The ILC103A is a flexible, cost-effective, bi-directional fiber optic transport module for all digital video formats ranging from 19.39 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s.  The module is user configurable to function as a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, repeater, or 4-channel distribution amplifier.

The ILC103A and the InfinityLink chassis combine to create the backbone of a video transmission network that can span feet or miles. Using removable SFPs transceivers available in 1310 nm, 1550 nm, and 18 CWDM wavelengths, make the ILC103A the most flexible, easy-to-deploy, and reliable single channel digital video optical transport module ever developed.


Ambient operating temperature
0 to 50°C
Ambient storage temperature
-40 to 80°C
Relative humidity
10 to 95% (non-condensing)
Power dissipation
<8 Watts


0.8” x 5” x 10.8”  (1 slot in InfinityLink chassis)

Optical Interface
Electrical Interface

Signal Formats

 2.967 Gb/s – 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)

1.485 Gb/s – HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)

270 Mb/s

  • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, ITU 656)
  • SDTI (SMPTE 305M)
  • ARTEL 270

19.39 Mb/s ATSC (SMPTE 310M)

Signal polarity
Non inverting
1-transmit, 1-receive
Input (1) BNC 75 Ohm
Output (3) BNC 75 Ohm
Monitor HD-BNC 75 Ohm
Return loss (with active video)
>15 dB, 5-1485 MHz
>10 dB, 1486-2967 MHz
Cable equalization for Belden 1694A type cable
0 to 250 meters (270 Mb/s)
0 to 100 meters (1.485 Gb/s)
0 to 100 meters (2.967 Gb/s)

Regulatory Conformance

CSA 60950, EN60950, EN55022 FCC Part 15 (Class A), CISPR 22

Single card configurable as:

  • Transmit (electrical to optical)
  • Receive (optical to electrical)
  • Bi-directional (independent transmit and receive)
  • Repeat/Regenerate (optical to optical)
  • 4-channel distribution amplifier

Automatic rate selection of all digital video formats

  • 2.967 Gb/s 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • 1.485 Gb/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
  • 270 Mb/s
    • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, ITU 656)
    • SDTI (SMPTE 305M)
    • DVB-ASI
  • 19.39 Mb/s ATSC (SMPTE 310M)

Externally accessible SFP transceiver optics

  • Optical budget to 30 dB
  • WDM (1310 nm, 1550 nm)
  • CWDM ITU G.694.2 (channels 1271-1611)


  • Optical via SFPs
  • Electrical input (1) and outputs (3) via 75 Ohm BNC
  • Input from and output to other modules in InfinityLink chassis (via backplane)

Multiple monitor options

  • Front panel monitor selectable between optical
  • input and optical output (HD-BNC)
  • Front and rear panel status LEDs

Remote management via InfinityLink Manager

  • No external software required
  • HTTP or SNMPv2
  • Monitor, Configure, Upgrade firmware

Quick Start Guide