Wednesday, August 30, 2006

MOTM update

Latest update from Paul Schreiber (Synth Tech) for this week.

This is the last week of initial kitting before shipping begins on Sept 5th. I
did get news that the Tempco resistors will arrive tomorrow or Tuesday, I
ordered 200 of them so that should take care of all kits needing tempcos. The
pacing item is now the 149 pots for VCOs (both kits and assembled). I have maybe
100 of them now, so what I will do is get out assembled VCOs first, then kits.
There are over 30 kits on order (180 pots needed). I will be that the pots ship
the last week of September, because that is the end of the quarter and companies
*hate* to carry orders past a quarter.

Tomorrow I'm ordering the AudioEngine parts, we have done preliminary coding on
the Cloud Generator portion and it seems to all fit with some room to spare. The
parts will not arrive for 6-8 weeks, there is still a lot of work to be done.
But so far, it does look like a really interesting module. The output quality
is 48khz @ 18 bits (same as DVD). Hopefully in a month or so, we will be able to
hack up the Xilinx dev board and get some audio samples. They won't be a 'clean'
as the real thing because of lack of additional lowpass filtering (both analog
and digital) on the real hardware.

This week was a "slow" week, dealing with getting the parts in (also referring
as 'vendor bashing') sooner. I get to bash the front panel vendor this week.

Paul S.


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