As to the status of Mercury, there is no real change. As mentioned before all development is done and has gone very well. The plan is still to offer 50 Mercury Streamers with 4GB DRAM and 0GB SSD, and an additional 50 with 8GB DRAM and 1TB SSD. Price is planned for $499 for the 4GB/0GB and $749 for the 8GB/1TB. First cut of CM4AES (the board design used in Mercury) datasheet is in the link below
Many thanks for your continued patience from the Pi 2 Design team, and stay safe!
PI2AES - Now with Black Opaque Case Option
PI2AES - PRO AUDIO SHIELD
AES TRANSMITTER – The industry standard WM8804 converts the RPi I2S stream to AES3/SPDIF formatted data at 24-Bit up to 192Khz Frame Rate
SPDIF COAX OUTPUT – An RCA connector with Isolation Transformer provides coaxial transmission of the SPDIF Audio Data Stream.
SPDIF OPTICAL OUTPUT – Isolated Optical Transmitter Supports Consumer Level DAC and AVR inputs
AES BNC OUTPUT - A 75 ohm BNC connector with Isolation Transformer provides for Single Ended AES transmission.
AES BALANCED OUTPUT – An RS-422 Transmitter coupled with Isolation Transformer allows the transmission of balanced audio data with 110 ohm impedance via the Professional Audio Standard XLR Connector
BUFFERED I2S OUTPUT – Parallel Buffered I2S is available for direct short distance connection to off-board D/A. Perfect for DIY use! I2C for control is also provided as well as 5V Regulated and Input Voltage Rails
DIFFERENTIAL I2S OUTPUT – A DS2063 Differential Transmitter is used to drive the I2S Bus via LVDS over a standard HDMI Connector. The Pinout is compatible with Gustard I2S Interface. PS Audio is possible, but the left/right channels will be swapped.
***Current lead time is 4-6 weeks from time of order***
***Raspberry Pi is not included. Case and Power Supply sold separately ***
***PI2AES Power Jack is 2.5MM, Meanwell PSU uses 2.1MM, adapter is required***
Clear PI2AES Acrylic Case
Acrylic case designed specifically for our PI2AES Pro Audio Shield and Raspberry Pi 3, 3+ and 4. Includes all necessary hardware for assembly. Available in clear acrylic and now in black too.
PSU for PI2AES, 40W, 24V@1.67A
Mean well - GST40A24-P1J. AC-DC Industrial desktop adapter; Output 24Vdc at 1.67A; 3 pole AC inlet IEC320-C14. Ships with 2.1mm Female to 2.5mm Male DC Adapter.
Note - Country Specific Power Cord Not Included.
7" RPI Display Case for PI2AES
Clear Acrylic case for the PI2AES and the Official Raspberry Pi 7" Display plus Raspberry Pi 3, 3+ and 4. Includes all HW plus location for optional Push button Power On/Off Switch. Does not include switch, display or FPC cable.