512i digital PCI Audio (WDM)

Category: Sound and multimedia
Manufacturer: TerraTec Electronic GmbH
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: NA
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.0.1319.200 / 11 Aug 1999

Windows device driver information for 512i digital PCI Audio (WDM)

512i digital PCI Audio is pioneered by one of the most innovative companies even though it has been discontinued in the market. Terratec Soundsystem is the manufacturer of 512i Digital or the external Dolby Digital decoder. This decoder is a PCI card connected to the computer’s CPU. It provides applications with suitable features. For the younger market, especially the one’s involved in gaming applications, it is mentioned that it can accommodate four speakers. It is further equipped with integrated Q3D software. This also includes EAX, A3D and DirectSound 3D support. It gives the effect to users like he or she is directly into a virtual sound landscape. Some users also take note of its optical digital out port which enables recording to external devices like the MiniDisc or DAT recorders. The recording is produced without quality loss and with a sample rate of 48 KHz. This is even though it is known that some CD recording standards can reach only 44.1 KHz. The technology sample rate converter makes this possible. AC3 or DTs audio data can also be transmitted into this device through the use of the DVD player software. It then has the same specific features for all users who wants to indulge their standard to excellent sound quality.

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This PCI card is connected to a bus. This enables the user to connect components to the computer's processor. Users can see these connections among their other computer hardware such as hard disks, memory, sound systems, video systems and the like. The very usage of this device is to construct parts that more interchangeable. These devices can just be plugged or unplugged if the user wants to upgrade or downgrade their computer hardware. It was in the ninety’s when Intel introduces the very first PCI bus or the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus. This stands as the hybrid of sorts between the ISA and VL Bus. Through connections, it gives admittance to system memory for connected devices. In order ffully operate, it needs a bridge to connect to the front side bus and to the CPU or the central processing unit. This is the physical connection that actually connects the processor to most of the components in the user’s computer. The connections included are the main memory or RAM, hard drives and the PCI slots. The front side bus also runs in a 400-MHz or 800-MHz 512i digital PCI Audio - a new audio technology that can be hooked up from several computer devices. Users can now have the ease in capturing as well as in recording several audio formats using this device. In PCI cards there is also a variation known as the PCMCIA. This stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The PCMCIA is a collection of all big businesses who lead the way in defining and developing standards. With its continuous branding and marketing products, it extended its market not only to memory cards. The association also acquired the rights to the simpler term 'PC Card' from the IBM company. Since then, a lot of people started using PCI rather than 'PCMCIA', from version 2 of the specification onwards. This device also expanded its use to a lot of flash memory cards that set out to improve the size and features of Type I cards. These Type I cards are known as compact flash, minicard and SmartMedia. There is also the “ExpressCard”. This was invented as a replacement for the PC Card. The company developed around the PCI Express and USB 2.0 standards. Since 2007, all major laptops are now equipped and sold with only ExpressCard slots or neither slot type, thus leaving expansion to USB and Firewire only. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 512i digital PCI Audio (WDM) errors before installing any driver updates.