Audio Networking Silicon

Device applications will dictate the need for a specific transport. TCAT silicon supports AVB, USB and FireWire (IEEE1394). Each transport has its advantages and market requirements. In each case, our chips solutions provide the required features for the best implementations.

AVB

  • Hardware streaming engine
  • Lower hardware latency
  • Hardware MAC filtering with multicast hash
  • High channel counts
  • Quality of service
  • Peer-to-peer, host computer not required
  • Multiple hosts are allowed
  • Many devices with long cable lengths possible
  • Compatible with all platforms that support AVB standards

USB

  • Hardware streaming engine
  • High channel counts
  • Synchronous mode supported
  • Lower hardware latency
  • Class 2.0 Compliant
  • Stacking (aggregation support)
  • Windows and OS X support

FireWire

  • IEEE1394B/S800
  • Hardware streaming engine
  • Quality of Service
  • High channel count
  • Asynchronous control layer with large bandwidth
  • Stacking (aggregation) support
  • Windows and OS X support