SSL showcases new BlackRock processor and RIO I/O
November 9, 2008
At the recent AES convention, Solid State Logic demonstrated the latest generation of its C100 HD digital line of broadcast consoles. The new C100 HD-L was showcased with the new BlackRock processor system and accompanying RIO modular I/O rack. The new C100 HD-L is a preconfigured console designed for the facility needing C100 power without the high capacity provided by the flagship C100 HD. The C100 HD series of desks, along with a full range of routing and I/O options via the CS-B Stage Box and MORSE, are designed to fit installations from smaller-market local stations and mobile trucks.
BlackRock is a new miniaturized version of the SSL Centuri processing core that reduces the size of the rack enclosure to a compact 2RU. The new accompanying RIO I/O reduces the size of the Centuri I/O enclosure to only 7RU.
BlackRock delivers space savings through the use of new CPCIe card-based DSP processing cores, which provide a minimum sustained audio processing rate of 32 GFLOPS of processing power per core card. SSL’s optimized audio algorithms can achieve up to 53 GFLOPS per BlackRock core. Additional BlackRock features include a built-in signal routing matrix with 5.3 million crosspoints (2300 sources x 2300 destinations), 40-bit (floating point) internal audio processing resolution and 64-bit internal data bus resolution
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