I2S Audio Breakout Hookup Guide

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Introduction

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.

SparkFun I2S Audio Breakout - MAX98357A

SparkFun I2S Audio Breakout - MAX98357A

DEV-14809
$5.95
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Suggested Tools

You will need a soldering iron, solder, general soldering accessories, screw driver, and hobby knife.

Weller WE1010 Soldering Station

Weller WE1010 Soldering Station

TOL-14734
$129.00
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Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

TOL-09325
$8.95
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Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

TOL-12891
$3.95
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Hobby Knife

Hobby Knife

TOL-09200
$2.95
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