ConversDigital’s mconnect: Persistently Evolving DLNA-based Modules


ConversDigital’s wireless DLNA-based mconnect modules allow users to access media services and stream digital content anywhere, using any device, and enjoy a flexible and unrestricted digital audio and entertainment environment.

We feel that the CDMCM-2121 will be of particular interest to many designers, as it essentially offers the complete package, with easy integration of additional connectivity to other wireless standards such as Bluetooth and WiSA. It’s a truly sophisticated audio receiver module, recommended for use in audio hubs, wireless DAC, smartphone docking audio and networked audio streaming.

The CDMCM range is persistently evolving, too. We thought it time to give you a brief update on the new features that Convers has introduced over the past year, as well as a reminder as to why the mconnect modules are so perfectly suited to consumer electronics applications, particularly networked speakers and receivers.

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The Highest Level of Interoperability

Developers can expect excellent interoperability with DLNA devices on the market, and both cloud server access and internet music service integration. With the mconnect Player app and Control app (available on iOS and Android), developers are guaranteed ongoing software support for the CDMCM modules, as well as firmware upgrades. The apps act as a fully functional network music player, with an intuitive interface, phone-friendly folder browsing, playlist management across servers and party mode functionality (Control app only).

Adopters will also have access to the mconnect Software Platform, a range of software components designed to support the development of connected A/V products and related services. This includes the mconnect DMC (Digital Media Controller), a library of DLNA/UPnP protocol stacks for mobile apps.

Lossless Multi-room Audio and Airplay-ready

The compact but powerful CDMCM-210 offers up to 24bit 192kHz lossless audio and can be paired with the mconnect Control App for the extremely marketable party mode functionality.

Both mconnect modules support DLNA/UPnP over wired LAN and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for playback from server devices on the network, and are Airplay-ready.

Supporting the Biggest Music Services

The mconnect modules now support Spotify and Tidal, alongside Deezer and vTuner, opening up endless opportunities for the CDMCM-210 in future wireless audio designs. The 2121 and 210 modules also add Roon connectivity.

Now Supporting MQA

Following on from last year’s adoption of the aforementioned music services, the CDMCM-210 and CDMCM-2121 modules now support MQA – the new ultra-high resolution digital audio format.

Unlike conventional audio formats, which compromise sound quality in order to compress audio file sizes, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) uses an advanced encapsulation process to deliver a sound that faithfully recreates the original master recording. The MQA file format is comparable to CD in terms of file size, but can be streamed or downloaded in lossless format when decoded.

Tidal has already integrated MQA to provide its subscribers with master quality recordings, and licensees of the format include Bluesound, Brinkmann, Meridian, MSB and NAD.

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