I'm new here and I trying to figure out how to work with an ADC. I've read a lot of stuff and I believe that an AD converter it's "very simple" to use. What I mean: Plug the analog source to one side and get the digital source on the other side. However, this is theory - it's not that simple in real life.
What I'm trying to do is, use the PCM1807 (http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/pcm1807.pdf) to get signals from a cardioid microphone.
I was trying to figure out how to make the connections of page 25, but what I didn't understand is do I need that MCU, that AND port with MASK and PLL, and that DSP or AUDIO PROCESSOR to make it work?
Sorry for the newbie question!