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Digital audio networking is an exciting technology that has seen rapid growth in an ever wider range of audio applications in recent years.

Combining the functional and cost benefits of the latest developments in both audio and networking technologies, digital audio networking makes possible the implementation of applications that were previously too expensive and too cumbersome to manage. CobraNet® technology, from Cirrus Logic, has emerged as the de-facto standard in audio networking technology with over 1,000,000 channels of uncompressed, low latency, real time professional grade audio installed to date. CobraNet Networked Digital Audio Technology Bulletin



AudioScience designs and manufactures advanced DSP based digital audio peripherals for the OEM, broadcast and entertainment markets. We support industry standards such as PCI, PCI Express, and MPEG audio compression, CobraNet™ audio networking and the Windows and Linux operating systems.

ASI6316 PCI Express Sound Card

The ASI6316 is a professional PCI Express CobraNet sound card designed for use in the broadcast and entertainment markets. Using Cirrus Logic's CobraNet technology for streaming audio over Ethernet, the ASI6316 provides 16 mono/8 stereo inputs and outputs. It can be connected to any CobraNet-compliant device and has dual redundant CobraNet interfaces.

The ASI6316 is based on the TMS320C6713 VLIW floating point DSP connected to a high-speed bus-master PCI Express interface. AudioScience MRX technology allows up to 16 streams of different formats and sample rates to be played, recorded, and mixed over CobraNet. A choice of 16bit PCM, MP3 or MPEG layer 2 compression is available on all streams.

Drivers are provided for Windows XP, Server 2003, and Vista, as well as for Linux. 64-bit drivers are available for Windows Vista and Linux. AudioScience's application, ASIControl, allows CobraNet routing connections to be made between the ASI6316 and any other CobraNet compliant device on the network. SDKs are available for Windows and Linux using either standard APIs such as DirectSound or ALSA, or the proprietary AudioScience HPI and ASX interfaces.

For more information on the ASI6316 visit AudioScience

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CobraNet technology, the de facto standard of digital audio networking technology from Cirrus Logic, has established itself as the product of choice for multivendor networked audio.

The CM-2 CobraNet Module is based on the highly integrated CS1810xx or CS4961xx CobraNet Silicon Series, providing an interface in the form of a compact, low-power, low-cost module. Featuring 2, 8 or 16 bi-directional channels, the CM-2 is designed to be easily integrated into a wide variety of audio products such as signal processors, mixers, amplifiers and self-powered loudspeakers.

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