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. 162-4933
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
€3.129
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. 517-0491
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
€5.00
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - TQFP - 32 - 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 662-5419
Mfr. Part No.TFP403PZP
€9.81
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 100 - 3.3 V 14 x 14 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 922-2789
Mfr. Part No.TFP403PZP
€8.467
Each (In a Tray of 90)
units
- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 100 - 3.3 V 14 x 14 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 798-9979
Mfr. Part No.ADV7280WBCPZ-M
€6.05
Each
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP - 32 - 1.71 to 1.89 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 819-7238
Mfr. Part No.ADV7180WBCPZ
€7.32
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP VQ - 40 - 1.8 V, 3.3 V 6.1 x 6.1 x 0.95mm
RS Stock No. 121-8932
Mfr. Part No.TFP410PAP
€3.994
Each (In a Tray of 160)
units
- Video Encoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 64 - 3.3 V 10 x 10 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 159-9553
Mfr. Part No.ADV7280WBCPZ-M
€5.874
Each (In a Tray of 490)
units
- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP - 32 - 1.71 to 1.89 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 169-8305
Mfr. Part No.CS4272-CZZ
€6.212
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. 809-9137
Mfr. Part No.AD9862BSTZ
€43.29
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- Signal Front End IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 128 - - 14 x 20 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 709-6266
Mfr. Part No.AD724JRZ
€12.34
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- Video Encoder IC - - - Surface Mount - - SOIC W - 16 - - 10.5 x 7.6 x 2.35mm
RS Stock No. 491-5681
Mfr. Part No.CS4272-CZZ
€7.48
Each
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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. 545-7906
Mfr. Part No.TFP410PAP
€5.58
Each
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- Video Encoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 64 - 3.3 V 10 x 10 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 814-3893
Mfr. Part No.SN74AVC6T622PWR
€0.451
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- Audio & Video Encoder and Decoder IC 6 - Single Surface Mount - - TSSOP - 20 - 1.2 V 6.6 x 4.5 x 1.05mm
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RS Stock No. 212-5575
Mfr. Part No.MAX98050ENX+T
€4.78
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - 3 - - - - - WLP - 36 1 - -
RS Stock No. 190-4758
Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
€1.49
Each (In a Tube of 75)
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. 802-3638
Mfr. Part No.ADV7612BSWZ
€15.04
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- - - - - Surface Mount - - LQFP - 100 - - 14.2 x 14.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 877-9265
Mfr. Part No.ADV7802BSTZ-80
€19.54
Each
units
- - - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 176 - 1.8 (Digital) V, 3.3 (Analogue) V 24.2 x 24.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 697-7537
Mfr. Part No.ADAU1361BCPZ
€7.14
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 3 4 LFCSP Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 32 2 - 5 x 5 x 0.83mm
RS Stock No. 921-5135
Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3204IRHBT
€2.978
Each (On a Reel of 250)
units
- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 3 2 QFN Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 32 2 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 0.9mm