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. 190-5233
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
    €8.64
    1 Pack of 2
    Pack(s)
    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
    €1.218
    Each (On a Reel of 2500)
    units
    - 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 190-4758
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
    €1.489
    Each (In a Tube of 75)
    units
    - 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3576
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+T
    €2.146
    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. 191-3745
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+T
    €2.158
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    units
    - 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 190-5212
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+T
    €7.89
    1 Pack of 2
    Pack(s)
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 56 3 - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 786-1350
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+
    €1.895
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 Stereo - 48kHz Serial-I2C Surface Mount TQFN 32 2 2 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3563
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+
    €3.84
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    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
    €2.517
    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. 190-5257
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+
    €8.47
    1 Pack of 5
    Pack(s)
    - 2 1 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) 16bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 24 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-3336
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+
    €3.251
    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. 191-4309
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9880AETM+
    €1.728
    Each (In a Tube of 50)
    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. 190-4757
    Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
    €3.479
    Each (In a Tube of 60)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 24bit 8 → 96kHz - - TQFN 40 - - 1.8 V -
    RS Stock No. 191-4744
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9880AETM+
    €2.218
    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. 191-3337
    Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+T
    €1.322
    Each (On a Reel of 2500)
    units
    Stereo Audio 2 2 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) 18bit 8 → 48kHz - - TQFN 32 - - 1.8 V -