32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

The ES9028C2M SABRE32 Reference DAC is a very high-performance, 32-bit, Stereo audio D/A converter designed for; audiophile-grade portable applications such as mobile phones, digital music players, Blu-ray players, audio pre-amplifiers and A/V receivers, and professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations. 

Using the critically acclaimed ESS patented 32-bit HyperStream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9028C2M SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers a DNR of up to 129dB and THD+N of –120dB, a performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

The ES9028C2M SABRE32 Reference DAC’s 32-bit HyperStream™ architecture handles up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM data via I2S, DSD512 data as well as a mono mode for highest performance applications.  Both synchronous and ASRC (asynchronous sample rate conversion) modes are supported.

The ES9028C2M SABRE32 Reference DAC sets the standard, SABRE SOUNDTM, for HD audio performance, typically consumes 83mW in normal operation mode (< 1mW in standby mode), and comes in an easy-to-use, 28-Ball CSP package.




Patented 32-bit HyperStream™ Dual DAC

  • +129dB DNR
  • –120dB THD+N
  • Industry’s highest performance 32-bit mobile audio DAC with unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-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

64-bit accumulator & 32-bit processing

  • Distortion free signal processing

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

  • Stereo or Mono output in current or voltage mode based on performance criterion

I2C control

  • Allows software control of DAC features

28-Ball CSP

  • Minimizes PCB footprint

83mW operating power consumption
< 1mW standby power

  • Maximizes battery life

Versatile digital input

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

Customizable filter characteristics

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

L/R independent THD compensations

  • Best THD for L/R channel without compromise

Dedicated HPA Control

  • Power down HPA (supports auto shutdown at zero input for lower power)
  • Selects HPA auxiliary input
  • Programmable HPA charge pump frequency



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


Functional Block Diagram



Typical Mobile Application Diagram


Facebook     LinkedIn     Twitter

©2020 ESS Technology. All Rights Reserved.