Microchip adds Sony’s LDAC audio codec capability for Hi-Fi Bluetooth


“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.

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