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Old 10th March 2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default CS8420 serial in-> spdif out.

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I am trying to realize a "state of the art" home cinema and dvd audio system.
Key is to run all channels trough separate dacs. My thinking is to use 3 CS8420 in hw mode 2 and tap into the digital 3; 2 ch feeds in the dvd and output 3 spdif 24/96 to run the dacs.

I've done a first run at this but it did not work, I tested both the av reciever and dvd trying out all formats without even getting the pll to lock.

I am not sure if I ****ed up the connections on the chip (cant find anything wrong though) or if copy protection issues are playing games with me...
Do any of you have any experiance of the 8420 running in hw mode 2, if so any advice you can offer? I am particiraly confused about the copy settings.
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Old 11th March 2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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what are you using as source? Do you have a signalprocessor making three individual spdif signals out of your ac3 stream?
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Old 11th March 2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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A AV reciever or a dvd with built in decoders will decode the AC3 or DTS and output 3 separate 2 ch datastreams, all synced to one word and bitclocks so that the dac chip will understand the signals.

I am trying to pick the signals just before they enter the digital filter or integrated dac chip as in a cd player but with 3, 2 channel data streams and up to 24bits and 96kHz.

I then take these and feed THREE CS8420 in hw mode 2 to get the 3 spdif strems to run 3 separate dacs and get 6 channels, L,R, SR, SL, C and sub.

Reading the data sheet of the 8420 it should work.....
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Old 12th March 2003, 06:53 AM   #4
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Did you take a look at the datasheet of the build in dacs, what kind of serial protocol do thy use, I2S, left, right justified or any dsp-packed mode.
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Old 12th March 2003, 02:42 PM   #5
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Yes I did however they are all configurable and could use any one which was why I tested all possible variants on the 8420.
Whats getting me is even if I did not get it right I should get a lock on the PLL in some instances.
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Old 13th March 2003, 07:55 AM   #6
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if the dacs run in hardwaremode, you could find out how they are configured. then you schould configure the 8420 exactly the same. then the serial input should work propperly. in hardwaremode 2 you are using the src. to wich samplerate do you convert your signal? you have to apply a masterlock to OMCK defining the output samplerate. it has to be 256*fs. the c&u bits are don`t care. And one problem is the reset. you have to apply a defined reset after startup!

good luck
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Old 14th March 2003, 07:47 AM   #7
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Thx,
They are run in sw mode and I have a reset curcuit.

If it dont care about the c,u bits it should work...I must have made a mistake somewhere...I'll do it gain.
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Old 17th March 2003, 06:49 AM   #8
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perhaps you want to send me your shematics and i take a look at them?
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Old 17th March 2003, 04:57 PM   #9
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That would be great, I'll see what I can scan and post.....
Just rechecked the curcuit and the only options (beside the c and u stuff and formats) are the startup options which I have set as follows; SDOUT->pulled down=serial output is slave, LOCK->pulled up=TCBL is output.


BTW I am doing the testing on a pioneer reciever with a Motorola 56362 processor and a integrated dac chip from Cirrus CS4226 all contolled by sw ie cant get to the formats without testing
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Old 18th March 2003, 02:33 PM   #10
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Just tested the curcuit in a AD converter and it works

I must have missed something on the 4226 set up in the reciever.
When setting up the 8420 in the DD reciever I never even get pll lock indicator to indicate signal.
In the AD converter I get the pll to look even on wrong formats.

I have attached the 4226 part of the reciever schematics, I pick the signals of pin 34, 37 and 38 and let the input recovered clock clock the output of the 8420.

Whats wrong
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