[Soekris] Sound Cards
andrew.mccall at goroam.net
Sat Sep 14 15:46:20 UTC 2002
David et al.
I would like to see a more powerful PCI bus in the net 4501. I need
about 4.5 more Watts on the PCI bus to make things work properly. Is
there a model with a bigger badder PCI bus in the pipeline at all? What
sort of voulme would be needed to get this functionality added?
David Kelly wrote:
> Browsing the archives essentially this same question was asked a
> couple of days before I subscribed, but I see no other replies.
> What are people using for a sound card on the 4501 board? An early
> Aureal Vortex card is the only 3.3V PCI card I have found. Can't get
> any more. Wasn't that great of a card what with Linux binaries
> shoehorned into FreeBSD. Also suspect its audio quality suffered from
> running its circuitry on 3.3V.
> Might also be the 4501 power wasn't all that clean. Can't say as I
> haven't looked. Others at work have claimed the same sound card
> sounds better mounted in a Dell PC. Can't say if the same OS and
> software was being used in their test.
> What are the prospects of converting the PCI slot to 5 volts? Will
> the interface chips tolerate a 5 volt signal?
> How about trading an onboard ethernet for onboard sound? In the near
> term I need 10 more 4501 boards and 10 more sound cards. Doubt that
> will finance the NRE, but maybe others have similar needs?
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