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Harrier 3G-SDI Camera Interface Board (75 Ohm)

Part Number: AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A

  • 3G-SDI interface solution for the Tamron MP1110M-VC and MP1010M-VC cameras.
  • 3G-SDI interface solution for the Sony FCB EV7520A and other cameras.
  • Simultaneous analog video output (PAL/NTSC) in 720p50/59.94/60 modes.
  • HD-VLC™ mode for long cable length applications.
  • 75 Ohm micro-coax connector.
  • Supports all HD modes up to 1080p60.
  • Compliant with SMPTE 274M and SMPTE 296M.
  • Video mode selection switches and built-in test pattern.
  • TTL serial UART comms port for camera control (3.3V).
  • Selectable RS-232/RS-485 for camera communications.
  • RoHS compliant.
  • Interface board can be supplied fitted to a Tamron MP1x10 camera (as shown in product photo).
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Description

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The Harrier 3G-SDI Camera Interface Board provides real-time low-latency 3G-SDI output for the Tamron MP1110M-VC camera and MP1010M-VC camera, as well as other autofocus-zoom camera brands like the Sony range (e.g. Sony FCB EV7520A). In addition, the interface board can provide simultaneous analog output in Standard Definition (SD) when the camera is operating in 720p50/59.94/60 modes, along with options for cropping or scaling (for 16:9 displays).

The interface board provides a cost-effective solution to take full advantage of the high definition digital video provided by the camera. It connects directly to the camera’s digital output to provide superior image quality and supports all the 3G-SDI and HD-SDI modes of the camera up to 2.97 Gbps.

On power up, the camera video mode is selected by the DIP switch settings on the board. The video mode along with other interface board specific modes may also be controlled by serial communications. RS-232, RS-485, and TTL interfaces are supported.

There is a built-in test pattern which conforms to the SMPTE RP-219-2002 specification.

HD Visually Lossless Compression (HD-VLC) is a technique for compressing HD image data into a lower data rate SDI stream. This mode can be selected via the DIP switch or via serial commands. This allows much greater cable length (three to four times the distance), plus a greater ability to pass through multiple slip rings. A HD-VLC decoder is needed at the other end of the cable to convert back to HD-SDI and other formats (see Active Silicon’s “Harrier SDI Adapter“).

There are OEM options (via custom firmware) for meta-data to be inserted into the video stream.

In applications where space is at a premium, the interface board may be fitted onto the side of a Tamron camera by removing the original bracket. Active Silicon can provide a special base bracket for this purpose (see ordering information under “Product Specs”). Alternatively, OEMs may design their own mounting solution making use of three M2 counter-sunk holes in the interface board (see product photo).

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Connector specification

KEL30 Connector (J1)

The interface board is fitted with a 30-way miniature connector to link to the video output connector on the camera.

Connector type: KEL USL00-30L.

Mating cable: KEL USL20-30SS-010-C (100mm length) or KEL USL20-30SS-005-C (50mm length) 30-way micro-coax cable. This cable can be supplied as part with the interface board (see ordering information below). Other lengths also available subject to minimum order quantities.

Input/Output Connector (J2)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 4-way connector for test pattern and reset control, plus VSync out.

Connector type: JST SM04B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable can be supplied with the interface board (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignments and control options.

Power and Control Connector (J3)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 9-way connector for power, serial control and analog video out.

Connector type: JST SM09B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable can be supplied with the interface board (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignment and output options.

Analog Video Out (Pin 3, J3)

Standard resolution composite analog is simultaneously available in HD modes 720p50 (for PAL) and 720p60/59.94 (for NTSC). There are two options for the analog output, selectable via serial control:

(a) the 1280 pixel wide HD image can be cropped to 960 wide, by cropping a 120 pixel strip off each side to make a 4:3 aspect ratio Standard Definition (SD) signal.

(b) by pre-warping the image, such that when displayed on a HD monitor  in the monitor’s stretch-to-fit mode, the original full-width HD signal will be displayed correctly at 16:9 aspect ratio.

Both methods ensure the displayed pixels remain square and that the image is not distorted.

JTAG Connector (J4)

Test connector used in manufacturing for circuit verification.

3G-SDI Output Connector (J5)

The interface board is fitted with a Hirose H.FL Micro Coaxial Connector (75 Ohm).

Connector type: Hirose Micro Coaxial Connector (Receptacle), part number H.FL-R-SMT(01).

Mating connector: Use mating cable with 75 Ohm characteristic impedance, for example Hirose part number H.FL75-2LP-084H-A-100. This cabel can be supplied with the interface board (see ordering information).

Video and Control Mode DIP Switch (SW1)

The interface board is fitted with a 4-way DIP switch to select various video output and control modes.

The DIP switches to select the Video Format are read on power-up only. Therefore, to change mode using the DIP switches, power down the camera, set the switches and then power up the camera. DIP switches will only be effective for the operating modes supported by the camera currently in use.

See datasheet for the configuration of the DIP switch SW1.

Communications Mode Selection (SW2)

The interface board is also fitted with a 2-way DIP switch to select the serial communications standard. It allows to choose between RS-232 VISCA communications, RS-485 VISCA comms with RS-485 termination enabled, RS-485 VISCA comms with RS-485 termination disabled and TTL VISCA communications.

See datasheet for the details and configuration of the DIP switch SW2.

Digital Transmission Standard Selection (SW3)

The interface board is fitted with a 1-way DIP switch to select the SMPTE or HD-VLC digital output standards.

OFF = SMPTE compliant output.

ON = HD-VLC compressed output.

Status LED

The interface board is fitted with a multi-color LED to indicate camera status.

Solid Green: Camera and interface board are powered and working correctly.

Solid Red: The interface board is powered but there is a fault/problem – e.g. no video data is being received; internal power supply voltages outside specification; temperature is over recommended limit.

Serial Control Commands

The camera may be controlled by the serial VISCA commands. This serial signal is routed through the interface board and on to the camera. However, this serial signal is also connected to the internal processor on the interface board and extended VISCA commands (ones that are not used by the camera) may be used to control the interface board in addition to the camera.

For camera operation using VISCA serial commands, refer to the camera’s user manual.

For interface board operation using VISCA serial commands, refer to the Active Silicon Technical Note under downloads on this product page – “VISCA Commands – Harrier 3G-SDI camera interface board”.

Conformance

3G-SDI:

Compliant with SMPTE 274M and SMPTE 296M.

Approvals:

The interface board has been designed to meet EMC and FCC requirements when housed in a suitable enclosure:

CE – Compliant with the relevant EU directives as listed below.

RoHS – Conforms to RoHS3, the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2015/863/EU.

EMC – Compliant with EN 55022:2010 (class A) and EN 55024:2010 in accordance with EU Directive 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility.

REACH – Compliant with the requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006), the European Union’s chemical substances regulatory framework for Substances of Very High Concern.

UL – All printed circuit boards used in this product are manufactured by UL recognized manufacturers and have a flammability rating of 94-V0.

FCC – Compliant with FCC Rules for Class A digital devices.

Mechanical Overview

See “Other Information” tab above for mechanical overview diagram.

Physical and environmental details

Dimensions:

45mm by 38.5mm.

Weight:

8g (interface board only, no cables).
The Tamron MP1010M-VC / MP1110M-VC camera weighs 77g.

Power Supply:

8.25V to 12.25V

Power Consumption:

The Tamron MP1110M-VC camera and interface board combined typically draw 400-500mA @ 9V depending on the camera mode used.

Storage Temperature:

-20°C to +70°C.

Operating Temperature:

-5°C to +60°C (ambient environment).

Relative Humidity:

10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage).

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A

3G-SDI output, interface board for the Tamron MP1110M-VC and MP1010M-VC. Analog composite output (when in 720p50/59.94/60 operating modes). Support for HD-VLC compression technology. Board only, no cables included.

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-1010-A

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A supplied fitted to Tamron MP1010M-VC with AS-CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-1110-A

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A supplied fitted to Tamron MP1110M-VC with AS-CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-EVAL-A

Evaluation kit for AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A interface board. Includes power supply, cabling and PC serial interface (via USB).

AS-CIB-USL30-100MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 100mm (Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-010-C).

AS-CIB-USL30-50MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 50mm (Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-005-C).

AS-CIB-CBLKIT-002-A

Cable kit for AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A containing micro coax cable, BNC adapter and bare-end control cables for J2 and J3.

AS-CIB-BRK-001-A

Bracket to fit the interface board AS-CIB-3GSDI-002-A to the side of a Tamron MP1x10M-VC camera after removing the original base bracket.