Every digital processor (hardware or software) is implemented as software inside a form of a computer. However, because Breakaway Broadcast Processor is distributed as software, it is dependent on the performance of hardware it is installed in, and requires manual calibration using an oscilloscope to achieve stated performance. Proper installation is imperative, as with any audio processor.
Frequency Response: Follows pre-emphasis curve accurate to +/- 0.01dB, 30hz - 16000 Hz.
L/R Input sampling rate: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Hz.
Front-end sampling rate: 44100 or 48000hz depending on chosen input rate
Back-end (clipper, MPX) sampling rate: 176400 or 192000hz depending on chosen input rate
RDS / Pilot input sampling rate: 128000, 176400 or 192000hz, Free Running. Adaptive sample rate converter built in. External Sync not necessary.
L/R output sampling rate: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Hz, Free Running. Adaptive sample rate converter built in. External Sync not necessary.
Composite baseband (MPX) output sampling rate: 128000, 176400 or 192000hz, Free Running. Adaptive sample rate converter built in. External Sync not necessary.
Peak control accuracy: +/- 1% (+/- 2% in cpu optimized mode)
Internal sample word length: 32 bits
Sample rate converters: Polyphase, less than 0.05% THD
On-air delay: Minimum 400ms (small buffering, high-pass defeated). Maximum 1 second (huge buffering, 30hz high pass).
Pilot level: Adjustable from 0 to 12.0% in 0.2% steps
Pilot protection: 60dB relative to 8% pilot, +/- 3 KHz guard band (output bandwidth 16000 Hz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Greater than 80dB (Bypass, de-emphasized)
Distortion: Less than 0.05% THD (Bypass, de-emphasized)
Stereo Separation: Greater than 50dB (ITU SM.1268 limiter off)
38 kHz Suppression: Greater than 50dB
RDS (57 kHz) protection: 40dB relative to 2% injection, +/- 3 KHz guard band