[sdiy] Digital accumulator VCO core?

Richie Burnett rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Tue Feb 9 16:32:31 CET 2021

> There was someone here some years ago who’d done a voltage-controlled 
> oscillator on a dsPIC. The cunning part of that was that the output 
> waveform was a triangle instead of a ramp. That massively reduces the 
> aliasing problems...

Neat!  I wonder if you could take that process all the way and have the NCO 
output a sinewave (to remove all aliasing.)  Obviously you could easily use 
analogue electronics to derive a square wave from that with a comparator, 
but not sure how you could shape it into a triangle or sawtooth waveform!?

I guess it's all irrelevant really though as BLIT, BLEP, minBLEP, poly-BLEP 
etc, all work very well for directly generating the common analogue 
oscillator waveforms at 48kHz or 96kHz sample rates.


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