Ross DAC-8418-A User manual

DAC-8418-A
AES to Quad Analog Audio Converter
User Manual
DAC-8418-A User Manual
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Ross Part Number: 8418ADR-004-01
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Release Date: April 2, 2012.
The information in this manual is subject to change without notice or obligation.
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© 2012 Ross Video Limited. All rights reserved.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of
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Patents
This product is protected by the following US Patents: 4,205,346; 5,115,314; 5,280,346;
5,561,404; 7,304,886; 7,508,455; 7,602,446; 7,834,886; 7,914,332. This product is protected by
the following Canadian Patents: 2039277; 1237518; 1127289. Other patents pending.
Notice
The material in this manual is furnished for informational use only. It is subject to change without
notice and should not be construed as commitment by Ross Video Limited. Ross Video Limited
assumes no responsibility or liability for errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual.
Trademarks
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is a registered trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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Ross, ROSS, ROSS®, and MLE are registered trademarks of Ross Video Limited.
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openGear® is a regsitered trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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DashBoard Control System™ is a trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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Dolby® is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
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of their respective owners.
Important Regulatory and Safety Notices to Service Personnel
Before using this product and nay associated equipment, refer to the “Important Safety
Instructions” listed below to avoid personnel injury and to prevent product damage.
Product may require specific equipment, and/or installation procedures to be carried out to satisfy
certain regulatory compliance requirements. Notices have been included in this publication to call
attention to these specific requirements.
Symbol Meanings
This symbol on the equipment refers you to important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions within the Product Manual Documentation. Failure to heed this information may
present a major risk of damage to persons or equipment.
Warning — The symbol with the word “Warning” within the equipment manual indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Caution — The symbol with the word “Caution” within the equipment manual indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. It
may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
Notice — The symbol with the word “Notice” within the equipment manual indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in major or minor equipment
damage or a situation which could place the equipment in a non-compliant operating state.
ESD Susceptability — This symbol is used to alert the user that an electrical or electronic
device or assembly is susceptible to damage from an ESD event.
Important Safety Instructions
Caution — This product is inteded to be a component product of the DFR-8300 series
frame. Refer to the DFR-8300 Series Frame User Manual for important safety instructions
regarding the proper installation and safe operation of the frame as well as its component
products.
Warning — Certain parts of this equipment namely the power supply area still present a
safety hazard, with the power switch in the OFF position. To avoid electrical shock, disconnect
all A/C power cords from the chassis’ rear appliance connectors before servicing this area.
Warning — Service barriers within this product are intended to protect the operator and
service personnel from hazardous voltages. For continued safety, replace all barriers after any
servicing.
This product contains safety critical parts, which if incorrectly replaced may present a risk of
fire or electrical shock. Components contained with the product’s power supplies and power
supply area, are not intended to be customer serviced and should be returned to the factory for
repair. To reduce the risk of fire, replacement fuses must be the same time and rating. Only use
attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
EMC Notices
United States of America
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class A Digital device,
pursant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own
expense.
Notice — Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Ross Video
Limited could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
CANADA
This Class “A” digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appariel numerique de la classe “A” est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
EUROPE
This equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
CE Directive 93/68/EEC.
INTERNATIONAL
This equipment has been tested to CISPR 22:1997 along with amendments A1:2000 and
A2:2002, and found to comply with the limits for a Class A Digital device.
Notice — This is a Class A product. In domestic environments, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may have to take adequate measures.
Maintenance/User Serviceable Parts
Routine maintenance to this openGear product is not required. This product contains no user
servicable parts. If the module does not appear to be working properly, please contact Technical
Support using the numbers listed under the “Contact Us” section on the last page of this manual.
All openGear products are covered by a generous 5-year warranty and will be repaired without
charge for materials or labor within this period. See the “Warranty and Repair Policy” section in
this manual for details.
Environmental Information
The equipment that you purchased required the extraction and use of natural
resources for its production. It may contain hazardous substances that could
impact health and the environment.
To avoid the potential release of those substances into the environment and to diminsh the need
for the extraction of natural resources, Ross Video encourages you to use the appropriate
take-back systems. These systems will reuse or recycle most of the materials from your
end-of-life equipment in an environmentally friendly and health conscious manner.
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol invites you to use these systems.
If you need more information on the collection, resuse, and recycling systems, please contact
your local or regional waste administration.
You can also contact Ross Video for more information on the environmental performance of our
products.
Company Address
Ross Video Limited
Ross Video Incorporated
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Contents
Introduction
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Overview.............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Features.................................................................................................................. 1-2
Functional Block Diagram................................................................................................... 1-3
User Interfaces ..................................................................................................................... 1-4
DashBoard Control System™ ............................................................................... 1-4
Card-edge Controls................................................................................................ 1-4
Documentation Terms and Conventions.............................................................................. 1-5
Installation
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Before You Begin ................................................................................................................ 2-2
Static Discharge..................................................................................................... 2-2
Unpacking.............................................................................................................. 2-2
Installing the DAC-8418-A ................................................................................................. 2-3
Rear Modules for the DAC-8418-A ...................................................................... 2-3
Installing a Rear Module ....................................................................................... 2-3
Installing the DAC-8418-A ................................................................................... 2-3
Cabling for the DAC-8418-A .............................................................................................. 2-5
DFR-8310 Series Frame Cabling Overview.......................................................... 2-5
DFR-8321 Series Frame Cabling Overview.......................................................... 2-5
Software Upgrades for the DAC-8418-A ............................................................................ 2-6
User Controls
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Card Overview ..................................................................................................................... 3-2
Configuring the DIP Switches ............................................................................................. 3-4
Control and Monitoring Features......................................................................................... 3-6
Status LEDs on the DAC-8418-A ......................................................................... 3-6
DashBoard Menus
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Status Tabs ........................................................................................................................... 4-2
Status Tab .............................................................................................................. 4-2
Product Tab ........................................................................................................... 4-2
DAC Output Tabs ................................................................................................................ 4-3
Specifications
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Technical Specifications ...................................................................................................... 5-2
Service Information
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Troubleshooting Checklist ................................................................................................... 6-2
Warranty and Repair Policy................................................................................................. 6-3
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DAC-8418-A User Manual (Iss. 01)
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Overview
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Functional Block Diagram
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User Interfaces
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Documentation Terms and Conventions
A Word of Thanks
Congratulations on choosing an openGear DAC-8418-A AES to Quad Analog Audio Converter.
Your DAC-8418-A is part of a full line of Digital Products within the openGear Terminal
Equipment family of products, backed by Ross Video's experience in engineering and design
expertise since 1974.
You will be pleased at how easily your new DAC-8418-A fits into your overall working
environment. Equally pleasing is the product quality, reliability and functionality. Thank you for
joining the group of worldwide satisfied Ross Video customers!
Should you have a question pertaining to the installation or operation of your DAC-8418-A,
please contact us at the numbers listed on the back cover of this manual. Our technical support
staff is always available for consultation, training, or service.
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Introduction • 1–1
Overview
The DAC-8418-A AES to Quad Analog Audio Converter is a broadcast quality modular product
used to convert two channels of 24-bit, unbalanced AES-3id signals to four channels of analog
audio. The DAC-8418-A supports audio sampling frequencies from 32kHz to 96kHz.
It converts the two incoming AES/EBU digital audio signals to two stereo analog audio signals
using 24bit conversion technology. Cable equalization and reclocking techniques enable the
DAC-8418-Ato recover the incoming digital audio signals reliably. The DAC-8418-A provides 2
analog outputs for each AES/EBU input and 2 reclocked copies of each AES/EBU input.
Features
The following features make the DAC-8418-A best solution for AES to analog audio conversion:
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4 Channel Audio Conversion while providing AES/EBU signal distribution
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Cable equalization and data reclocking on the incoming AES/EBU signals
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Supports audio sampling frequencies from 32kHz to 96kHz
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24-bit technology provides the highest quality signal conversion
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2 Reclocked output copies of each AES/EBU input
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75ohm unbalanced AES-3id I/O
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Balanced Analog Audio I/O
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Provides level control of output signals
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5-year transferable warranty
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Functional Block Diagram
This section provides a functional block diagram that outlines the workflow of the DAC-8418-A.
AES 1 OUT
AES 1 IN
Reclocker
AES
DSP
AES 1 OUT
ANLG OUT 1-1
DAC
ANLG OUT 1-2
CAL
AES 2 OUT
AES 2 IN
Reclocker
AES
DSP
AES 2 OUT
ANLG OUT 2-1
DAC
ANLG OUT 2-2
CAL
Figure 1.1 DAC-8418-A — Simplified Block Diagram
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Introduction • 1–3
User Interfaces
The DAC-8418-A includes the following interfaces for control and monitoring for your card.
DashBoard Control System™
The DashBoard Control System™ enables you to monitor and control openGear frames and cards
from a computer. DashBoard communicates with other cards in the DFR-8300 series frame
through the Network Controller Card. The DashBoard Control System software and manual are
available for download from our website.
For More Information...
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on the DAC-8418-A menus in DashBoard, refer to the chapter “DashBoard Menus” on
page 4-1.
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on using DashBoard, refer to the DashBoard User Manual.
Card-edge Controls
The front-edge of the DAC-8418-A features LED indicators for the power, video input status and
communication activity.
For More Information...
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1–4 • Introduction
on the card-edge controls and LEDs, refer to the chapter “User Controls” on page 3-1.
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Documentation Terms and Conventions
The following terms and conventions are used throughout this manual:
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“Board”, and “Card” refer to openGear terminal devices within openGear frames,
including all components and switches.
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“DashBoard” refers to the DashBoard Control System™.
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“DFR-8300 series frame” refers to all versions of the 10-slot (DFR-8310 series) and
20-slot (DFR-8321 series) frames and any available options unless otherwise noted.
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“Frame” refers to DFR-8300 series frame that houses the DAC-8418-A card, as well as
any openGear frames.
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“Operator” and “User” refer to the person who uses DAC-8418-A.
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“System” and “Video system” refer to the mix of interconnected production and terminal
equipment in your environment.
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The “Operating Tips” and “Note” boxes are used throughout this manual to provide
additional user information.
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Introduction • 1–5
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Installation
In This Chapter
This chapter provides instructions for installing the Rear Module(s) for the DAC-8418-A,
installing the card into the frame, cabling details, and updating the card software.
The following topics are discussed:
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Before You Begin
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Installing the DAC-8418-A
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Cabling for the DAC-8418-A
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Software Upgrades for the DAC-8418-A
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Installation • 2–1
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the instructions in this chapter, ensure that your DFR-8300 series frame is
properly installed according to the instructions in the DFR-8300 Series User Manual.
Static Discharge
Whenever handling the DAC-8418-A and other related equipment, please observe all static
discharge precautions as described in the note:
ESD Susceptibility — Static discharge can cause serious damage to sensitive
semiconductor devices. Avoid handling circuit boards in high static environments such as
carpeted areas and when synthetic fiber clothing is worn. Always exercise proper grounding
precautions when working on circuit boards and related equipment.
Unpacking
Unpack each DAC-8418-A you received from the shipping container and ensure that all items are
included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your sales representative or Ross Video
directly.
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Installing the DAC-8418-A
This section outlines how to install a Rear Module in a DFR-8300 series frame. The same
procedure applies regardless of the frame or card type. However, the specific Rear Module you
need to install depends on the frame you are using.
Rear Modules for the DAC-8418-A
The Rear Module for the DAC-8418-A depends on the openGear frame you are installing the
card into.
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DFR-8310 series frame — When installing the DAC-8418-A in the DFR-8310 series
frames, the 8310AR-036 Rear Module (R1A-8418) is required. Note that the
DAC-8418-A is not compatible with the DFR-8310-BNC frames.
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DFR-8321 series frame — When installing the DAC-8418-A in the DFR-8321 series
frames, the 8320AR-036 Full Rear Module (R2A-8418) is required.
Installing a Rear Module
If the Rear Module is already installed, proceed to the section “Installing the DAC-8418-A” on
page 2-3.
Use the following procedure to install a Rear Module in your DFR-8300 series frame:
1. Locate the card frame slots on the rear of the frame.
2. Remove the Blank Plate from the slot you have chosen for the DAC-8418-A installation.
If there is no Blank Plate installed, proceed to the next step.
3. Install the bottom of the Rear Module in the Module Seating Slot at the base of the
frame’s back plane.
4. Align the top hole of the Rear Module with the screw on the top-edge of the frame back
plane.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver and the supplied screw, fasten the Rear Module to the back
plane of the frame. Do not over tighten.
6. Ensure proper frame cooling and ventilation by having all rear frame slots covered with
Rear Modules or Blank Plates.
Installing the DAC-8418-A
This section outlines how to install the DAC-8418-A in a DFR-8300 series frame. If the
DAC-8418-A is to be installed in any compatible frame other than a Ross Video product, refer to
the frame manufacturer's manual for specific instructions.
Use the following procedure to install the DAC-8418-A in a DFR-8300 series frame:
1. Locate the Rear Module you installed in the procedure “Installing a Rear Module” on
page 2-3.
Note — When using the DAC-8418-A with the 8320AR-036 Rear Module, ensure
that the card is installed in an even numbered slot (2, 4, 6 etc.) for a maximum of 10
cards in the DFR-8321 series frames.
2. Hold the card by the edges and carefully align the card-edges with the slots in the frame.
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Installation • 2–3
3. Fully insert the card into the frame until the rear connection plus is properly seated in the
Rear Module.
4. Verify whether your Rear Module Label is self-adhesive by checking the back of the
label for a thin wax sheet. You must remove the wax sheet before affixing the label.
5. Affix the supplied Rear Module Label to the BNC area of the Rear Module.
2–4 • Installation
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Cabling for the DAC-8418-A
This section provides information for connecting cables to the installed Rear Modules on the
DFR-8300 series frames. Connect the input and output cables according to the following sections.
DFR-8310 Series Frame Cabling Overview
In the DFR-8310 series frames, the DAC-8418-A is used with the following Rear Module:
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8310AR-036 Rear Module — Each module occupies one slot and accommodates one
card. This rear module provides two AES inputs, four AES outputs, and two stereo pair
outputs. (Figure 2.1)
AES 2 In
AES 1 In
1 2
AES 2 Out
AES 1 Out
3 4
AES 2 Out
AES 1 Out
5 6
ANLG Out 2-1
ANLG Out 1-1
7 8
9 10
ANLG Out 1-2
ANLG Out 2-2
Figure 2.1 Cable Connections for the 8310AR-036 and 8320AR-036 Rear Modules
DFR-8321 Series Frame Cabling Overview
In the DFR-8321 series frames, the DAC-8418-A is used with the following Rear Module:
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8320AR-036 Full Rear Module — Each module occupies two slots and accommodates
one card. This rear module provides two AES inputs, four AES outputs, and two stereo
pair outputs. (Figure 2.1)
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Installation • 2–5
Software Upgrades for the DAC-8418-A
The card can be upgraded in the field via the MFC-8300 series Network Controller card in your
frame.
Note — DashBoard version 3.0.0 or higher is required for this procedure.
To upgrade the software on a card
1. Contact Ross Technical Support for the latest software version file.
2. Display the Device View of the card by double-clicking its status indicator in the Basic
Tree View.
3. From the Device View, click Upload to display the Select file for upload dialog.
4. Navigate to the *.bin upload file you wish to upload.
5. Click Open.
6. If you are upgrading a single card, click Finish to display the Uploading to Selected
Devices dialog. Proceed to step 8.
7. If you are upgrading multiple cards:
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Click Next > to display the Select Destination menu. This menu provides a list of
the compatible cards based on the card selected in step 2.
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Specify the card(s) to upload the file to by selecting the check box(es) for the cards
you wish to upload the file to.
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Verify that the card(s) you wish to upload the file to. The Error/Warning fields
indicate any errors, such as incompatible software or card type mismatch.
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Click Finish to display the Uploading to Selected Devices dialog.
8. Monitor the upgrade.
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The Uploading to Selected Devices dialog enables you to monitor the upgrade
process.
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The card(s) are automatically re-booted and are temporarily taken offline during the
re-boot process. The process is complete once the status indicators for the Card
State and Connection fields return to their previous status.
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User Controls
In This Chapter
This chapter provides a general overview of the user controls available on the DAC-8418-A.
The following topics are discussed:
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Card Overview
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Control and Monitoring Features
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User Controls • 3–1
Card Overview
This section provides a general overview of the DAC-8418-A components. For information on
the LEDs available on the card-edge, refer to the section “Control and Monitoring Features” on
page 3-6.
Figure 3.1 DAC-8418-A — Components
SW1 — Remote Control
Use SW1 to disable remote control of the DAC-8418-A from DashBoard.
Set SW1 as follows:
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ON — Select this setting to disable remote control from DashBoard. The parameters and
settings cannot be changed via DashBoard and must be changed using the card-edge
controls. You can still monitor the status of the card using DashBoard.
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OFF — Select this setting to control the DAC-8418-A exclusively from DashBoard. The
card-edge controls are ignored.
SW2 — DIP Switch Control
Use SW2 to determine whether DIP Switch settings are applied or ignored.
Set SW2 as follows:
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ON — DIP Switch status is reported in DashBoard, and DIP Switch settings are applied.
Any parameter adjustments made in DashBoard are ignored.
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OFF — DIP Switch status is reported in DashBoard, however DIP Switch settings are
ignored. Parameter adjustments made in DashBoard are applied.
SW3
SW3 is used for factory service only. Do not use SW3 unless instructed to do so by Ross
Technical Support personnel.
SW4
SW4 is used for factory service only. Do not use SW4 unless instructed to do so by Ross
Technical Support personnel.
SW5, SW6 — Output Mode Selection 1
SW5 and SW6 are used in conjunction to set the output mode of the first audio converter. Refer
to the section “Setting the Output Modes” on page 3-4 for details.
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SW7, SW8 — Output Mode Selection 2
SW7 and SW8 are used in conjunction to set the output mode of the second audio converter.
Refer to the section “Setting the Output Modes” on page 3-4 for details.
SW9, SW10 — Output Level Selection
SW9 and SW10 are used in conjunction to calibrate the output level (+4dB). Refer to the section
“Setting the Nominal Output Level” on page 3-4 for details.
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User Controls • 3–3
Configuring the DIP Switches
This section provides a brief summary of the DIP Switches of the DAC-8418-A. Refer to Figure
3.1 for the DIP Switch locations. Figure 3.2 shows all the DIP Switches in the OFF position.
ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Figure 3.2 DIP Switches — OFF Position
Enabling Card-edge Control
Ensure that SW1 is set to ON and SW2 is set to ON if you are going to use the card-edge DIP
Switches to change settings on the card. You can still monitor the card status in DashBoard.
Setting the Output Modes
Use SW5 and SW6 in conjunction to set the output mode of the first audio converter. Table 3.1
lists the combinations of DIP Switch settings for SW5 and SW6.
Table 3.1 Setting the Output Mode — Converter 1
SW5
SW6
OFF
OFF
Stereo
Mode Selected
OFF
ON
Mono
ON
OFF
Left Only
ON
ON
Right Only
Use SW7 and SW8 in conjunction to set the output mode of the second audio converter.
Table 3.2 lists the combinations of DIP Switch settings for SW7 and SW8.
Table 3.2 Setting the Output Mode — Converter 2
SW7
SW8
Mode Selected
OFF
OFF
Stereo
OFF
ON
Mono
ON
OFF
Left Only
ON
ON
Right Only
Setting the Nominal Output Level
Use SW9 and SW10 in conjunction to select the analog output level of the DAC-8418-A.
Table 3.3 lists the combinations of DIP Switch settings for SW9 and SW10.
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Table 3.3 Nominal Output Level
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SW9
SW10
OFF
OFF
-20
Level (dB)
OFF
ON
-18
ON
OFF
-16
ON
ON
-12
User Controls • 3–5
Control and Monitoring Features
This section provides information on the LEDs for the DAC-8418-A. Refer to Figure 3.3 for the
location of the LEDs.
Lock 1 LED
No Lock 1 LED
Lock 2 LED
No Lock 2 LED
Card Ejector
Figure 3.3 DAC-8418-A Card-edge LEDs
Status LEDs on the DAC-8418-A
The front-edge of the DAC-8418-A has LED indicators for communication activity. Basic LED
displays and descriptions are provided in Table 3.4.
Table 3.4 LEDs on the DAC-8418-A
LED
Lock 1
No Lock 1
Lock 2
No Lock 2
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Color
Display and Description
Green
When lit, this LED indicates a valid AES/EBU input signal on
BNC 1.
Red
When lit, this LED indicates the absence of a valid AES/EBU
input signal on BNC 1.
Green
When lit, this LED indicates a valid AES/EBU input signal on
BNC 2.
Red
When lit, this LED indicates the absence of a valid AES/EBU
input signal on BNC 2.
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DashBoard Menus
In This Chapter
This chapter briefly summarize the menus, items, and parameters available from the DashBoard
Control System™ for the DAC-8418-A. Parameters marked with an asterisk (*) are the factory
default values.
The following topics are discussed:
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Status Tabs
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DAC Output Tabs
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DashBoard Menus • 4–1
Status Tabs
This section summarizes the read-only information displayed in the Status and Product tabs.
Status Tab
Table 4.1 summarizes the read-only information displayed in the Status tab. The fields in the
Status tab vary in severity from green (valid), yellow (caution), to red (alarm). DashBoard reports
the most severe alarm for a single field.
Table 4.1 Status Tab Items
Tab
Item
Status
(Read-only)
AES Input Audio #
Status
Parameters
Description
Not Locked (Red)
Indicates the presence of an input
Locked (Green)
Product Tab
Table 4.2 summarizes the read-only information displayed in the Product tab.
Table 4.2 Product Tab Items
Tab
Product
(Read-only)
Item
Parameters
Description
Card Name
AES to Quad Analog Audio Converter
Product
DAC-8418-A
Supplier
Ross Video Ltd.
Serial Number
#
Indicates the serial number of the board
Software Rev
##.##
Indicates the software version
4–2 • DashBoard Menus
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DAC Output Tabs
Table 4.3 summarizes the DAC Output options available in DashBoard. Note that each DAC
Output has a specific tab.
Table 4.3 DAC Output Menu Items
Tab
Item
Parameters
Description
Channel A and B are summed together
• Use the CHA Trim Control to alter the
gain of the Channel A input
Stereo
• Use the CHB Trim Control to alter the
gain of the Channel B input
• Note that the STEREO Gain will adjust
the output after the channels are
summed.
Channel A and B are independent.
• Use the CHA Trim Control to alter the
gain of Channel A input
Mono
• Use the CHB Trim Control to alter the
gain of Channel B input
• Note that the STEREO Gain will adjust
the output of both channels.
Mode
DAC Output #
Specifies Channel A as the output on both
channels.
L only
• Use the CHA Trim Control to alter the
output gain
• The CHB Trim Control has no effect on
the output
• Note that the STEREO Gain will adjust
the output Channel A only.
Specifies Channel B as the output on both
channels.
R only
• The CHA Trim Control has no effect on
the output
• Use the CHB Trim Control to alter the
output gain
• Note that the STEREO Gain will adjust
the output Channel B only.
STEREO Gain Control
CH# Trim Control (dB)
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0 to 100
-15 to 15
Adjusts the audio gain for the specified
DAC
Calibrates the analog output level of the
card.
Note that this setting overrides the value
set by SW9 and SW10.
DashBoard Menus • 4–3
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Specifications
In This Chapter
This chapter provides technical specifications on the DAC-8418-A. Note that technical
specifications are subject to change without notice.
The following topics are discussed:
•
Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications
This section provides technical information for the DAC-8418-A.
Table 5.1 DAC-8418-A Technical Specifications
Category
AES/EBU Digital
Inputs
AES/EBU Digital
Output
Analog (fs=48kHz,
0dBFS = +24dBu)
Power
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Parameter
Specification
Number of Inputs
2 AES
Resolution
24Bit
Input Level
0.2-7V p-p
Impedance
75ohm
Sampling Frequency Range
32kHz to 96kHz
Resolution
24Bit
Signal Level
1.0Vp-p ±10%
Return Loss
-25dB
Impedance
75ohm unbalanced
Sampling Frequency Range
32kHz to 96kHz
Jitter
<5ns
Maximum Output Level
+24dBu
Frequency Response
0.2dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Noise (unweighted)
-86dBu, 20Hz to 20kHz
THD+N
<0.02%
Stereo Separation
90dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Output Impedance
60ohm balanced
Maximum Power Consumption
<7.5W
DAC-8418-A User Manual (Iss. 01)
Service Information
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Troubleshooting Checklist
•
Warranty and Repair Policy
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Troubleshooting Checklist
Routine maintenance to this openGear product is not required. In the event of problems with your
DAC-8418-A, the following basic troubleshooting checklist may help identify the source of the
problem. If the frame still does not appear to be working properly after checking all possible
causes, please contact your openGear products distributor, or the Technical Support department at
the numbers listed under the “Contact Us” section.
1. Visual Review — Performing a quick visual check may reveal many problems, such as
connectors not properly seated or loose cables. Check the card, the frame, and any
associated peripheral equipment for signs of trouble.
2. Power Check — Check the power indicator LED on the distribution frame front panel
for the presence of power. If the power LED is not illuminated, verify that the power
cable is connected to a power source and that power is available at the power main.
Confirm that the power supplies are fully seated in their slots. If the power LED is still
not illuminated, replace the power supply with one that is verified to work.
3. Re-seat the Card in the Frame — Eject the card and reinsert it in the frame.
4. Check Control Settings — Refer to the Installation and Operation sections of the
manual and verify all user-adjustable component settings.
5. Input Signal Status — Verify that source equipment is operating correctly and that a
valid signal is being supplied.
6. Output Signal Path — Verify that destination equipment is operating correctly and
receiving a valid signal.
7. Unit Exchange — Exchanging a suspect unit with a unit that is known to be working
correctly is an efficient method for localizing problems to individual units.
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Warranty and Repair Policy
The DAC-8418-A is warranted to be free of any defect with respect to performance, quality,
reliability, and workmanship for a period of FIVE (5) years from the date of shipment from our
factory. In the event that your DAC-8418-A proves to be defective in any way during this
warranty period, Ross Video Limited reserves the right to repair or replace this piece of
equipment with a unit of equal or superior performance characteristics.
Should you find that this DAC-8418-A has failed after your warranty period has expired, we will
repair your defective product should suitable replacement components be available. You, the
owner, will bear any labor and/or part costs incurred in the repair or refurbishment of said
equipment beyond the FIVE (5) year warranty period.
In no event shall Ross Video Limited be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages (including loss of profits) incurred by the use of this product. Implied
warranties are expressly limited to the duration of this warranty.
This DAC-8418-A User Manual provides all pertinent information for the safe installation and
operation of your openGear Product. Ross Video policy dictates that all repairs to the
DAC-8418-A are to be conducted only by an authorized Ross Video Limited factory
representative. Therefore, any unauthorized attempt to repair this product, by anyone other than
an authorized Ross Video Limited factory representative, will automatically void the warranty.
Please contact Ross Video Technical Support for more information.
In Case of Problems
Should any problem arise with your DAC-8418-A, please contact the Ross Video Technical
Support Department. (Contact information is supplied at the end of this publication.)
A Return Material Authorization number (RMA) will be issued to you, as well as specific
shipping instructions, should you wish our factory to repair your DAC-8418-A. If required, a
temporary replacement frame will be made available at a nominal charge. Any shipping costs
incurred will be the responsibility of you, the customer. All products shipped to you from Ross
Video Limited will be shipped collect.
The Ross Video Technical Support Department will continue to provide advice on any product
manufactured by Ross Video Limited, beyond the warranty period without charge, for the life of
the equipment.
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