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CLAC not HAT compatible like it claims?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:48 pm
by swarren
The Cirrus Logic Audio Card (CLAC) is advertized as being HAT compatible:

http://www.newark.com/wolfson-microelec ... oCpcXw_wcB

U10, the board ID EEPROM, is not populated on the board I received; only bare pads are present. Strangely, the EEPROM WP jumper is populated!

Now, the HAT specification: https://github.com/raspberrypi/hats/blo ... quirements states that a working EEPROM is a requirement.

Those facts are inconsistent. Does anyone know what the story is here?

Re: CLAC not HAT compatible like it claims?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:46 am
by karrika
My card also lacks U10. It is in the schematics but not on the board.

Re: CLAC not HAT compatible like it claims?

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:41 pm
by swarren
Can anyone from the Pi Foundation or CLAC manufacturer comment on this?

Re: CLAC not HAT compatible like it claims?

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:50 am
by DougieLawson
You've bought possibly the best audio hardware, but it has the absolute worst possible support from the hardware manufacturer. I doubt you'll ever get a coherent reply from anyone.

It's nothing to do with the RPF, they only publish the HAT spec, they don't police it.

The place to ask is: https://www.element14.com/community/com ... audio_card but don't hold your breath waiting for a reply.