Distribution & Monitoring

DRA-8204 – Dual Serial HD / SD SDI Reclocking Amplifier

The DRA-8204 is a 2 channel HD / SD SDI distribution amplifier, capable of equalizing and reclocking all common serial digital signals. With 2 independent signal channels, the DRA-8204 provides cost-effective distribution at double the density compared to single channel cards. Support for both standard and high-definition signals makes the DRA-8204 a universal SDI distribution amplifier.

Each channel of the DRA-8204 equalizes the incoming SDI signal, compensating for up to 300m of cable at 270Mb/s and up to 100m of cable at 1.485Gb/s. The signal is then reclocked with automatic rate detection for all popular data rates.

A special feature of the DRA-8204 is the ability to operate in a number of different two or one channel modes. By simply changing a jumper, the DRA-8204 can be configured as a single channel 1:8, a dual channel 1:4 + 1:4, or a dual channel 1:6 + 1:2 distribution amplifier. This unique feature makes adapting the DRA-8204 to different installations quite easy. Each channel is fully independent, and can run at different data rates.

LED indicators at the front of the module identify the presence of incoming video, and the data rate for each independent channel.


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