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Base Device

NEXUS Base Device

The NEXUS Base Devices are designed as 19" rack-mount units for NEXUS modules and are equipped with the time-division multiplex bus system (backplane), control boards and power supplies as standard. Optional redundant power supplies can be supplied on request. They are individually assembled according to customer specifications and equipped with audio interfaces, DSPs and other interface cards. The configuration is very adaptable and guarantees future expandability.

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NEXUS – Base Device – The concept:

The Base Devices are available in heights from 1 to 5 levels (1 U to 15 U in the control cabinet), with space for up to 21 plug-in cards per level. The exception here is the 1U version, which offers 6 slots. All plug-in modules are 3 U in size.

Technical Specifications :


  • 19" slide-in rack with a height of 1 to 15 U, flight cases or built-in cabinets on request

  • Each module is 3 U in size

  • Up to 2 additional levels available without backplanes for remote front panels

  • 1 XCPU control card

  • At least 1 rear panel power supply unit

  • Redundant power supplies (optional)

  • I/O modules of your choice


  • 4-TE grid (20.32 mm)

  • 20 free slots per module level

  • Max. 60 slots per Base Device, plus installation space for front panels in two further levels

Bus System

  • Time division multiplex audio data bus

  • 256 time slots per base unit, dynamic management 24-bit audio data plus additional data according to AES 3

  • System size up to 4,096 inputs and 4,096 outputs

  • Sampling frequencies: 44.1; 48; 88.2; 96 kHz

  • Pull down on request


  • Power supply: 100 to 240 V AC Mains frequency: 50 to 60 Hz

Dimensions (mm)

  • Height: approx. 132.5 to 665.9 mm (3/6/9/12/15 U)

  • Width: approx. 482.6 mm, 84-TE front panel area

  • Depth: approx. 440 mm (without handles and connectors)

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