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Brainstorm DCD-12 1x12 Word Clock Distributor
  • Brainstorm DCD-12 1x12 Word Clock Distributor
  • Brainstorm DCD-12 1x12 Word Clock Distributor
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Brainstorm DCD-12 1x12 Word Clock Distributor

Manufacturer: Brainstorm Electronics

Item #: BRAIN-DCD12   •   MFG #: DCD-12


Our Price:$1,375.00

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    Easy-Configure 12-Output with Jitter Reduction!

    An excellent companion to the Brainstorm DCD-8 using the same exceptional jitter reduction technology, the DCD-12 allows you to distribute Word Clock through its 12 BNC outputs.

    It can provide word clock at frequencies up to 192KHz locked to its high precision internal crystal or locked to an external reference such as WC, Video Sync (all standard HD and SD rates), AES31, S/PDIF, 10 MHz from GPS or Rubidium clock. The rate of the reference (input) is automatically measured and "learned" while the output rate can be set to be identical or independently.

    Ethernet is included to remotely monitor and set parameters and update firmware.

    Easy to configure yet versatile and powerful, the DCD-12 is a complete word clock distribution solution that can genlock to a number of different references.

    Unlike the DCD-8, the DCD-12 is a single domain generator. However, it does have a divider/multiplier on outputs 9-12 so that two multiple frequencies can be generated simultaneously such as 48KHz and 96KHz for example or 176.40KHz and 44.1KHz.

    Viewing the frequency of the reference or the input frequency is as simple as holding down the VIEW button, the 6 digit display shows the frequency of the reference or input frequency. When you release it, it returns to displaying the output frequency.

    The term Gearboxing is used when mixed rates are synchronized together. The DCD-12 has the ability to generate a frequency different than that of the reference. For example, with a 44.1KHz reference the DCD-12 can generate 96KHz. That is when GEARBOXING lights up.

    • Features

      • Single Clock Distributor/Generator, 12 x WC Outputs via BNC,
      • Multiformat Reference Input (WC, AES, S/PDIF, All standard HD/SD Video Sync, 10 MHz, Premium Internal crystal)
      • Ethernet interface
      • 1 x 12 Word Clock Distributor
      • High precision Word Clock Generator
      • References: WC, AES, 10MHz (GPS, rubidium clock), Video (HD or SD)
      • Exceptional jitter reduction technology (Jet PLL)
      • Gearboxing: output rate can be different than the rate of the reference
      • Pull up and pull down rates available as well as VSO (+ or - 200 cents)
      • Simple, inexpensive dual redundant power supply support
      • Ethernet: remotely set and monitor parameters + load firmware updates

      • 1 WC input / 12 WC outputs
      • Distributed clock is internally regenerated

      • Extremely Low-Jitter Clock with all standard rates, up to 192K
      • External references: WC, Video Sync (all standard HD and SD rates), AES31, S/PDIF, 10 MHz from GPS or rubidium clock.
      • Outputs 9-12 feature a frequency multiplier/divider: x2, x4, /2, /4.
      • Supports simultaneously .1% and 4% pull up/down rates
      • VSO is available

      • ANALYZER
      • Output termination status display

      • When locked to an external signal, in the event of a source failure, the DCD-12 switches automatically to its internal crystal to continue generating at the last known frequency until the reference reappears.

      • POWER
      • The DCD-12 has 2 power supply inputs for double redundancy. If one power supply fails, the olther one takes over without any interruption.
    • Specifications

      • Inputs: 1x BNC connector; Accepts WC, AES, 10MHz (GPS or rubidium clock) and Video Sync (HD and SD)
      • Outputs:: 12x Word Clock BNC
      • Jitter reduction: Jet PLL
      • WC Generator:: Generates any rate from 32KHz to 192KHz; Pull up/down: .1% and 4%; VSO (+ or - 200 cents)
      • Analyzer:: Input frequency counter; Output termination (DC)
      • Reference Input: BNC (x 1)
      • Word Clock Outputs: BNC (x 12)
      • Ethernet: RJ45 jack (x 1)
      • Power: 4 pin circular (x 2)
      • Power:: 12VDC @ 5A; Redundancy: two separate supplies can be connected to the 2 separate power inputs. If one supply fails, the other takes over and an error is reported. The faulty supply can be swapped without having to power down
      • Dimensions:: 19" x 8.125" x 1.75" (48.26 cm x 20.64 cm x 4.45cm)
    • Item Includes

      • PS-8 Power Supply

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