[Soekris] Questions about net5501
matthew at matthew.at
Wed Mar 25 05:06:13 UTC 2009
Answering my own questions from a few weeks back in case anyone looking
at the archive wants to know the answer...
Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> I sent mail directly to Soekris regarding these, but rather than wait
> for my answer I thought I might ask the list for other expert opinions:
> 1) For my application, I need to put a 4-channel (4 in, 4 out at 96 kHz)
> PCI digital audio card (specifically, the M-Audio Delta 44) on the PCI
> connector. It is a full-sized PCI card, 3.3v-capable with an ICE1712
> chip on it. Is it likely that the net5501 will work with this card? Will
> it fit in the standard case?
The M-Audio Delta 44 (3.3v version) successfully plugs in and captures
and plays audio when plugged into a net5501-70. It fits just fine in the
standard net5501 case.
> 2) For my application, I also need a few bits of TTL I/O. Is the GPIO
> connector suitable for this? Is there a convenient way to get those pins
> to an external connector on the standard case?
The standard case has no extra ports to get the GPIO pins in or out, but
a 20-pin ribbon connector can be mated to something like a 25-pin D
connector and a hole punched in the front of the case to mount it. I
haven't actually put this together yet, but I believe it will work.
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