“LDAC is considered the highest-quality audio codec available,” claimed Microchip. “It transmits up to 990kbit/s throughput, which is three times higher than the standard Bluetooth sub-band codec (SBC), and maintains frequency and bit depth of up to 96kHz 24bit. The high compression and reproduction efficiency enables high-resolution audio listening experiences for Bluetooth audio devices.”
And the LDAC codec is also integrated into the Bluetooth stack of Android 8.0 Oreo – making the technology available on the transmit side.
The chip is called IS2064GM-0L3, which, the firm points out, has been designed into Audeze’s Mobius gaming headphones which support LDAC and other audio codec interfaces.
IS2064GM-0L3 comes in an 8 x 8 mm LGA and is available to customers upon request, after approval.
Development boards are also available.