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Features and Benefits

  • 5 V 3-Channel Audio DAC System
  • Digital Audio Output (2-Channel or 6-Channel Packed Mode)
  • Accepts Sample Rates up to 48 kHz
  • 7 Biquad Filter Sections per Channel
  • Dual Dynamic Processor with Arbitrary Input/Output
  • Curve and Adjustable Time Constants
  • 0 ms to 6 ms Variable Delay/Channel for Speaker Alignment
  • See data sheet for additional features

Product Details

The AD1953 is a complete, 26-bit, single-chip, 3-channel digital audio playback system with built-in DSP functionality. Key features include: 3 channels of digital audio, 6-channel TDM output mode, a 7-band, 48-bit stereo equalizer, delays for loudspeaker location adjustment, Phat Stereo spatial enhancement, and a dual-band, professional-quality dynamics processor. Its three DACs achieve 112 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at 48 kHz. Its dynamic processing features include:

  • Finely-tuned bass boost to enhance low frequencies for small loudspeakers
  • Algorithms that virtually increase loudness by removing distortion at high volumes
  • Midnight mode which automatically reduces loudness in high-volume instances (e.g., sudden loud scenes on DVDs)
  • Low-level expansion to lift low-volume signals above road noise (for car stereos)

Pricing and Availability:
The AD1953 SigmaDSP Digital Audio Processor is available in a 48-pin TQFP package and is rated for the extended −40°C to +105°C temperature range. The AD1953 is sampling now; production begins Fall 2002. Prices begin at $5.88 in 10,000-piece quantities.


  • 2.0/2.1 Channel Audio Systems (2 Main Channels Plus Subwoofer)
  • Multichannel Automotive Sound Systems
  • Multimedia Audio
  • Mini Component Stereo
  • Home Theater Systems (AC-3 Postprocessor)
  • Musical Instruments
  • In-Seat Sound Systems (Aircraft, Motor Coaches)

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