Audio & Video Encoders & Decoders

In order to convert analogue audio and video into digital signals and back again, audio and video encoders and decoders are required. The term codec is a combination of the words 'coder' and 'decoder', and the IC (integrated chip) contains both a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and analogue-to-digital converter (ADC.)

What are audio and video encoders and decoders?

Audio encoder and decoder 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. Whilst video encoders and decoders are high quality converters of digital video data to analogue video data and back again.

How do audio and video encoders and decoders work?

Audio encoders and decoders first digitize 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 integrated chips digital-analogue-converter.

Video encoders video signals into a compressed format and a decoder converts compressed video back into an uncompressed format. H.264 codecs which are industry standard are utilised by video encoders and can reduce the raw content data by as much as 1,000 times.

Applications

Audio encoder and decoder chips have a variety of application use such as;

  • Smart Phones
  • Portable Media Players
  • Handheld Gaming Sets
  • Tablets and PCs

Video encoder and decoder chips are widely used in CCTV devices, It enables users to gain the benefits of network video, without having to discard existing analogue equipment such as analogue CCTV cameras and coaxial cabling.


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Description Price Audio/Video Standards IC Type Number of Channels Typical Supply Current Power Supply Type Mounting Type Number of ADC Inputs Number of DAC Outputs Package Type Interface Type Pin Count Number of DACs Typical Operating Supply Voltage Dimensions
RS Stock No. 922-2757
Mfr. Part No.PCM2904DB
TWD356.80
Each (In a Tube of 47)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 2 2 SSOP USB 28 1 3.35 V, 5 V 10.2 x 5.3 x 1.95mm
RS Stock No. 662-4977
Mfr. Part No.PCM2904DB
TWD410.00
Each
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- Audio Codec IC Stereo - Single Surface Mount 2 2 SSOP USB 28 1 3.35 V, 5 V 10.2 x 5.3 x 1.95mm
RS Stock No. 517-0491
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
TWD217.00
Each
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - TQFP - 32 - 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 545-7906
Mfr. Part No.TFP410PAP
TWD261.00
Each
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- Video Encoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 64 - 3.3 V 10 x 10 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 162-4933
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
TWD135.80
Each (In a Tray of 250)
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - TQFP - 32 - 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 709-6266
Mfr. Part No.AD724JRZ
TWD526.00
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- Video Encoder IC - - - Surface Mount - - SOIC W - 16 - - 10.5 x 7.6 x 2.35mm
RS Stock No. 819-7042
Mfr. Part No.AD1937WBSTZ
TWD390.00
Each
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- Audio Codec IC 12 - Single Surface Mount 4 8 LQFP Serial 64 8 3.3 V 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 708-9899
Mfr. Part No.ADV7181CBSTZ
TWD511.00
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 64 - 1.8 (Digital) V, 3.3 (Analogue) V 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 169-8305
Mfr. Part No.CS4272-CZZ
TWD281.50
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 2 2 TSSOP Serial-I2S, Serial-SPI 28 2 3.3 V, 5 V 9.7 x 4.4 x 0.9mm
RS Stock No. 922-7563
Mfr. Part No.SGTL5000XNAA3
BrandNXP
TWD61.20
Each (In a Tray of 2450)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 1 2 QFN Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 32 1 1.62 to 3.6 V 5 x 5 x 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 190-4757
Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
TWD180.10
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - Single - - - TQFN - 40 2 1.8 V 5 x 5 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 798-9969
Mfr. Part No.ADV7280BCPZ
TWD431.00
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP - 32 - 1.71 → 1.89 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 820-9426
Mfr. Part No.ADV7281WBCPZ-M
TWD443.00
Each
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP WQ - 32 - 1.8 (Analogue/Digital) V, 3.3 (Digital I/O) V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 190-4758
Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
TWD64.40
Each (In a Tube of 75)
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- Audio Codec IC 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) - Single - - - TQFN - 24 1 1.8 V 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 759-0651
Mfr. Part No.AD9889BBCPZ-165
TWD425.00
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S/PDIF HDMI Transmitter IC 8 240mA Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP VQ - 64 - 1.8 V 9 x 9 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 190-5257
Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
TWD76.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Audio Codec IC 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) - Single - - - TQFN - 24 1 1.8 V 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 183-2586
Mfr. Part No.ADV7391BCPZ
TWD345.00
Each
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- Video Encoder & Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP - 32 3 3.3 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 191-3745
Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+T
TWD76.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Audio Codec IC 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) - Single - - - TQFN - 24 1 1.8 V 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 121-9211
Mfr. Part No.TFP401PZP
TWD243.50
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 100 - 3.3 V 14 x 14 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 691-0537
Mfr. Part No.GS2961-IBE3
BrandGennum
TWD2,324.00
Each
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - BGA - 100 - 1.2 V, 1.8 V, 3.3 V 11 x 11 x 10.7mm