Stereo volume and balance control with Rotary Encoder using MAX5440

  • Rajkumar Sharma
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The project described here is a compact stereo volume and balance control with rotary encoder. It provides 32 log potentiometer steps with buffered wiper output. The project can easily replace mechanical potentiometer. 5 LEDs indicate the volume level or balance settings , depending on the status of the mode indicator D1 LED. The MAX5440 includes debounced pushbutton inputs for mute and mode. The mute input allows a single pushbutton to change between volume control and the -90dB (typ) mute setting. The mode input toggles between volume and balance control. A click-and-pop suppression feature minimizes the audible noise generated by wiper transitions.

MAX5440 Description

The MAX5440 dual, 40kΩ logarithmic taper volume control features a debounced up/down interface for use with a simple rotary encoder without using a microcontroller (µC). Each potentiometer has 32 log-spaced tap points with a buffered wiper output and replaces mechanical potentiometers. An integrated bias generator provides the required ((VDD + VSS) / 2) bias voltage, eliminating the need for costly external op-amp circuits in unipolar audio applications. A mode-indicator LED output specifies volume or balance control. Five integrated LED drivers indicate volume level or balance settings, depending on the status of the mode indicator.

Features

  • Logarithmic Taper Volume Control with (31) 2dB Steps
  • Low-Power Wiper Buffers Provide 0.003% THD
  • Single +2.7V to +5.5V Supply Voltage Operation
  • Low 0.5µA Shutdown Supply Current
  • Integrated Bias Voltage Generator
  • Five-Segment LED Volume/Balance Indicator
  • Click less Switching
  • 40kΩ End-to-End Fixed Resistance Value
  • Mute Function Toggles to -90dB (typ)
  • Power-On Reset to -12dBFS Wiper Position

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