Audinate Adds Capabilities for Dante Ultimo Chipsets
Jan 6, 2015 2:10 PM
PORTLAND, ORE.� Audinate has enhanced the Dante Ultimo low-channel chipsets, which are now shipping. The revision incorporates support for Marvell 88E6320 gigabit switch, enabling robust daisy chaining of Dante devices with multicast filtering capability.
Audinate has also released new Ultimo 2.1 firmware, adding several new features for Audio Video equipment manufacturers building low channel-count products with Dante Ultimo. The new Release 2.1 firmware adds device control capabilities enabled by the Dante Device Protocol. DDP allows Ultimo messages and commands to be sent via SPI/UART from the host processor, accessing parameters such as channel subscriptions, clock status and more. Additionally, Ultimo now supports 16-, 24- and 32-bit PCM audio, selected globally or per-channel as needed.
Ultimo is part of Audinate''s portfolio of Dante devices and is a family of single-chip Dante solutions for low channel-count networked audio products.
The Ultimo chips and Release 2.1 firmware are available now for AV equipment manufacturers. The new parts are fully backwards compatible with existing Ultimo products. Ultimo is available in 2x2 channel (ULT-01-002) and 4x4 channel (ULT-01-004) configurations.