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Erik Malund
11/17/11 09:57
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Mt Airy, Nc

#184778 - not for commercial use
Responding to: Zeeshan Ashraf's previous message
However, i was wondering if there is another way to achieve a multi-channel analog output module. Precision and speed are not very critical, as the outputs are supposed to send a speed and/or position signal to a Servo drive to control dampers for Air flow.

This might sound stupid, but i was wondering what if multiple Sample-and-hold amplifiers are used in front of a DAC and the DAC is run at a high speed to output a voltage that is "latched" in a Sample and Hold amp ? Lets say we talk about 8x SnH amps at front of a DA ?

Is this even possible / practical ?

practical, no
smart, no
feasible, no
good, no
legal for commercial use, no

now since you are in farawayistan and do not have access to a full range of components:


however clumsy and imprecise id possible if your device receiveing the analogs has a reasonably high input impedance use analog switches to switch between caps connected to the high impedance analog inputs.

this would be a reckless approach to a commercial product


List of 20 messages in thread
Multiple Analog Outputs.      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 08:14      
   Don't dismiss single DACs      Oliver Sedlacek      11/17/11 08:47      
   Resolution/precision      Per Westermark      11/17/11 09:03      
      RE: #184777 - Resolution/precision      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 10:49      
         But is 4k steps needed when you have play?        Per Westermark      11/17/11 11:22      
   not for commercial use      Erik Malund      11/17/11 09:57      
      RE: #184778 - not for commercial u      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 10:44      
         how else would you ...      Erik Malund      11/17/11 11:14      
            RE: #184782 - how else would you ...      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 11:25      
         Same-same      Per Westermark      11/17/11 11:27      
            RE: #184785 - Same-same      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 11:32      
               why do you think I said "high input impedance"?      Erik Malund      11/17/11 11:46      
      Similar stuff !      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 11:59      
   State the actual requirement!      Andy Neil      11/17/11 12:26      
      RE:#184789 - State the actual requirement!      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/17/11 14:16      
         Still no answer to "need"      Per Westermark      11/17/11 14:22      
         No, that is not a requirement!      Andy Neil      11/17/11 15:28      
            Very interesting how this always comes up      Justin Fontes      11/18/11 10:31      
            RE: #184792 - No, that is not a requirement!      Zeeshan Ashraf      11/19/11 16:48      
               Yes, bits matter      Per Westermark      11/19/11 17:03      

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