ip88-3ad

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ip88-3ad

The ip88-3ad is a combined analog and AES digital input/output BLADE. It handles input and output, each with 8 stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels. Half of these are analog, the other half AES digital.

The ip88-3ad converts each hardware physical input -- audio or logic -- to a data stream on the network, and converts data streams to hardware digital outputs. It handles analog and digital input and output, each with eight stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels. Half are analog and other half are AES digital. It also provides twelve channels of universal logic (GPIO); all signals are routable anywhere on the network.

 

About all I/O BLADE-3s:

I/O BLADEs are far more than mere access units connecting studios, elements and Wheatstone control surfaces in the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.

Yes, I/O BLADEs convert audio and logic inputs to data streams on the network and convert outgoing data streams to hardware outputs.

But these 1RU I/O units – which come in analog, digital and analog/digital I/O units - also have intelligence inside. Each I/O BLADE comes with a CPU and operating system so you can do amazing things with your audio network, starting with routable mixing, logic-follow-audio and a whole lot more. 

Each of these access units, or BLADEs, communicates at lightning speed across the network via Gigabit Ethernet interface, and includes logic control, utility mixers and a dedicated controller that gives it its own intelligence. Each BLADE holds the entire brain trust of the studio operation for exceptional redundancy and scalability. 

Every WheatNet-IP BLADE access unit is self-aware, and can reconfigure itself in an emergency. In fact, each BLADE in the network can recover settings for your entire studio operation!

More than a mere node, this BLADE has two eight-channel utility mixers for mixing, summing and controlling audio. With all that functionality built-in, this sleek unit could save you up to 50% in network hardware costs alone.

 

IP-88 AD BLADE-3 Features:

  • 8 stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels (half analog, half AES digital).
    • RJ45 connectors for audio (8 in, 8 out)
    • Four D-Sub connectors for audio (2 in, 2 out)

     

    EVERY I/O BLADE-3 Features:

    • CPU with OS and standalone operation
    • 24-bit A/D and D/A convertors
    • 1RU, no fans
    • AES67 compatible
    • One Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
    • Stereo multiband processor
    • Embedded audio playback
    • Silence sensing can be applied to any outputs
    • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ-45 connectors
    • 128 software logic ports
    • Front panel headphone jack
    • Two colorful OLED displays on front

    Specifications for all BLADEs...

    ANALOG BLADE I/O

    Inputs             Electronic differential, >10KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <1KΩ

    Outputs          <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω

    Connectors         

    DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

    RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

    Frequency response   ±0.25dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

    THD+n                      0.04%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

    Noise                       -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

    Gain range               ±18db, inputs and outputs

    Maximum input         +24dBu

    Maximum output       +24dBu

    A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

    D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

     

    DIGITAL BLADE I/O

    Inputs            Balanced 110Ω AES-3, S/PDIF compatible

    Outputs          Balanced 110Ω AES-3 only

    Connectors         

    DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

    RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

    Frequency response         Flat, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

    THD+n                           0.0009%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

    Noise                            -141dBFS, ref max level out

    Gain range                    ±18db, inputs and outputs

    Maximum input              0dBFS

    Maximum output            0dBFS

    Sample rate converters   32-96kHz, 16-24bit, on all inputs

    AES channel status         Standard implementation

     

    MIC BLADE I/O

    Inputs         

    Electronic differential, >2KΩ (bridging)

    Optimum source impedance <200Ω

    Outputs           <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz  Optimum load impedance >600Ω

    Connectors          

    XLR-F, requires XLR-M cable connector (microphone inputs)

    DB25 female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors (analog outputs)

    RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs (analog outputs, logic ports, & gigabit Ethernet

    Frequency response     ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

    THD+n          0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

    Noise          -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

    Reference level           -50dBu

    Gain range                  +20 to +80dB, inputs; ±18db, outputs

    Maximum input           -10dBu

    Maximum output          +24dBu

    A>D converter            ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

    D>A converter            DAC 24bit Advanced ∑∆

     

    IP88CB CONSOLE AUDIO BLADE

    Inputs

    2 analog mic, patchable, with variable gain and +48V phantom

    XLR mic in, RJ45 mic out

    4 AES digital with SRC, RJ45

    4 stereo analog, RJ45

    Outputs

    4 stereo analog, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

    1 stereo analog, control room, XLR

    1 stereo analog, studio, XLR

    1 stereo analog, headphone, phone jack and RJ45

    1 stereo analog, cue, phone jack and RJ45

    4 AES digital, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

    Mix Engine                Internal mix engine for E-1 control surface

    A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

    D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

    Sample Rate Convertors          32-96KHz, 16-24 bit on all digital inputs

     

    AURA8-IP PROCESSING BLADE

    Inputs         8 AES Digital inputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45.

    Outputs        8 AES Digital outputs on both “D” connectors and RJ-45.

    Logic          12 Universal Logic ports

    Processing: 8 Vorsis Embedded stereo 3-band processing chains, each with 4-band parametric equalizer, 3-way crossover, 3 compressors, three limiters, broadband lookahead limiter

     

    Common Specs:

    LOGIC I/O

    Connector       RJ45 (2), 12 channels

    Voltage          +5VDC to GND,  +5VDC and GND provided

    Current          100mA max source/sink

     

    ETHERNET

    Connectors   RJ45

    Cable          CAT5E or CAT6

    Audio transport          Gigabit Ethernet   1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-to-BLADE audio traffic

    Utility interface          100BASE-TX for future use

     

    SYSTEM

    Sample rate          44.1 or 48kHz, user selectable in software

    Sync                    Internal or external, External sync input on any I/O digital BLADE

    Reference level     0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS)

    Latency                0.5mS, BLADE to switch to BLADE

     

    PHYSICAL 

    Dimensions         

    19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high 

    13-1/4"/33.7cm deep 

    15-1/4"/38.7cm deep with connectors

    Shipping weight          14lbs/6.4kg

     

    POWER REQUIREMENTS

    90-260VAC, 50-60Hz

    ip88a: 49VA, 30W 

    ip88d: 23VA, 12W 

    ip88ad: 35VA, 19W

    ip88m: 35VA, 19W 

    ip88cb: 35VA, 19W

    ip88e: 18VA, 10W

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