoring is achieved through SNMP monitoring in the BM102i network card, or through the BM102i network monitoring webpages. For stand alone applications the BC365R can be housed in an individual rugged enclosure.

Schematic Diagram


Optical Input
Connector 1 x female LC as standard per channel
See Ordering Information
Wavelength 1260-1620 nm
Sensitivity > -17 dBm @ 11.88 Gb/s
> -18 dBm @ 5.94 Gb/s
> -22 dBm @ 2.97 Gb/s
Max I/P power > -1 dBm
Data rate 50 Mb/s to 12 Gb/s
Electrical Output
Standards SMPTE 2082, SMPTE 2081. SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 297M, DVB-ASI, MADI at 125Mb/s
Automatic rate selection for 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI data rates.
Connector 2 x 75 Ohm BNC per IEC 60169-8 Amendment 2
Polarity 2 x Non inverting
Signal Level 800 mV +/- 10%
DC Offset 0 +/- 0.5 V
Jitter <0.15 UI line equalised
Format Reclocked
General card specifications
Length: 92 mm
Width: 64 mm
Height: 30 mm
Excluding connectors
Weight: 100 g
Operating Temp: -30 to +70 ºC
Power: 2.5 W
Voltage: 4.5 to 17 V dc
Signal detect LED on for loss of signal
EMI/RFI: Complies with 89/336/EEC
Electrical: Complies with EN 61000-6-1, EN61000-6-2
Laser Safety Complies with Class 1 laser product
24 CFR 1040.10 & 1040.11
RoHS: Complies with Directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty: 5 years


Title Description Date Download
BC365 Datasheet Datasheet PDF Download
BC365 Manual Operations Guide Manual PDF Download

Ordering Information

BC365R/D/SSinglemode Single Channel 12G/SDI, 3G/SDI, HD/SDI Fibre Optic Receiver Module with Dual Outputs, Auto-Sensing for SDI, ASI, HD/SDI, 3G/SDI and 12G/SI.

Fitted with LC connectors as standard

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