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Wolfson Launches Multi Channel Audio Codec

Wolfson Microelectronics announced the introduction of its WM8595, a multi-channel audio codec, designed to offer a complete high performance audio solution in an ultra thin package for consumer products, including high definition digital televisions, DVD recorders and Blu-ray Disc players.

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Unedited press release follows:

Wolfson launches world-leading high performance audio solution

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wolfson Microelectronics (LSE:WLF.L), today announces the introduction of the WM8595, a world-leading multi-channel audio codec, designed to offer a complete high performance audio solution in an ultra thin package for consumer products, including high definition digital televisions, DVD recorders and Blu-ray players.

The WM8595 is a new addition to Wolfson’s Pure Sound audio portfolio and features flexible routing options, six stereo input selectors and two stereo output selectors, as well as both digital and analogue volume control. Based around one 24-bit high performance ADC and two 24-bit high performance DACs, this comprehensive 2Vrms audio solution also features channel selection and clocking options to address the audio requirements of leading consumer applications.

The WM8595 provides superior DAC audio performance of 100dB SNR, -87dB THD typical, with a sampling frequency of 32kHz to 192kHz, and ADC audio performance of 96dB SNR, -80dB THD typical, with a sampling frequency of 32kHz to 96kHz. Its digital multiplexer interfaces with multiple digital sources, such as DSP, HDMI or a memory card, and it also features a two-wire or three-wire serial control interface with ‘read back’ and hardware reset, mute and emergency shutdown pins.

Barry Paterson, Wolfson’s Director of Engineering for High Performance Audio, said: “The WM8595 represents a complete high performance solution, delivering world-leading audio performance with flexible routing options and channel selection, making it ideal for the world’s leading digital consumer applications.”

Availability
The WM8595 is available for sampling now in a 48-pin QFN package.

WM8595 customer evaluation boards are available to aid device evaluation and development.

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