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.

  • Smart Phones
  • Portable Media Players
  • Handheld Gaming Sets
  • Tablets and PCs
  • High End Headphones and Headsets
  • Electronic Musical Instruments.

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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 Power Supply Type Typical Operating Supply Voltage
    RS Stock No. 662-4977
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2904DB
    TWD382.00
    Each
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 Single 3.35 V, 5 V
    RS Stock No. 922-2757
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2904DB
    TWD326.20
    Each (In a Tube of 47)
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 Single 3.35 V, 5 V
    RS Stock No. 819-7042
    Mfr. Part No.AD1937WBSTZ
    TWD362.00
    Each
    units
    Stereo Audio 4 8 12 24bit 192kHz Serial Surface Mount LQFP 64 4 8 Single 3.3 V
    RS Stock No. 160-4472
    Mfr. Part No.AD1937WBSTZ
    TWD273.40
    Each (In a Tray of 160)
    units
    Stereo Audio 4 8 12 24bit 192kHz Serial Surface Mount LQFP 64 4 8 Single 3.3 V
    RS Stock No. 922-7563
    Mfr. Part No.SGTL5000XNAA3
    BrandNXP
    TWD65.50
    Each (In a Tray of 2450)
    units
    Stereo Audio 1 1 2 24bit 96kHz Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount QFN 32 1 2 Single 1.62 → 3.6 V
    RS Stock No. 716-5845
    Mfr. Part No.CS42526-CQZ
    TWD363.00
    Each
    units
    General Purpose 2 6 Stereo 24bit 192ksps SPI Surface Mount LQFP 64 2 6 Single 5 V
    RS Stock No. 162-4263
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2902E
    TWD392.00
    Each (In a Tube of 47)
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 Single 3.35 V, 5 V
    New
    RS Stock No. 190-5212
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+T
    TWD233.00
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 56 3 - Single 1.8 V
    New
    RS Stock No. 191-3576
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+T
    TWD126.60
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 18bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 32 - - Single 1.8 V
    RS Stock No. 538-6444
    Mfr. Part No.AD74111YRUZ
    TWD207.00
    Each
    units
    - 1 1 Mono 24bit 48ksps Serial Surface Mount TSSOP 16 1 1 Single 2.5 V, 3.3 V
    RS Stock No. 158-0555
    Mfr. Part No.ADAU1361BCPZ
    TWD204.00
    Each (In a Tray of 490)
    units
    - 2 2 Stereo 24bit 96ksps Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount LFCSP 32 3 4 Single -
    RS Stock No. 662-4970
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2906DB
    TWD557.00
    Each
    units
    - 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48ksps USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 Single 3.35 V, 5 V
    RS Stock No. 819-7048
    Mfr. Part No.AD1939WBSTZ
    TWD405.00
    Each
    units
    Stereo Audio 4 8 12 24bit 192kHz Serial Surface Mount LQFP 64 4 8 Single 3.3 V
    New
    RS Stock No. 190-4757
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
    TWD167.10
    Each (In a Tube of 60)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 96kHz - - TQFN 40 - - Single 1.8 V
    RS Stock No. 774-1281
    Mfr. Part No.PCM2906CDB
    TWD391.00
    Each
    units
    Stereo Audio 1 1 Stereo 16bit 48kHz USB Surface Mount SSOP 28 2 2 Single 5 V
    RS Stock No. 169-8391
    Mfr. Part No.CS42526-CQZ
    TWD274.20
    Each (In a Tube of 160)
    units
    General Purpose 2 6 Stereo 24bit 192ksps SPI Surface Mount LQFP 64 2 6 Single 5 V
    RS Stock No. 807-1693
    Mfr. Part No.ADAU1961WBCPZ
    TWD196.00
    Each
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 Stereo 24bit 96ksps Serial-2 Wire, Serial-4 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI Surface Mount LFCSP 32 2 2 Single 3.3 V
    RS Stock No. 162-7849
    Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3107IRSBT
    TWD145.20
    Each (On a Reel of 250)
    units
    PCM 2 2 12 32bit 48ksps Serial-I2C Surface Mount WQFN 40 1 1 Single 1.8 (Digital) V, 3.3 (Analogue)
    New
    RS Stock No. 190-5233
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
    TWD286.50
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 40 - - Single 1.8 V
    New
    RS Stock No. 191-3336
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+
    TWD154.60
    Each (In a Tube of 43)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 96kHz - - TQFN 56 3 - Single 1.8 V