Radio Design Labs’ FP-DFC2 digital format converter, part of its Flat-Pak line, is suitable for applications where an S/PDIF source must be connected to AES/EBU professional digital audio equipment.
The digital input and output connections are made on the top panel jacks. Power connections are made using the full-size barrier block terminals or a DC power jack located in an end panel. A second DC power jack is provided on the other end panel for connecting additional Flat-Pak modules.
Features include three jacks provided for S/PDIF inputs: Phono, BNC and Optical. Sure-Lok auto-recovery circuitry monitors the most frequent causes of latch-up and reinitiates digital signal lock. Header information common to both formats is provided in the AES/EBU output, not just selected information. Anti-latch-up control circuits provide stable operation, according to the company. The electrical output is transformer-isolated.
The FP-DFC2 is mountable in confined spaces and in various locations in equipment racks.