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Old 20th September 2002, 09:53 AM   #11
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Hi Brian,

I have been making gentle enquiries with the UK Itron sales office, who tell me that Farnell will start to stock the display soon. I hadn't managed to obtain the datasheet from their website, so thanks for posting it. I'll be reading it this weekend

BeanZ,

You might have already seen it, but if not check this thread for my thoughts on the sound quality of the PGA2310

Basically, my feeling is that apart from a slight increase in the noise floor, the PGA2310 is pretty much as transparent as you can get from such a device.

Dorkus listened to a comercial preamp that used the PGA2310, and he seemed very impressed. He is much more experienced in these matters than I am, so I was very pleased to read this ;-)

The post in question is about half way down this page
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Old 20th September 2002, 12:40 PM   #12
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Last time I checked Farnell's prices for these VFD's they were way way overpriced.
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Old 5th October 2002, 08:20 PM   #13
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I finally got the Noritake VFD working. It sure has a lot of features.

Here is a pic:

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Old 6th October 2002, 10:10 AM   #14
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Nice!

Farnell have just started to stock the new range - they appear on the website, but my nearly-new catalogue doesn't show them. Check out this page for details of the new stuff...

I'm especially interested in 412-875 because I think I can install it in place of my 20 by 2 text display in my preamp. And it's only 37 - just a few pounds more than the text-only unit...

Brian, I see from the datasheet that this display has the same interface as the text modules. But, do you know if it will work in 4-bit mode?

I hope it does because that will save me having to modify my PCB. If not, I've got enough spare ports on the PIC, but it would be a shame to be cutting tracks
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Damn - that link didn't work - try this one instead
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Old 6th October 2002, 12:00 PM   #16
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I saw the farnell ones on the site, but I did not see that one that I got. The one that I got supports parallel, sync. serial and async. serial. The one that I found on farnell looks like the same vfd, but only with a parallel interface. As for the 4bit, I am not exactly sure yet. I will ask my roommate, as he is the one who configured the vfd to work for me.

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Old 6th October 2002, 12:48 PM   #17
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I was looking at these for my HTPC.... Don't know how it compares to the Noritake units, but I thought I'd post the information.

http://www.matrixorbital.com/

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=176661
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I was looking at these for my HTPC.... Don't know how it compares to the Noritake units, but I thought I'd post the information.
Interesting - I just looked up their 20 by 2 line VFD module. They are using the same Noritake module that I used for my preamp, in conjunction with their serial controller.
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Old 6th October 2002, 04:23 PM   #19
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