The Fiberlink 3513 is the receiver unit for use with the 3512 Series.

The Fiberlink 3513 series supports 2 channels of independent 3G/HD/SD-SDI or DVB-ASI, with or without embedded audio and data, and transmits it over one single mode or multimode fiber. When using all inputs, Fiberlink 3512 supports 4K/UHD resolutions at 30 fps.

All SMPTE compliant signals are equalized and reclocked. Each receiver features two reclocked, non-inverting BNC outputs. The 3512 Series is compliant with SMPTE 259M-2006, 292-2006, 424M-2006, 305M-2005, 310M-2004, 344M-2000 and DVB-ASI. The series is immune to pathological patterns over entire link budget and operating temperature range. For maximum flexibility, the units may be configured with ST optical connectors.

Fiberlink 3513 Series is ideal for any broadcast or professional video application: broadcast studios, sporting events, confidence monitoring, OB vans, video conferencing and more!

Fiberlink 3513 is also available in a 4 channel version, Fiberlink 3515 Series.

3512 Transmitter Optical Output

Emitter Type
FP Laser
Output Power (Nominal)
-4 dBm for Normal Power   Version (3512-x7z)
At 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps & 2.97 Gbps
1310, 1550nm (nominal)
3512 Transmitter: Serial Video BNC Input

Data Rate Range
19.4 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
Automatic up to 100m of Belden  1694A at 3.0 Gbps, 200m at  1.485 Gbps and 350m at 270 Mbps
Number of Inputs
Re-clocked Data Rates
270 Mbps (SMPTE 259M, DVB-ASI-270),  
1.485 Gbps (SMPTE 292),  
2.97 Gbps (SMPTE 424M-2006)
Return Loss
>10dB up to 2.97 Gbps
Supported Standards
SMPTE 259M, 292, 297-2006,  424M-2006, 305M, 310M, 344M,  DVB-ASI
3513 Receiver BNC Outputs

Alignment Jitter
< 0.2 UI at 270 Mbps;
< 0.2 UI at  1.485 Gbps;
< 0.3 UI at 2.97 Gbps with color bar signal
DC Offset
0V  ± 0.5V
Number of Outputs
< 10% of amplitude
At 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps & 2.97 Gbps
Rise/Fall Time
< 135 ps at 2.97 Gbps per SMPTE 424M-2006;
< 270 ps at 1.485 Gbps per SMPTE 292;
0.4 ns to 1.5 ns at 270 Mbps per SMPTE 259M
Signal Level
800mV  ± 10%
Timing Jitter
< 0.2 UI at 270 Mbps;
< 1.0 UI at  1.485 Gbps;
< 2.0 UI at 2.97 Gbps with color bar signal
3513 Receiver Fiber Optic Input

Maximum Input Power
-1 dBm
Minimum Input Sensitivity
-17 dBm at 2.97 Gbps;
-20 dBm at 1.485 Gbps
-21 dBm at 270 Mbps;
1100 – 1620 nm
General Specifications

4K/UHD Support
up to 30 fps using 2 inputs
Box Version Dimensions
6.5 W x 1.15 H x 6 L (inches)
165 W x 29 H x 152 L (mm)
Power, Data Rate lock(3G, HD, SD/DVB-ASI),Alarm (Card Version Only)
72,000 Hours
Operating Temperature
-10 º C to +50 º C
9-24 volts, AC or DC,
3512: 5 watts, 17.66 BTU/Hr
3513: 4 watts, 13.64 BTU/Hr
Slots in 6000A Card Cage
12.3 ounces, 382 grams
  • Supports 4K/UHD – This product supports 4K/UHD resolutions. Refer to datasheet for more information.
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI – This product supports SMPTE complaint 3G, HD and SD-SDI data rates.
  • HDTV Resolutions to 1080p – This product supports HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p and 1080p.
  • Multiple Video Channels – This product supports multiple video channels. Refer to the datasheet for more information.
  • Single Mode Fiber – This product comes in a version that supports Single Mode Fiber.
  • Multimode Fiber – This product comes in a version that supports Multimode Fiber.
  • Box and Card – This product is available in a box or card configuration.
  • ST Connectors

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