Open-source hardware solution suits networked AV over Ethernet -

Open-source hardware solution suits networked AV over Ethernet


Working jointly with Harman International, has developed an Ethernet audio-video bridging (AVB) reference platform. The platform is suited for the development of a broad range of professional and consumer networked audio and video applications, automotive entertainment systems, and home networking systems.

The XMOS Ethernet AVB Reference Design delivers a complete AVB networked audio system, providing support for all AVB endpoint requirements, including Ethernet interface, packet processing, timing synchronization, configuration/stream setup and media rate recovery. All AVB features and functions are implemented entirely in royalty-free software on XMOS' XC1-G4 processor. This makes it easy to cope with changes in emerging AVB Ethernet standards such as IEEE 802.1AS, IEEE 801.1Qav, and IEEE P1722.

The XMOS AVB Reference Design Kit is available immediately for $3750. The kit contains four XDK development kits with 100-Mbit/s Ethernet ports, an eight-port Ethernet switch, Ethernet Cables, a power supply for each XDK, and demo software pre-installed on a supplied SD card.

More information is available from XMOS.

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