Dolby Professional Reference Decoder DP580

Dolby Professional Reference Decoder DP580

The first reference decoder for Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos content, the Dolby DP580 assists broadcasters and manufacturers in the adoption and deployment of Dolby audio codecs. It also performs comprehensive monitoring and logging functions.

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Features:

  • Monitoring capabilities for emulating set-top box behavior in QC environments
  • Consumer Emulation mode for Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos content, Dolby Digital Plus™ and Dolby multistream decoders
  • Error detection and information logging
  • Web-based user interface for easy selection and monitoring of Dolby technologies
  • Headphone output for confidence monitoring
  • Web services API to enable automated test operations

Rear panel inputs/outputs

SDI input
  • One autodetecting BNC female connector, 75Ω, unbalanced
  • Autodetects and supports SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-1998), 1.5 GB/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M-1998), 3.0 GB/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M-2008)
  • Supports processing of one stereo pair within the 16 embedded audio channels in SDI
SDI out
  • One autodetecting BNC female connector, 75Ω, unbalanced
AES input
  • One BNC female connector, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3id-1995 (SMPTE 276M)
  • Supports AC-4, Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos content, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby Digital®, Dolby E and PCM input
Digital audio outputs
  • Four HD-BNC female connectors, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3id-1995 (SMPTE 276M)
  • Provides PCM output
Analog Audio Outputs
  • Eight-channel analog output via DB25 male connector, Tascam® compliant
HDMI Output
  • HDMI 1.4b output with support for uncompressed video, multichannel PCM audio
HDMI Input
  • HDMI 1.4 b input with support for uncompressed video, multichannel PCM audio
  • Media Ethernet Port
  • RJ45 connector for 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • Supports MPEG-2 transport streams over UDP/RTP with IGMPv3
Control Ethernet Port
  • RJ45 connector for 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • Provides status and control through a web-based user interface

Processing capabilities

Audio decoding algorithms
  • Dolby AC-4, Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos content, Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3); Dolby Digital (AC-3); Dolby E, Dolby ED2, MPEG-1 LII
Video formats supported
  • H.264, MPEG-2
  • HD: 1080i at 25, 29.97, and 30 fps; 1080p at 25, 29.97, 30, 50, and 60 fps; 720p at 59.94, 60, and 50 fps
  • SD: 480i at 29.97 fps and 576i at 25 fps
Loudness estimation/algorithms
  • ATSC 3.0
  • EBU R-128
  • FreeTV
  • ARIB

Environmental characteristics

Power specifications
  • 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, autosensing, 350 W, designed to operate from a centrally switched power source
  • Front-panel power switch
  • Field-replaceable power supply
Dimensions and weight
  • 1-U rackmount: 44 × 483 × 394 mm (1.75 × 19 × 15.50 in.)
  • Net: 6.5 kg (14.5 lb)
Environmental conditions
  • Operating: 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F), fan cooling, 20%–80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Regulatory notices
  • North America: UL, FCC, and CE compliant
  • Europe: complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHs), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHs Directive), and WEEE

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