Multiverse® Receiver Card

City Theatrical's Multiverse Receiver Cards are products that any lighting user can use to implement wireless DMX/RDM into entertainment projects or lighting equipment in a simple way. Multiverse Receiver Cards are now available in the 2.4GHz band through City Theatrical distributors worldwide.

Multiverse Receiver Cards are full Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM receivers without the housing, XLR connectors, and user interface as used in wireless DMX receiving products like the Multiverse Node and Multiverse SHoW Baby. Multiverse Receiver Cards include an internal antenna and a connection to an optional external antenna. Configuration for Multiverse Receiver Cards is done via RDM with DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, or with City Theatrical’s USB Configuration Program for PC/Mac.
In addition to receiving wireless DMX and outputting wired DMX, the Multiverse Receiver Card can output 0-10V, and has four PWM control outputs.

While Multiverse Modules require a full circuit board level implementation by professional lighting manufacturers, Multiverse Receiver Cards can be used by any lighting user to implement wireless DMX/RDM into their lighting equipment, whether props, costumes, or lighting fixtures. Multiverse Receiver Cards can be used as part of a full Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to connect up to 10 universes of wireless DMX/RDM to a single Multiverse Transmitter. Lighting manufacturers can use the 0-10V and PWM output capabilities to quickly add wireless DMX control to their products.


Part Number  Name  Usage
5906Multiverse Receiver Card 2.4GHz

 Multiverse Transceivers are covered by U.S. Patent # 7,432,803 and other patents pending.

Additional Information

  • Supports ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A and E1.20 RDM 
  • DMX RS-485 driver on board with ±60V protection 
  • Signal Quality LEDs on board and external connections 
  • SHoW ID RGB LED on board and external connections 
  • Multiverse Band LED on board and external connections 
  • Wide input voltage range, 5V to 30Vdc 
  • Footprint 50mm(2”) x 38mm(1.5”) 
  • +3.3Vdc output to power low current hosts
  • Configurable over USB micro B connector 
  • Firmware updatable over USB micro B connector 
  • Advanced Mode features:
            1. 0-10V output
            2. Four PWM control outputs


Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card: How to Decide Which is Right for You

Multiverse’s patented wireless DMX/RDM technology is now available to lighting manufacturers and end users alike for the implementation of wireless DMX/RDM into entertainment projects or lighting equipment with Multiverse Module and Multiverse Receiver Card products. This technology allows larger and larger systems to be scaled up without producing harmful amounts of radio energy, at a significant cost savings.

The following chart will help you start thinking about important factors that may affect your wireless DMX implementation, and how Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card can help you reach your business goals.


Multiverse Module

Multiverse Modules lineup


Multiverse Receiver Card

Multiverse Receiver Cards lineup


Part Numbers


5994, 5995










Ideal User


Lighting manufacturers with engineering capacity, or highly skilled specialty shops


Anyone who wants to implement wireless DMX/RDM into a product or project


Skill Level


Circuit board design and programming skills required


No special engineering or programming skills to implement; basic hand soldering skills only




Allows RDM integration of entities so Multiverse RDM information appears together with fixture RDM information


RDM of device and Multiverse Receiver Card appear as two separate entities






DMX/RDM, 0-10V, and four PWM control outputs




Sold directly from City Theatrical after signing a City Theatrical Multiverse OEM License Agreement


Sold through any City Theatrical dealer


Work Required


Requires design and engineering work up front, but very little work in production (surface mount part)


Requires no work up front but some work to install each unit (hand soldering and possibly remoting of indicator lights, depending on your application)




Requires purchase of OEM development kit ($1,000); per piece cost varies from $60 for one piece to under $20 for quantities of multiple thousands


List price $250 each which declines as volume increases. End users contact your City Theatrical dealer for details. Manufacturers call City Theatrical for quantity pricing.


Best Choice if:


High volume use is anticipated


Low volume use is anticipated

Product Name  Multiverse® Receiver Card, 2.4GHz
Part Number 5906
Frequency 2.4GHz
Universes 1
Physical Specifications:
Length 50 mm (2.0 in)
Width 38 mm (1.5 in)
 6.4 mm (0.25 in)
Antenna Internal/Connection to External
Construction PCB Assembly
Power/Data Connector 20-Pin 2x10 0.100-inch header, male
Product Information:
Voltage Range 5 - 30VDC
Broadcast Power Antenna dependent; 100mW EIRP 
Broadcast Modes Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max
Outputs Wireless DMX/RDM, 0-10V, PWM
SHoW IDs Multiverse: 147; Neo: 70
Latency 4ms average
RF Sensitivity -95dBm
RDM Features  RDM Proxy, RDM Responder
Configuration City Theatrical USB Configuration program (PC/Mac)
Use Environment Indoor
Warranty One year
Manufacturing Origin USA
Compliance Pre compliance reports available for integrators


Date Title Description
pdf 10/21/2021 1037 Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Approved Antennas This tech bulletin displays a table that lists all the approved antenna that can be used on Multiverse products and radio modules for OEM integration
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