Element14, Wolfson Announce Sound Card for Raspberry Pi

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These will sell very well. There are a lot of audio/video applications for the RPi that are forced to user audio over HDMI and then route the audio out from the display. Having an add-in board with 3.5mm microphone in and 4-pole out will make lots of users happy but adding digital S/PDIF out and a stereo out with on-board amp will be even more flexible for modders and DIY'ers. I can't wait to see what to community cooks up with this board and the RPi.
 

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Why wouldn't you put some form of digital out on this? Digital Coax, SPDIF, anything besides being only able to use the HDMI out on RPi would have made me buy this. When i saw this article, i was ready to buy before the page loaded if it had some form of digitalout. Makes no sense why you would have almost every other connection type besides a digital out..What clowns...
 

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I'm suspecting that the "Phono jack for electrical (not optical) S/PDIF digital input" is really "output", though I will leave room to be wrong about that.
 

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It's not clear in the article here on Tom's but the white connector is an S/PDIF input and the yellow connector is an S/PDIF output so it does indeed have a digital output. You can read "SPDIF OUT" on the PCB below the connector in the photo in the article but it is written upside down ("SPDIF IN" is written on the other side of the white connector) . Tom's only lists the S/PDIF input in the article but the info can be found and confirmed elsewhere.

Here's Engadget's article showing a photo of the board installed on an RPi: http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/11/raspberry-pi-wolfson-audio-card/

Here's a photo of the board with labels for each of the connectors: http://www.element14.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/102-55903-4-192307/callout.png
 
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