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Using i.MX as a Media Center, Audio Stream with S/PDIF

Question asked by Atilla Mete Turedi on Dec 30, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2016 by Atilla Mete Turedi



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;


     - Coaxial

     - 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.