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LoLa280 Multichannel Sound Card

Key Workflow: Linear PCM multichannel stereo sound card for professional audio recording and logging applications

LoLa280 is a low profile professional linear (PCM) multichannel sound card based on the PCI Express bus interface. It is a reference sound card for professional audio recording systems for courtrooms, parliaments and other conference centers, and for audio logging and archiving systems for radios or safety organizations.

At a glance

LoLa280 features eight balanced analog inputs and two balanced analog outputs. Thanks to its hardware digital mixer, it allows mixing of inputs before recording from eight mono devices , monitoring of a mix of inputs on the two outputs, and mixing up to 8 playback channels to the two outputs.  This card can can be used with Windows or Linux operating systems, with software applications based on standard driver interfaces such as WDM Kernel streaming, DirectSound,  Wasapi, and ASIO for Windows, and Alsa for Linux.

  • Developed for professional audio recording and logging applications
  • Low profile PCI Express
  • Very low latency sound card
  • Eight balanced analog audio inputs
  • Hardware digital mixer
  • Supported under under Windows and Linux

Key features

  • Multichannel linear PCM sound card
  • Low profile PCI Express
  • Eight balanced analog inputs and two balanced analog outputs; +24 dBu max level
  • On board mixer:
    – 8 recording channels with pre-mixing of the input signals
    – 8 playback channels mixed to the two outputs
    – mixing and monitoring of the inputs to the two outputs
    – AGC on all the input
    – Adjustable input and output analog and digital gains
  • Support for Linux (Alsa driver) and Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (WDM Kernel streaming, DirectSound, Wasapi, ASIO)
  • Breakout cable for audio connectivity

CONFIGURATION

  • Bus/Format: PCI EXPRESS TM (PCIe ® ) x1 (compatible x2, x4, x8, x16, x32)
  • Size: 168 mm x 69 mm x 20 mm
  • Power requirements (+3.3 V / +12 V): 1,2 A / 0,22 A
  • Operating: temp / humidity (non-condensing) 0°C / +50°C • 5% / 90%
  • Storage: temp / humidity (non-condensing) -5°C / +70°C • 0% / 95%

INPUTS

  • Analog line inputs (mono): 8 balanced
  • Maximum input level/impedance: +24 dBu / < 10 k
  • Adjustable input gain (manager):
    – analog: from –90 dB to +18 dB 1*
    – digital: from +18 dB to +36 dB
  • Other inputs: 1 standard Word Clock input (up to 192 kHz)

* maximum sensitivity: 0 dBFs for +6 dBu input

 

Benefits

  • Low OPEX: low failure rate and high reliability
  • Low TCO & future-proofed
  • Can be used in small form factor PCs and 2U servers (low profile)
  • Ongoing product support: from Digigram and its Development Partners