Re: PC speaker

From: Paulo Marques
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 06:41:50 EST

Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

4) It assumes the current will be sufficient to burn out the speaker. (I
know it will get very hot on older machines, whether it will burn out --
might even depend on the exact speaker model.)
Since you can set the x86's crystals frequency from 1193182 to 18 Hz
(PIT_TICK_RATE / 1 to PIT_TICK_RATE / 65535) [*], you can never really
bust it. But even then, what would a speaker do it was constanly given

I am fairly sure you have a choice between a steady low and a steady high level on the speaker output available if you switch the 8254 to the right single-shot mode. In case you have not been into such details -- the 8254 offers six modes of operation, selected for each channel separately, of which only two are periodic.

Can we please stop this non-sense thread? Anyone designing the speaker circuit would certainly place a small capacitor in series with the speaker to kill the DC component of the signal.

Since the speaker itself wouldn't be able to play very low frequencies anyway, the capacitor wouldn't have to be that big.

So I'm pretty sure that on any half-way decent piece of hardware, you won't be able to kill the speaker with software...

Paulo Marques -

"Don't hit a man when he's down -- kick him; it's easier."
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