New E44 offers 4 Analog I/O and 4 Digital I/O Channels with AD/DA Conversion
FEBRUARY 16, 2015 - COSTA MESA , CALynx Studio Technology announced that the new E44 PCI Express card is now available worldwide. The E44 offers four analog input and output channels and four AES/EBU channels, with Aurora-level specifications and performance. A new software mixer, similar to the one developed for the AES16e and Aurora Thunderbolt, is available. The two-channel E22 will begin shipping in March.
“Since 2000, the LynxTWO and L22 audio cards have been the go-to cards for high resolution computer audio in the PCI format. Now that most computers only offer PCI Express, we have had many requests from our customers to port the LynxTWO design over to PCI Express,” explained Bob Bauman, Co-founder and Chief Hardware Engineer. “That was the starting point for the E44. We combined the ideas that we have used over the last decade to develop a PCI Express card line that will meet the needs of our customers in many areas.”
Manufactured in California, the E44/E22 PCI Express cards are designed to satisfy the most demanding professional recording and broadcast studio requirements. Built upon the legacy of the industry-leading LynxONE and LynxTWO cards, the E series takes a leap forward to offer the highest performance A/D and D/A conversion system ever incorporated into a PCI Express card. In fact the E44 and E22 performance even eclipses that of the Lynx Aurora converters. Since 1998, Lynx has provided high-reliability add-in cards engineered for 24/7 operation. The E series improves upon this tradition with upgraded enhancements for I/O protection and shielding of computer noise and their associated power supplies.
The use of field-programmable-gate-arrays (FPGA) is another core technology pioneered for use in audio devices by Lynx. The E series uses the latest devices with a wealth of resources for parallel processing in our 16 X 8 mixer and V2 DMA engine which maximizes throughput on the PCIe bus while minimizing CPU workload. As always, FPGA’s allow for field-upgradeability to add features in the future.
•Capturing and archiving historic and classic material with extreme accuracy and transparency.
•Broadcast applications requiring 24/7 flawless operation
•Medical, military and industrial applications that require full audio spectrum capabilities and extreme reliability
The E44 has a suggested retail price of $1,095. Cables are sold separately.