Dante IP Core

Dante IP Core is a soft IP solution that implements high-performance Dante endpoints on Xilinx FPGA platforms. It enables you to add Dante audio networking flexibly and cost-effectively to FPGA-based AV products, minimizing footprint and reducing BOM expenditures.

Dante IP Core runs efficiently alongside OEM product applications on a range of Xilinx FPGAs, providing channel counts up to 512x512 with ultra-low latency and sub-microsecond synchronization, enabling unprecedented levels of integration and flexibility.

Dante IP Core is the clear choice for manufacturers looking to build best-of-breed Dante solutions with total control over cost, platform, features and performance.

Cost-effective

Get more out of your FPGA expenditures and resources by integrating Dante IP Core alongside your product applications on the same chip. The lower total solution cost of the single-FPGA model returns significant BOM savings that can be used to drive sales, boost margins, or deliver extra features.

Compact

By reducing designs to a single FPGA, products can be built with a smaller footprint and lower total power consumption. ASRC, audio encryption, signal processing modules – your choice of additional functionality can be built directly into the FPGA alongside the Dante core, simplifying your design process and enabling a huge range of unique and disruptive products.

Flexible

Dante IP Core runs on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA family and several 7-series FPGA families, allowing you to choose the optimal part for your product needs, space constraints, and power requirements.

With support for up to 512x512 channels and 128x128 audio flows at sample rates up to 192kHz, Dante IP Core packs the same mighty punch as Audinate’s flagship Dante HC module – and is also available with lower channel-count configurations to enable cost-effective products for all segments of the industry.

Future-proof

Dante IP Core gives you the flexibility to upgrade your design with newer FPGA parts as they become available, allowing you to keep pace with the industry and stay on point with class-leading products that pass even the most demanding performance benchmarks.

Feature-packed

The Dante IP Core solution includes all the interfaces required for a complete and fully-functional Dante endpoint, including network, SiLabs VCXO clock, serial audio, DDR2 or DDR3 and SRAM, plus a variety of standard control interfaces including UART, SPI and I2C.

Segregated from the audio processing engine, system management is handled by an integrated Microblaze soft-core CPU, which supports custom user code for your own embedded Dante API applications.

Responsive Support, Extensive Resources

The Dante IP Core license includes a substantial technical support package, and access to a comprehensive repository of mature development resources to help you design and implement host integration, embedded applications, and remote control and monitoring systems.

Specifications

Audio

  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz in multiples of 44.1/48kHz with pull-up/down
  • Bit depths: 24, 16 and 32 bits per sample
  • Up to 512x512 channels at 44.1/48kHz, 256x256 channels at 88.2/96kHz and 128x128 channels at 176.4 /192kHz
  • Up to 128x128 simultaneous audio packet streams for transmit and receive
  • Up to 1024 samples audio buffering per channel
  • Flexible synchronous serial audio interface, up to 32 x SDIN and 32 x SDOUT audio lines
  • Hardware audio metering

Network

  • Standard RGMII/MII interface for Ethernet PHY or switch chip
  • Software and firmware are upgradable over network

Clock

  • High-quality, low jitter clock with companion Silicon Labs clock generator
  • External word clock sync input

What’s Included

  • Reference Project for ISE / Vivado
    • NGC / encrypted ED IF netlists
    • Top Level example file and constraints
    • Supporting files
  • Build scripts
  • Testbench with encrypted source files (Modelsim)
  • Reference schematics
  • Layout guidelines
  • Reference BOM
  • Activation dongle

Supported Platforms

  • Spartan 6
  • Artix 7 (available Q1 2018)
  • Contact sales for information about additional Xilinx platform support

Download the Dante IP Core Datasheet

› Dante is easy to integrate, easy to install, and easy to use. Dante integrates media and control for your entire AV system over a single IP network. Dante performs best, and sounds even better.

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