I am designing a multimedia centre using the imx6 and new to most of the stuff I come across with.
As part of the design I would like the card to support 5.1 and 7.1 home theater systems and for this
purpose, planning to use the S/PDIF interface that imx6 has.
Simply put my question is what intermediate ICs and devices do I need to connect in between my
home theather system and imx6 in case of;
- Optical (TOSLINK)
When I give outputs from the Tx of the S/PDIF, how do I convert it to optical? If I use a coaxial connector
do I need nothing else but the cable in between? Obviously home theathre handles the DAC if it accepts
S/PDIF so that is not my problem.
A detailed explanation or guidance is welcome since I am completely new and self educated on the subject.