The AD1986A is used to add analog and digital audio capabilities to computer motherboards by connecting directly to the AC'97 and HD Audio core logic chipsets. By reusing existing systems resources, this solution adds flexibility, improves sound quality, and lowers the system BOM cost by integrating components.
The AD1986A audio codec and ADI device drivers interface directly with the Intel, SIS, ALI, ATI, NVIDIA and VIA core logic chipsets. The AD1986A was developed and validated to the Intel audio codec '97 (AC '97) 2.3 Component Specification and the Intel HD Audio 1.0 specification (previously code named "HD Audio"). This solution is promoted under the SoundMax brand name and comprises an audio codec with dual interface(AC97 and HD Audio), support 5.1 (6) output channels, built-in 7 band digital parametric EQ, 2 headphone drivers, and SPDIF output, and driver software applications and offers several features for notebook and desktop PC's.