PDM 5380

3G/HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder / Deembedder

Datasheet Reference Manual


The PDM 5380 is a versatile 8 channel analog audio embedder or de-embedder, which can be used to address a variety of audio issues in broadcast. The module offers multi-format SDI support up to 3Gbit/s (auto-detect).

The module can be switched between an embedder or an 8 channel de-embedder, or used as a combination of both. 16 channels of audio are always de-embedded from the SDI input signal and passed into an audio processing stage. In embedder mode, 8 channels of external audio are passed into the audio processing stage. Audio processing includes adjustable gain, phase invert and mute for all 24 channels as well as a selectable mono mixdown function for each left and right pair.

The processed audio is passed onto a 24 x 24 output crossbar where the audio for the embedder, and external outputs can be user mapped.

The module also provides up to 62 frames of programmable output delay and also the ability to de-embed or embed Timecode using one of the analog audio inputs if needed.

Microprocessor control and on-board Flash RAM enable configurations and settings to be stored within the module. Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting is possible when using the LYNX APPolo Control System.

NOTE: The use of the APPolo control system is MANDATORY for this module. If installed in a RFR 5012 chassis please make sure a rack controller
(RCT 5023 G) is installed in the rack.


  • Supports SDI formats up to 3Gbit (auto-detect)
  • Switch between 8 channel embedder or de-embedder
  • 24 channel audio processing stage with adjustable gain, phase invert, mute and stereo to mono mixdown. Also provides overload and silence detection.
  • 24 x 24 mono output crossbar for embedder and external audio channel assignment.
  • Selectable “Auto Pattern Function” with no input video - the module will embed audio in a selectable test pattern.
  • Up to 62 frames of programmable delay.
  • Up to 10 seconds of audio delay (total).
  • Embed or de-embed Timecode using two of the audio inputs if needed.
  • Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting possible with the LYNX APPolo control system.
  • Full SNMP support when used with master controller option.
  • Hot Swappable.

Ordering Information

PDM 5380 3G/HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder / Deembedder
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
RFR 5018 2RU Rack Frame plus Primary Power Supply