BridgeCo, a company that provides wired and wireless digital home entertainment networking solutions, will provide silicon and firmware components for M-Audio’s new FireWire Solo™ audio interface, which began shipping this month. M-Audio is using BridgeCo’s BeBoB™ 2.0 processor/firmware platform to handle audio input, mixing and connectivity functions on the FireWire Solo.
The FireWire Solo is the latest in a family of M-Audio breakout boxes that use BridgeCo technology. M-Audio’s FireWire 410™, FireWire 1814™, and FireWire Audiophile™ products all employ BridgeCo’s BeBoB processor/firmware platform.
M-Audio’s FireWire Solo interface offers six audio inputs and four outputs, MIDI I/O and digital I/O, each with 24-bit/96kHz sample rate conversion.
The BeBoB 2.0 platform combines BridgeCo’s DM1000 processor and software required to build a complete interface. The platform includes a proprietary ARM-based DSP processor, an RTOS, and an application software stack that allows BridgeCo’s OEM customers to significantly accelerate their time-to-market. The BridgeCo platform interfaces directly to 1394 PHY chips, and incorporates multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs that connect to microphones, loudspeakers, musical instruments and MIDI devices. BridgeCo provides driver support for Mac OS X and Windows XP computers.