Audio Codec ICs

In order to convert analogue audio into digital signals and back again, audio codec ICs are required. Codec is a combination of the words 'coder' and 'decoder, and the IC contains both a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and analogue-to-digital converter (ADC.) Audio codec chips are typically used in sound cards with an audio input and output, which means they can be used to both capture speech and allow speaker playback.



The RS Components range of audio codec integrated circuits includes high-quality models from leading brands.



How do Audio Codecs work?



The IC operates by first digitizing an analogue source. It achieves this by transforming a voltage level into a binary representation, commonly known as a pulse code modulation, or PCM. In order for this digital signal to be heard it must be converted back to analogue. This data conversion is handled by the ICs digital-analogue-converter.



Applications



Audio codec ICs are used to enhance the audio experience in many kinds of digital device and electronics. With different numbers of channels, sampling rates and input/output interface configurations, there are audio codec ICs available to suit your demands.



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    Description Price Codec Type Number of ADCs Number of DACs Number of Channels ADC/DAC Resolution Sampling Rate Interface Type Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Number of ADC Inputs Number of DAC Outputs Typical Operating Supply Voltage Automotive Standard
    RS Stock No. 491-5681
    Mfr. Part No.CS4272-CZZ
    SGD12.82
    Each
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 192ksps Serial-I2S, Serial-SPI Surface Mount TSSOP 28 2 2 3.3 V, 5 V -
    RS Stock No. 169-8305
    Mfr. Part No.CS4272-CZZ
    SGD10.88
    Each (In a Tube of 50)
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 192ksps Serial-I2S, Serial-SPI Surface Mount TSSOP 28 2 2 3.3 V, 5 V -
    RS Stock No. 821-2245
    Mfr. Part No.SGTL5000XNAA3
    BrandNXP
    SGD4.724
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    Stereo Audio 1 1 2 24bit 96kHz Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount QFN 32 1 2 1.62 → 3.6 V -
    RS Stock No. 921-5135
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3204IRHBT
    SGD5.11
    Each (On a Reel of 250)
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 32bit 192ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount QFN 32 3 2 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V -
    RS Stock No. 709-9142
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3204IRHBT
    SGD7.10
    Each
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 32bit 192ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount QFN 32 3 2 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V -
    RS Stock No. 190-5257
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
    SGD2.768
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    Mono Audio 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-4744
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9880AETM+
    SGD4.352
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - 8 → 48 (ADC) kHz, 8 → 96 (DAC) kHz - Surface Mount TQFN 48 2 2 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3336
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+
    SGD5.48
    Each (In a Tube of 43)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 56 3 - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 190-4756
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+T
    SGD4.207
    Each (On a Reel of 2500)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 56 3 - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 404-386
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3104IRHBT
    SGD5.90
    Each
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 96ksps Serial-I2C Surface Mount QFN 32 3 6 1.8 V, 3.3 V -
    RS Stock No. 162-7851
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320DAC3203IRGET
    SGD2.61
    Each (On a Reel of 250)
    units
    PCM 1 2 2 32bit 48ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount VQFN 24 1 1 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3576
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+T
    SGD3.112
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 18bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 32 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 662-4970
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2906DB
    SGD24.88
    Each
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 3.35 V, 5 V -
    RS Stock No. 697-7537
    Mfr. Part No.ADAU1361BCPZ
    SGD12.79
    Each
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 96ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount LFCSP 32 3 4 - -
    RS Stock No. 732-1092
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC10IPFB
    SGD11.10
    Each
    units
    - 1 1 Mono 16bit 22ksps SPI Surface Mount TQFP 48 1 1 5.5 (Analogue) V, 5.5 (Digital) V -
    RS Stock No. 774-1281
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2906CDB
    SGD16.85
    Each
    units
    Stereo Audio 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48kHz USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 5 V -
    RS Stock No. 190-5233
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
    SGD7.19
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 40 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3284
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+T
    SGD1.996
    Each (On a Reel of 2500)
    units
    Mono Audio 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 162-7022
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2906DB
    SGD21.90
    Each (In a Tube of 47)
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 3.35 V, 5 V -
    RS Stock No. 697-7546
    Mfr. Part No.ADAU1761BCPZ
    SGD17.27
    Each
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 96ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount LFCSP 32 3 4 1.5 V, 3.3 V -
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