Audinate Dante PCIe-R v3.10.0.6

Version of the Audinate PCIe-R firmware introduces support for Device Lock. 

Update (7th October 2016): The PCIe drivers have been updated to address some third-party application stability issues, and to provide support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.

You can download the files using the links to the right. 

  • Firmware: pcieAudinate- (new)
  • Windows driver: pcieDriverAudinate-
  • macOS driver: pcieDriverAudinate_1.8.0.3_macos.dmg

Use Dante Firmware Update Manager to upgrade your PCIe-R firmware.

What's New: 

Drivers v1.8.0.x (released 7th October 2016)

  • macOS driver: Support for macOS v10.12 Sierra.

Firmware v3.10.0.6 9 (released 6th July 2016)

  • Support for Device Lock: Dante PCIe-R cards can now be locked, using Dante Controller. When a Dante device is locked it cannot be controlled or configured, but can be monitored. Refer to the Dante Controller user guide for more information about Device Lock.
Supported Platforms: 
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7 (SP1)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2
macOS 10.12
OS X 10.11.6
OS X 10.10.5

Please refer to the user guide for system requirements.


Please refer to the user guide for installation instructions.

Release Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2016
Bug Fixes: 

Drivers v1.8.0.x (released 7th October 2016)

  • EMB-2395 / ETS-845 / EMB-2394 / ETS-859 / EMB-2414 / EMB-2415 / ETS-877: Some third-party applications displayed instability when the PCIe card was selected as audio interface. The PCIe drivers were updated to resolve the issue.

Firmware v3.10.0.6 9 (released 6th July 2016)

  • EMB-1107: Microblaze crashes if an invalid sample rate is set
  • EMB-1295: DHCP can fail to acquire an address
  • EMB-527: DHCP cannot acquire an address if the DHCP server does not provide a broadcast address
  • EMB-1860: An incorrect RX flow state (no audio) was reported after IP address transition, even though audio was present
  • EMB-1924: Microblaze crashes if an invalid sample rate message with no body is sent to the device
  • EMB-1999: Rx minimum latency was being reported as 0, instead of the correct value
  • EMB-1989: Spurious channel change messages were sent on reboot
  • EMB-2054: Cannot self-subscribe to a Tx channel with 1 or more labels
  • EMB-2102: Tx flow queries that fill an Ethernet packet could include an truncated entry
  • EMB-2246: Not all gratuitous ConMon messages are sent on reboot
  • EMB-2266: Spurious flash save on boot
  • EMB-1850 - In some circumstances, the change of a PTP master clock's frequency from a 48K base to a 44K base can cause its clock to drift off-centre
  • EMB-1226: Devices could continue to receive audio from disabled Tx channels
  • EMB-1227: A subscription to a non-existent channel would continue to receive audio from the original multicast channel
  • EMB 1216: Devices sometimes would not appear in Dante Controller after extended periods on a network with no Dante Controller instance present
  • 6872: Device does not respond to IGMP source specific queries, it only responds to general queries
  • EMB-1179: Multicast flows created in quick succession may get lost on sample rate change
  • EMB-1111: Changing sample rate can reset encoding
  • 3737: Periodical notification from Rx channel when tx device can no more flows
  • EMB-1121: Device should always use higher of transmit and receive frames-per-packet value
  • EMB-1195: No ConMon TX_LABEL_CHANGE event after clearing the Tx label name
Known Issues: 
  • #6612: Audio artefacts can arise when increasing the buffer size via a DAW on OS X (this currently appears to be an OS X issue)
  • #7930: The PCIe driver does not communicate properly with the PCIe firmware. 
    Scope: Windows and OS X.
    Situation: This occurs if the PCIe driver on the host computer is updated before the PCIe card firmware. 
    ​Workaround: Update the the PCIe card firmware before updating the PCIe driver on the computer.
  • #7822: PCIe hosted in Thunderbolt cage can become unresponsive after waking from sleep.
    Scope: OS X
    Workaround: Restart the PC.