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VX-IP LW881e Livewire Multichannel Sound Card

Key Workflow: When connecting your Radio Automation System to an Axia® console, a dedicated hardware soundcard such as VX-IP LW is a must for mission critical low latency audio delivery and instant fader start !

Digigram VX-IP LW soundcards are the perfect bridges between Radio Automation and Axia LivewireTM networking audio systems.

AT A GLANCE

  • PCI Express bus connectivity
  • High precision clock extracted from LivewireTM network
  • DSP-based
  • On-board PCM processing with Digigram np SDK

KEY FEATURES

  • VX-IP LW881e: 8 Outputs + 8 Inputs (mono)
  • VX-IP LW1221e: 12 Outputs + 2 Inputs (mono)
  • 14 to 16 LivewireTM channels
  • 5/5 physical GPIOs port, compatible with Axia® GPIO node pinout
  • “Live” and “standard” LivewireTM stream mode support
  • Performance and stability independent of application and OS CPU use
  • Card discovered as a LivewireTM node in Axia® network
  • Management of virtual GPIOs on LivewireTM network
  • Initialisation and management from Axia® Pathfinder Management System
  • Full compatibility with Windows drivers
  • Premium Digigram hardware reliability
  • PCI Express bus connectivity
  • High precision clock extracted from LivewireTM network
  • DSP-based
  • On board linear processing with Digigram np SDK

CONFIGURATION

  • Bus/Format: PCI Express X1 (compatible with X1, X4, X8, X16 slots)
  • Size: 168 mm x 111 mm x 20 mm
  • Digital Signal Processor/RAM: Motorola 56321 at 275 MHz, 512 kWords
  • Operating: temp / humidity (non-condensing) 0°C/+50°C * • 5%/90% Storage: temp / humidity (non-condensing): -5°C/+70°C • 0%/95%

INPUTS

  • Networking Audio Input channels:
    – VX-IP LW881e: 8 In mono channels
    – VX-IP LW1221e: 2 In mono channels

OUTPUTS

  • Networking Audio Output channels:
    – VX-IP LW881e: 8 Out mono channels
    – VX-IP LW1221e: 12 Out mono channels

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCES

  • Sampling frequencies available: Slaved to Livewire network clock
  • Audio sample: 24 bits PCM Sample per Networking audio packet Live Stream stereo mode (12 samples per packet) and Standard Stream stereo mode (240 samples per packet)
  • PCM recording: 8, 16 or 24 bits
  • Clock precision: Slaved to Livewire network (max 10 ppm)
  • Latency (buffer 4 mS): ASIO 5.4 mS and WASAPI Exclusive (event) mode 10 mS

CONNECTORS

  • Livewire port: RJ45
  • Ethernet port (100 Mbits/s)
  • Physical GPIOs ports: 5/5 physical GPIOs, compatible with Axia GPIO node pinout

DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS AND ON-BOARD PROCESSING

  • Supported OS: (32/64 bits) Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2003/2008/2008 R2
  • Management: np SDK, Wave, ASIO (PCM only), DirectSound (PCM only)
  • Main on-board processing features: PCM Mixing, Fade-in / Fade-out, Maximizer, (with Digigram np SDK) 3- band param EQ, Scrubbing, Playback frequency conversion.