ASI6416 CobraNet PCI Sound Card

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ASI6416 CobraNet PCI Sound Card


The ASI6416 is a professional PCI audio adapter designed for use in the broadcast and entertainment markets. Using Cirrus Logic’s CobraNet technology for streaming audio over Ethernet, the ASI6416 provides 8 stereo inputs and outputs. It can be connected to any CobraNet compliant device.

The ASI6416 is based on the TMS320C6713 floating point DSP connected to a high speed bus-master PCI interface. AudioScience MRX technology allows up to 16 streams of different formats and sample rates to be played, recorded and mixed over CobraNet. A choice of 16bit PCM, MP3 or MPEG layer 2 compression is available on all streams.

AudioScience provides ASIControl, an application that allows CobraNet routing connections to be setup between the ASI6416 and any other compliant CobraNet device on the network. Alternatively, 3rd party CobraNet design and management software may be used such as CobraCAD from Cirrus Logic or CobraNet Manager from D&R Electronica B.V.




  • 8 stereo 24bit CobraNet inputs and outputs on 100Mbit Ethernet operating at 48kHz
  • Eight stereo streams of record and play<
  • Formats include PCM16, MPEG layer 2 and MP3
  • MRX™ technology supports digital mixing of multiple stream formats and sample rates
  • TSX™ timescaling allows compression/expansion of play streams by up to +/-20% with no pitch shift
  • Up to 4 cards in one system
  • Low Profile PCI card allows use in 2U high rack-mount computers
  • Windows and Linux software drivers available