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Bargraph Challenge

So, we want two 100-LED bargraphs per stereo channel. That means 200 LEDs to drive, and we only have 104 mm × 13 mm of PCB space to achieve this feat of engineering. 68 more words

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No Illuminated Knobs

Now that we have plenty of switches, illuminated knobs are not necessary. But we will keep their SPST switching function, because it should streamline the overall workflow when dealing with modal dialogs. 97 more words

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Mechanical Design

What you have on this mockup is our best iteration so far. This is the result of working on the mechanical aspect of things, trying to make sure that all the pieces could fit together. 992 more words

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Internal Cables

We’ve created a new sheet for keeping track of our internal cables. Many more are to be expected for the power supplies. And we’ll make sure that our U.FL coaxial cables are as short as possible, by carefully planning the positioning of their respective U.FL connectors on the backplane, ADC board, and DAC board.

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More Boards

We have started to capture all our boards on a separate sheet within our master spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep track of them. 38 more words

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Motorized Faders

We’re considering using the Penny & Giles PGFM9000 Series linear motorized fader. They won’t come cheap either, but their low profile is very attractive. One of the many challenges that we will have to solve is to fit them properly within our enclosure, while also adding the bargraph. 41 more words

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Pulsar Clock

We will use the Pulsar Clock to drive our DAC board. It won’t come cheap, but it should help reduce jitter, which I’m just starting to understand. 7 more words

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