Dante Brooklyn II | Audinate | AV's Leading Networking Technology

Dante at the Ready


A single Brooklyn II module provides a complete, ready-to-use Dante interface, and can equip a networked audio device with as many as 64 channels of bi-directional digital streaming.

The onboard MicroBlaze CPU includes its own Linux environment, enabling the development of custom embedded applications for device and network control and monitoring. A wide range of interfaces is supported, and Audinate’s comprehensive software toolkit streamlines integration, dramatically lowering time to market.

Despite its diminutive size, Brooklyn II delivers unprecedented power and performance, with +/- 1 microsecond synchronization and ultra-low latency. Brooklyn II supports all the features that have made Dante the number one choice for AV equipment manufacturers media professionals, including easy setup and installation, intuitive operation, flexible configuration, performance monitoring, and exceptional performance.

Power and Simplicity


With a powerful FPGA engine, plus on board micro-processor, Brooklyn II gives a comprehensive application environment to streamline software integration.

Brooklyn II offers its own high-resolution, low jitter clocking, or connects to external clock, and supports industry standard sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz.

Audinate’s acclaimed networking expertise is built into every Brooklyn II module, with a comprehensive toolkit that gives you a vast and varied array of tools, options, and possibilities. Its simple software development environment gives you maximum flexibility for custom functionality and control.

The Dante API and accompanying Dante Brooklyn II Product Development Kit (PDK) allow you to create custom software that can be used for automatic routing, labeling of signals, custom control and monitoring.

Features

  • Dante plug and play media networking 
  • Powerful onboard microprocessor — no additional CPU required
  • Mini-PCI module and form factor — fits into virtually any design
  • Sub millisecond latency with +/- 1 microsecond synchronization 
  • Up to 64x64 redundant bi-directional channels @ 48kHz
  • Flexible Interface Support — SPI, I2C, RS232 and configurable GPIO
  • Powerful development environment and toolkit
  • Audinate’s patented Glitch-Free Redundancy 
  • Complete sample rate support
  • Support for 2,4,8, or 16 audio channels per TDM
  • Support for AES67 RTP
  • Support for SMPTE ST2110-30 RTP (enrolled devices)
  • Support for Device Lock
  • The most interoperable networking technology: Works seamlessly with any other Dante-powered device 
  • Network health, clock and audio quality monitoring
  • Gigabit Ethernet switch chip support
  • Dante works with standard off-the-shelf network switches — easily integrates into existing network switch infrastructure, and automatically discovers other Dante-enabled devices on the network
  • Firmware upgradeable

Applications

  • Create Dante-enabled products quickly and cost-effectively 
  • Connect to any other Dante-enabled devices as part of larger systems
  • Customize Dante Brooklyn II to differentiate your products with special features and controls 
  • Perfect for use in DSPs, mixers, amplifiers, preamps, wireless microphones and more 

Specifications

Sample Rates44.1 / 48/88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz
Audio Channels In/Out (44.1/48kHz)Up to 64x64 channels
Audio Channels In/Out (88.2/96kHz) Up to 32x32 channels
Audio Channels In/Out (176.4/192kHz)Up to 16x16 channels
Audio Flows In/Out             Up to 32x32 simultaneous streams
Digital Audio Formats TDM, I2S
Audio Transport Formats Dante Audio over IP, AES67 RTP, SMPTE ST2110-30 RTP (enrolled devices)
Sample Bit Depth16, 24 or 32 bits per sample
Audio Buffering Up to 2000 samples per channel
Clocking Onboard word clock or external word clock
Form Factor Card edge module. 4.5cm x 6cm (1.75” x 2.4”)
FPGA High performance Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA
Microprocessor Soft-core Microblaze processor
Clock High quality, low jitter onboard SiLabs
Ethernet Standard RGMII/MII interface for Ethernet PHY or switch chip
Power3.3VDC @ 2W max
Physical Connector Mini-PCI
Control Interfaces SPI Master and Slave; GPIO; I2C
Network RGMII/MII

Learn more about the Dante Brooklyn II Product Development Kit (PDK).

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