The RME HDSPe Express Card is a PCI Express solution
which consequently takes full advantage of the new format,
achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio.
The RME HDSPe ExpressCard is based on the PCI Express Base
Specification v 1.1. It represents a 1-Lane PCI Express endpoint
device and supports 2.5 Gbps line speed. Thanks to the packet-based
full duplex communication, the card provides a transfer rate of up
to 500 MB/s - 250 MB/s in each direction.
Thanks to RME's flash update technology, future firmware
improvements, adjustments, and bugfixes can be installed easily at
any time. Furthermore, the Secure BIOS Technology ensures that the
card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails.
The connection between ExpressCard and I/O box is established
using ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). The data transfer
does not use FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus
protocol. The supplied cable is 4 m (12 ft.) long. The ExpressCard
does not provide power to the attached I/O-box. Therefore a compact
and light-weight hi-tech switch-mode power supply is included.
RME HDSPe Express Card main features include:
- ExpressCard, 34 mm standard
- 1-Lane PCI Express endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI
Bridge), revision 1.1
- 250 MB/s transfer rate per direction
- Secure BIOS Technology: card stays fully functional even when
the flash process fails
- Output: IEEE 1394 connector, RME bus protocol
- Package contents: ExpressCard, cable 4 meter (12 ft) IEEE
1394a, switch-mode power supply 100 V-240 V/12 V - 1.25 A, car
cable, battery cable