SW4 12G HD-SDI

Four Input 12G-SDI Switcher
Key Features
  • Automatically adapts to SMPTE and ITU digital video standards for SDI signals up to a 12G‑SDI data rate
  • Supports video resolutions up to 4K/60
  • Dual buffered output
  • Automatic input cable equalization
  • Automatic output reclocking
  • Multiple control options including RS‑232, front panel, and auto-input switching
The Extron SW4 12G HD-SDI
Model Version Description Part #
SW4 12G HD-SDI Four Input 12G-SDI Switcher 60-1683-01

The Extron SW4 12G HD‑SDI is a four-input, two-output 12G‑SDI switcher. It switches multi-rate SDI video, embedded audio, and other ancillary data between four source devices and delivers simultaneous output signals to a pair of SDI displays or sink devices. The SW4 12G HD‑SDI supports video resolutions up to 4K/60, HDR, and data rates up to 11.88 Gbps, including all common serial digital video data rates specified by SMPTE and ITU standards. To ensure signal integrity over long cable runs, the switcher features automatic input cable equalization and output reclocking. The SW4 12G HD‑SDI offers RS‑232, front panel, and auto-input switching control options, allowing integration into a variety of applications and environments.

The SW4 12G HD-SDI switcher provides automatic cable equalization on inputs to compensate for attenuation on incoming signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) for 12G‑SDI transmissions, 787 feet (240 meters) for HD‑SDI, and 984 feet (300 meters) for SDI. For quick identification of the selected signal, LED indicators on the front panel provide visual confirmation of the detected data rate. Timing of the input video signal is reshaped and restored at each output, eliminating high frequency jitter. The switcher provides dual buffered outputs that simultaneously deliver the selected input video, along with up to 16 channels of embedded audio, closed captioning, and time code data to two displays.

Switcher setup, configuration, and firmware updates are performed through the USB port that is conveniently located on the front panel. Controls on the front panel provide quick access to system settings, and these controls can be locked to prevent unauthorized use in non-secure environments. When the unit is installed in locations such as a lectern or under a conference table, automatic switching between inputs streamlines system operation. The switcher can also be controlled, configured, and monitored remotely through the RS-232 port.

The SW4 12G HD-SDI switcher is housed in a 1U, half rack width enclosure suitable for rack-mounted or mobile applications.

Features

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Specifications

SW4 12G HD-SDI
specification
   
   Frame rate1 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling1 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0
   Color bit depth1 8 or 10 bits per color
   Signal type 6G-SDI, 12G-SDI
   Max. video data rate 11.88 Gbps per 12G-SDI connection
    NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator (http://www.extron.com/product/videotools.aspx) to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
Video
   Signal type SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, and 12G-SDI digital video
   Gain Unity
   Resolution 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080PsF, 1080p, 2K (2048x1080), 2840x2160, 4096x2160
   Operation standards SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE ST-2081, SMPTE 2082, ITU-RBT.601, ITU-RBT.1120
   Level mapping Supports both level A and level B mapping (3G-SDI and 6G-SDI)
   Auto data rate lock Yes
   Latency 24 ns
   Bit depth 
      12G-SDI Supports up to 10 bits.
      6G-SDI Supports up to 10 bits.
      3G-SDI Supports up to 12 bits.
      HD-SDI Supports up to 12 bits.
      SDI Supports up to 12 bits.
Video input
   Number/signal type 4 single link SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 12G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 4 female BNC
   Data rates 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, 5.94 Gbps, 11.88 Gbps
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss -15 dB @ 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
-10 dB @ 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
-7 dB @ 3 GHz to 6 GHz
-4 dB @ 6 GHz to 12 GHz
   Equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
      12G-SDI 70 meters (230 feet)
      6G-SDI 90 meters (295 feet)
      3G-SDI 180 meters (590 feet)
      HD-SDI 240 meters (787 feet)
      SDI 300 meters (984 feet)
       NOTE     Transmission distance varies depending on the signal resolution, the type of cable, source, and display used in the system.
Video output
   Number/signal type 2 single link SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 12G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 2 female BNC
   Data rates 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, 5.94 Gbps, 11.88 Gbps
   Re-clocking Automatic for 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, 5.94 Gbps, and 11.88 Gbps; bypassed for other rates
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p ±10%
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss -15 dB @ 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
-10 dB @ 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
-7 dB @ 3 GHz to 6 GHz
-4 dB @ 6 GHz to 12 GHz
   DC offset ±0.5 V with input at 0 offset
Audio
   Audio channels Supports up to 16 channels.
Control/remote — switcher
   Serial control port 1 RS-232, 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
   Program control Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
General
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 2.2 watts
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
   Thermal dissipation 7.3 BTU/hr
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk or through-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 6.0" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(44 mm H x 222 mm W x 152 mm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, C-tick, c-UL, UL, FCC Class A, ICES, KC-mark, RoHs, VCCI, and WEEE
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(4510-D3)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1683-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 13.38" (34.0 cm) 11.2" (28.4 cm) 2.7 lbs (1.22 kg)

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