RME introduce two new 32-channel AVB interfaces
Posted on: Wednesday 20th of June 2018
The new hardware includes the M-32 AD Pro and M-32 DA Pro, tw, 32-channel 192kHz converters offering a signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB(A) with extremely low THD. In addition to the two fully equipped MADI I/Os (including separate signal routing), the new M-Series converters boast an AVB interface based on the open network standard IEEE 802.1 and 1722.1, enabling transmission at the maximum 192kHz sampling rate via a single Ethernet cable.
Combined with external AVB switches, the new converters can be quickly and reliably integrated into more complex network structures thanks to the comprehensive time-synchronous signal processing of the AVB protocol. The open AVDECC 1722.1 control protocol allows users to use external controllers from different manufacturers to control almost all device functions. A web interface and a JSON API are also available, both via the network connection and the integrated USB port. The individual channels of the M-32 AD Pro and M-32 DA Pro can be operated with different line levels with full converter resolution: besides +19 dBu and +13 dBu, the M-Series also allows working with the SMPTE recommendation of +24dBU at 0dBFS.