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Lynx AES16-SRC PCI Card

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The Lynx AES16-SRC offers excellent AES/EBU channel capacity and routing flexibility in a single PCI card. The AES16-SRC also gives you 8 channels of onboard sample rate conversion. With support for u... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Lynx AES16-SRC offers excellent AES/EBU channel capacity and routing flexibility in a single PCI card. The AES16-SRC also gives you 8 channels of onboard sample rate conversion. With support for up to 16 channels of input and output at sample rates up to 192kHz, the Lynx AES16 turns your computer into a powerful digital router or patchbay with extensive flexibility and minimal cabling. Most importantly, the AES16-SRC supports the emerging single-wire 192kHz standard and is compatible with existing dual-wire AES/EBU devices. Install up to 4 Lynx AES16-SRC cards in a single computer.

Lynx includes 2 CBL-AES1604 cables with the AES16-SRC. The 6' cables feature 110-Ohm shielded twisted cabling. Each has 26-pin, high-density male D-sub to 4 female XLR (AES inputs), 4 male XLR's (AES outputs), and 2 female BNC's (word clock I/O).


  • 16-channel AES/EBU digital I/O
  • 192kHz / 24-bit single-wire and dual-wire modes
  • 8 channels of sample rate conversion
  • SynchroLock jitter attenuation
  • Word clock and multi-card synchronization
  • Powerful mixing and routing engine
  • Low-latency drivers for Windows and Macintosh
  • 2 x 26-pin, high-density male D-sub to four female XLR (AES inputs), four male XLR's (AES outputs), and two female BNC's (word clock I/O), 6' - 110-Ohm shielded twisted pair cabling
  • PCI Bus: Version 2.2 compliant
  • Data Transfers: Up to 132 MBps using custom 16-channel zero-wait state, scatter-gather DMA engine Bus mastering supported
  • Size: 5.0"H X 7.4"W X 0.75"D (half-size PCI card)
Digital I/O
  • Number/Type: 8 stereo inputs and 8 stereo outputs, 24-bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
  • Channels: 16 in/out in single-wire mode
  • Sample rates: All standard rates and variable rates up to 192kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes
  • Sample rate conversion: 8 channels available with support for conversion ratios up to 8:1, Dynamic range: 142dB, Multiple-input SRC phase matching
  • Core: FPGA-based core contains custom PCI interface, data routing and formatting, device control, digital mixing, clock routing and control, and a DMA engine; 256KB of onboard RAM for data buffering; support for field upgrades of firmware
  • Audio devices: Card is visible to host applications as 8 record devices and 8 play devices (Each device has two channels and can be used independently for multi-client functionality)
  • Sources: Digital inputs 1-4, external word clock (with XLR cables only) on BNC, internal word clock on header, onboard low-jitter crystal oscillator
  • SynchroLock: Multi-stage, VCXO-based clock generation system with high jitter attenuation (Wide mode tracks off-frequency clocks, narrow mode generates ultra-low jitter output for standard frequencies)
Onboard digital mixer
  • Type: hardware-based, low latency
  • Routing: Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs
  • Mixing: up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision
  • Status: peak levels to -114dB on all inputs and outputs
LStream expansion ports
  • Compatibility: Supports Lynx LStream expansion cards including the LS-ADAT 16-channel ADAT I/O card
  • Type: High-speed serial, up to 16 channels @ 24-bits on 14-pin internal connector
  • I/O ports: Two bracket-mounted 26-pin high-density female D-sub connectors (Can be configured to support eight channel or four channel AES connections)
  • External clock: 75-Ohm BNC word clock input and output provided on XLR cable set
  • Internal clock: Two 75-ohm board-mounted 2-pin headers for word clock input and output
  • Windows Drivers: for Windows 2000 / XP platforms: MME, ASIO 2.0, WDM, DirectSound, Direct Kernel Streaming, and GSIF
  • Macintosh Drivers: CoreAudio for OSX
  • Mixer Application: multi-window GUI provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings
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