Las VegasLeadis Technology Inc. has unveiled at CES its latest family of audio codecs incorporating advanced FM transmitters and its Gmax audio amplifier technology.
There are four Gmax-enabled codecs that make up its latest audio codec seriesthe LDS9350, LDS9302, LDS9302L, and LDS9200. They are designed to increase power efficiency, maintain best-in-class SNR, and extend battery life in portable audio applications.
Applications include smart mobile phone, MP3/PMP (portable media player), portable gaming, GPS/PND (personal navigation device), and DSC (digital still camera) products.
The LDS9350, LDS9302, LDS9302L, and LDS9200 require 4-mW of power for quiescent playback, which translates to 70% lower system power consumption at typical listening levels and more than doubles the battery life of high fidelity audio playback, according to the company.
The LDS9350 integrates a stereo FM transmitter, a low power and low noise stereo audio codec, a highly efficient Gmax stereo headphone amplifier, DC-DC converter, and PLL in a single compact solution.
Leadis also offers codec-only versions, the LDS9302 (3.3V) and LDS9302L (1.8V single-supply), and a stand-alone FM transmitter, the LDS9200. All are packaged in a standard 40-pin 6×6 QFN, as well as ultra-small CSP packaging.
Pricing: Single-unit pricing for 1,000-piece purchases is $2.93 for the LDS9350 and $2.38 for the LDS9302/L, and $1.95 for the LDS9200.
Availability: Now in mass production.
Specifications: click here.
Leadis Technology, www.leadis.com