Lynx Studio Technology Announces AES16e PCI Express AES/EBU Interfaces We are pleased to announce that the AES16e is now shipping! The AES16e-SRC model with sample rate conversion will be available in May 2008.
The AES16e offers 16 channels of 192 kHz AES/EBU I/O. In addition to the base model, the AES16e-SRC will include sixteen channels of sample rate conversion and AES16e-50 will provide up to 48 additional digital channels via AES50 technology.
The AES16e builds on the capabilities of our industry-standard AES16 with an updated feature set and the benefits of the PCI Express interface. The architecture and higher bandwidth of PCI Express reduces bottlenecks and overhead, which provides higher performance for computer-based high end audio.
The AES16e x1 PCI Express card provides 16 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU digital audio at a 192 kHz sample rate in both single-wire and dual-wire AES modes. Designed to integrate digital consoles, multichannel A/D and D/A converters, hard disk recorders, digital audio workstations and other digital audio equipment, the AES16e is compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
The AES16e-SRC will provide 16 channels of sample rate conversion, which can be assigned to operate on either the inputs or outputs.
The third model, tentatively named the AES16e-50, will add up to 48 digital I/O channels using AES50 technology, carrying the digital signal on standard CAT5 or CAT6 cable.
x1 PCI Express interface works with Macintosh or Windows PCs with PCI Express slots (x1 – x16).
Eight stereo inputs and eight stereo outputs (16 mono I/O), AES/EBU format, 24-bit, single wire and dual wire, transformer coupled.
Extensive on-board digital mixer.
Optional sixteen channels of Sample Rate Conversion. Support for conversion ratios up to 16:1 with 144 dB dynamic range.
Optional AES50 interface.
All relevant settings, such as sample rate selection, sync source selection, channel routing, and buffer size are enabled, controlled and monitored from the host computer.
Multi-channel support of 5.1 and 7.1 surround playback formats.
Includes Lynx-exclusive SynchroLock