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APM6803+

Multichannel Audio Processing Station

Installation and Operation Manual

Edition B

February 2012

175-100293-00

Harris Corporation Broadcast Communications Division 4393 Digital Way Mason, OH USA

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This user guide was created for APM6803+, Edition B.

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Contents

 

Preface

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Manual Information

ix

Purpose

ix

Audience

ix

Revision History

ix

Writing Conventions

x

Obtaining Documents

x

Unpacking/Shipping Information

x

Unpacking a Product

x

Product Servicing

x

Returning a Product

xi

Safety

xi

Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual

xi

References

xi

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance

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Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance

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Chapter 1

Introduction

1

Overview

1

Product Overview

2

Architecture

3

Virtual Stream Interface

3

Intelligent Metadata Handler

3

Resource Utilization

4

Licensing

4

Real Time Loudness Control

4

Automation Control

4

Main Features

4

Monitoring and Operating

6

Components

6

Main Module

7

Sub Module

8

Riser Board

8

Standard Back Module

9

Relay Back Module

10

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Breakout Cable Pinouts for 44-pin Connector Serial Port (RS-422/232) Connector General Purpose Interface (GPI) Connectors Signal Flow

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Chapter

2

Installation

 

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Overview Unpacking the Module Packing List Selecting an External Balun Main Module Jumpers Sub Module Jumpers Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings Installing 6800+ Modules Required Frames and Back Connector Types

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24

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Installing and Removing APM6803+ Modules

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Relay Back

Module

25

Upgrading Module Firmware

26

License Options

 

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Chapter 3

Parameters, Alarms, and LEDs

27

 

Overview Parameter Categories Changing Parameter Settings using Card-Edge Controls Recalling Factory Default Parameter Settings Changing Parameter Settings Using CCS Software Discovering Your Module Using CCS Software Reading Hardware and Software Versions Changing Parameter settings using a Web browser Recalling Factory Default Parameter Settings Reading Hardware and Software Versions LEDs - Main Module Card Edge LEDs Module Status LED LEDs - Sub Module Alarms

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Alarm

Options

34

Alarm

Definitions

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Chapter 4

Advanced Audio Processing

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Audio Processing Smart Routing Virtual Inputs and Outputs

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Audio Configuration Examples

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Resource Utilization

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AAP Status Parameter

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Processor Utilization (DSP and AAP)

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Advanced Audio Processing Utilization and Delay

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Chapter 5

Dolby Processing

45

Dolby Processing Overview

45

Dolby E Decoder

45

Dolby E Decoder Type-Free Mapping

46

Dolby E Decoder Mapping Example

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Dolby E Encoder

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Dolby E Start Line

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Dolby E Encoder Type-Free Mapping

48

Dolby Encoder Mapping Example

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Dolby E (Encoder/Decoder) Mapping

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Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder

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Dolby Digital (AC3) Encoder

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Chapter 6

DTS Processing

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Overview

55

DTS Neural Surround UpMix

55

DTS Neural Surround DownMix

57

DTS Neural Surround MultiMerge

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DTS Neural Loudness Control

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How Loudness Control works

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Loudness Protection

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Loudness Control Status

71

Loudness Control Presets

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Chapter 7

Key Parameters

75

Audio Processing

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Input Audio Rate

76

Sample Rate Convert (SRC) Control

76

Group (1-4) Deembedding Control

77

Audio Synchronization

77

Audio V-Fade

77

ADS Clean Parameter

78

Audio Embedding Modes

78

Audio Test Tones

83

Audio Delay Ranges

83

Channel Word Length

83

Dialnorm Translator

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EAS Control

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Stereo Mixing

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V-bit & Non-PCM Auto Correction

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Voice Over Functionality

88

Video Processing

90

Video Frame Synchronization

90

Video Delay Ranges

92

Auto Match Audio/Video Delay

92

Audio/Video Align

93

AFD/WSS/VI Detection and Insertion

94

Thumbnail Display

95

Fast Video Switch

95

GPI Configuration

95

 

GPI

Input Configuration

95

GPI Output Configuration

97

Custom GPI Configuration

97

Chapter 8

Custom Scripting

99

 

Overview

99

Common Scripting Guidelines

99

Statements

99

IF Condition

99

Comparisons

100

Notes

100

Error Diagnosis

100

Keywords

100

Error Reporting Rules

100

Examples

101

Custom GPI Scripts

101

Setting up Custom GPI

102

Comparisons

102

Assignments

102

Custom GPI Example

103

Parameter Control Scripts

105

Parameter Control Example 1

105

Parameter Control Example 2

106

Chapter

9

Metadata

 

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Incoming Metadata

108

Generating your own Metadata

109

Using MetaSmart

115

Using MetaSmart Example 1 - Creating Fallback Metadata

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Using MetaSmart Example 2 - Agile Metadata

117

Using MetaSmart Example 3 - Fixed Metadata

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Chapter 10

Specifications

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Inputs

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SDI Video Input

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AES/DARS Input

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Outputs

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SDI Video Output

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AES Audio Outputs

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Reference Video

122

GPI I/O

122

Serial Ports

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Propagation Delay

125

Power Consumption

125

Start-Up Time

125

Operating Temperature

125

Chapter 11

Licensing

127

Audio Packages and Licensing

127

DTS Licensing

127

Dolby Licensing

128

Licensing and Utilization Parameters

128

Licensing Parameters

128

Utilization Parameters

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Adding a License Key

129

Software Key Ordering Information

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Appendix A

Audio Bit Manipulation

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Overview

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Manipulating Channel Status Bits (C-Bit)

132

Manipulating Validity and User Bits (V-Bit and U-Bit)

134

Identifying Audio Characteristics (Audio Sampling Frequency and Word Length)

134

Appendix B

Communication and Control Troubleshooting Tips

135

Software Communication Problems

135

Hardware Communication Problems

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Preface

Manual Information

Purpose

Audience

Revision

History

This manual details the features, installation, operation, maintenance, and specifications for the APM6803+ Multichannel Audio Processing Station.

This manual is written for engineers, technicians, and operators responsible for installation, setup, maintenance, and/or operation of the APM6803+ Multichannel Audio Processing Station.

Table 1-1 Revision History of Manual

Edition

Date

Comments

A April 2011

 

Initial release.

 

B February 2012

Added the following:

New relay back module option (See Relay Back Module)

Dolby E and Dolby Digital Encoder and Decoder functionality (See Dolby Processing)

Custom GPI and Parameter Scripts (See Custom Scripting)

Voiceover functionality (See Voice Over Functionality)

Surround Sound Presets (See DTS Neural UpMix Presets, DTS Neural DownMix Presets, and DTS Neural MultiMerge Presets)

Dialnorm Translator (See Dialnorm Translator)

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Writing

This manual adheres to the following writing conventions.

Conventions

Table P-2. Writing Conventions

 

Term or Convention

Description

Bold

Indicates dialog box, property sheet, field, button, check box, list box, combo box, menu, submenu, window, list, and selection names

Italics

Indicates email addresses, names of books and publications, and first instances of new terms and specialized words that need emphasis

CAPS

Indicates a specific key on the keyboard, such as ENTER, TAB, CTRL, ALT, DELETE

Code

Indicates variables or command-line entries, such as a DOS entry or something you type into a field.

>

Indicates the direction of navigation through a hierarchy of menus and windows.

hyperlink

Indicates a jump to another location within the electronic document or elsewhere

Internet address

Indicates a jump to a Web site or URL

Note:

Indicates important information that helps to avoid and troubleshoot problems

 

Obtaining

Product support documents can be viewed or downloaded from our website. Alternatively, contact your Customer Service representative to request a document.

Documents

Unpacking/Shipping Information

Unpacking a

Product

This product was carefully inspected, tested, and calibrated before shipment to ensure years of stable and trouble-free service.

1 Check equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit.

2 Confirm that you have received all items listed on the packing list.

3 Contact your dealer if any item on the packing list is missing.

4 Contact the carrier if any item is damaged.

5 Remove all packaging material from the product and its associated components before you install the unit.

Keep at least one set of original packaging, in the event that you need to return a product for servicing.

Product

Servicing

Except for firmware upgrades, APM6803+ modules are not designed for field servicing. All hardware upgrades, modifications, or repairs require you to return the modules to the Customer Service center.

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Product

In the unlikely event that your product fails to operate properly, please contact Customer Service to obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number, and then send the unit back for servicing.

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Keep at least one set of original packaging in the event that a product needs to be returned for service. If the original package is not available, you can supply your own packaging as long as it meets the following criteria:

The packaging must be able to withstand the product’s weight.

The product must be held rigid within the packaging.

There must be at least 2 in. (5 cm) of space between the product and the container.

The corners of the product must be protected.

Ship products back to us for servicing prepaid and, if possible, in the original packaging material. If the product is still within the warranty period, we will return the product prepaid after servicing.

Safety

Carefully review all safety precautions to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any products connected to it. If this product is rack-mountable, it should be mounted in an appropriate rack using the rack-mounting positions and rear support guides provided. It is recommended that each frame be connected to a separate electrical circuit for protection against circuit overloading. If this product relies on forced air cooling, it is recommended that all obstructions to the air flow be removed prior to mounting the frame in the rack.

If this product has a provision for external earth grounding, it is recommended that the frame be grounded to earth via the protective earth ground on the rear panel.

IMPORTANT! Only qualified personnel should perform service procedures.

Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual

WARNING service procedures. Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual Statements identifying conditions or practices that may

Statements identifying conditions or practices that may result in personal injury or loss of life. High voltage is present.

CAUTION

Statements identifying conditions or practices that can result in damage to the equipment or other property.injury or loss of life. High voltage is present. CAUTION References AES3-2003 AES Recommended Practice for

References

AES3-2003

AES Recommended Practice for Digital Audio I/O Interfacing – Serial Transmission Format for Two-Channel Linearly Represented Digital Audio Data

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References

ANSI/SMPTE 259M-2006 SDTV Digital Signal/Data – Serial Digital Interface

ANSI/SMPTE 276M-1995 Transmission of AES/EBU Digital Audio Signal Over Coaxial Cable

SMPTE 292M-2006 1.5 Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface

SMPTE 291M-2006 Ancillary Data Packet and Space Formatting

SMPTE 337M-2000 Format for Non-PCM Audio and Data in an AES3 Serial Digital Audio Interface

SMPTE 346-M 2000 Time Division Multiplexing Video Signals and Generic Data over High-Definition Interface

SMPTE 352-M 2002 Video Payload Identification for Digital Interfaces

SMPTE 424-M 2006 3Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface

SMPTE 425-M 2006 3Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface–Source Image Format Mapping

SMPTE 2020-1-2008 Format of Audio Metadata and Description of the Async Serial Bitstream Transport.

SMPTE 2020-2-2008 Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Audio Metadata - Method A

SMPTE 2020-3-2008 Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Audio Metadata - Method B

SMPTE RP 184-2004 Specification of Jitter in Bit-Serial Digital Systems

EIA/TIA-422-B 1994 Electrical Characteristics of Balanced Voltage Digital Interface Circuits

EN55103-1

EMC emission requirements applies to professional audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus

EN55103-2

EMC immunity requirements applies to professional audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus

ITU-R BT.601-5 Studio Encoding Parameters of Digital Television for Standard 4:3 and Wide-Screen 16:9 Aspect Ratios

ITU-R BT.709-5 Parameter Values for the HDTV Standards for Production and International Programme Exchange

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RDD 06 - 2008 Description and Guide to the Use of the Dolby® E Audio Metadata Serial Bitstream

RDD 19 - 2011 Guidelines on the Use of Dolby® E with Video Signals at Frame Rates Greater than 30 Hz

TIA/EIA-232-E 1991 Interface Between Data Terminal Equipment and Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment Employing Serial Binary Data Interchange

47 Code of Federal Regulations Part 15 FCC rules—Radio Frequency Devices

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance

Directive 2002/95/EC—commonly known as the European Union (EU) Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)—sets limits on the use of certain substances found in electrical and electronic equipment. The intent of this legislation is to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals that may leach out of landfill sites or otherwise contaminate the environment during end-of-life recycling. The Directive, which took effect on July 1, 2006, refers to the following hazardous substances:

Lead (Pb)

Mercury (Hg)

Cadmium (Cd)

Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-V1)

Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)

According to this EU Directive, all products sold in the European Union will be fully RoHS-compliant and “lead-free.” (See our website for more information.) Spare parts supplied for the repair and upgrade of equipment sold before July 1, 2006 are exempt from the legislation. Equipment that complies with the EU directive will be marked with a RoHS-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure 1-1.

with a RoHS-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure 1-1 . Figure 1-1 RoHS Compliance Emblem Copyright

Figure 1-1 RoHS Compliance Emblem

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References

Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance

The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) deals with the collection, treatment, recovery, and recycling of electrical and electronic waste products. The objective of the WEEE Directive is to assign the responsibility for the disposal of associated hazardous waste to either the producers or users of these products. As of August 13, 2005, the producers or users of these products were required to recycle electrical and electronic equipment at end of its useful life, and may not dispose of the equipment in landfills or by using other unapproved methods. (Some EU member states may have different deadlines.)

In accordance with this EU Directive, companies selling electric or electronic devices in the EU will affix labels indicating that such products must be properly recycled. (See our website for more information.) Contact your local sales representative for information on returning these products for recycling. Equipment that complies with the EU directive will be marked with a WEEE-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure 1-2.

with a WEEE-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure 1-2 . Figure 1-2 WEEE Compliance Emblem Copyright

Figure 1-2 WEEE Compliance Emblem

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Introduction

Overview

The following is covered in this chapter:

Product Overview on page 2 Architecture on page 3 Resource Utilization on page 4 Licensing on page 4 Main Features on page 4 Monitoring and Operating on page 6 Components on page 6 Signal Flow on page 15

on page 4 Main Features on page 4 Monitoring and Operating on page 6 Components on
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Product Overview

Genlock EXT REF FRAME AFD/WS REF SDI Metadata Deserialize S/VI Video Sync & Delay SDI
Genlock
EXT REF
FRAME
AFD/WS
REF
SDI Metadata
Deserialize
S/VI
Video Sync & Delay
SDI OUT 1
Demux
Demux
SDI OUT 2
Audio
SDI IN
Demux
16
x 1
Dolby
SRC
bypass
bypass
SDI OUT 3
Router
Decoder 1
Audio
Dolby
LC 1
Gain
Encoder 1
Surround
16
x 1
Dolby
Processor 1
SRC
bypass
bypass
Router
Decoder 2
(UpMix,
SDI OUT 4
DownMix,
Audio
Dolby
LC 2
Gain
Encoder 2
MultiMerge)
AES IN 1
bypass
SRC
(Sample
Audio
LC 3
Surround
Gain
AES IN 8
Rate
Processor 2
bypass
Convert)
(UpMix,
Input
DownMix,
Tones
Audio
LC 4
MultiMerge)
Gain
AES OUT1
DARS
Output Tones
AES OUT 8
Reference
DARS IN
Monitor 1
Generator 1
Metadata
Metadata
Monitor 2
Router
MetaSmart 1
Router
Generator 2
SERIAL OUT 1
SERIAL OUT 2
SERIAL IN 1/2
MetaSmart 2
Surnd Processors and LCs same function blocks as above.
GPI IN 1
GPI OUT 1
Presets Control
Surnd Processors (1,2)
LCs (1,2,3,4)
Audio Level Monitor
GPI IN 12
GPI OUT 6
Audio Router – Virtual In 1-8
Audio Sync & Delay
Audio Gain – Virtual In 1-8
8 x 1 Router8
x 1 Router
Audio Router – Virtual Out 1-4
Audio Mux
SDI Metadata Mux
VBI Delete
Video Proc
AFD/WSS/VI Mux
Serialize
Output Router

Figure 1-1 APM6803+ System Block Diagram

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Figure 1-2 APM6803+ Functional Diagram

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The APM6803+ is a multichannel audio processing station for managing loudness and surround sound audio streams. Featuring DTS® Neural Surround UpMix, DownMix and MultiMerge and Loudness Control, the APM6803+ combines unparalleled surround sound image placement and stability with loudness management processing to deliver a natural,

open quality not found in traditional multiband compression technology. Flexible user-defined workflows and intelligent metadata handling ensure that the right processing

is applied at the right time, allowing broadcasters to meet regulations while preserving the

artistic integrity of the content.

The APM6803+ is an audio processing system on a card and can be configured to support a wide variety of multichannel applications. Dual Dolby® encoders and decoders can be enabled, allowing the APM6803+ to interface to virtually any type of signal. The APM6803+ also boasts a feature-rich audio/video frame synchronizer with monochannel routing for embedding and de-embedding. With eight discrete AES inputs and eight discrete AES outputs, the APM6803+ enables any combination of AES and embedded SDI audio input and output to be easily achieved.

Architecture

At the core of the APM6803+ lies an Audio Processing System comprising two high-end Digital Signal Processors (DSP), as well as custom-built hardware, that can process multiple channels of audio (see Figure 1-2). The Audio Processing System is a powerful and flexible signal processing engine. A virtual stream interface and flexible license management have been created to enable users to configure the system architecture dynamically and tailor the processing according to individual needs.

For more details, see Chapter 4, Advanced Audio Processing.

Virtual Stream Interface

A virtual stream interface greatly simplifies configuration, hiding the complexity of the

underlying system and making it possible to create a high-level, processing-intensive signal flow with just a few mouse clicks. Managing audio at the “stream” level, rather than having to manage individual channels, makes configuration easier, quicker and less error-prone. Virtual streams unleash the full processing power of the APM6803+ without bogging down the user with complicated routing and configuration menus.

Intelligent Metadata Handler

One of the key topics in modern broadcast audio management is loudness. Broadcasters spend significant effort to correct the loudness of program material at ingest so that they can provide a consistent audio level to their listeners, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the signal. Metadata is often used to assist in this effort, but in practice, situations inevitably arise that require intervention, such as incorrect/missing Dialnorm, live content or content that has not yet been processed and set to the correct loudness. The APM6803+ easily supports agile, fixed and hybrid workflows, and goes one step further to include features that provide automatic assistance for handling unknown or incorrectly processed audio. The APM6803+ protects the output against incorrect loudness levels whilst maintaining the full dynamic range of the original content wherever possible.

For more details, see Chapter 9, Metadata.

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Resource Utilization

To take full advantage of the processing power of the APM6803+, users are free to modify the architecture according to their needs. With this approach comes the possibility that a particular configuration may exceed the capa bilities of the Audio Processing System. To assist users in implementing achievable configurations, key resources are tracked and reported.

For more details, see Resource Utilization on page 40.

Licensing

The Audio Processing System is highly configurable and can support a wide range of Dolby and DTS processing blocks. Software license keys are required to enable individual Dolby encoders and decoders. For DTS functions, a flexible token system has been designed to allow users to change the type of processing without purchasing additional licenses. All licenses are field upgradable, enabling users to start with a minimal setup and grow the system as requirements dictate. For more details, see Chapter 11, Licensing.

Real Time Loudness Control

DTS Neural Loudness Control uses patented, critical band analysis to implement a psychoacoustic model of the human ear, resulting in highly accurate perceptual loudness measurements. This technology makes it possible to implement wideband control and deliver natural, open-sounding audio with the original spectral integrity preserved. DTS Neural Loudness Control exceeds ITU-R BS.1770 requirements. The APM6803+ offers users the choice between ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurement and DTS Neural Loudness measurement.

Automation Control

Predefined Loudness Control settings are available for instant recall by automation, allowing users to create simple, effective automation profiles. Additional user-defined presets are available for maximum flexibility. The APM6803+ has a large number of GPI ports available for automation control.

Main Features

The APM6803+ includes the following features:

3G/HD/SD-SDI input and output capability

SD/HD compliant SDI bypass relay

Eight AES inputs and eight AES outputs

Virtual audio stream interface for simplified configuration and control

Multichannel audio system supporting up to 4 independent output streams

Dual Dolby encoders and decoders (Dolby Digital and Dolby E)

DTS Neural Loudness Control on each output stream

Dual Surround Sound processors for implementing DTS Neural Surround™ UpMix, DownMix and MultiMerge

Surround Field Protection using DTS Neural Surround™ MultiMerge ensures smooth, consistent Surround Sound output, while input switches between stereo and surround sound sources

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Dynamic DTS license allocation

Two individual metadata generators

Intelligent metadata processing

Dialnorm Translator

Each output individually configurable for EAS (Emergency Alert System) override

Each input individually configurable for Voice Over mixing

Full-featured Harris frame sync technology

Automatic audio/video delay alignment for consistent lip synchronization

Automation control for dynamic on-air changes to loudness control profile

Seamless sound maintains AES embedded audio on loss of SDI input

Q-SEE™-compliant thumbnails and alarms

Custom Surround Sound and Loudness Control Presets

Custom GPI and parameter scripting support

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Monitoring and Operating

The APM6803+ can be operated locally (using card-edge controls); or operated and monitored remotely with:

Web browser Control software applications such as CCS Navigator CCS-compliant remote control panels such as NUCLEUS. Third-party SNMP-based control applications

as CCS Navigator ™ CCS-compliant remote control panels such as NUCLEUS. Third-party SNMP-based control applications
as CCS Navigator ™ CCS-compliant remote control panels such as NUCLEUS. Third-party SNMP-based control applications
as CCS Navigator ™ CCS-compliant remote control panels such as NUCLEUS. Third-party SNMP-based control applications

Components

The APM6803+ consists of a main module, a sub module, and a riser (interconnect) board assembled together, and a back module.

Sub Module Back Module Main Module
Sub Module
Back Module
Main Module

Figure 1-3 APM6803+Assembly

The following are the main components:

Table 1-1 APM6803+ Components

Component

Description

Main Module

See Main Module on page 7

Back Module

See Standard Back Module on page 9 and Relay Back Module on page 10

Riser Board

See Riser Board on page 8

44 Pin connector

See Pinouts for 44-pin Connector on page 12

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Component

Description

Breakout Cable

See Breakout Cable on page 11

Serial Port Cables

See Serial Port (RS-422/232) Connector on page 14

GPI Cables

See General Purpose Interface (GPI) Connectors on page 15

Main Module

Mode select rotary switch Remote/local control jumper Navigation toggle switch LEDs Extractor handle

Mode select rotary switch

Remote/local control jumper

Navigation toggle switch

LEDs

Extractor handle

Mode select rotary switch Remote/local control jumper Navigation toggle switch LEDs Extractor handle
Mode select rotary switch Remote/local control jumper Navigation toggle switch LEDs Extractor handle
Mode select rotary switch Remote/local control jumper Navigation toggle switch LEDs Extractor handle

Figure 1-4 Top view of main module

Feature

Description

LEDs

Various color and lighting combinations of these LEDs indicate the module state. See LEDs - Main Module on page 32 for more information.

Mode select rotary switch

This switch selects between various control and feedback parameters.

Navigation toggle switch

This switch navigates up and down through the available control parameters:

Down: Moves down through the parameters

Up: Moves up through the parameters

Local/remote control jumper

Local: This jumper setting locks out external control panels and allows card-edge control only; limits the functionality of remote software applications to monitoring

Remote: This jumper setting allows remote or local (card-edge) configuration, operation, and monitoring of the APM6803+ (this is the default setting)

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Sub Module

8 Chapter 1 Introduction Sub Module Figure 1-5 Top view of Sub module Riser Board The

Figure 1-5 Top view of Sub module

Riser Board

The riser board connects the main module to the sub module

.

riser board connects the main module to the sub module . Figure 1-6 Riser Board Copyright

Figure 1-6 Riser Board

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Standard Back Module

APM6803+T
APM6803+T

RS-232/422 SERIAL

APM6803+T RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET AES IN / AES OUT / DARS /

GPI 1

APM6803+T RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET AES IN / AES OUT / DARS /

GPI 2

APM6803+T RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET AES IN / AES OUT / DARS /

ETHERNET

AES IN / AES OUT / DARS / GENLOCK
AES IN / AES OUT / DARS / GENLOCK

SDI IN

APM6803+T RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET AES IN / AES OUT / DARS /

Figure 1-7 APM6803+ Standard Back Module

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Note: To maintain optimal output video signal integrity, terminate unused output video with 75Ω terminators.

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Relay Back Module

APM6803+RLYT
APM6803+RLYT

RS-232/422 SERIAL

APM6803+RLYT RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET RELAY BYPASS AES IN / AES OUT /

GPI 1

APM6803+RLYT RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET RELAY BYPASS AES IN / AES OUT /

GPI 2

APM6803+RLYT RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET RELAY BYPASS AES IN / AES OUT /

ETHERNET

RELAY

BYPASS

AES IN / AES OUT / DARS / GENLOCK
AES IN / AES OUT / DARS / GENLOCK

SDI IN

APM6803+RLYT RS-232/422 SERIAL GPI 1 GPI 2 ETHERNET RELAY BYPASS AES IN / AES OUT /

Figure 1-8 APM6803+ Relay Back Module

For more details, see Relay Back Module on page 25.

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Breakout Cable

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The standard APM6803+ ships with a breakout cable that has unbalanced (coaxial) audio connectors to expand the number of available connections beyond what would fit on a standard tri-slot back connector.

 
 
 

AES1 IN

AES1 IN
AES1 IN
AES2 IN

AES2 IN

AES2 IN
AES2 IN
AES2 IN
AES2 IN
AES2 IN
AES2 IN
AES3 IN
AES3 IN
AES4 IN

AES4 IN

AES4 IN
AES4 IN
AES4 IN
AES4 IN
AES4 IN
AES4 IN
AES6 IN
AES6 IN
AES7 IN

AES7 IN

AES7 IN
AES7 IN
AES7 IN
AES7 IN
AES7 IN
 
 
 

AES8 IN

AES8 IN
AES8 IN
 
 
 

AES1 OUT

AES1 OUT
AES1 OUT
AES2 OUT
AES2 OUT
AES3 OUT
AES3 OUT
AES4 OUT

AES4 OUT

AES4 OUT
AES4 OUT
AES4 OUT
AES4 OUT
AES4 OUT
AES4 OUT
AES5 OUT

AES5 OUT

AES5 OUT
AES5 OUT
AES5 OUT
AES5 OUT
AES5 OUT
AES5 OUT
AES6 OUT

AES6 OUT

AES6 OUT
AES6 OUT
AES6 OUT
AES6 OUT
AES6 OUT
AES6 OUT
AES7 OUT
AES7 OUT
AES8 OUT

AES8 OUT

AES8 OUT
AES8 OUT
AES8 OUT
AES8 OUT
DARS IN

DARS IN

DARS IN
DARS IN
DARS IN
DARS IN
DARS IN
GENLOCK

GENLOCK

GENLOCK
GENLOCK
GENLOCK
GENLOCK
GENLOCK
SERIAL
SERIAL

AES 1 In

AES 2 In

AES 3 In

AES 4 In

AES 6 In

AES 7 In

AES 8 In

AES 1 Out

AES 2 Out

AES 3 Out

AES 4 Out

AES 5 Out

AES 6 Out

AES 7 Out

AES 8 Out

DARS In

Genlock

Serial

Not Used

AES 2 Out AES 3 Out AES 4 Out AES 5 Out AES 6 Out AES
AES5 IN AES 5 In

AES5 IN

AES5 IN AES 5 In
AES5 IN AES 5 In
AES5 IN AES 5 In
AES5 IN AES 5 In
AES5 IN AES 5 In
AES5 IN AES 5 In

AES 5 In

DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used

DATA I/O

DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used
DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used
DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used
DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used
DATA I/O Data I/O Not Used

Data I/O

Not Used

Figure 1-9 APM6803+ Breakout Cable

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Pinouts for 44-pin Connector

12 Chapter 1 Introduction Pinouts for 44-pin Connector Figure 1-10 Pin Numbers for 44-Pin Connector Table

Figure 1-10 Pin Numbers for 44-Pin Connector

Table 1-2 Pinouts for 44-pin Connector

Pin No.

     

External

 

on

DB-44M

Connection Type

Description

Wire Label

Cable

Color

BNC

Color

1

BNC

GENLOCK

GENLOCK

Black

Black

2

BNC GND

GENLOCK GND

GENLOCK

Black

Black

3

BNC GND

AES OUT 7 GND

AES OUT 7

Blue

Blue

4

BNC

AES IN 4

AES IN 4

White

White

5

BNC GND

AES IN 4 GND

AES IN 4

White

White

6

BNC

AES IN 3

AES IN 3

White

White

7

BNC GND

AES IN 3 GND

AES IN 3

White

White

8

BNC

DATA IO (not used)

DATA IO

Yellow

Yellow

9

BNC GND

DATA IO GND

DATA IO

Yellow

Yellow

10

BNC

AES OUT 2

AES OUT 2

Blue

Blue

11

BNC GND

AES OUT 2 GND

AES OUT 2

Blue

Blue

12

BNC

AES OUT 1

AES OUT 1

Blue

Blue

13

BNC GND

AES OUT 1 GND

AES OUT 1

Blue

Blue

14

BNC GND

AES IN 7 GND

AES IN 7

White

White

15

BNC

AES IN 7

AES IN 7

White

White

16

Not Connected

17

18

BNC

AES OUT 7

AES OUT 7

Blue

Blue

19

BNC

DARS IN 1

DARS IN 1

Yellow

Black

20

BNC GND

DARS IN 1 GND

DARS IN 1

Yellow

Black

21

BNC

AES IN 2

AES IN 2

White

White

22

BNC GND

AES OUT 3 GND

AES OUT 3

Blue

Blue

23

BNC

AES OUT 3

AES OUT 3

Blue

Blue

24

BNC GND

AES OUT 6 GND

AES OUT 6

Blue

Blue

25

162A10019X (DB9.5)

RS232_GND (DB9)

SERIAL

Black

N/A

25

BNC GND

AES OUT 4 GND

AES OUT 4

Blue

Blue

26

BNC

AES OUT 4

AES OUT 4

Blue

Blue

27

BNC GND

AES OUT 5 GND

AES OUT 5

Blue

Blue

28

BNC

AES IN 8

AES IN 8

White

White

29

BNC GND

AES IN 8 GND

AES IN 8

White

White

30

BNC GND

AES IN 5 GND

AES IN 5

White

White

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Table 1-2 Pinouts for 44-pin Connector

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Pin No.

     

External

 

on

DB-44M

Connection Type

Description

Wire Label

Cable

Color

BNC

Color

31

162A10019X (DB9.3)

BALANCED SERIAL IN-

SERIAL

Red

N/A

(DB9)

32

162A10019X (DB9.8)

BALANCED SERIAL IN+

SERIAL

Yellow

N/A

(DB9)

33

BNC GND

AES OUT 8 GND

AES OUT 8

Blue

Blue

34

BNC

AES OUT 8

AES OUT 8

Blue

Blue

35

162A10019X (DB9.1)

RS422_FR_GND (DB9)

SERIAL

Black

N/A

35

BNC GND

AES IN 2 GND

AES IN 2

White

White

36

BNC

AES IN 1

AES IN 1

White

White

37

162A10019X (DB9.9)

RS422_FR_GND (DB9)

SERIAL

Black

N/A

37

BNC GND

AES IN 1 GND

AES IN 1

White

White

38

BNC

AES OUT 6

AES OUT 6

Blue

Blue

39

162A10019X (DB9.7)

BALANCED SERIAL

SERIAL

Blue

N/A

OUT- (DB9)

40

162A10019X (DB9.2)

BALANCED SERIAL

SERIAL

Green

N/A

OUT+ (DB9)

41

BNC

AES OUT 5

AES OUT 5

Blue

Blue

42

BNC GND

AES IN 6 GND

AES IN 6

White

White

43

BNC

AES IN 6

AES IN 6

White

White

44

BNC

AES IN 5

AES IN 5

White

White

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Serial Port (RS-422/232) Connector

Table 1-3 Pinouts for RS-422 Format

RS-422

Pin No.

Signal

Description

 

1

S1_RX+

Received Data+

1

5

2

S1_RX-

Received Data-

     

3

GND

Ground

 
    4 S2_RX+ Received Data+
    4 S2_RX+ Received Data+
    4 S2_RX+ Received Data+
    4 S2_RX+ Received Data+
    4 S2_RX+ Received Data+
 

4

S2_RX+

Received Data+

 
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10

6

10

 

5

6

7

S2_RX-

S1_TX-

S1_TX+

Received Data-

Transmitted Data-

Transmitted Data+

     
 
 

8

GND

Ground

 

9

S2_TX-

Transmitted Data-

 

10

S2_TX+

Transmitted Data+

Table 1-4 Pinouts for RS-232 Format

RS-232

Pin No.

Signal

Description

 

1

S1_RX

Received Data

1

5

2

NC

Not Connected

     

3

GND

Ground

 
    4 S2_RX Received Data
    4 S2_RX Received Data
    4 S2_RX Received Data
    4 S2_RX Received Data
    4 S2_RX Received Data
 

4

S2_RX

Received Data

 
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10

6

10

 

5

6

7

NC

S1_TX

NC

Not Connected

Transmitted Data

Not Connected

     
 
 

8

GND

Ground

 

9

S2_TX

Transmitted Data

 

10

NC

Not Connected

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General Purpose Interface (GPI) Connectors

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There are 2 GPI Input/Output (I/O) connectors on the module. The tables below describe the inputs and outputs. The GPI inputs enable triggering different presets or specific parameter settings and the GPI outputs can be used to generate status. You can have a maximum of 12 GPI inputs and 6 GPI outputs.

Table 1-5 GPI I/O 1

GPI I/O 1

GPI I/O 1 1 5               6 GPI 10 Pin

1 5

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
 
     

6

GPI

10

            6 GPI 10 Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5
            6 GPI 10 Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5
            6 GPI 10 Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5

Pin No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Description

GPI input 1

GPI input 2

GND

GPI input 3

GPI input 4

GPI input 5

GPI input 6

GPI output 1

GPI output 2

GPI output 3

Table 1-6 GPI I/O 2

GPI I/O 2

GPI I/O 2 1 5   6 10       GPI Pin No. 1 2

1 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10
6 10

6

10

 
   

GPI

GPI I/O 2 1 5   6 10       GPI Pin No. 1 2
GPI I/O 2 1 5   6 10       GPI Pin No. 1 2
GPI I/O 2 1 5   6 10       GPI Pin No. 1 2

Pin No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Description

GPI input 7

GPI input 8

GND

GPI input 9

GPI input 10

GPI input 11

GPI input 12

GPI output 4

GPI output 5

GPI output 6

Signal Flow

Video Path

Audio Path

Metadata Path

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Video Path

Metadata Processing AFD/WSS/VI SDI Metadata Video Sync Audio SDI Metadata VBI Video AFD/WSS Deserialize
Metadata Processing
AFD/WSS/VI
SDI Metadata
Video Sync
Audio
SDI Metadata
VBI
Video
AFD/WSS
Deserialize
Serialize
Demux
Demux
& Delay
Mux
Mux
Delete
Proc
/VI Mux
SDI IN
Audio
Demux
EXT REF
2x1 Mux
Genlock
FRAME
Audio Processing
REF
SDI DEMUX
SDI MUX
Genlock FRAME Audio Processing REF SDI DEMUX SDI MUX SDI OUT 1 SDI OUT 2 SDI

SDI OUT 1

SDI OUT 2

Processing REF SDI DEMUX SDI MUX SDI OUT 1 SDI OUT 2 SDI OUT 3 SDI

SDI OUT 3

REF SDI DEMUX SDI MUX SDI OUT 1 SDI OUT 2 SDI OUT 3 SDI OUT

SDI OUT 4

WITH RELAY BM Deserialize Serialize SDI OUT 1 SDI IN SDI OUT 2 SDI OUT
WITH RELAY BM
Deserialize
Serialize
SDI OUT 1
SDI IN
SDI OUT 2
SDI OUT 3

Figure 1-11 Video Path

Audio Path

SDI OUT 4

SDI SDI MUX DEMUX bypass bypass Dolby 16 x 1 Dolby Audio LC 1 SRC
SDI
SDI
MUX
DEMUX
bypass
bypass
Dolby
16
x 1
Dolby
Audio
LC 1
SRC
Gain
Encoder 1
Router
Decoder 1
AES
bypass
bypass
IN 1
Audio
Dolby
LC 2
Surround Processor 1
Gain
Encoder 2
16
x 1
Dolby
8
x 1
AES
SRC
(UpMix, DownMix,
Router
Decoder 2
Router
bypass
IN 8
MultiMerge)
AES
Audio
OUT 1
LC 3
SRC
(Sample Rate Convert)
Gain
Surround Processor 2
8
x 1
(UpMix, DownMix,
MultiMerge)
bypass
AES
Router
Audio
OUT 8
LC 4
Gain
Input Tones
DARS IN
Output Tones
2x1 Mux
DARS Reference
Genlock
Surround Processors and LCs
same function blocks as above .
Surnd Processors (1,2)
GPI
GPI
OUT 1
IN 1
LCs (1,2,3,4)
Audio Level Monitor
Presets Control
GPI
GPI
IN 12
OUT 6
Audio Input Configuration (Router)
Audio Sync & Delay
Audio Gain
Audio Output Configuration (Router)
Output Configuration (Router)

Figure 1-12 Audio Path

Output Configuration (Router) Figure 1-12 Audio Path Note: Blocks in yellow indicate licensable functions

Note: Blocks in yellow indicate licensable functions implemented in the DSPs.

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Metadata Path

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SDI Metadata Input SDI Metadata Output Dolby Dec 1 Dolby Enc 1 Dolby Dec 2
SDI Metadata Input
SDI Metadata Output
Dolby Dec 1
Dolby Enc 1
Dolby Dec 2
Dolby Enc 2
Generator 1
Monitor 1
Metadata
MetaSmart 1
Metadata
Router
Router
Generator 2
Monitor 2
MetaSmart 2
Input 1
Output 1
SERIAL IN 1
SERIAL IN 2
Input 2
Output 2
Figure 1-13 Metadata Path

SERIAL OUT 1

SERIAL OUT 2

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Overview

The following is covered in this chapter

Unpacking the Module on page 19

Main Module Jumpers on page 21

Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings on page 23

Installing 6800+ Modules on page 24

Upgrading Module Firmware on page 26

License Options on page 26

Unpacking the Module

Before you install modules, perform the following:

Check the equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit.

Confirm receipt of all items on the packing list. Contact your Customer Service representative if parts are missing or damaged.

Remove the anti-static shipping pouch, if present, and all other packaging material.

Retain the original packaging materials for possible re-use.

See Unpacking/Shipping Information on page x for information about returning a product for servicing.

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Packing List

Table 2-1 Available Product Packages

Ordered Product

Content Description

APM6803+T

One APM6803+ front module

One sub module

One triple slot back connector (standard)

One unbalanced audio breakout cable

One riser

Three mini-mate header cables (two for GPI connectors and one for serial port)

APM6803+RLYT

One APM6803+ front module

One sub module

One triple slot back connector (relay)

One unbalanced audio breakout cable

One riser

Three mini-mate header cables (two for GPI connectors and one for serial port)

Selecting an External Balun

The following baluns from Neutrik or equivalent are recommended for the unbalanced to balanced AES conversion:

NADITBNC-F: Female chassis XLR 110Ω input - female BNC 75Ω output

NADITBNC-M: Female BNC 75Ω input - male chassis XLR 110Ω output

NADITBNC-FX: Female cable end XLR 110Ω input - female BNC 75Ω output

NADITBNC-MX: Female BNC 75Ω input - male cable end XLR 110Ω output

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Main Module Jumpers

Note: The APM6803+ main module has one jumper, CJ1, which sets the module for local Note: The APM6803+ main module has one jumper, CJ1 or remote control. You need to configure or remote control. You need to configure modules for local or remote operation prior to power-up. To change the configuration, first remove power from the module, reset the jumper, and then reapply power.

CJ1 Jumper
CJ1 Jumper

Figure 2-1 Jumper Location

1 Locate jumper CJ1 on the module (behind the mode select rotary switch). Figure 2-1 shows the location of the CJ1 jumper.

2 Place the jumper on pins 1 and 2 to set the module for Remote control, or pins 2 and 3 to set the module for Local control. See Figure 2-2.

3 2 1 3 2 1
3
2
1
3
2
1

Remote control

Local control

setting

setting

Figure 2-2 CJ1 Settings for Local and Remote Control

Note: The white triangle near the jumper pins on the module indicates pin 1. The white triangle near the jumper pins on the module indicates pin 1.

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Sub Module Jumpers

J16A and J16B

J4 and J6

2 Installation Sub Module Jumpers J16A and J16B J4 and J6 Table 2-2 Sub Module Jumpers

Table 2-2 Sub Module Jumpers

Jumper Settings Designation J16A/16B RS-422 Serial Port 1/2 Termination 1 1 1 1 2 2
Jumper
Settings
Designation
J16A/16B
RS-422 Serial Port
1/2 Termination
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
Unterminated
(default)
Pins 1 and 2 open
Pins open
Pins 1 and
2 shorted
Terminated
Pins 1 and 2 shorted
Unterminated
Terminated
J4/J6
Serial Port 1/2
Duplex Mode
3
4
4
3
2
1
2
1
Full Duplex (default):
Pins 1/2
Pins open
and 3/4
Pins 1/2 and 3/4 open
4
3
shorted
4
3
2
1
1
Half Duplex:
2
Pins 1/2 and 3/4
shorted
Full Duplex Setting
Half Duplex Setting

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Function

Jumper

Jumper Default Positions

For Factory use only

J2

Pins 1 and 2 shorted

J5

Pins 2 and 3 shorted

J8