Dante-to-analogue module unveiled10 February 2017
The Dante Analog Output Module is being introduced to a large audience for the first time at ISE 2017.
The complete, small form-factor PCB allows for rapid development of Dante-to-analogue endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analogue connectors to rapidly bring finished products to market.
The Dante Analog Output Module supports one RJ45 Dante input, and one or two balanced analogue outputs. The module can receive audio channels from a Dante network and provide studio-quality, low-latency audio via balanced output connectors to analogue audio equipment. Any audio available on the Dante network can be routed via the outputs to an amplifier, powered speaker, mixing console, DSP, or another analogue audio device.
The module supports PoE, and features a high-quality digital-to-analogue coverter, It supports a range of sample rates and bit depths, and can also provide a hardware master clock for a Dante network.
Adapters (for example XLR-to-RCA and XLR-to-phono) can be used to connect to audio equipment without the required built-in connectors.
Joshua Rush, VP of marketing, Audinate, said: “At Audinate we are committed to enabling digital networking throughout the entire audio signal chain. The Dante Analog Output Module provides the perfect foundation for manufacturers to easily build adapters to add analogue endpoints to the Dante network.”