Premier Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

The ES9010K2M SABRE Premier DAC is a high-performance 32-bit, 2-channel audio D/A converter targeted for portable high-fidelity audio applications such as mobile phones and digital music players, consumer applications such as Blu-ray players, audio pre-amplifiers and A/V receivers, as well as professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations.

Using the critically acclaimed ESS patented Hyperstreamä DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9010K2M SABRE Premier DAC delivers a DNR of up to 116dB and THD+N of –106dB, a performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

The ES9010K2M SABRE Premier DAC’s Hyperstreamä architecture can handle up to 32-bit, 384kHz PCM data via I2S, DSD-11.2MHz data as well as mono mode for highest performance applications.  Both synchronous and ASRC (asynchronous sample rate conversion) modes are supported.

The ES9010K2M SABRE Premier DAC is powered by a single VCCA supply, with internal regulators generating the core and analog supplies.  The DAC comes in a 28-QFN package, supports 1.8V logic levels and consumes less than 40mW in normal operation mode (< 1mW in standby mode).




Patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC

  • +116B DNR
  • –106dB THD+N
  • 32-bit audio DAC powered by Sabre32 DAC architecture with ultra high dynamic range and low distortion
  • Supports both synchronous and ASRC (asynchronous sample rate converter) modes

Patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator

  • Unmatched audio clarity free from input clock jitter

Integrated DSP Functions

  • Click-free soft mute and volume control
  • Programmable Zero detect
  • De-emphasis for 32kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz sampling

Customizable output configuration

  • Current or voltage mode based on performance criterion

I2C control

  • Allows software control of DAC features

28-QFN (5mm x 5mm) package

  • Minimizes PCB footprint

< 40mW operational power
< 1mW standby power

  • Maximizes battery life

Single VCCA (1.8V to 3.3V) power supply

  • Reduces power and simplifies power supply design

1.8V digital logic supported

  • Connects to Application Processor without level shifter

Versatile digital input

  • Supports SPDIF, PCM (I2S, LJ 16-32-bit) or DSD input

Customizable filter characteristics (revision V only)

  • User-programmable filter allows custom roll-off response
  • Bypassable oversampling filter



  • Mobile phones / Tablets / Digital music players / Portable multimedia players
  • Blu-ray / SACD / DVD-Audio player
  • Audio preamplifier and A/V receiver
  • Professional audio recording systems / Mixing consoles / Digital audio workstation


Functional Block Diagram



Application Diagram


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