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Multichannel Sound Card VX441e

Key Workflow: Linear PCM multichannel stereo sound card for professional audio workstations

VX441e is a professional linear (PCM) multichannel sound card based on the PCI Express bus interface. It is designed for use in any professional system running under Windows or Linux. It is a reference card in radio broadcast automation for applications such as automated recording and play-out and multichannel production.

At a glance

VX441e features four input and output channels through AES/EBU connectivity, with the possibility to synchronize on an external clock (AES11, Word clock, black burst video).  It can be used under Windows or Linux operating systems, with software applications based on standard driver interfaces such as DirectSound, Wasapi, and ASIO for Windows, and Alsa for Linux.

  • Developed for the broadcast industry
  • AES/EBU connectivity
  • Interoperable with most third party software applications for audio production, under Windows and Linux

Key features

  • Multichannel linear PCM sound card
  • PCI Express bus interface
  • Two stereo AES/EBU inputs/outputs, with hardware sample rate converter on each AES/EBU input
  • Adjustable input and output digital gains
  • On-board 3-band parametric EQ and Maximizer effects
  • Support for Linux (Alsa driver) and Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (WDM Kernel streaming, DirectSound, Wasapi, ASIO)
  • Breakout cable with XLR connectors for audio connectivity

Included

  • The card
  • Breakout cable (optional for OEMs)
  • Drivers and manuals can be downloaded from the Digigram Website

SPECIFICATIONS VX441e

Configuration

Bus/Format PCI EXPRESS (PCIe®) x1 (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32 compatible)
Size 168 mm x 111 mm x 20 mm
Power requirements (+3.3V / +12V) 2.5 A / 0.1 A
Operating: temp / humidity

(non-condensing)

0°C/+50°C • 5%/90%
Storage: temp / humidity (non-condensing) -5°C/+70°C • 0%/95%

Inputs

Digital inputs (stereo) 2 AES/EBU with hw Sample Rate Converters,

7.5:1 to 1:8, up to 192 kHz

Programmable input gain from –110 dB à +18 dB
Other inputs AES/EBU Sync (up to 192 kHz),

Word clock (up to 96 kHz), LTC, Video

AES11 synchronization Yes

 

Outputs

Digital outputs (stereo) 2 AES/EBU, up to 192 kHz
Programmable output gain from –110 dB to +18 dB
Other outputs Word clock (up to 96 kHz)

Connectors

External connector 68-pin SCSI MDR
Digigram accessories available Breakout cable

 

Audio specifications

Sampling frequencies available Programmable from 32 to 192 kHz
Supported audio formats PCM (8, 16, 24 bits), Float IEEE754

 

Development environments

Standard driver interfaces ASIO, DirectSound,WASAPI, ALSA
Digigram management np SDK (PCM only)

Allows for the following functions: real-time mixing, level adjustment, panning, cross-fade, punch-in/punch-out, scrubbing

OS supported Windows 32bit and 64 bit versions
Main on-board processing features (available through the Digigram np SDK) PCM play, rec, Float IEEE754, direct monitoring, real-time mixing, level adjustment, panning, cross-fade, punch-in/punch-out, scrubbing

 

Benefits

  • Low OPEX: low failure rate and high reliability
  • Low TCO & future-proofed
  • Ongoing product support: from Digigram and its Development Partners