Lynx AES16 Computer Audio Interface

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  • Model: AES16
  • Manufactured by: Lynx

Product Information

Lynx AES16 Computer Audio Interface (DEMO USED IN OUR STUDIO)

Integrates digital consoles, multi-channel A/D and D/A converters, and hard disk recorders with computer-based workstations

The AES16 offers unprecedented AES/EBU channel capacity and routing flexibility in a single PCI card format. With support for up to 16 channels of input and output at sample rates up to 192 kHz, the AES16 turns your computer into a powerful digital router or patchbay with extensive flexibility with minimal cabling. Most importantly, the AES16 supports the emerging single-wire 192 kHz standard and is compatible with existing dual-wire AES/EBU devices. Up to four AES16’s can be installed in a single computer.

Sixteen-channel AES/EBU Digital I/O
192 kHz / 24-bit Single-wire and Dual-wire Modes
SynchroLock Jitter Attenuation
Word Clock and Multi-card Synchronization
Powerful Mixing and Routing Engine
Low-latency Drivers for Windows and Macintosh
Cabling for Direct Digital Interface Yamaha, Apogee, Mackie, and other Equipment


Digital I/O: 16 mono (8 stereo) inputs and 16 mono (8 stereo) outputs 24-bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
Channels: 16 in/out in single-wire mode
Sample Rates: All standard rates and variable rates up to
192 kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes
Core: FPGA-based core contains custom PCI interface, data routing and formatting, device control, digital mixing, clock routing and control, and DMA engine.
256 Kbytes of on-board RAM for data buffering
Support for field upgrades of firmware.

Audio Devices: Card is visible to host applications as eight record devices and eight play devices. Each device has two channels and can be used independently for multi-client functionality.

Clocking Sources: Digital inputs 1 - 4, external word clock (with XLR cables only) on BNC, internal word clock on header, on-board low-jitter crystal oscillator

SynchroLock: Multi-stage, VCXO-based clock generation system with high jitter attenuation. Wide mode tracks off-frequency clocks, narrow mode generates ultra-low jitter output for standard frequencies.

On-board Digital Mixer Type: Hardware-based, low latency

Routing: Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs

Mixing: Up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision

Status: Peak levels to -114 dB on all inputs and outputs

LStream Expansion Ports Compatibility: Supports Lynx LStream expansion cards including the LS-ADAT 16-Channel ADAT I/O card

Type: High-speed serial, up to 16 channels at 24-bits on 14-pin internal connector

I/O Ports: Two bracket-mounted 26-pin high-density female D-sub connectors. Can be configured to support eight channel or four channel AES connections.

External Clock: 75-ohm BNC word clock input and output provided on XLR cable set

Internal Clock: Two 75-ohm board mounted 2-pin headers for word clock input and output

Windows Drivers: For Windows 2000 / XP platforms: MME, ASIO 2.0, WDM, DirectSound, Direct Kernel Streaming and GSIF

Macintosh Drivers: CoreAudio for OSX

Mixer Application: Multi-window GUI provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings.

PCI Bus: Version 2.2 compliant

Data Transfers: Up to 132 Mbytes/sec using custom 16-channel zero-wait state, scatter-gather DMA engine Bus mastering supported

Size: 5.0in H X 7.4in W X 0.75in D (half-size PCI card)



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