[sdiy] LFSR digital noise source

bbob fluxmonk at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 22:33:43 CET 2019

Thanks to René Schmitz and Jay Schwichtenberg for answering the question I
actually asked.  As it happens, i just found an ancient build attempt of
the EN76 digital noise source that Jay referred to...  it didn't work at
the time - it was in the (large) "pile of sad failed projects") - but
that's the direction to go.


On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM Richie Burnett <rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk>

> You mean your white noise chips don't have IP connectivity, a firewall,
> 256-bit encryption and patch storage in the cloud????
> Shame on you Tom ;-)
> -Richie,
> Sent from my Xperia SP on O2
> ---- Tom Wiltshire wrote ----
> >
> >> On 12 Nov 2019, at 16:52, Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 03:14:47PM +0000, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
> >>> ..because throwing a 32-bit chip at a job like this is a total waste?
> Even the tiniest 8-bit PIC isn’t really breaking a sweat doing stuff like
> this. You could do it on one of the little 6-pin SOT PIC10F chips.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Right, but when an STM32F103 on a wee board is £2 and an off-brand
> >> Arduino clone is £5, you may as well throw brute force at it.
> >
> >
> >I wouldn’t waste more than 50p on a chip to do this job!!
> >
> >I agree with most of Steve’s arguments - easier to program, quicker, etc.
> Those are the reasons why I think a uP solution beats a pure hardware one.
> But it simply doesn’t need a 32-bit chip. Yeah, ok, you can write it in C
> on a 32-bitter and probably get some tool to set the thing up for you. And
> it costs you £1. But I can write it in assembly on a chip that costs £0.50p
> just as quickly. Now, personally, I do that for my own satisfaction since I
> only need a few, but if I was producing ten million units, I’d have
> powerful financial reasons for using an 8-bit chip. Volume helps, and there
> are such a vast number of little tiny jobs that an 8-bit chip can do that
> the cost-sensitive/volume applications will always require them. Unless us
> human beings successfully manage to over-complicate everything…I admit this
> is a possibility when fridges have internet connections ;)
> >
> >
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