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The I2S Audio Breakout board uses the MAX98357A digital to analog converter (DAC), which converts I2S (not be confused with I2C) audio to an analog signal to drive speakers. The MAX98357A has a built in class D amplifier which can deliver up to 3.2W of power into a 4Ω load. For more information, see the Hardware Overview section below.
You will need a soldering iron, solder, general soldering accessories, screw driver, and hobby knife.
If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.
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