The new Dante Analog Output Module is a complete, small form factor PCB that allows for rapid development of Dante-to-analog endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analog connectors to rapidly bring finished products to market. Power consumption is less than 2 Watt.
The module can receive audio channels from a Dante network and provide studio-quality, low-latency audio via balanced output connectors to analog audio equipment. Any audio available on the Dante network can be routed via the outputs to an amplifier, powered speaker, mixing console, digital signal processor (DSP), or other analog audio device. Adapters (for example XLR-to-RCA and XLR-to-phono) can be used to connect to audio equipment without the required built-in connectors.
“At Audinate we are committed to enabling digital networking throughout the entire audio signal chain,” states Joshua Rush, Vice President of Marketing and Product. “The Dante Analog Output Module provides the perfect foundation for manufacturers to easily build adapters to add analog endpoints to the Dante network.”
The Dante Analog Output Module features a high-quality digital-to-analog converter, and supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz (default), and 96 kHz sample rates at different bit depths, as well as Power-over-Ethernet (Class 1 802.3af POE PD compliant). It can provide a hardware master clock for a Dante network. Audinate confirms that the module is shipping now.