[sdiy] non-mechanical switching solutions

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 17:14:01 CEST 2016

Excellent suggestions all, thanks.

Ian: I will have to verify the nature of the voltages in the ladder, my
initial test seemed to work with single VN0104's but bipolar voltage is
something I should validate.

The Maxims cited are very nice, but their package is not friendly unless I
have assembly done along with the PCB... feasible perhaps, but I hope to

The ADG could work very well, and I have no problem with a small PIC.
TSSOP is hand solderable too, that's a plus.

This also led me to Mouser's "analog switches" section, which I'm going to
browse for other options.  MAX314/MAX4605 look promising if I want to stick
to through hole components....


On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com>

> On 27.06.2016 16:15, Pete Hartman wrote:
> > First thought: CD4052, but that doesn't work well in practice at all.
> >
> > Second thought: DG409, better characteristics, but that still doesn't
> > work sufficiently well.
> >
> > Dig around a while for why.... aha, the on resistance for both is
> > significant, especially for the capacitive stages of a ladder filter.
> > The DG409 has on the order of 100R - 120R.  Too much, and confirmed to
> > be the issue by comparing physical connections with wire to physical
> > connections with 100R resistors.
> ADG1414, R_on = 9.5R and 8 switches inside one package - but needs SPI
> so you need to add a 50¢ uC to control it
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