App note: Interfacing an STM32L1xx microcontroller with an external I2S audio codec to play audio files

I2S protocol interfacing with an STM32 microcontroller app note from ST Microelectronics. Link here (PDF) The I2S protocol is widely used to transfer audio data from a microcontroller/DSP to an audio codec in order to play melodies (stored in a memory) or, to capture analog sound (from a microphone). The STM32L1xx allows I2S audio communication […]

Simple I2S stereo decoder with amplifier

Dilshan Jayakody published a new build: In this project we build simple I2S stereo decoder with amplifier. To decode I2S data we use Princeton Technologies PT8211 16bit DAC. KA2206 audio power amplifier is used as driver stage of this system. Structure of this I2S amplifier is self-explanatory from the schematic. We select PT8211 and KA2206 […]

App note: Common audio inter-IC protocols

Here is a design article from EETimes about the common inter-IC audio protocols. The article covers the traditional audio signal chain, fully digital audio signal chains, I2S protocol, and PDM. As audio integrated-circuit (IC) designs move to finer geometries, it becomes more difficult to design, and less cost-effective to integrate, high-performance analog circuits on the […]