Fibre Optic DVI-D Cable

Fibre Optic DVI-D Cable
User Manual
Thank you for purchasing this LINDY Fibre Optic DVI-D cable. This cable
is an integrated solution for extending DVI digital signals over long
distances. The fibre-optic technology used allows transmission distances
that far exceed the maximum supported by standard copper-based
The LINDY Fibre Optic DVI-D cable is a hybrid solution which features
H-PCF (Hard-Polymer Clad Fibre) glass fibres for the digital display
signals and copper wires for the DDC / HDCP control signals.
The Transmitter and Receiver modules are each equipped with standard
DVI-D Male connectors for connecting to the source (PC with DVI
graphics card etc.) and the display. The modules are connected together
by the combined fibre optic and copper cable. This integrated design
makes for true ‘Plug & Play’ operation.
System Requirements
Hardware Requirements
You must have a Graphics card with a DVI-D port correctly
installed. It should support the maximum resolution of the
display to be connected.
Compatible with PC, Sun and Mac computers.
There are no special requirements for memory, CPU speed
and chipsets.
Power Requirements (Using the DC adapter)
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You will require one external +5V DC power adapter to drive
the Tx/Rx modules. You may connect the adapter to either the
transmitter or receiver unit.
CAUTION: Under no circumstances must you use any
other PSU other than the one supplied with this cable as
serious damage will result.
1 x LINDY Fibre Optic DVI-D Cable
This User Manual
“Handling Fibre” data sheet
Please use the installation procedure below. Improper operation may
result if the installation procedure is not correctly followed.
Step 1
Carefully unpack the contents of the box.
Product Information
At each end of the cable is a module with an integrated single link DVI-D
connector. The Transmitter and Receiver modules are each identified by
a label:
Step 2
Plug the Transmitter module of the Fibre Optic Cable in to the DVI port
on the source (i.e. PC). DO NOT use any cables or adapters between
these connections.
Step 3
Plug the Receiver module into the DVI-D port on your display device and
connect the supplied 5V DC PSU to the receiver or transmitter units DC
jack socket.
DC Jack Socket
Step 4
Power on the display and the source.
Note: You can hot swap the cable without powering down either the
source or display.
Transmitter Module
Step 5
The system will now boot up as normal.
Receiver Module
The display shows a black screen
Ensure that both ends of the Fibre Optic Cable are firmly
Check the source is powered on and in the case of a PC,
booted up
Reset the system by un-plugging and re-plugging the
Transmitter and Receiver modules
The image is distorted or displays noise
Check the graphics resolution is set correctly
Ensure the resolution set is no higher than (WUXGA)
1920x1200 at 60Hz refresh rate
Reset the system by un-plugging and re-plugging the
Transmitter and Receiver modules
Product Specifications
Complies with DVI standards: supports DVI 1.0 and DDC2B
mode, fully implemented by fibre optic communication
Extension limit: 100m (330 Feet) for WUXGA 1920x1200 at
60Hz refresh rate
Graphic Transmission Bandwidth: support WUXGA at 60Hz, or
1.65 Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel
Hybrid Fibre Optic Cable: Riser jacket of retardant PVC
employing 4 strands
Tensile Load: 1,800N
Minimum bend radius: 15.4cm
Cable outer diameter: 7.6mm
Mechanical Specifications of modules
Dimensions: 39 x 53 x 15mm (WxDxH)
Clamping strength to cable: 14kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature: 0° to 50°
Storage temperature: -10° to 70°
Humidity: 10% to 85%
No special maintenance is required for the LINDY Fibre Optic DVI-D
Cable. Ensure the cables are stored or used in a benign environment
free from liquid or dirt contamination.
There are no user serviceable parts. Refer all service and repair issues
Warranty Information
FCC Certifications
LINDY Electronics warrants this Fibre Optic DVI-D Cable to be free from
defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and service, for
a period of 2 years from the date of purchase.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
Limitation and Exclusion
LINDY Electronics shall have no further obligation under the foregoing
limited warranty if the product has been damaged due to abuse, misuse,
neglect, accident, unusual physical or electrical stress, unauthorised
modifications, tampering, alterations, or service other than by LINDY,
causes other than from ordinary use or failure to properly use the
product in the application for which it is intended.
Technical Support and Service
For technical help & general product support contact LINDY by email: or visit our website at
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
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.
CE Certification
WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic
Recycling of Electronic Products
This equipment complies with the requirements relating to
electromagnetic compatibility, EN 55024 and EN55022 class A for ITE,
EN61000-3 the essential protection requirement of Council Directive
89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
United Kingdom
In 2006 the European Union introduced regulations (WEEE) for the
collection and recycling of all waste electrical and electronic equipment.
It is no longer allowable to simply throw away electrical and electronic
equipment. Instead, these products must enter the recycling process.
Each individual EU member state has implemented the WEEE
regulations into national law in slightly different ways. Please follow your
national law when you want to dispose of any electrical or electronic
products. More details can be obtained from your national WEEE
recycling agency.
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3rd Edition November 2010
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