Audinate Introduces Dante Analog Output Adapter Module

November 16 2016, 03:00
Audinate introduced a new compact Dante Analog Output Module, allowing manufacturers an easy option for quickly developing Dante endpoints. The new module is a simple Dante audio to analog audio adapter module, supporting one RJ45 Dante input, and one or two balanced analog outputs. It is designed for use in products assembled using an overmold process, where a single part is created using two or more different materials in combination. This allows rapid product development for simple audio networked systems, such as powered speakers.

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.
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