The BULLETin

The BULLETin™


Once you generate your manufacturing files- Gerber, nc drill, (pick and place if you are having them do assembly) you will need to choose a pcb manufacture...
When I was a kid I’d disassemble everything I could get my hands on from phones, laptops, game consoles etc. I was obsessed with finding ways to modify them to make them run better and part of that obsession also meant repairing things that broke or went wrong.
You’ll often have the manufacturers twist the formulas around to calculate the power output differently in an effort to make their amplifiers sound more impressive than other ones.
The saying you “can’t teach old dogs new tricks” has some truth to it when you consider the extraordinary stubbornness of so many individuals. Such is the nature of some people who grew up when through hole technology was the only type to exist and then surface mount came along...
Over the years I have gotten into some debates with people on the very topic of resistor type in audio with pretty much everyone saying that it makes no difference.
With the many manufactures of capacitors these days you are bound to run across some part series designated for “Audio use” with little other info available to explain for what audio purpose specifically they are intended for and what makes them so great.
Advanced decoupling
Due to the large gain of most audio amps, they can have significant current consumption. Regardless if the topology is class A, AB, or D...
A lot of people often assume that the higher the class amplifier the better the sound quality, but this is not always true...
Anytime you have an amplifier that is generating unwanted noise to the speakers you first need to determine what type of noise it is making. From there you can determine the likely source of the noise and rectify it.
Grab a piece of paper and draw a sine wave(or imagine that you did). Label the height of the wave peak to peak. So now we have an AC voltage,
Common mode rejection ratio is the ability for a device to reject or suppress “common mode noise” -that is noise that is common(identical) to both differential input channels. Let’s take an amp for example with an audio signal at its differential(inverting and non inverting) inputs.
In most amplifier designs you will be tasked with choosing an input filtering(coupling) capacitor value. This is the capacitor that goes on the input stage of an amp and filters DC bias from the audio signal.
Imagine someone is talking while you are trying to listen to your favorite music. That is […]
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Which type of capacitor should you use? Well, it depends on the circuit. There are many […]