App note on Cirrus Logic’s WM9712 jack plug auto-detection by monitoring the connected headphone resistance. Link here (PDF)
This application note describes two operations associated with using headset. The first is the facility to automatically switch between a mono ear speaker and stereo headphones for use in a Smartphone, PDA etc. The second operation is a method which can be used to detect if stereo headphones have been attached or if a mono headset with microphone has been attached.
I’ve just finished a project to roll up the developments into a more ‘finished’ build, feeding the balanced outputs from the flip-flop board into a Broskie BCF buffer stage. I’m using Nicks MJ Statistical Regulator for the B+ and one of Andrew’s indirect filament supplies
Personally, it was one of my first steps into modular synthesizers. Nice sounds, easy approach. Peter Kirn is perfectly picturing this amazing compromise here!
Synths: they’re fun to tweak and play. Modulars: they’re fun to patch. Arduinos: they’re fun to hack. Small things: they’re fun to carry around.
But how to track patches? How to share sounds with friends? I was playing mainly with my son, and managed to print out a paper sketch depicting all the different pinout of the synth. I wasn’t satisfied with that, I needed more!
AN6877 is linear AF level meter IC produced by Panasonic and it is commonly found on many audio equipment. This chip is no longer manufactured by Panasonic and finding replacement chip for AN6877 is also quiet difficult.
The circuit described in this article is design to replace AN6877 base LED drivers and it is based on commonly available components. This replacement LED driver is design using 10, MMBT3904/2N3904 transistors and it can easily modify to get necessary number of outputs.
This project is to act as a central hub for switching between audio sources and listening devices. Multiple audio sources can include a phone, computer, TV, etc. The listening devices can include different sets of speakers, headphones, etc. This project aims at reducing the hassle of unplugging and reconfiguring the desired audio source and listening device to just a button press. There is also an integrated volume control knob on the audio mux to conveniently change the gain in the same location as the buttons.
This is single chip dynamic microphone preamplifier which is design to drive using commonly available 12V single rail power supplies. Preamplifier in this article is build around popular NE5532 dual low noise operational amplifier IC and this preamplifier is specifically constructed to drive professional 600Ω dynamic microphones.
This preamplifier consists with two amplifier stages and initial amplifier is design to get 36dB gain and final preamplifier is used to get 16dB of gain. Preamplifier gain controller is placed in between those two amplifiers and this separation allows reducing clipping in output waveform.