Technical Specifications

- FEATURES -

ALL-NEW FPGA-BASED PROCESSING PLATFORM
WITH A UNIQUE TOPOLOGY


VERY HIGH QUALITY FPGA ASRC AND SSRC
WITH OUTSTANDING DYNAMIC RANGE
AND ULTRA-LOW DISTORTION


UP TO 15 DIFFERENT OPTIONS
FOR CLOCK SOURCES


VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED NUMBER
OF AVAILABLE FILTERS
(USING OUTLINE’S EXCLUSIVE
WFIR*’ FILTERING TECHNOLOGY)


INDEPENDENT, INTERNAL DUAL-REDUNDANT
UNIVERSAL AC MAINS SUPPLIES
FITTED AS STANDARD, WITH DUAL COOLING FANS


RAISED COSINE FILTERING TECHNOLOGY

UNRIVALLED INPUT AND OUTPUT CONFIGURATION:
216 IN BOTH DIRECTIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY


FAIL-SAFE BACK-UP STRATEGIES 


COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT SOLUTION


FULLY AUTOMATIC CLOCK SOURCE
AND AUDIO SIGNAL SWITCHOVER FACILITIES


FULLY CONTROLLABLE VIA
OUTLINE DASHBOARD™ SOFTWARE
FOR MAC OS


AVAILABLE IN THREE HARDWARE VERSIONS
TO SUIT THE APPLICATION OR PROJECT


ALL MODELS ENGINEERED INTO
A SINGLE RACK SPACE (1U) CHASSIS 

*PATENT PENDING

- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -

Each Newton processor combines powerful WFIR filters (unique to Outline), clock management and a very high number of input and output channels (216 x 216). Internal synchronous and asynchronous sample rate converters manage all I/O operations and Newton can be synchronised with any one of the 14 choices of clock sources. Mix and Match Matrix I/O routing allows translation and re-distribution of digital audio over multiple standards simultaneously.

Combining power and flexibility with an easy to use control interface, Newton forms the nucleus of next generation audio systems. Multiple Newton devices are easily interconnected to form a network that is scalable to meet all audio applications. Powerful processing features and multiple audio network standards combine to make Newton the ideal control core for any audio system from Touring to Live Broadcast Events and Fixed Installations.

CONNECTIVITY

2 Redundant Power Supplies

USB OTG (On The Go)

Ethernet Switched 100/1000 Base-T (Port1, Port2, Port3, Port4)

Coaxial Input and Output, both capable of 64 Madi channels

Optical Input and Output, both
capable of 64 Madi channels

Video Sync Input

WordClock Input / Output

8 AES3 Inputs / Outputs
(providing a total of 16 input and 16 output channels)

RS485 control

GP I/O (2 In and 2 Out)

8 Analogue Inputs / Outputs

OUTLINE NEWTON 16+8 WITH ITS CABLED EXPANSION RACK PANELS

PROCESSING FLOW

SPECIFICATIONS

Inputs

AUDIO SOURCES

up to 216 available:

up to 8 Analog (depending on hardware version)
16 AES3
up to 64 Dante (64ch@ 48kHz, 32ch@ 96 kHz)
up to 64 MADI “Optical”
up to 64 MADI “Coaxial”

All available simultaneously

CLOCK SOURCES

14 available:

WCLK
Video sync
AES3 (8 independent)
Dante
MADI “optical”
MADI “coaxial”
Internal clock generator

SAMPLE RATES

Audio:

AES3 from 32kHz to 192kHz.
Dante 48kHz or 96kHz
MADI from 44.1kHz to 96kHz.

Clock

any 48kHz-based clock

PROCESSING

16 Processed channels with:
Asynchronous sample-rate conversion,
Advanced Backup Policy (Glitch-free switchover, Manual Rearm, gain and delay Trimmers) with 4 redundancy levels,
Gain,
Mute,
Polarity,
Delay: up to 1 s
2 Layers with 8 parametric EQ each.

ANALOG GROUND

Isolated or grounded (selectable)

MAXIMUM ANALOG INPUT LEVEL

+20 dBu or +26 dBu (selectable)

VIDEO SYNC ENCODING

PAL or NTSC

MADI FORMAT

64/56/32/28 channel recognition.

METERING

Signal,
rms,
peak,
peak hold
overload.
Front panel Processing LEDS can be set on RMS or peak.

Mixer

AUX INPUT

up to 8 In x 2 Out Analog Mixer (depending on hw version)
Left and Right Aux can be:
- routed to any output interface through pick-off point
- routed to any output DSP through Summing Matrix

MATRIX MIXER

Full 18 x 16 summing matrix; any input or aux can be summed with any other input or aux and routed to any output

Outputs

AUDIO

up to 216 available:

up to 8 Analog (depending on hardware configuration)
16 AES3
Dante 64ch@ 48kHz
32ch@ 96 kHz
up to 64 MADI “coaxial”
up to 64 MADI “optical”

CLOCK

2 WCLK OUT on BNC with advanced backup policies ( independent from master clock), selectable from any of the 14 available sources

WCLK
Video sync
AES3 (8 independent)
Dante
MADI “optical”
MADI “coaxial”
Internal clock generator

SAMPLE RATES

Audio:
Default at 96 kHz, selectable downsampling at 48 kHz on a per-source basis.

Clock

Selectable 96 kHz or 48 kHz 

ANALOG MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL

+20 dBu

METERING

Signal,
rms,
peak,
peak hold
clip
Front panel Processing LEDS can be set on RMS or peak.

PROCESSING

Gain,
Delay: up to 1 s,
polarity,
4 Layers of Raised Cosine EQ,
1 layer of Parametric EQ,
1 layer of All Pass filters,

All powered by WFIR filtering technology (patent pending) for superior definition*.

GROUPS

4 groups per output channel.
Each channel comprises:
Gain,
Delay: up to 1 s,
polarity,
4 Layers of Raised Cosine EQ

LINKS

8 permanent output links
8 permanent input links
temporary links

Routing

PICK-OFF POINT

Input Patch (after ASRC)
Aux Mixer
Input DSP
Matrix Mixer
Output DSP (default)

DIRECT OUT

Analog (on any protocol) or on a per-protocol basis
Regenerated signal***

Processing

INTERNAL PROCESSING

64 bit data depth, 96 kHz

PROCESSOR

FPGA‐based audio processing

Conversions

AD*

24‐bit resolution, 96 kHz sample rate
Response @ -1 dB (5 Hz - 40 kHz)
SNR -120 dB / -122 dB A-weighted
THD @ +12 dBu -100 dB (< 0.001%)
IMD @ +20 dBu -70 dB

DA*

Response @ -1 dB (20 Hz - 30 kHz)
SNR -116 dB / -118 dB A-weighted
THD @ +12 dBu -100 dB
IMD between -80 and -90

SAMPLE RATE IN (ASYNC) 

SNR -140 dB
LATENCY depending on input Fs

SAMPLE RATE OUT (SYNC) 

SNR -144 dB
LATENCY 0.24 ms

Timing

MASTER CLOCK SELECTION

Advanced backup strategy between 14 clock sources

LATENCY

Direct Out***:
Analog 1 ms
AES3 @ any Fs 0 ms
MADI coax @ any Fs 0 ms
MADI opt @ any Fs 0 ms

Full processed channel (Output DSP Pickoff point)**:
Analog In / Out: 1.24 ms
AES3 In / Out @ 96 kHz: 0.78 ms
MADI opt In / Out @ 96 kHz: 0.98 ms
MADI coax In / Out @ 96 kHz: 0.98 ms 

MONITORING

Front panel:
Current Newton master clock -> Green LED
Valid master clock -> Blue LED

Networking

SWITCH

Gigabit Ethernet 100/1000 Base-T
with 4 RJ-45 port

CONTROL

Remote control from any Mac running Outline Dashboard

DANTE

Dante v4 audio streams
User selectable Redundancy modes (with Dante Controller)
- Full switched
- Switched
- Redundant

AC power

CONNECTOR

Dual redundant 3-pin IEC

OPERATING VOLTAGE RANGE

100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

POWER CONSUMPTION

40 W

CURRENT DRAW

115 VAC: 0.35 A rms 230 VAC: 0.17 A rms 100 VAC: 0.40 A rms

Connectors

AES3 I/O

female DB-25 Tascam® standard

ANALOG I/O

female DB-25 Tascam® standard

MADI OPTICAL I/O

duplex multi-mode LC

MADI COAXIAL I/O

BNC, 75 Ω termination selectable

DANTE

RJ 45 on 4-ports switch, ports depending on Dante configuration

WCLOCK I/O

BNC, with 75 Ω selectable termination

USB

female micro USB OTG, +5 V output

GPIO

female DB9 with 2 GPI and 2 GPO clean contacts +5 V

RS485

male DB9

Physical

DIMENSIONS

1 RU standard EIA: W 19.00 in (483 mm) x H 1.75 in (44 mm) x D 11.9 in (302 mm)

WEIGHT

9.7 lb (4.4 kg)

INTERACTIONS BUTTONS

Home Button (Recessed in the front panel)
Used for network troubleshooting and metering mode selection.

Enviromental

TEMPERATURE

Operating Range: 0° C to +45° C;
Storage Range: < –40° C or > +75° C

HUMIDITY

to 95% at 35° C non‐condensing

OPERATING ALTITUDE

up to 2000 m (6560 ft)

Approvals

IEC 60065:2014, EN 55032

(*) Measurements carried out by Prof. Dr. Anselm Goertz and published in Produktion Partner:
https://www.production-partner.de/test/outline-newton-audio-dsp-prozessor/
(**) Measurements conditions: digital signals frequency Fs = 96kHz and Newton Master clock Internal
(***) Regeneration of the sole electrical signal for the digital protocols 

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