Works on the first try!

A project log for PCM2906 in a square inch

Trying to cram a full duplex sound card into a tiny space

mitchelldokkenmitchell.dokken 09/20/2018 at 01:570 Comments

Parts came in quickly, and I had everything on hand. SD card for scale. 

I had to wire in a 0 ohm resistor, when I should have done that in the schematic. The AP2127's datasheet was very fuzzy on whether the enable pin was active high or active low. I left it unconnected. Turns out its high! Second design will of course include that.

On a previous batch of these, years ago, I noticed a really bad 1khz noise when recording. I think the external power supply, and single analog/digital ground merger helped fix the problem. I'm also bumped up to linux 4.9 on my desktop, so it could be driver-related. Whatever the case, it works! I'm going to make 4 of these to stress test my square inch USB hub. Supposedly, Texas Instruments uses some sort of data frame recovery for the USB clock, so even if your crystals drift out of unison, it should stay in phase. I plan on testing this with my oscope and puredata.