Project AES-X213, MADI over twisted-pair cabling, has been initiated.
This project seeks to add twisted pair connectivity to AES10 in addition to the current connectivity options.
A twisted-pair interconnection should lead to further simplification of multichannel audio connectivity and significant cost reductions. 1. Interface cost reduction allowing for use in low and high channel capacity applications. 2. Allows use of commonly available Category 5 (or better) cabling infrastructures. 3. Smaller footprint for device connectors, allowing for high density connectivity. 4. Easier implementation, as the most of the coding is done by a cost effective and readily available Ethernet PHY. 5. Galvanic isolation for copper based AES10 interfaces. 6. Guarantees immunity from obsolete, boutique and expensive components 7. Optionally allows for standardized control using 10/100MB Ethernet on the same cable/connector as MADI. 8. Optionally allows for devices to be remote power over the interface using PoE phantom power.
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012