I've often seen people refer to the ADC as it's only what did they say? 8 or 12bit (from memory) AnalogRead.
Last night while looking for Arduino Shields off of Ebay, I Came across "NetDuino" 49mhz, ARM, blah blah blah.
But, it says it's a 32bit CPU...
So does that mean, the NetDuino, can read in Full 16bit or even 32bit data digital streams from ADC to DAC ?
I'm thinking (to try and get and understand this concept), you can sample X amount of bits at a time, and the Arduino.. what Defines the "bit read value"
eg, if you read sequentially every single bit from say an SD card, is it not fast enough to read simply another 8 bits and create perfect quality, although slow?.. or it's simply
not powerful enough in realtime to sample enough data? and outut it through to the digital to analog section?
Does this mean that the NetDuino is capable of sampling 32bit data like say an oldish Soundblaster, while the Arduino samples at 12bit ? i don't quite get the link between sampling (because it can loop hundreds of thousands of times a second?! and read the data fast enough?.. i'm confused as... it's curiosity that's being doing my head in trying to understand all this )
Thanks if you can unconfuse the crap out of me