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FEATURES OF DIGI96/8
  • Short PCI card, 100% Plug & Play compatible
  • All settings changeable in realtime
  • Output options changeable during operation
  • Supported sample frequencies stereo: 32 kHz, 44,1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88,2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Supported sample frequencies Adat®: 44,1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Vari-speed usage by synchronizing the output to the input signal (25 kHz-105 kHz)
  • Separate record- and playback circuits; complete master mode
  • Enhanced Full Duplex: different sample rates at input and output possible
  • Mixed mode: Adat® in - SPDIF out and vice versa
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • AutoSync controls coupling of input and output clock
  • Outstanding PLL allows synchronization even at double/half sample rates
  • Unsurpassed Bitclock-PLL (audio synchronization) in Adat® mode
  • Optional Word Clock Module (WCM) provides word clock input and output
  • Special mode to record the complete digital data stream (32 bit)
  • Supports the transfer of DAT Start-IDs
  • Supports the read out of CD subcode
  • Ignores copy protection
  • Comes with DIGICheck®, the incredible measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Unique status windows for record and playback
  • Display of mode and sample rate
  • Zero Latency Monitoring: hardware bypass per track, controlled by Punch-in/out
  • Fully automated monitoring (pass through for the input signal in record mode)
  • Play only mode prevents feedbacks when connected to digital mixing desks
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Professional'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Emphasis'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Non-Audio' (for playback of Dolby® encoded AC-3 streams)
  • 'Check Input' compares the signals sample rate with the one requested from the recording software
  • Automatic hardware mute (digital zero) at non valid input signals (No Lock)
  • AutoSelect searches automatically for an input with valid signal
  • Super hi-speed: record delay only 1 (!) sample
  • Super hi-speed: loop delay only 2 (!) samples (out to in, Full Duplex)
  • Sample aligned simultaneous start of record and playback in Record while Play mode (SyncAlign®)
  • System integration with Windows' Device Manager
  • Supports Consumer and Professional format at in- and output
  • Works with every usual recording or editing software
  • No DMA or input/output address necessary
  • Complete interrupt-sharing under Windows 95/98 and NT
  • Wide software support: Windows 95/98/NT, Mac, optional Linux/Unix/Solaris (OSS), BeOS coming soon
  • ASIO multi card drivers for Windows and Mac, latency 46 ms / 11 ms
  • More than one card with only one driver useable (Windows 95/98/NT)
  • Combined Channel Interleave/Multi-device driver compatible to almost all recording programs
  • Independent stereo devices: use up to four programs with one card (Windows 95/98/NT)
  • High bus transfer rate (> 130 MByte/s)
  • Windows driver with Pentium® Pro/II/Celeron® optimization (quad times memory transfer)
  • 32 bit memory transfer and 128 kB fast SRAM guarantee very low system load
  • No dropouts caused by other PCI Busmaster devices thanks to 128 kB SRAM (12 ns)
  • Developed and tested with 37,5 MHz PCI bus speed (overclocking)
  • Digital inputs and outputs ground-free transformer coupled
  • Outputs optical/cinch work simultaneous (signal distribution possible)
  • Error LED shows status of input signal (SPDIF, Adat®)
  • Automatic hardware selftest when booting
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DIGI96/8
  • Super low jitter design: < 1 ns in PLL mode (44,1 kHz, optical in)
  • Super low jitter design: < 2 ns in PLL mode (44,1 kHz, optical in, Adat®)
  • Input PLL works without dropouts even at more than 40 ns jitter
  • Bitclock-PLL for problem-free vari-speed usage in Adat® mode
  • High sensitive input stage (< 0,2Vpp input level)
  • Output voltage coaxial 1V, Professional mode 2 V
  • Supported sample frequencies: 32 kHz, 44,1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88,2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Supports all known formats mono/stereo from 16 to 24 bit
  • Supports all known multi channel formats from 16 to 24 bit
  • Developed and tested with 37,5 MHz PCI bus speed (overclocking)
  • Input optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (Cinch), internal (CD-ROM/Sync-In)
  • Input format SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), Adat®
  • Output optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (Cinch), internal (Sync-Out)
  • Format output SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional switchable), Adat®
TRANSFER MODES: RESOLUTION / BITS PER SAMPLE
  • 16 bit 2 bytes (stereo 4 bytes) (*)
  • 20 bit 3 bytes MSB (stereo 6 bytes)
  • 20 bit 4 bytes MSB (stereo 8 bytes) (*)
  • 24 bit 3 bytes (stereo 6 bytes)
  • 24 bit 4 bytes MSB (stereo 8 bytes) (*)
  • 32 bit 4 bytes (stereo 8 bytes) (*)

All the above formats are also available in Multi-Device mode (4 x stereo = 8 channels.) The Channel Interleave mode (1 x 8) provides the following modes:

  • 16 bit 16 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave) (*)
  • 24 bit 24 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave)
  • 24 bit 32 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave) (*)

* The indicated modes are directly supported by the hardware and therefore work in 32 bit hi-speed transfer mode. The other modes (so called 'packed byte' formats) are queued up to 32 bit data packets by special copy routines in the driver. These routines are written in Assembly, causing no measurable system load. The supported modes with other Operating Systems than Windows 95/98 and NT depend on the OS and/or the corresponding drivers.
 

DIFFERENCES TO DIGI32/8
  • Reduced jitter through improved layout
  • 37,5 MHz PCI-bus compatible
  • Separate record- and playback circuits; complete master mode
  • Enhanced Full Duplex: different sample rates at input and output possible
  • Mixed mode: Adat® in - SPDIF out and vice versa
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Professional'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Emphasis'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Non-Audio'
  • Additional sample frequencies: 64 kHz, 88,2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • 32 bit mode allows the transfer of Channel Status data
  • Includes DIGICheck®
  • ASIO driver, two latencies available (46 ms/11 ms)
  • AutoSelect searches automatically for an input with valid signal
  • Zero Latency Monitoring: hardware bypass per track, controlled by Punch-in/out
  • Enhanced status display
  • Adat® sync also with the internal input
  • Error LED shows status of the Adat® input signal

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