HD5DA Mini-Converter
1x4 Distribution Amplifier
Installation & Operation Guide
Version 2.0
Published: September 24, 2014
Table of Contents
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Contacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simplified Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A: Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Return Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B: Safety and Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Class B Interference Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
FCC Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Canadian ICES Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Regulatory Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Korean KCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Taiwan Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Recycling Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Translated Warning and Caution Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before Operation Please Read These Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Notices
Trademarks
AJA®, lo®, Ki Pro®, KONA®, KUMO®,T-TAP®, Because it matters.® and ROI® are registered
trademarks of AJA Video Systems, Inc. in the United States. AJA and Ki Pro are trademarks
of AJA Video Systems, Inc. registered in other countries. AJA Control Room™, CION™,
Corvid Ultra™, FiDO™, Science of the Beautiful™, TruScale™, TruZoom™, V2Analog™ and
V2Digital™ are trademarks of AJA Video Systems, Inc.
AirPort, Apple, Apple logo, AppleShare, AppleTalk, FireWire, iPod, iPod touch, Mac and
Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Final Cut Pro, QuickTime and
QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Avid, Avid DNxHD and Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology,
Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
DVI is a registered trademark of DDWG.
TASCAM is a registered trademark of TEAC Corporation.
Dolby® and the double-D Dolby logo are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 AJA Video Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. All information in this
manual is subject to change without notice. No part of the document may be
reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical,
including photocopying or recording, without the express written permission of AJA
Video Systems, Inc.
Contacting Support
When calling for support, have all information at hand prior to calling.
To contact AJA for sales or support, use any of the following methods:
Telephone:
+1.530.271.3190
FAX:
+1.530.271.3140
Web:
http://www.aja.com
Support Email:
Sales Email:
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sales@aja.com
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview
The HD5DA is a miniature, low-cost 1x4 HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifier/repeater.
Featuring four separately buffered HD/SD-SDI outputs, the HD5DA provides automatic
HD cable equalization to 125 meters and automatically adapts to 143, 177, 270, 360 Mb,
and 1.5Gb SDI.
Features
• Compact HD-SDI/SDI Distribution
• Four Separately Buffered HD-SDI/SDI Outputs
• HD 125m, SD 300m (Belden 1694 cable)
• Acts As Low-Cost Repeater
• Automatic Multi-Standard 143/177/ 270 Mb, 1.5Gb
• Operating Voltage 5-18VDC (Universal 5V AC adapter model DWP-U-R1 is included)
• Power rating above for serial number 6277 and higher. Lower numbered units
require +5VDC only.
• No dip switches or configuration required
Simplified Block Diagram
HD-SDI or SD-SDI
With Embedded
Audio Out
HD-SDI or SD-SDI
With Embedded
Audio In
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Audio and metadata
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I/O Connections
HD/SD-SDI
Output 1
BNC
HD/SD-SDI
Input BNC
HD/SD-SDI
Output 2
BNC
HD/SD-SDI
Output 4
BNC
HD/SD-SDI
Output 3
BNC
+5-18 VDC
Power
Input
Installation
Typically, HD5DA installation consists of the following:
1. Disconnect power from the converter.
2. Connect video equipment to the BNCs.
3. Apply DC power to the converter.
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Appendix A: Specifications
Video
Input
SDI Video Input
HD-SDI, SD-SDI (SMPTE 292/296), 1x BNC
Output
SDI Video Output
4 HD-SDI, SD-SDI, 4x BNC, Equalizing
Return Loss
Input and Output
>15dB-270Mhz
Physical
Size
Power
8" x 2.4" x 1" (131 x 61 x 25mm)
Uses AJA Power Supply model DWP-U-R1 (included)
• 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal Input
• +5VDC to 18VDC regulated, 7.5 watt capacity
• Power rating above for serial number 6277 and higher. Lower numbered units
require +5VDC only.
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Appendix B: Safety and Compliance
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notices
Class B Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15, Subpart B of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Canadian ICES Statement
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio-noise emissions from a
digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du ministère des Communications
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques visant les appareils
numériques de classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du
ministère des Communications du Canada. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Regulatory Compliance
This equipment may be operated in the countries that comprise the member countries
of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association. These countries, listed
in the following paragraph, are referred to as The European Community throughout this
document:
AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA,
FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA,
LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA,
SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM, ICELAND, LICHTENSTEIN, NORWAY,
SWITZERLAND
Declaration of
Conformity
Marking by this symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements of the EMC
Directive of the European Union 2004/108/EC.
This equipment meets the following conformance standards:
Safety:
CB- IEC 60065:2001 + A1:2005
NRTL - UL 60065:2003 R11.06, CSA C22.2 NO. 60065:2003 + A1:06
GS - EN 60065:2002 + A1
Additional licenses issued for specific countries available on request.
Emissions:
EN 55103-1: 2009
EN 61000-3-2: 2006+A1:2009 +A2:2009, EN 61000-3-3: 2008
Immunity:
EN 55103-2: 2009
EN 61000-4-2: 2009, EN 61000-4-3: 2006+A1:2008, EN 61000-4-4: 2004,
EN 61000-4-5: 2005, EN 61000-4-6: 2007, EN 61000-4-11: 2004
The product is also licensed for additional country specific standards as required for the
International Marketplace.
Warning!
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case, the user may be required to take appropriate measures.
Achtung! Dieses ist ein Gerät der Funkstörgrenzwertklasse B. In Wohnbereichen
können bei Betrieb dieses Gerätes Rundfunkstörungen auftreten, in welchen Fällen
der Benutzer für entsprechende Gegenmaßnahmen verantwortlich ist.
Attention! Ceci est un produit de Classe B. Dans un environnement domestique, ce
produit risque de créer des interférences radioélectriques, il appartiendra alors à
l?utilisateur de prendre les mesures spécifiques appropriées.
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Korean KCC Compliance Statement
Taiwan Compliance Statement
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology
and Inspection (BSMI) CNS 13438, Class A.
Recycling Notice
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be
disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to
dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point
for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection
and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your
waste for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you purchased your
product.
Translated Warning and Caution Messages
The following caution statements, warning conventions, and warning messages apply to
this product and manual.
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Before Operation Please Read These Instructions
Warning!
Read and follow all warning notices and instructions marked on the product or
included in the documentation.
Avertissement ! Lisez et conformez-vous à tous les avis et instructions
d'avertissement indiqués sur le produit ou dans la documentation.
Warnung! Lesen und befolgen Sie die Warnhinweise und Anweisungen, die auf dem
Produkt angebracht oder in der Dokumentation enthalten sind.
¡Advertencia! Lea y siga todas las instrucciones y advertencias marcadas en el
producto o incluidas en la documentación.
Aviso! Leia e siga todos os avisos e instruções assinalados no produto ou incluídos na
documentação.
Avviso! Leggere e seguire tutti gli avvisi e le istruzioni presenti sul prodotto o inclusi
nella documentazione.
Warning!
Do not use this device near water and clean only with a dry cloth.
Avertissement! N'utilisez pas cet appareil près de l'eau et nettoyez-le seulement avec
un tissu sec..
Warnung! Das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser verwenden und nur mit einem
trockenen Tuch säubern.
¡Advertencia! No utilice este dispositivo cerca del agua y límpielo solamente con un
paño seco.
Aviso! Não utilize este dispositivo perto da água e limpe-o somente com um pano
seco.
Avviso! Non utilizzare questo dispositivo vicino all'acqua e pulirlo soltanto con un
panno asciutto.
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Warning!
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
Avertissement ! Ne bloquez aucune ouverture de ventilation. Suivez les instructions
du fabricant lors de l'installation.
Warnung! Die Lüftungsöffnungen dürfen nicht blockiert werden. Nur gemäß den
Anweisungen des Herstellers installieren.
¡Advertencia! No bloquee ninguna de las aberturas de la ventilación. Instale de
acuerdo con las instrucciones del fabricante.
Aviso! Não obstrua nenhuma das aberturas de ventilação. Instale de acordo com as
instruções do fabricante.
Avviso! Non ostruire le aperture di ventilazione. Installare in conformità con le
istruzioni del fornitore.
Warning!
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Avertissement ! N'installez pas l'appareil près d'une source de chaleur telle que des
radiateurs, des bouches d'air de chauffage, des fourneaux ou d'autres appareils
(amplificateurs compris) qui produisent de la chaleur.
Warnung! Nicht in der Nähe von Wärmequellen wie Heizkörpern, Heizregistern, Öfen
oder anderen Wärme erzeugenden Geräten (einschließlich Verstärkern) aufstellen.
¡Advertencia! No instale cerca de fuentes de calor tales como radiadores, registros de
calor, estufas u otros aparatos (incluidos amplificadores) que generan calor.
Aviso! Não instale perto de nenhuma fonte de calor tal como radiadores, saídas de
calor, fogões ou outros aparelhos (incluindo amplificadores) que produzam calor.
Avviso! Non installare vicino a fonti di calore come termosifoni, diffusori di aria calda,
stufe o altri apparecchi (amplificatori compresi) che emettono calore.
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Warning!
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
device has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, the device has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Avertissement ! Référez-vous au personnel de service qualifié pour tout entretien.
L'entretien est exigé quand l'appareil a été endommagé de quelque manière que ce
soit, par exemple lorsque le cordon d'alimentation ou la prise sont endommagés, que
du liquide a été versé ou des objets sont tombés dans l'appareil, que l'appareil a été
exposé à la pluie ou à l'humidité, ne fonctionne pas normalement ou est tombé.
Warnung! Das Gerät sollte nur von qualifizierten Fachkräften gewartet werden. Eine
Wartung ist fällig, wenn das Gerät in irgendeiner Weise beschädigt wurde, wie bei
beschädigtem Netzkabel oder Netzstecker, falls Flüssigkeiten oder Objekte in das
Gerät gelangen, das Gerät Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt wurde, nicht
ordnungsgemäß funktioniert oder fallen gelassen wurde.
¡Advertencia! Consulte al personal calificado por cuestiones de reparación. El servicio
de reparación se requiere cuando el dispositivo ha recibido cualquier tipo de daño,
por ejemplo cable o espigas dañadas, se ha derramado líquido o se han caído objetos
dentro del dispositivo, el dispositivo ha sido expuesto a la lluvia o humedad, o no
funciona de modo normal, o se ha caído.
Aviso! Remeta todos os serviços de manutenção para o pessoal de assistência
qualificado. A prestação de serviços de manutenção é exigida quando o dispositivo
foi danificado mediante qualquer forma, como um cabo de alimentação ou ficha que
se encontra danificado/a, quando foi derramado líquido ou caíram objectos sobre o
dispositivo, quando o dispositivo foi exposto à chuva ou à humidade, quando não
funciona normalmente ou quando foi deixado cair.
Avviso! Fare riferimento al personale qualificato per tutti gli interventi di assistenza.
L'assistenza è necessaria quando il dispositivo è stato danneggiato in qualche modo,
ad esempio se il cavo di alimentazione o la spina sono danneggiati, è stato rovesciato
del liquido è stato rovesciato o qualche oggetto è caduto nel dispositivo, il dispositivo
è stato esposto a pioggia o umidità, non funziona correttamente o è caduto.
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Warranty Information
Limited Warranty
AJA Video Systems, Inc. (AJA Video) warrants that this product will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase. If a
product proves to be defective during this warranty period, AJA Video, at its option, will
either repair the defective product without charge for parts and labor, or will provide a
replacement in exchange for the defective product.
In order to obtain service under this warranty, you the Customer, must notify AJA Video
of the defect before the expiration of the warranty period and make suitable
arrangements for the performance of service.The Customer shall be responsible for
packaging and shipping the defective product to a designated service center nominated
by AJA Video, with shipping charges prepaid. AJA Video shall pay for the return of the
product to the Customer if the shipment is to a location within the country in which the
AJA Video service center is located. Customer shall be responsible for paying all shipping
charges, insurance, duties, taxes, and any other charges for products returned to any
other locations.
This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by improper use or
improper or inadequate maintenance and care. AJA Video shall not be obligated to
furnish service under this warranty a) to repair damage resulting from attempts by
personnel other than AJA Video representatives to install, repair or service the product,
b) to repair damage resulting from improper use or connection to incompatible
equipment, c) to repair any damage or malfunction caused by the use of non-AJA Video
parts or supplies, or d) to service a product that has been modified or integrated with
other products when the effect of such a modification or integration increases the time
or difficulty of servicing the product.
THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY AJA VIDEO IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED. AJA VIDEO AND ITS VENDORS DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AJA VIDEO’S
RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IS THE WHOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER AJA VIDEO OR
THE VENDOR HAS ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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