Pivitec has introduced the new CMx64io-AVBTM Ethernet AVB network card. The card is designed to add AVB connectivity to professional audio equipment that supports the industry standard CM-1/CM-2 card format.
The network card is a complete off-the-shelf solution that features a USB 2.0 interface and 10/100/1000 Ethernet. USB 2.0 allows the host device to act as a USB audio interface for Mac and PC computers with simultaneous Ethernet AVB audio streaming. It also facilitates “daisy-chaining” of multiple audio devices to a single Gigabit Ethernet connection. As a result, installers can employ a much simpler network topology, dramatically reducing the cabling and installations costs for an AVB network.
The CMx64io-AVB hosts a variety of audio and control I/O signals which permits customization for numerous applications in pro audio, recording and broadcast. The board supports 802.1Ba, 802.1AS, 802.1Q, 1722.1 and 1722 Ethernet AVB Standards.
The network card, which can manage up to 64×64 channels, is field firmware updateable and provides Wi-Fi control and configuration. Sample rates range from 44.1k to 192k.
The CMx64io-AVB is available as part of Pivitec’s complete Ethernet AVB Hardware Reference Design Kit (XRDK). The AVB Endpoint hardware reference design is also available for licensing as is Ethernet AVB software/firmware stack licensing. Pivitec can provide custom OEM engineering design services and support to interested manufacturers.