[sdiy] Uniformly distributed noise generator?

Michael Bachman bachmanm50 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 23:20:24 CEST 2013

If you are already creating the noise digitally, then why not also
perform the S/H digitally for the random voltage?
I used a 32 bit LFSR to generate the noise and cyclically (based off
an LFO) sampled the lower 10 bits for the random voltage generaton.
Here is a screen shot ot the results.


>> The problem with digital sources, it seems to me, is that you can't feed
>> them into a S/H to get random voltages.  Careful board layout and decoupling
>> are easily applied to make nice clean analog noise sources.  Mine sounds
>> pretty good to me, but I did have to sort through a few dozen devices to get
>> one with acceptably low 1/f noise.  The biggest mistake people make is to
>> assume that the noisiest devices (greatest voltage output) make the best
>> noise sources.  This is abolutely untrue; those always have a large 1/f
>> component.  My best device actually had about the lowest output of the batch
>> I tested.
>> Ian
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