RME HDSP PCIe Audio Interface

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RME's HDSPe PCI card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge, which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio. Thanks to RME's flash update technology, future firmware improvements, adjustments, and bugfixes can be installed easily at any time.

The PCI Express card uses RME's own audio bus, already known from the PCI version, operating in combination with Multiface II, Multiface, Digiface and the RPM DJ interface. RME is especially proud on the fact that all users of RME interfaces can easily expand their system so that it operates with the latest and fastest PCI Express computers and Windows Vista, not losing all the money formerly invested in audio hardware. A 6 year old Multiface of the first generation can still be used today with the fastest multi-processor systems! As additional option the HDSPe PCI card can be used directly with RME's Time Code Option Module, offering an SMPTE controlled operation.

The PCI Express interface of the HDSP system is based on the PCI Express Base Specification v 1.1. It represents a 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint Device and supports 2.5 Gbps line speed. Thanks to the packet-based full duplex communication, the card provides a transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s - 250 MB/s in every direction.

The connection between PCI card and I/O box is established using ordinary firewire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pole.) The data transfer does not use Firewire protocol, but our own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4.5 m (15 ft.) long. The PCI card operates as power supply for the attached I/O-box (Digiface, Multiface, Multiface II, RPM) over the FireWire cable. 

The TCO module is an optional extension for selected RME cards. Placed in a free slot of the computer chassis the TCO will be connected with the HDSP card via a flat ribbon cable. The small module provides the HDSP card(s) with a Word Clock input and offers a synchronization to LTC and video. Thanks to SteadyClock(TM), the TCO not only extracts absolute positions from these signals, but also a very clean low-jitter word clock. Thus a sample accurate timecode synchronization to audio or video sources is assured.

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    Short PCI Express card

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    1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint Device

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    250 MB/s transfer rate per direction

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    Zero wait state PCI Busmaster interface (130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions)

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    Secure BIOS Technology: card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails

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    Output: IEEE 1394 connector, RME bus protocol

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    Package contents: PCI card, cable 4.5 meter (15 ft) IEEE 1394a

    •  Connects to Multiface, Multiface II, Digiface and RPM

Things You Will Get:

  • PCI card
  • Cable 4.5 meter (15 ft) IEEE 1394a
Series Hammerfall DSP
Other Features All I/O Modules are Optional
Model HSDP PCIe

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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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