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neo: HDMI DAC with HD Upscale/Downscale (P8-HDMIDAC)

neo: HDMI DAC with HD Upscale/Downscale (P8-HDMIDAC)


Although 4K UltraHD has arrived, not every client will ditch their existing HD screens overnight so the ability to support a combination of 4K and 1080p HD displays within the same distribution is vital, especially when resolution conflicts that effect systems, including screens of different capabilities, are considered.

The neo: P8-HDMIDAC video scaler and digital audio converter (DAC) is designed to be placed between a display and a source device. It adjusts resolution and audio from an incoming HDMI source and scales the output to a level compatible with display capabilities. Added to which, this 'swiss-army knife' also can be utilised to boost and buffer longer HDMI signal runs over pre-made cables for longer runs and more reliable performance.

The HDMI DAC is also a very useful tool for incorporating HD audio signals into analogue audio distribution systems too, as the unit will down-mix the audio signal and convert to a standard stereo output via it's 3.5mm output making it perfect for a host of multi-room audio controller/matrixes and digital to analogue audio format requirements.

So this product is the ideal solution to accommodate both HD and 4K sources and displays within any multi-zone residential or commercial distribution system, and to keep on hand for a multitude of installation applications.

Pulse-Eight neo: HDMI DAC (P8-HDMIDAC) - Features & Benefits:

Incline downmix of incoming Dolby Digital to stereo PCM audio over HDMI
3.5mm audio breakout
Downscale 4K/30p > 1080/24p, to enable 1080p screens to view 4K sources through a 4K matrix system
Upscale 1080/24p > 4K/30p, for connection to 4K screens
In-line scaling solution for installations which use both 4K and HD displays without compromising source resolution
Supports resolutions up to 3840x2160p @24/25/30Hz
Full 3D support up to 1080p/24hz
Up to 6 channels of input support (up to 5.1 surround) of audio encoded in Dolby Digital
Low-latency digital filtering
Accepts uncompressed digital audio input signals
Includes digital interpolation filter
Auto-samples at frequencies of 32, 44.1 and 48KHz
Supports audio signals up to 24bit with sampling rates up to 192KHz
THD+N (Total harmonic distortion plus noise) rating: a-93db
Switchable input selection for video/audio scaling or signal pass-through
Equalizes and boosts HDMI signal for longer distance transmissions

Pulse-Eight neo: HDMI DAC (P8-HDMIDAC) - Specifications:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 65mm/2.55” x 23mm/0.9” x 77mm/3.03”
Weight: 105g
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +35°C (32 to +95°F)
Operating Humidity Range: 5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Power Supply: 5v DC / 5W power supply (CE/FCC certified)
Power Consumption: Max 1Amp @ 5V 5 Watts
Input: HDMI V1.4a
Max Video Clock Speed: Input: 300Mhz, Output: 300Mhz
Output: HDMI V1.4a
Max Video Output Clock Speed: 300Mhz
Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 10.2Gbps
Video Impedance 100Ω
Input Video Signal: 0.5 - 1.2V p-p
Input DDC Signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Maximum Single Link Range: 2160/30 @ 24bit True Color - 1080/24p @ 36bit Deep Color
Transmission Distance: Input - 7m/22ft (4K), 10m/33ft (1080p), Output - 7m/22ft (4K), 10m/33ft (1080p)
Max In/Out Resolution Supported: Up to 3840 x 2160p @ 24/25/30Hz
Color Supported: 4K/24bit, 1080p/36bit
3D Supported: Up to 1080/24p - Frame packing/sequential (Blu-ray), Interlaced stereoscopic (satellite/cable broadcasts)
Scale Video Up from: 1920x1080p @ 24/25/30Hz to 3840x2160p @ 24/25/30Hz
Scale Video Down from: 3840x2160p @24/25/30Hz to 1920x1080p @ 24/25/30Hz
Additional: HDMI 2.0a 3840 x 2160p 60Hz YCC 4:2:0 format pass-through
Audio Input Format: 5.1 Dolby Digital or 2ch Stereo PCM
Audio Output Format: Passthrough or 2ch PCM with Downmix selected
ESD Protection: ± 8kV (Air-gap discharge) ± 4 kV (Contact discharge)
Surge Protection: IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns) IEC 61000-4-5 (Lightning) 25A (8/20μs)
Electrical Fast Transient/Burst: Data communication cord:1 kV Power cord : 2 kV
Certification: CE, FCC, RoHS, Dolby Digital

Pulse-Eight neo: HDMI DAC (P8-HDMIDAC) - Resources & Downloads:

Pulse-Eight neo: P8 HDMIDAC Product Brief

Pulse-Eight 2018 Product Catalogue