Exciting New Networked Audio Product: NAP1

The Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) is being demo’ed at ISE ‘23

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The Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) is being demo’ed at ISE ‘23. See the demo: ISE ADI booth — Hall 5 Booth 5C250

Taipei, Taiwan., 31 January, 2023– Elytone, a leading supplier of high-quality, custom audio solutions and magnetic components, has announced the company is working with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global semiconductor leader that bridges the physical and digital worlds to enable breakthroughs at the Intelligent Edge. Together, both companies have created a comprehensive audio system driven by a powerful multi-core application processor with memory and power circuitry - all in a module smaller than a business card.  

The new Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) system on module (SoM) is a complete Linux system running on ADI’s ADSP-SC59x System onChip with ARM® A5 Cortex core (1 GHz), single or dual high-performance SHARC®audio DSPs (800, 1000 MHz) with high on-board DDR3 memory (8 Gbit), SPI FlashQuad (SPI2) memory (1 Gbit), and audio I/O connectivity for peripherals. TheSoM also includes audio specific components: sample rate converters, FIR filter accelerators, and a SHARC DSP processor with high on-chip memory. This system runs up to 8 X 8 channels of Dante Embedded Platform (DEP®) audio at 48 kHz.The available onboard memory will enable a wide range of audio applications and sophisticated custom DSP. All of these capabilities are packaged in a module that is only 40 X 55 X 6 mm. 

The small form factor will provide flexibility for end product design. Potential applications include networked amplifiers, conference systems, stage boxes, mixing consoles, and many more. Examples of features and effects include gain control, EQ control, delays, reverb, channel mixing, channel grouping, band pass filters HP/LP filters, and voice extraction.

“This module will dramatically simplify and shorten the traditional process of integrating processing, memory, DSP, and audio components, as well as time spent setting up the software stack for audio applications and DSP,” said Albert Yong, Vice President of Audio/OEM at Elytone. “With this entire system already integrated and configured, developers can focus on what makes their products differentiated: unique applications and sound. Working with Analog Devices has allowed us to maximize the SHARC DSPs and build a module that has the power to run a complete Dante EmbeddedPlatform. The product possibilities seem endless.” 

“Analog Devices is pleased to work with Elytone on Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) module for the Professional AV industry,”said David Dashefsky, Director of Consumer Audio Video at Analog Devices. “We can now grow our ecosystem of SHARC DSPs with Dante connectivity, providing a powerful and compelling solution to our customers by helping to reduce their time to market.”  

Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) module is based on ADI’s ADSP-SC5xx SHARC SoCs that offer low latency, deterministic audio performance and connectivity peripherals such as Gigabit Ethernet that are ideal for many ProAV products. Additionally, the SHARC DSPs provide a rich ecosystem of advanced audio processing algorithms enabled by ADI’s SigmaStudio® graphical programming environment that aims to shorten time to market for customers.  

The Dante Embedded Platform provides powerful, flexible, and cost-effective software-based solutions with Dante audio networking already on the board. The result is impressive interoperability with thousands of Dante-enabled products – from hundreds of OEMs – already installed in countless installations.  

The Networked Audio Processor 1 (NAP1) will be available by Q3 of 2023. For more information, visit www.elytone.com or contact us at info@elytone.com.

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