[sdiy] Digital accumulator VCO core?

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Feb 10 09:40:29 CET 2021

On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 09:34:00AM +0000, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
> 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, and since triangle-core oscillators are common, there’s a lot of wave shaper designs you can tack on the end. But the exponential conversion was done inside the chip for obvious reasons. The ADC sample rate was fast enough for it to do convincing FM.

Here's a really simple one on an Arduino that generates an antialiased saw at about 32kHz sample rate.



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