The HDSPe AES is a short-length PCI Express card with AES/EBU interfaces. It provides eight AES inputs (16 channels) and eight AES outputs (16 channels) at 192 kHz sample rate.
The card is also equipped with two MIDI I/O ports, word clock I/O, and can be used with the optional TCO module for synchronization to LTC and video.
The HDSPe AES is RMEs reaction to requests from audio professionals for an AES-based solution with the typical RME features and quality. This audio card is a perfect all-in-one solution for professional users in the fields of broadcast, TV, theater, stage/PA - and in any professional studio.
The card's mainboard contains word clock I/O and a 25-pin D-sub connector, providing four AES inputs and four AES outputs via standard digital breakout cable (Tascam pinout). The sensitive word clock input operates on Single, Double and Quad Speed signals automatically. The expansion board adds audio channels 9-16 and a connector for a MIDI breakout Cable with two MIDI I/Os (four 5-pin DIN connectors). It does not require a PCIe slot.
The card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge, which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio and lowest latency.
A PCI Version (HDSP AES-32) is available.
PCI Express interface16 input channels / 16 output channels8 x AES/EBU I/O2 x MIDI I/OWord Clock I/OTotalMixoptional: HDSP TCO
Support for 192 kHz at full channel countNative support for Double and Quad Wire transferDirect conversion between these formatsSteadyClock for highest jitter suppression and clock regenerationIntuitive and clearly laid-out user interfaceTotalMix: 512 channel mixer with 42 bit internal resolution48 level meter Peak/RMS, hardware-computed
All settings: changeable in real-timeAutomatic and intelligent master/slave clock controlEnhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct MonitoringSync sources: 8 x AES, word clock, internalVaripitch: by input signal or word clockSample rates: 32 kHz up to 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)Sample rate range: AES: 28 kHz - 204 kHz, word clock: 28 kHz - 204 kHzJitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputsJitter sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter without problemsComes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test toolInput 8 x AES, 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)Output 8 x AES, 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)Input word clock: BNC, Signal Adaptation Circuit (functional from 1.2 Vpp input signal), termination via jumperOutput word clock: BNC, low-impedance driver stage, 4 Vpp into 75 Ohms, short-circuit-proofMIDI input and output: via four 5-pin DIN jacks
GTIN (UPC/EAN) : 4260123362522
Manufacturer Part Number : aes32-e