January 18, 2013

Generate better Arduino audio output with dual-PWM

 It's no secret you can generate tones and simple audio with pulse-width modulation, but it isn't the best. However using the methods described by the Open Music Labs, you can use two PWM outputs and some simple analogue circuitry to create reasonable audio output. This is accomplished with 16-bit audio by sending the high bit to one digital output and the low bit to another, then mixing them with external circuitry. 

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