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Originally Posted by mtbdudex
Better usage of space on the AVR/Pre-pro back could be done with these......frees up layout space and simplifies connections.
and lots of length to choose from, depending on where you place your separate amps
Thank you for reminding me of this type of connector. I remember that I saw it on the DATASAT and also other equipment. It saves space for sure, but I am not sure, what I shall think about it in the direction of electrical separation and interference? Maybe OK, but the connectors are relatively close together, however, this is balanced and should therefore be no problem.
In the sense of a new top of the line unit, I agree to Jonathan's thoughts. Modular or even PC based would be the way to go. Where I see the AD section as one important thing in hardware - at least of today and the rest in software, not on dedicated FPGAs or DSPs, on multipurpose processors. This would be really a paradigm change for the manufacturers and I doubt, they see it this way. However, I think this is the way everything will go. I don't know the DATASAT from the inside but I think this is also a computer, basically.
Just my two cents...