ASI6585 PCI and ASI6685 PCI Express Livewire™ Sound Cards

 


The ASI6585 and ASI6685 are professional PCI and PCIe sound cards designed for use in Axia Livewire IP-audio based radio broadcast automation systems  They use the Axia Livewire protocol to record and play audio streams over a standard Ethernet network.

Providing up to 16 play streams that are mixed to 8 stereo outputs and up to 16 record streams fed from 8 stereo inputs, the ASI6585/ASI6685 features AudioScience’s unique “anything to anywhere” mixing and routing.

A choice of uncompressed PCM, MPEG layer 2, and MP3 is available for both recording and playback. All compression is handled by an on-board floating point DSP, allowing the host computer to focus on other tasks.

DSP based functionality includes MRX™ multi-rate mixing technology that allows streams of different sample-rates and formats to be mixed digitally. TSX™ time scaling allows compression/expansion of any or all playback streams in real time with no change in pitch.

For emerging surround sound applications, SSX™ mode allows multichannel streams of up to 8 channels to be played, recorded and mixed.

FEATURES

  • 4, 8, 12, or 16 streams of mono or stereo playback into 8 stereo Livewire streams
  • 4, 8, or 16 streams of mono or stereo record from 8 stereo Livewire streams
  • Formats include PCM, MPEG layer 2 and MP3 with sample rates from 8kHz to 96kHz
  • MRX™ technology supports mixing of multiple formats and sample rates
  • TSX™ time scaling by up to +/-20%
  • Two SSX™ streams for multichannel record and playback
  • Short length PCI card format (6.6 inches/168mm)
  • Up to 4 cards in one system
  • Windows and Linux software drivers available

 

  Documentation:
ASI6585/ASI6685 Datasheet
ASI6585/6685/Axia Node Quick Step Guide

Drivers:
Windows Combo Drivers
Linux HPI and ALSA Drivers


Firmware:
ASI6585/6685 firmware information



ASI6585/ASI6685 Block Diagram