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vmps 2nd May 2012 03:07 PM

Discreet DAC
 
hi i am using a discreet dac and would like to use either 2 x 4 mini dsp, 2 units or a 2 x 8 mini dsp 1 unit, can anyone tell me what to do?

thanks

riel

jan.didden 2nd May 2012 04:03 PM

What's a discreet DAC?

jan didden

vmps 2nd May 2012 05:07 PM

check here

discrete dac mock up

iel

triode_al 3rd May 2012 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by janneman (Post 3009103)
What's a discreet DAC?

jan didden

AFAIK a discrete DAC is one where every bit has its own input pin, that is addressed separately - quite a difference from a bus like I2S. I have some BurrBrown chips that work like that (but i haven't put it together). There is even a SONY decoder chip normally used for I2S out mode that can be set in 16 bits discrete out mode. So it could be simple .. . no digital glue needed, just a 16-stranded flatwire and latching.
albert


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