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Old 12th July 2005, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Feeding the internal DAC's BCK directly with the player's low jitter clock

Hi,

Guido Tent adviced on another topic to send directly a low jitter clock to the DAC for the BCK signal, instead of using the BCK from the decoder/filter.

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This, for sure, will give a much cleaner clock to the DAC.


But what about non oversampling DACs?
For an I2S configuration, with a 11.2Mhz clock, tell me if I'm wrong but the BCK out of the decoder will be 2.8MHz (master clock/4)

So, in a NON-OS configuration, how can we feed the DAC with this "direct clock". A solution would be to divide the master clock per 4 (with a counter or 2 D flip flops), but a problem seems to exist with this solution: we don't know "where" to divide the clock.
I don't know if this explanation is clear, but the clock/4 can have 4 differents "phases" or "delays", it can have it's rising edge on the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd or the 4th edge of the master clock.
And if this divided clock doesn't have the edges at the right time (at the same time that the BCK outputted from the decoder) I think that nothing will work.

Any ideas?
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Old 13th July 2005, 01:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Feeding the internal DAC's BCK directly with the player's low jitter clock

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I don't know if this explanation is clear, but the clock/4 can have 4 differents "phases" or "delays", it can have it's rising edge on the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd or the 4th edge of the master clock.
And if this divided clock doesn't have the edges at the right time (at the same time that the BCK outputted from the decoder) I think that nothing will work.

Any ideas?

Hi Bricolo

You could use the low jitter clock to re-clock the BCK before feeding it to the DAC.
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Old 13th July 2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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I know this is one solution, but I was interested in the divide/4 problem more specificly
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Default Re: Feeding the internal DAC's BCK directly with the player's low jitter clock

You can use an async fifo between dac and decoder.
Works for me
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Hi Bricolo

You could use the low jitter clock to re-clock the BCK before feeding it to the DAC.

Spot on !

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yes, I know this would work.

but I wanted to know if the div/4 works or not
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yes, I know this would work.

but I wanted to know if the div/4 works or not

Hi

Should work as well, maybe timing spoils it
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OK so I'll go for reclocking.

After all, having to divide and to reclock in order to attenuate the counter's jitter isn't easier
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OK so I'll go for reclocking.

After all, having to divide and to reclock in order to attenuate the counter's jitter isn't easier

True, reclocking needs only 1 Dff (use low noise power supply here too......)

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