ES9018

Reference 32-bit Audio DAC

The SABRE32 Reference audio DAC series is the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for consumer applications such as Blu-ray players, audio pre-amplifiers, A/V receivers and professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations.

 

Part
Number

Description

Package

DNR (dB)

THD (dB)

32-bit DAC

I2S / DSD
Input

SPDIF Input

Jitter
Reduction

ES9018

SABRE32  Reference
8-Channel Audio DAC

64-LQFP

135 (mono)
129 (8-Ch)

–120

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

With ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference Stereo DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of –120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

The SABRE32 Reference audio DAC’s 32-bit Hyperstreamä architecture can handle full 32-bit PCM data via I2S input, as well as DSD or SPDIF data.  The SABRE32 Reference supports up to 1.536MHz1 input sampling rates and consumes less than 100mW.

The SABRE32 Reference DACs set the standard for HD audio performance, SABRE SOUNDTM, in a cost-effective, easy-to-use form factor for today’s most demanding digital-audio applications.

 

Feature

Benefit

Patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC

  • Up to 135dB DNR
  • –120dB THD+N

Industry’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC with unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-low distortion

Patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator

Unmatched audio clarity free from input clock jitter

64-bit accumulator and 32-bit processing

Distortion free signal processing

Universal digital input for up to 1.536MHz1  sampling rate

Supports SPDIF, PCM (I2S, MSB/LSB justified 16-32-bit) or DSD input with DVD Audio and SACD compatibility.

Integrated DSP functions

Click-free soft mute and volume control
Programmable filter characteristics for PCM / DSD
Programmable Zero detect
De-emphasis for 32kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz sampling

Customizable output configuration

Mono, stereo, 8-channel output in current- or voltage-mode based on performance criterion

Customizable filter characteristics

User-programmable filter allowing custom roll-off response

100mW power consumption

Simplifies power supply design

 

Applications

  • Blu-ray / SACD / DVD-Audio player
  • Audio preamplifier and receiver
  • A/V processor
  • Professional audio recording systems and mixing consoles
  • Digital audio workstation

 

Functional Block Diagram

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Application Diagram

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