BC2X00: EIA530 to HSSI Converters

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Metrodata's BC2x00 family of Baseband Converters allow the latest generation of Serial Link and Bulk Encryption Devices using the EIA530 interface to be connected to HSSI satcoms equipment, routers and radio systems.

Front: BC2x00 Baseband ConverterRear: BC2000ACRear: BC2100AC

BC2x00 Baseband Converters for EIA530 to HSSI Conversion

Resolving HSSI to EIA530 interfacing problems

  • HSSI to EIA530 interface conversion
  • Transparent operation at up to 20 Mbps
  • DCE or DTE options
  • Configurable control signal mapping
  • Easy to install & maintain
  • Integral auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -40V DC versions)
  • 12-24V DC power supply available on request
  • Compact modem style unit, built to European standards
  • Rack mounting kits for 2 or 18 units available

Satellite Modem Applications

Crypto Applications

BC2000 connecting an EIA530 router to a HSSI satellite modem

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This application shows a BC2000 connecting an EIA530 router card to a HSSI satellite modem. The BC2000 presents a HSSI DTE interface to the satellite modem, thereby operating at the clock rates specified by the satellite modem. The BC2000 presents an EIA530 DCE interface to the routers, thereby passing on the satellite modem clocks on to the router to tell the router what speed to operate at.

BC2100 connecting a HSSI router to an EIA530 satellite modem

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This application shows a BC2100 connecting a HSSI router card to an EIA530 satellite modem. The BC2100 presents an EIA530 DTE interface to the satellite modem, thereby operating at the clock rates specified by the satellite modem. The BC2100 presents a HSSI DCE interface to the routers, thereby passing on the satellite modem clocks on to the router to tell the router what speed to operate at.

Connecting a HSSI crypto to an EIA530 router and an EIA530 satellite modem

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This application shows a BC2000 connecting an EIA530 router card to a HSSI crypto, and a BC2100 connecting the HSSI crypto to an EIA530 satellite modem.

Connecting an EIA530 crypto to a HSSI router and a HSSI satellite modem

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This application shows a BC2100 connecting a HSSI router card to an EIA530 crypto, and a BC2000 connecting the EIA530 crypto to a HSSI satellite modem.

By utilizing Metrodata's BC2x00 Baseband Converters, it is possible to utilize a mixture of new and existing/legacy equipment. Typically used to interface Cisco HSSI Routers to EIA530 Cryptos, or EIA530 Cryptos to HSSI Satcom Modems or HSSI Radio Relay Systems, the BC2x00 baseband converter family presents a major step in solving interoperability and interfacing issues within Defence networking.

The BC2000 enables the connection of an EIA530 router port to a HSSI encrypter, satellite modem, or microwave radio system, whereas the BC2100 enables the connection of a HSSI router port to an EIA530 encrypter, satellite modem, or microwave radio system.

The product range consists of two devices: the BC2100 which connects EIA530 equipment to a HSSI DTE (e.g. a router), and the BC2000 which connects EIA530 equipment to a HSSI DCE (e.g. a satellite modem). With a maximum speed of 20Mbps the BC2x00 family of Baseband Converters supports the maximum rate supported by EIA530 equipment.

Both the BC2000 and BC2100 support control signal level conversion and pass through.

EIA530
Presentation25-way D Type, DCE female (BC2000), DTE male (BC2100)
Operating speedUp to 20Mbps
SignalsSD, ST, TT, RD, RTS, CTS, DCD, DSR, DTR

HSSI Port
Presentation50-way AMP (SCSI-2), DCE (BC2100), DTE (BC2000)
Operating speedUp to 20Mbps
SignalsSD, ST, TT, RD, RT, CA, TA, LA, LB, LC, TM

Compliance & Approvals
SafetyEN60950
EMCEN55022, EN50082

Power Supply
-40 VDC Supply-40 to -72 VDC, 165 - 95 mA
AC Mains100 - 250 VAC, 50 - 400Hz, 65 - 28 mA, IEC Connector
Power Consumption6.5 watts approx when operating

Environment
Storage Temp-20 to +70 deg C
Operating Temp0 - 50 deg C
Humidity 0 - 95%, no-condensing
Pressure 86 - 106 KPa

Packaging
TypeModem, 1U without feet, IP30C

Dimensions ( W x D x H mm )
Rack mount202 x 132 x 44 (without feet)
Tabletop202 x 132 x 48 (with feet)
Part Number
ProductAC Mains: 100 - 250VACDC Power: -40 VDC
80-05-562 80-21-562
80-05-563 80-21-563
1U 2 unit rack mount kit80-05-25680-05-256
6U 18 unit rack mount kit 80-05-25080-05-255

Product variants with 12V to 24V DC operation are also available on request.

Baseband Converters
HSSI Converters
  • Ethernet Converter to HSSI Serial - LHM1000
  • Sophisticated connection at 8.448Mbit/s to unframed E2 leased lines - FM4850
  • Plug and play connection at 34.368Mbit/s to unframed E3 leased lines - DC3445
  • Sophisticated connection at 34.368Mbit/s to unframed E3 leased lines - FM4900
  • Plug and play connection at 44.736Mbit/s to unframed DS3 leased lines - DC3445
  • Sophisticated connection at 44.736Mbit/s to unframed DS3 leased lines - FM4950
  • Connection between routers with Packet over Sonet (POS) and HSSI interfaces - PA1000
  • Connection between routers with Packet over Sonet (POS) interfaces via a HSSI satellite link at up to 100Mbps - PA1000
  • HSSI to EIA530 conversion - BC2X00

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