Future proof your next video installation by choosing the right cables.

The key to make certain that your next video installation will not rapidly become outdated – as you or your clients adopt new technology – is to ensure that the signals distribution Return Loss parameters for your installation are held within certain critical limits.

This will inevitably create a demand for the fidelity that HDTV can achieve.0 MHz 270.5 GHz 5 – 850 MHz 850 MHz – 3 GHz Television Standards The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) have developed several standards for serial digital video transmissions (SDI). Cable Installation – Do not exceed recommended bending radius and tie wrapping of cables in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications 4. The cable is typically .0 MHz 180. improper handling. Wrong connectors. e. Return Loss changes the amplitude of the signal reaching the receiver.15 dB is met. The Future is HDTV The wide-spread use of DVD in the home shows the viewer the achievable quality in sound and picture now possible.601 SMPTE 259M SMPTE 259M SMPTE344M SMPTE 292M Description NTSC PAL/Secam Component Video 4:3 Component 16:9 Component Widescreen HDTV Using Belden coaxial cable will result in a minimum 6 dB of Headroom to accommodate to RL reduction introduced by: connectors. and a 540 Mb/s format is currently under development. Care must be taken when installing digital and especially high definition coax. What Causes Return Loss To ensure that the cables are electrically sound. Good Return Loss performance is the key to high frequency/data rate performance. Belden suggests measuring and documenting the RL on every link to ensure that the SMPTE minimum suggested level of . There is also a European standards body known as the ITU ( formerly CCIR) that developed the composite video standard for Europe known as PAL / SECAM. every reel must be 100 % sweep tested for RL. Transmission Performance Tests Currently there is no industry standard to test the signal distribution path for digital video or HDTV applications. patch-bays. transition devices. cable pulling and installation techniques can deform the cables. football and many other sports have become very popular and have a need for the highest technology that the broadcaster can obtain.0 MHz 750.5 Gb/s Bandwidth 71. etc. Cable Manufacturing – Manufacturing consistency – High velocity crush resistant dielectric Here is the actual RL data of Belden 1505A.5 MHz 135. patch panels and improper cable installation or handling. Connectors – Use only high quality 75 Ohm connectors  see back page . The Return Loss of the transmission system will be a function of the frequency/data rate used and becomes more difficult to control at high frequencies/data rates.25 GHz (3 x 750). cable. This is a measure of the ratio of signal power launched into a distribution system to the power reflected back to the source. which can in turn cause a RL problem.Return Loss One of the most important parameters for any cable transmission system is Return Loss (RL). Keys to good Return Loss: 1. i. Formula One. Any reflected energy caused by connectors.5 MHz 88..30 dB: For High Definition Television ( HDTV ) cables a band-width of 750 MHz is required with good RL performance at the third harmonic frequency of 2. creating additional opportunities. keeping bit errors at an acceptable level within system expectations. decreasing the effective cable distance. component and digital: Data rate 143 Mb/s 177 Mb/s 270 Mb/s 360 Mb/s 540 Mb/s 1. Belden has a range of coaxes available now that exceeds the SMPTE RL specification for HDTV distribution and provides maximum “RL Headroom” to ensure that the user can achieve the SMPTE’s requirement for signal distribution: Specification SMPTE Recommended RL Limit Belden Guaranteed RL Specification Limit Belden Guaranteed RL Specification Limit RL > 15 dB > 23 dB > 21 dB Frequency 5 – 1. The most common is the 270 Mb/s SDI (Serial Digital Interface). HDTV will require upgrades throughout the Broadcasting industry. composite. However. Cable Handling – Employ proper handling and cable pulling techniques 3. All of the specifications differ in bandwidth requirements and transmission technology. Measuring RL will indicate just how well each link will perform with SDI or HDTV video signal. Belden coaxes intended for HDTV applications are currently tested up to 3 GHz and have a typical RL of 30 dB. Connectors and the transmitting/receiving equipment are also vitally important factors that will affect the links performance. International competitions such as Olympic games. The Return Loss of the transmission path is not just a function of the cable. 2. to assure viewer satisfaction.0 MHz Standard SMPTE 259M ITU-R BT. reduces the power of the transmitted signal.

7796A.97 Duofoil + 95% tinned copper braid 3. Remember.1 71.6 20 (solid) 0. 5 and 10 coaxes – 7794A. SDI Digital Video. ft.6 Ω/M´ 24. m Std. Inch Nominal Nom.1 13.81 mm bare copper 10. White or Black PVC jacket (available as multicore: 3.5 10.58 mm bare copper 20. D. (available as multicore: 3.4 6. 7792A) Description UL AWM Style: 80°C.03 mm ➡ 1505A O. 5. Insulation & Nominal Core O.R.5 Ω/M´ 11.R.0 18. Play it safe with your next installation by using Belden. Violet. Green. Yellow.5 MHz Brown.Belden Exceeds the Standards Belden delivers the highest level of cable Return Loss performance in the industry ensuring maximum signal integrity. in mm Nom.159 4.5 540 360 270 177 143 Gb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s 1855A O.D. RG-59/U Type. 0.15 dB RL).D.D.9 Ω/km 75 82 % 16.1 2. UL NEC C (UL) CEC Type Standard Lengths ft. Grey. of Nom.5 9.6 52.3 mm Distance in Meter 64 v ( 55* ) 91v ( 80* ) 113 v (100* ) 165 v ( 145* ) 162 v 241 v 296 v 436 v v v v 198 ( 190* ) 293 ( 265* ) 360 ( 315* ) 530 v ( 460* ) v v v ( 218* ) ( 305* ) ( 365* ) 229 338 415 610 v ( 530* ) 277 v ( 240* ) 402 v ( 340* ) 494 v ( 430* ) 750 v ( 630* ) 305 v ( 270* ) 436 v ( 385* ) 536 v ( 485* ) 832 v ( 705* ) (*) values of EU bestseller v Belden – THERE’S STILL NO EQUAL™ Conclusion To arrive at the SMPTE recommendation (< . 7790A. Grey.8 7.7 29.6 13. Green.4 304.5 135 180 270 750 1500 2250 3000 3. 7795A. mm Nom. Attenuation Vel. Inch mm Nominal O. RG-59/U Type.0 10.9 Ω/km Gas Injected 0.1 3. Capacitance Shields & Imp.8 4.7 3. Nominal No.4 12. Orange. 100 m m 3 rd Harmonic HDTV 2.0 Ω/M´ 32.5 38.5 14. Orange.D.8 8.8/3.5 Ω/km 75 83 % 16. 6. Belden’s cable products have been designed not only to do the job but to exceed all current industry standards.1 Ω/M´ 65. 4.25 GHz 750 MHz Component Video 135 MHz Description UL AWM Style: 80°C.99 mm ➡ 7731A O. it is necessary to start with lower than .145 3. good RL performance that stays consistently good is essential for high quality signal connectivity over cable. 0.D. 6 and 12 coaxes – 7787A.4 304.2 13.9 10.7 1505A NEC CMR CEC CMR 500 1000 152.97 mm ➡ 1694A O. Blue. 7798A)  1694A and 7731A see back page .5 135 180 270 750 1500 2250 3000 2.4 17.1 3.2 8.3 23 (solid) 0.5 60.C. a transmission distance chart compared to the most selling EU product: ➡ 1. of Material dB/ dB/ pf/ pf/ (ohms) MHz Prop.6 14. 10. 5. who have the products and technical support that will exceed your expectations.5 88.5 54. 4.0 44.68 0. Blue.3 53.8 6. SDI Digital Video.6 1855A NEC CMR CEC CMR [500Black only] 1000 152. Trade No. Unit kg AWG (stranding) Dia.6/2.9 7.4 5.3 11. 7789A. Sub-Miniature.7 42.0 Brown. see 1506A in Belden Audio/Video or Master Catalog.0 16. D. Red.03 Duofoil + 95% tinned copper braid 7.4 9. Violet. Below.59 0.2 3. Red.1 71.3 30. Make Belden cables your first choice for all new installations to ensure quality of performance now and in the future.5 88.5 21.235 5.2 2. 7788A. White or Black PVC jacket For Plenum version.15 dB for the cable run to allow for losses introduced by other equipment in the signal path.7 Pal/Secam 88.102 2. 4. Yellow.2 12.C. 100 ft.8 Ω/km Gas Injected 0.D.

0 7.275 6.2 5.7 6.CTAC10 Neutrik NBNC75PDE6 NBNC75PLS9 NBNC75PTS11 on request Radiall R142.7 16. of Material dB/ dB/ pf/ pf/ (ohms) MHz Prop.5 88.L. Red. Richmond. Unit kg AWG (stranding) Dia.6/ 7. Inch Nominal Nom.180 4. IN 47375.5 6.0 30. Lyon. Nominal No.1 71.6 1694A [500Black only] 1000 152. Agrate Brianza (MI). White or Black PVC jacket For Plenum version.2 1.250. Green.2 [500Black only] 1000 152.086. Blue.4 24.0 22.4 Ω/M´ 21. Ontario. 7711A. SDI Digital Video.V.nl www. Insulation & Nominal Core O. Canada K9A 4M3 Phone: +905 372 8713 Belden International Inc.084.1 3.C. Russia Phone: +7 095 938 2754 Worldwide Belden Australia Pty.250. 100 ft.V.081.6/7. Red.8 14 (solid) 1.2 Ω/km 75 83 % 16.8 2.2 3.1 2.D.6 1.8 5.3 9.C.675. see 1695A in Belden Audio/Video or Master Catalog.8 Ω/M´ 9. Hungary Phone: +36 1206 1987 Belden Office Moscow Moscow.0 Ω/km Gas Injected 0.7 5. Tottenham.5 Ω/M´ 4.9 12. Blue. Nynäshamn. Orange.9 Brown.4 3.57 0. Germany Phone: +49 2137 929 010 South Europe Belden Electronics S. Spain Phone: +34 91 858 7620 East Europe Belden – Dunakabel Kft. UL NEC C (UL) CEC Type Standard Lengths ft.8 28. RG-11/U Type.9 Ω/km 75 85 % 16. Green.5 6.R. in mm Nom. Cobourg.5 18 (solid) 1. Cheshire.2 20.1 74. Grey.62 mm bare copper 2.6 0. 100 m m Description UL AWM Style: 80°C. D. France Phone: +33 472 109 990 Belden International Inc.0 5.0/4. United Square. 4.4E.0 4.0/4.8/3.belden. United States Phone: +1 765 983 5200 7731A NEC CMR CEC CMR NEC CMR CEC CMR Brown.6 4. Budapest. 7712A. Victoria 3012.R. 1. Sweden Phone: +46 8 5201 0275 Trade No.3 Duofoil + 95% tinned copper braid 1. Yellow. Violet. Yellow. RG-6/U Type.7 1.5 1.285 7.9 9.5 Ω/M´ 8.5 135 180 270 750 1500 2250 3000 1.D.7 5.9 8. Grey.0 52.2 53.8 1.9 7.8 10.4 71.NTAE63 on request FFA.NTAC47 FFS0A. ft.01 mm bare copper 6. mm Nom.99 Duofoil + 95% tinned copper braid 2.405 10.0 18.4 304.5 88. of Nom.6/2. Edisonstraat 9 5928 PG Venlo The Netherlands Phone: +31 77 3878555 Fax: +31 77 3878448 E-mail: sales.0 Central Europe Belden – Dörfler GmbH Klosterneuburg.4 304. Video Connector Cross Reference Belden 1855A 1505A 1694A 7731A Type 0.2 Ω/km Gas Injected 0. m Std. Great Britain Phone: +44 148 372 6818 Belden Wire & Cable B.North Europe Belden UK Chester. D.2 ADC BNC-7 BNC-1 BNC-8 BNC-25 Canare on request BCP-C4F BCP-C53 BCP-C71A Damar und Hagen 1-6097-2100 1-4253-2100 1-4482-2100 1-5044-2100 Lemo FFS0A. SDI Digital Video. Attenuation Vel.info@belden. Singapore 307591 Phone: +01165 251 8211 Belden International (Middle East ) Dubai.24 0. United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 391 0490 Belden Wire & Cable Co. Orange. Ltd.A.320 R142.7 2. White or Black PVC jacket For Plenum version. 5 and 10 coaxes – 7710A.161 on request Telegärtner J01002A0030 J01002A0031 J01002A0010 J01002A1940 Belden Wire & Cable B.6 26. Violet. Italy Phone: +39 039 656 0911 Belden Electronics Galapagar (Madrid). (available as multicore: 3. Capacitance Shields & Imp. 1.0 35.com .R.1 10. Austria Phone: +43 2243 22993 Belden – EI W GmbH Villingen-Schwenningen.5 135 180 270 750 1500 2250 3000 1. see 7782A in Belden Audio/Video or Master Catalog.1 1. Inch mm Nominal O.161 R142. Australia Phone: +61 3 9224 2800 Belden Canada Inc. 7713A) Description UL AWM Style: 80°C.

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