RME HDSP PCI-E
Interface with either the Multiface, Multiface II, RPM or Digiface for exchangable Input/Output.
Based on the legendary Hammerfall PCI-E core with its innovative zero CPU load technology the new RME HDSP PCI-E core is even more optimized for more performance. Thanks to the latest chip technology internal hi-speed RAM can be used faster and more efficient than external SRAM. Furthermore the RME HDSP PCI-E card includes two Sync-connectors for synchronization of multiple interfaces.
The PCI-E engine of the Hammerfall DSP System is built on a Zero wait state PCI-E Busmaster core. With up to 130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions the maximum performance available on the 32 bit PCI-E bus is used. Additionally the card offers highest compatibility by being 100% Plug & Play compatible under Windows and MacOS, and being able to share interrupts. The card itself will only use one interrupt (IRQ) for all functions (audio/MIDI.)
The connection between RME HDSP PCI-E 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, a cable length up to 10 m (33 ft.) has been successfully tested. A specially designed Repeater can be used to reach cable lengths of up to 20 m (66 ft.) The PCI-E card operates as power supply for the attached I/O-box.
RME HDSP PCI-E Technical Specifications and Features:
-Short PCI Express card
-1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint Device
-250 MB/s transfer rate per direction
-Secure BIOS Technology: card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails
-Output: IEEE 1394 connector, RME bus protocol
-Package contents: PCI card, cable 4.5 meter (15 ft) IEEE
-OPTIONAL HDSP TCO (sold separately, click here)