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xCORE-200 Multichannel Audio Platform


• Up to 32 in / 32 out channels via TDM
• 16 x 16 channel mixer
• 8-channel analog input and output
• S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
• ADAT input and output
• MIDI input and output
• Supported sample rates The xCORE-200 Multichannel Audio Platform and
o PCM ≤192kHz at 16, 24 or 32bits XMOS reference software provide a scalable and
o Native DSD64 and DSD128 flexible solution for a wide range of consumer and
professional audio products.
The Multichannel Audio Platform is based on an
• High Speed USB device
xCORE-200 multicore microcontroller; the XE216-512-
o USB Audio Class 2.0 device TQ128 includes a High Speed USB 2.0 PHY, RGMII
Optional Audio Class 1.0 fall-back Interface, high speed flexible GPIO and 16 logical
o Low loopback latency: 3 ms cores that deliver up to 2000 MIPS of deterministic
o Self-powered or bus-powered processing power.
• Bit perfect USB audio transfer The guaranteed Hardware-Response™ time of xCORE
o Asynchronous Isochronous from/to host technology always ensures lowest latency bit perfect
o DoP64 and DoP128 audio streaming to and from the USB host or Ethernet
o Local crystal low-jitter audio clocking network.
• Multiple OS support: Delivered as source code, the reference software
o Windows provides fully featured production ready solutions for
o Mac OS X USB Audio 2.0 and Ethernet AVB products.
o Android The highly configurable xCORE technology delivers
very high levels of product differentiation, and fastest
Network time to market.
• Gigabit Ethernet connectivity:
The XMOS xTIMEcomposer™ development tools
Simultaneous talker & listener provide a feature-rich software development
• AVnu certified AVB endpoint environment with quick and easy customization of the
o Time synchronization: 802.1AS reference software for customer specific, product
o Traffic shaping: 802.1Qav differentiating features.
o Bandwidth reservation: 802.1Qat
o Media transport: IEEE 1722 TARGET APPLICATIONS
o Discovery and management: 1722.1
Pro Audio Consumer/Prosumer
• Bit perfect network audio transfer
• Speakers • DJ Controllers
o PLL recovery of AVB clock
• Amplifiers • Headphone Amplifiers
• OS support:
• Mixing Consoles • Audio Interfaces (DACs)
o Mac OS X
• Audio Interfaces • Musical instruments
(Keyboards, Guitars)

    xCORE-200 Multichannel Audio Platform PRODUCT BRIEF


Feature Benefit
High-speed USB 2.0 device
Plug-and-play operation
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Bus- or self-powered

Driverless operation with Mac OS X1, and Android2

USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant
Multiple driver vendors for Windows3
AVB standard compliant endpoint
AVnu plugfest proven interoperability with other vendors
PCM up to 384kHz4 32bits5
DSD up to x128 High resolution stereo audio playback
  DoP (DSD over PCM) up to x1286

8-channel streaming to & from host Simultaneous quad stereo record and playback

Local clocking
Asynchronous USB audio transfer Low jitter, high quality audio capture and playback
PLL network clock recovery

Powered by xCORE-200 multicore Flexible, deterministic and responsive processing power

microcontroller Lowest audio round trip latency

Predefined feature set reference software

Flexible hardware & software platform
Easily customisable to meet specific product requirements
Rapid development and code reuse
Source code reference software
Royalty-free deployment
Integrated development tools suite
Fast time to market

1: Mac OS X v10.6.4 and later provides native USB Audio Class 2.0 support.
2: Requires that Android device is USB host with USB Audio Class support. Tested against: Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note, Sony Xperia Z1, HTC One.
3: USB Audio Class 2.0 support under Windows requires a 3rd party driver.
4, 5: Software capable of 384 kHz.
6: Mac OS X v10.6.4 and later provides native USB Audio Class 2.0 support.

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Part number Contents

XE216 board: XK-AUDIO-216-MC-AB
XK-AUDIO-216-MC-AB xTAG debugger: XA-XTAG
12V PSU, USB cable, Ethernet cable

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Third party trademarks are hereby acknowledged.
This is a preliminary product brief, contents are subject to change.
XM-007643-PB | 2015-12-16