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AUDIO JACK AND SPEAKER

Hi, I did not see any speaker attached to the board. Is there any audio add-on that support this board

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  • eduncan911eduncan911 Posts: 144Administrator, Moderator admin
    edited October 5

    @enddot12 said:
    Hi, I did not see any speaker attached to the board. Is there any audio add-on that support this board

    Hello!

    Depends on what you want as output.

    Under Windows or Linux, the board outputs audio via the HDMI connector like a standard TV-like setup. Your monitor would need a way to play the audio. There are also HDMI splitters available to split the audio signal if you really want it elsewhere, though I've never had good luck with them (always a buzzing noise from other devices, never tried with UP Boards).

    No, there isn't a dedicated audio device with an analog output like the RPi audio jack - other than the one through the HDMI that is.

    If you are talking about audio via the GPIO header, it is the same pinout as the RPi - which means it is all digital, not analog and can't be directly connected to a speaker. Well, actually you could and setup a PWM modulator in code to create tones - but that's about it.

    There are various RPi HATs out there with DACs for speakers and amplifiers as well.

    Could you tell us what kind of audio you want?

    Eric Duncan - UP Evangelist - My thoughts are of my own free will

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