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Lynx Technik Launches Yellobrik Converter, 3G Fiber Interfaces

Germany-based signal processing solutions provider Lynx Technik AG plans to launch its new Yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter and Yellobrik 3G fiber interfaces at the 2010 NAB Show being held April 10-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Germany-based signal processing solutions provider Lynx Technik AG plans to launch its new Yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter and Yellobrik 3G fiber interfaces at the 2010 NAB Show–April 10-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The CDH 1811 Yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter is designed to convert any SDI video signal up to 3 Gbps 1080p) into a standard HDMI signal for monitoring and displaying. It also allows users to connect HDMI displays to SDI equipment, and autodetects inputs and formats supporting SDI video up to 3 Gbps. The CDH 1811 includes balanced or unbalanced line-level stereo analog audio outputs, as well as AES outputs, which can pass through DolbyE. Two channels of audio can be extracted from the incoming video signal and output as digital AES or analog audio, or embedded into the HDMI output, says the company.

A fiber transceiver option allows the CDH 1811 to be used as an SDI fiber transmission system with HDMI confidence monitoring, and serve as an SDI to fiber optic converter. The CDH 1811 Yellobrik also features a selectable time code and metadata overlay mode for use in editing applications. According to the company, the module detects and displays time code formats, indicates audio presence, and detects the presence of key metadata parameter in the incoming SDI stream.

Lynx Technik's new OTX 1840 3G fiber transmitter, OTR 1840 3G transceiver, and OBD 1810 3G bi-directional transceiver were designed to complement the company's existing line of Yellobrik fiber brick interfaces. The plug-and-play devices are well-suited for mobile and fixed production and studio broadcast applications, as well as pro AV installations such as digital signage, distance, learning, and medical imagery.

The OTR 1840 and OTX 1840 support all SDI video standards, including 3G 1080p for transmission up to 24.8 miles at a wavelength of 1550 nanometers, says the company. The OBD 1810 also supports all SDI video standards, including 3G 1080p for bi-directional, single-fiber transmission up to 6.2 miles. All three models autodetect incoming signals, including DVB-ASI for MPEG video streams, and transport the signals while preserving the uncompressed signal quality. Signals are equalized and re-clocked prior to fiber optic transmission.

The OTX 1840 transmitter includes an SDI input and fiber output for single-mode transmission of video signals. When paired with the fiber optic to SDI receiver, the result is an optical transmission/receiver system.

The OTR 1840 fiber transceiver has independent transmitter and receiver channels that provide a solution for fiber optic transport of digital signals, regardless of the format.

For bi-directional applications, the OBD 1801 fiber optic to SDI transceiver combines a transmitter and receiver in a compact package consisting of a pair of modules. According to the company, users can place a Yellobrik bi-directional transceiver at each location to transmit and receive SDI 3G video signals over a single fiber link.

All three models use LC optical connectors and include an AC power brick and wall-mounting brackets.

Also new, the Yellobrik 1RU chassis accommodates up to 14 fiber Yellobriks, with centralized power and redundant backup. The chassis accepts external 12 VDC power inputs from optional external power bricks.

The CDH 1811 is currently available, while the Yellobrik interfaces and mounting chassis are schedule to be available in May 2010.



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