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Rattler 4

Ultra-miniature Single Link, Dual Link, and Bidirectional Fiber Optic Media Converters

The unique Rattler 4 miniature fiber optic serial digital video transmission modules from Grass Valley offer the industry's broadest range of digital rates while maintaining the signal quality that broadcasters demand. No matter what your format, the Rattler 4 systems allow you to transmit one or two streams of:

  • 3 Gb/s SMPTE ST 424 HD-SDI
  • 1.5 Gb/s SMPTE ST 292 HD-SDI
  • 19.4 Mb/s SMPTE ST 310
  • 143 to 540 Mb/s SMPTE ST 259/SMPTE ST 344
  • DVB/ASI 270 Mb/s AES and MADI audio
  • Plus non-standard digital signals to 3 Gb/s

FEATURES

  • Portable, lightweight devices
  • Five models:
    • Single Tx
    • Single Rx
    • Dual Tx
    • Dual Rx
    • Bidirectional transceiver
  • 19.4 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s
  • Compatible with:
    • SMPTE ST 310
    • SMPTE ST 292
    • SMPTE ST 259
    • SMPTE ST 297
    • SMPTE ST 424
  • Standard formats internally reclocked: 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s
  • Up to 26 km (16 mi.) distance
  • Cool, efficient, reliable
  • Quick, easy installation
  • LED indicators show you:
    • Power on
    • HD-SDI data presence
    • Rx optical power levels
  • Supports embedded audio
  • Power from 5-16 VDC
  • Durable, reliable and serviceable
  • Very low system jitter
  • >10 dB return loss at 3 GHz

SPECIFICATIONS

Video

  • Transmission method: Digital
  • Input level: 800 mV p-p
  • Input impedance: 75Ω
  • Coax equalization at 2.97 Gb/s: 100m (328 ft.)
  • Output impedance: 75Ω
  • Bit-error rate at -22 dBm: 1x10-11
  • Jitter (pathological data pattern): <0.2 UI
  • Rise/fall times: <120 ps

Transmission

  • Operating wavelength: 1310 nm
  • Coaxial video connector I/O: BNC
  • Optical connector: ST
  • Optical source: Laser diode (FP)
  • Optical detector: PIN-TIA diode
  • Transmitter output: -7 to +1 dBm
  • Receiver sensitivity: -22 dBm
  • Link margin/ distance: 15 dB / 26 km
  • Fiber type: Single-mode or multimode*

Mechanical/Environmental

  • Dimensions (W x H x D):
    • Singles: 19.05 x 19.05 x 81.28 mm (0.75 x 0.75 x 3.2 in.)
    • Doubles: 19.05 x 38.1 x 81.28 mm (0.75 x 1.5 x 3.2 in.)
  • Weight, each end: 85g (3 oz.)
  • Input voltage: 5-16 VDC
  • Power connector: plug replaceable, mini XLR
  • Power consumption (typ.) 600 mW
  • Indicators: Power, signal, link, optical power
  • Temperature range, operating: -25° to 55° C (-13° to 131° F)
  • Humidity range: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing

*Check for availability

ORDERING INFORMATION

Single Transmitters and Receivers
RAT4-EO-A-MXLR Rattler 4, electrical (BNC) in to optical (ST) OUT; 1310 nm, -7 dBm; EQ and reclocking; mini-XLR locking cord
RAT4-OE-MXLR Rattler 4, optical (ST, -22 dBm) in to electrical (BNC) OUT; mini-XLR locking cord
RAT4-KIT1-T-MXLR Rattler 4 kit, 1310 nm, mini-XLR power, in injection-molded road case: TX-RAT4-EO-A-MXLR, Rx: RAT4-OE-MXLR, 2x LKS-WSU
 
Dual Transmitters and Receivers
RAT4-EOEO-A-MXLR Rattler 4, dual electrical (BNC) in to optical (ST) OUT; 1310 nm, -7 dBm; EQ and reclocking; mini-XLR locking cord
RAT4-OEOE-MXLR Rattler 4, dual optical (ST, -22 dBm) in to electrical (BNC) OUT; mini-XLR locking cord
RAT4-KIT2-TT-MXLR Rattler 4 kit, 1310 nm, mini-XLR power, in injection-molded road case: Dual Tx: RAT4- EOEO-A-MXLR, Dual Rx: RAT4-OEOE-MXLR, 2x LKS-WSU
 
Bidirectional Transceivers
RAT4-EOOE-A-MXLR Rattler 4, transceiver. Tx: electrical (BNC) in to optical (ST) OUT; 1310 nm, -7 dBm; EQ and reclocking; Rx: optical (ST, -22 dBm) in to electrical (BNC) OUT. Reclocking; mini-XLR locking cord
RAT4-KIT3-TR-MXLR Rattler 4 kit, bidirectional link, 1310 nm: 2x TR: RAT4-EOOE-A-MXLR, 2x LKS-WSU in Pelican case
 
Accessories
LKS-WSU Universal Power Supply Inline power supply for 110V or 220V

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Rattler 4

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