3G-AE 100 Retired

Eight-Channel Audio Extractor for 3G-SDI
Key Features
  • De-embeds up to eight channels of digital audio from a 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SDI digital video signal
  • Eight line level, balanced/unbalanced analog audio outputs
  • Automatically adapts to SMPTE and ITU digital video standards for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI
  • Supports data rates from 270 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
  • Supports SDI groups 1/2 or 3/4
  • Buffered 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI loop-through
The Extron 3G-AE 100
Model Version Description Part #
3G-AE 100 3G-SDI Audio Extractor 60-1353-01 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron 3G-AE 100 is a high performance audio extractor for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI digital video signals. It automatically detects the incoming 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI data rate, de-embeds up to eight channels of digital audio, and then converts it to line level, analog audio. The 3G-AE 100 features an equalized 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI input and eight analog audio outputs that are switch-selectable to support audio groups 1 through 4. A buffered and reclocked 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI loop-through allows two 3G-AE 100 units to be cascaded to support up to 16 channels of embedded audio. The 3G-AE 100 is ideal for use in applications where digital audio must be extracted from a 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SDI signal and converted to line level, analog audio.

The 3G-AE 100 de-embeds eight channels of digital audio from SDI groups 1/2 or 3/4, and outputs it as line level, analog audio on captive screw connectors. Two units can be cascaded to support applications in which 16 channels of audio are required. In addition, the 3G-AE 100 features automatic input equalization up to 600 feet (185 meters) for HD-SDI and SDI signals, and up to 500 feet (150 meters) for 3G-SDI on Extron RG6 cables. Input cable equalization reduces the need for additional signal conditioning equipment by compensating for weak source signals or signal loss from a long input cable. A convenient front panel data rate indicator provides visual confirmation of input data rates for quick identification of the incoming digital video signal.

Housed in a rack-mountable 1U, quarter rack width metal enclosure, the 3G-AE 100 is easily integrated into both new and existing AV systems.


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3G-AE 100
   Signal type SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI digital video
   Gain Unity
   Resolution 8 or 10 bits, automatic
   Operation standards SMPTE-259M, SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-424M, SMPTE-272M, SMPTE-299M ITU-RBT.601, ITU-RBT.1120
   Auto data rate lock Yes
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 1 female BNC
   Nominal levels 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 Vp-p to 1 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-15 dB @ 5 MHz to 2.97 GHz
<-10 dB @ 1.5 GHz to 2.97 GHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 5 V
   Input coupling AC
   Equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
    NOTE     Transmission distance will vary depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable, source, and display used in the system.
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 1 female BNC
   Re-clocking Automatic for 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, and 2.97 Gbps (bypassed for all other rates)
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum level 0.5 Vp-p to 1 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-25 dB @ 100 MHz
   DC offset +/-5 mV with input at 0 offset
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
   THD + Noise 0.05% @ 1 kHz at nominal level, 0 dB gain
   S/N >100 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
Audio input
   Number/signal type 1 SDI embedded audio (SMPTE 272M, SMPTE 299M)
   Connector 1 female BNC connector
Audio output
   Number/signal type (4) stereo balanced/unbalanced
   Connector (4) 5-pole, 3.5mm captive screw connector
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Power External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1.0 A, 12 watts
   Power consumption 5.8 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
   Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.7" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (1/4 rack width)
(4.2 cm H x 11.0 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 0.5 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Shipping weight 3 lbs (2 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Listings UL, c-UL
   Compliances CE, FCC Class A, VCCI, AS/NZS, ICES
   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.


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