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Old 10th October 2003, 05:34 AM   #1
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Talking battery powered, balanced log attenuator pcb!

This is it, only 34 mm X 41 mm X 7mm, (little larger than a 9v battery, but, less than 1/2 the height), for the analog attenuator, another 23 mm for the processor outside the shield.

By manipulating the placement of resistors over the Rp#x & Rc#x, you can configure this PCB to do a 64 step balanced log attenuator, 1db per step starting at -64db, or double ended single unbalanced attenuator. It also can be configured for linear action.

RL7 is for an additional full mute. The shield is as thick as you would expect to see on TV tuner modules.

It draws 1ma for around 1 second during a switch in volume, then settles at around 0.004ma. RX runs at 3v cmos levels, 1200 baud, or, with a 25 cent photodiode, it will receive an IR signal up to 6 inches. It has 16 addressable IDs to allow multiple module controls from the same 1 com signal.

Front Panel Processor controler & display & long range IR remotecontrol board comming next week.
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Old 10th October 2003, 05:38 AM   #2
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How much for a pair of board's..?
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Old 10th October 2003, 05:47 AM   #3
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I'm getting quotes for the PCBs on Monday, or Tuesday.

They shouldn't be too expensive. It's the 0.1% 0805 resistors which will be the killer, unless you trim them yourself.

As for the processor board, if you want it, it will be a little narrower, but wider to accommodate the 4 digit display & long range IR receiver.
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id like to use it with my aleph p1.7 balanced pre amp. what other goodies and boards you got? display ect ect remote ?
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Old 10th October 2003, 06:02 AM   #5
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It should match very well with you aleph, espicially internally & configure the attenuator for a nice low 10kohm impedance.

The processor board is only 1 PCB. Again, it was designed to work on low power, but, it can be powered by almost any power supply.

This 1 PCB has the display & IR remote control reciever & extended range regulated power supply. The attenuator module only works from 6v to 12v.

Read the processor capabilities here:
This 1 is a week old. Mainly, now, there is only 1 attenuator output since the new attenuator modules may be run in parallel.

http://pages.infinit.net/helloftp/attenprocessor.png

A few other little changes, but you should get the idea.

As for the remote, this module can learn keys from 1 of your existing remotes, which you may the use to control it, or, buy any cheap universal remote.
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Old 10th October 2003, 06:05 AM   #6
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This is it, only 34 mm X 41 mm X 7mm, (little larger than a 9v battery, but, less than 1/2 the height), for the analog attenuator, another 23 mm for the processor outside the shield.

By manipulating the placement of resistors over the Rp#x & Rc#x, you can configure this PCB to do a 64 step balanced log attenuator, 1db per step starting at -64db, or double ended single unbalanced attenuator. It also can be configured for linear action.

RL7 is for an additional full mute. The shield is as thick as you would expect to see on TV tuner modules.

It draws 1ma for around 1 second during a switch in volume, then settles at around 0.004ma. RX runs at 3v cmos levels, 1200 baud, or, with a 25 cent photodiode, it will receive an IR signal up to 6 inches. It has 16 addressable IDs to allow multiple module controls from the same 1 com signal.

Front Panel Processor controler & display & long range IR remotecontrol board comming next week.
Very well done. Chapeau!

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Do you have a picture you can post of your display in action or what it look's like?
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Old 10th October 2003, 06:19 AM   #8
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Not there yet, coming next week. Just finished part selection. I still need to proof the attenuator PCB on the weekend. I also just begun the schematic for the processor PCB. The attenuator module took more time than I though it would, but, the processor PCB is a simple layout by comparison. I don't have to worry about strict fit & nicely layed out equally spaced resistor / relay matrix, without 1 single via in there.

And, donít forget the nice arched traces without 45, or, 90 degree edges. Also, the traces only enter and exit the SMD pads through the center, or perfectly through the corners. The audio traces also do not go under the middle of the resistors, which can lead to HF leakage, or crosstalk. (This helps alleviate some magnetic issues with metal film resistors, but not completely.)
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Very well done. Chapeau!

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Old 11th October 2003, 11:19 PM   #10
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Talking Final PCB! Completely checked!

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Now starting the processor board!
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