I have an older design using an ADAU1701, and we'd like to upgrade it to include consumer-grade TOSLINK (optical input), but I don't want to add too much cost. From my reading, this gets complicated, because the master clock for the ADAU won't be synchronized with the external source. So I assume I'll need an ASRC.
I see a few options -
1. Add a chip to convert S/PDIF to I2S as a slave to the source, then use an ASRC to sync the digital data into the ADAU1701. This seems quite complicated, but maybe there's a cheap IC somewhere that does all this?
2. Convert the S/PDIF into analog, which is mux'd or mixed to the ADAU analog input. This probably requires a receiver + DAC, so $$.
3. Switch to an ADAU1442 or similar (adds $5), which handles the digital side nicely, but requires a codec to retain my analog capability, so that's another $2 or so. The extra processing is nice but I don't really need it.
Given that this type of input is so common in inexpensive consumer gear, I'm surprised it's turning out to be so expensive - easily $5 plus the connector in quantity.
Any other options I'm overlooking?
All we need is RX. The DIR9001 may fit the bill at ~$2, or something similar. It need not be continuously running when switching to S/PDIF; we can afford a second or two for a reset. And I do have a microcontroller on the board.
Still more cost and hassle than I was expecting, but this might be the best solution.