Audio hub codec enables HD audio in portable apps

Wolfson Microelectronics has introduced the WM8958 multi-channel audio hub codec. Featuring ultra-low power consumption, a 100-dB SNR during DAC playback, and an audio enhancement DSP, the device is designed to enable high-definition (HD) audio in smartphones and other portable multimedia applications.

Key features include:

  • Smart MIC interface
  • Stereo Class D/AB speaker driver
  • Class W headphone driver
  • Multiband compressor and DRC
  • 5-band, 6-channel parametric EQ
  • Active noise reduction
  • Integrated LDO regulators

The WM8958 is available in a 72-ball W-CSP package, priced at $3.75 in 1K volume. Evaluation boards are available.

Wolfson Microelectronics , +44 (0) 131 272 7137,

Related links:
WM8958 information page
WM8958 product brief (PDF)

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