Advanced Volume control

  
This circuit could be used for replacing your manual volume control in a stereo amplifier. In this circuit, push-to-on switch S1 controls the forward (volume increase) operation of both channels while a similar switch S2 controls reverse (volume decrease) operation of both channels. A readily available IC from Dallas semiconductor, DS1669 is used here.
Advanced Volume control - schematic

FEATURES: Replaces mechanical variable resistors Electronic interface provided for digital as well as manual control Wide differential input voltage range between 4.5 and 8 volts Wiper position is maintained in the absence of power Low-cost alternative to mechanical controls Applications include volume, tone, contrast,brightness, and dimmer control The circuit is extremely simple and compact requiring very few external components. The power supply can vary from 4.5V to 8V.



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