FDDI-based digital audio interfaces

  • U. Zölzer
  • N. Kalff
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 614)


Digital audio processing is an emerging field of different standards for consumer and professional applications. Besides three main sampling frequencies (professional 48 kHz, consumer 44.1 kHz, broadcasting 32 kHz) two transmission formats have been established, namely a two-channel serial transmission format (AES/EBU-Format) and a multichannel audio digital interface (MADI). The interface techniques between these adopted standards will be discussed considering synchronization problems and the hardware complexity.


Digital Signal Processor Hardware Complexity Synchronization Problem Digital Audio Reference Clock 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Zölzer
    • 1
  • N. Kalff
    • 1
  1. 1.Telecommunications GroupTechnical University of Hamburg-HarburgHamburg 90FRG

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