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Euphonix Introduces DSP SuperCore Upgrades

Euphonix SP663 Signal Processing module

At IBC2008 in Amsterdam, Euphonix announced its new SP663 Signal Processing module for use in DF66 and DF70 SuperCore DSP engines. Using technology exclusive to Euphonix, the SP663 is reportedly 20-percent faster than its predecessor and allows DSP configurations of well more than 500 signal paths in a four-rackspace chassis.

The SP663 may be used in conjunction with System 5, System 5-B, System 5-BP, Max Air and the S5 Fusion control surfaces. Existing systems may be upgraded to gain higher channel counts, while new smaller systems will require fewer DSP modules. All critical broadcast systems may be specified with Euphonix 100-percent DSP SuperCore redundancy. This provides two complete parallel DSP, MADI I/O and MADI Router systems, with seamless changeover in the event of failure. S5 Fusion systems for posting allow a special configuration with SP663s integrated directly into the SC264 Studio Computer, further reducing cost and rackspace requirements.

Euphonix DF66 SuperCore DSP engine

With many facilities upgrading to HD/5.1 capability, traditional stereo audio routers are being replaced with 8-, 12- and 16-channel router systems. It becomes necessary for audio consoles to accommodate a large number of signals efficiently. The Euphonix DF66 and DF70 SuperCores, fitted with SP663 Signal Processing, provide large channel counts in minimal rackspace and a matrix of up to 1,536×1,536 paths. A DF66 initially fitted with one or two SP663s may be upgraded to five or six modules. Older DF64 systems may be upgraded to a redundant DF66 system to increase channel count to more than 4x. According to Euphonix, this upgrade requires no significant wiring changes and actually requires less rackspace.

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