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Studio Technologies Model 5401
Dante Master Clock


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The Studio Technologies Model 5401 Dante Master Clock is intended to provide precise timing signals for applications and related devices that utilize the Dante audio-over-Ethernet media networking technology. The unit implements a high-performance IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP) server compatible with the requirements of Dante. The Model 5401's dedicated circuitry allows it to simultaneously support the timing needs of literally hundreds of Dante devices. A configuration choice allows the Model 5401's master timing signal to originate within the unit or to "sync" to a variety of externally-provided references. In addition to serving as a timing reference, the Model 5401 generates audio tone and channel identification signals for application-specific use. These digital audio signals are provided on standard Dante transmitter (output) channels.

Applications: Serves as a specialized, high-performance IEEE® 1588 Version 1 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) server to support Dante audio-over-Ethernet applications. Also provides audio tone and channel identification test signals for general-purpose Dante use.

Studio Technologies Model 5401 Features:

  • Dedicated master clock for Dante audio-over-Ethernet applications
  • High-performance IEEE® 1588 V1 PTP server
  • Internal temperature-stabilized frequency reference
  • Compatible with external word clock and video sync sources
  • Audio tones and channel identification signals
  • Dante audio-over-Ethernet technology with AES67 support
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces allow switched, redundant, and split Dante operation
  • Web-based configuration and software updating
  • AC mains and 12 volts DC powering
  • Lightweight enclosure, single rack-space (1U) mounting

Studio Technologies Model 5401 Specifications:

  • Timing Reference: Source: internal, external, or viaDante network, selectable
  • Internal Time Base:
    • Type: 24.576 MHz temperature-stabilized crystal oscillator
    • Initial Accuracy: 2 ppm (parts-per-million)
    • Long-Term Accuracy: 1 ppm (parts-per-million) per year
    • Temperature Stability: +/- 280 ppb (parts-per-billion), 0-50 degrees C
  • Sync Input:
    • Compatible Sources: word clock, bi-level video, tri-level video, 10 MHz
    • Termination: 50 ohms, 75 ohms, or high Z (unterminated), selectable
  • Sync Output:
    • Type: word clock, 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz, selectable
    • Impedance: 75 ohms
    • Amplitude: 5 Vpp, measured unterminated (no external load)
  • Network Audio Technology:
    • Type: Dante audio-over-Ethernet
    • AES67-2013 Support: selectable enabled/disabled
    • Ethernet Interface Configuration: switched, redundant, or split
    • Clock Source: follows overall Model 5401 configuration
    • Bit Depth: 24
    • Sample Rate: 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz, selectable
    • Number of Dante transmitter (output) channels: 16
    • Number of Dante Flows: 32 transmitter (output)
  • Audio Outputs:
    • Type: tone and channel reference signals on Dante transmitter (output) channels
    • Number of channels: 16 maximum, configurable using web interface
    • Frequency: configurable using web interface
    • Amplitude: configurable using web interface
  • Channel References: identification usingEnglish-language voice prompts, configurable using web interface
  • Front Panel Display: LCD with LED backlighting
  • Front Panel LEDs: 6, dual-color
    • Functions: provides indication of condition of incoming AC and DC power, status of Dante connections on Ethernet interfaces, and status of Dante connectivity
  • Power Sources:
    • AC Mains: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 5 W maximum
    • DC: 10 to 18 V, 0.5 A max
  • Connectors:
    • Sync Input, Sync Output: BNC, per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
    • Ethernet: 2, RJ45
    • AC Mains Input: 3-blade, IEC 320 C14-compatible (mates with C13)
    • DC Input: 4-pin male XLR (pin 1 negative, pin 4 positive)
  • Dimensions (Overall):
    • 19.0 inches wide (48.3 cm)
    • 1.72 inches high (4.4 cm)
    • 7.9 inches deep (20.1 cm)
  • Mounting: one space (1U) in a standard 19-inch rack
  • Weight: 3.0 pounds (1.4 kg)

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