A guide to updating the Brooklyn cards within the CDC MC Dante

The CDC MC Dante has two internal Brooklyn cards, both of which have to be updated at the same time with the same code.

To update the cards within the CDC MC Dante unit it will require:

 

The procedure on how to update the cards within the CDC MC Dante unit you will need to follow the guide from Audinate (see link) which describes the process: Audinate-dante-firmware-update-manager-user-guide

Note:

    • The update does not require the lid of the CDC MC Dante to be removed
    • If an Ethernet switch is available, both cards can be updated at once. Alternately the process can be repeated for the second Brooklyn card (primary B).
    • Ensure you have any firewalls switched off
    • Don’t remove power to the CDC MC Dante once flashing has commenced

 

Once the update is complete, the status window should look like below:

Brooklyn Cards Update

The option to manually set the IP address should also now be an option

A guide to updating the Brooklyn cards within the CDC MC Dante

CDC MC Dante Network Bridge

Cadac Full Line Brochure

Cadac CDC MC Dante

The linked PDF document provides a guide to setting up a CDC MC Dante for a Dante network.

Click to open: DOC02-CDC MC Dante Issue E – July 2018

A guide to setting up a CDC MC Dante for a Dante network

The use of the CDC MC Dante allows connection to a Dante network.

The 1U unit can work at either 96 kHz or 48 kHz and can handle up to 64 inputs and outputs and also has 128 channels of SRC as well as its own independent word clock.

Can I connect to a Dante network?

PIC programming tool

The linked PDF document provides a recommendation for a PIC programming tool that is needed to upgrade the PICS on Cadac products.

Click to open: DOC02 – PIC programming tool – Issue C – Jan 2017

Recommended PIC programming tool

The login details for the customer repository are:
Login: customer
Password: cadac1968

What are the login details for the Cadac customer repository?

MegaCOMMS is Cadac’s proprietary digital audio protocol.

MegaCOMMS is a robust, TDM (time division multiplex) system. Control data is embedded within the data stream, so that no audio channels have to be sacrificed for this purpose. The high bandwidth available means that the current implementation of MegaCOMMS can carry 128 channels of 24-bit, 96 kHz audio, plus control data, plus clock, bi-directionally, up to 150 metres via a pair of RG6 coaxial cables.

What is MegaCOMMS?

Cadac specify RG6 75 Ohm 18 AWG solid bare copper, super high-resolution coaxial to ensure that the cable is capable of handling over 4 times the data required for MADI.

What spec of coaxial cable should I use for MegaCOMMS?

The glowing connectors on the rear of the console and on the rack mount units are MegaCOMMS ports.

The red – Rx – connectors are the receive or “in” ports and the blue – Tx – connectors are the transmit or “out” ports.

Why are there red and blue glowing coaxial connectors on the consoles and rack units?

RG6 is a very robust cable and the BNC connectors used are professional grade connectors and we are not limited to 100m runs of Ethernet technology – MegaCOMMS will easily run up to 150m on coaxial.

Why does Cadac use RG6 coaxial cables rather than Ethernet?

No – unless the cables you are using are RG6 75 Ohm 18 AWG solid bare copper, super high-resolution coaxial.

MegaCOMMS requires a cable that is capable of handling over 4 times the data needed for MADI.

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