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Please Note

ESS Technology manufactures only the audio or modem chip(s) used by the manufacturer of your sound or modem card. You should always use the latest driver from that manufacturer. ESS Technology provides the generic drivers at this site just in case you are unable to contact the manufacturer of your specific board. Although these drivers should work in all implementations, ESS Technology cannot guarantee their operability with any specific card.

Sabre Downloads

Sabre32 Reference Sabre Reference Sabre Premier
ES9018 ES9012 ES9008 ES9006
RMAF 2011 Presentations
by Martin Mallinson
Digital vs. Analog Volume Control and
About Jitter: Digital Audio's Weakest Link
Sabre White Paper (featuring ES9008) Sabre White Paper
Sabre Application Note Maximizing DAC Performance for Every Budget
2 Channel Eval Board Schematic Download
2 Channel Eval Board PCB Layout Top Download
2 Channel Eval Board PCB Layout Bottom Download
Third Party Comparison Data Download
In House Comparison Data Download (.xls)
Analog Power Supply Consumption Download (.xls)

Note: Since NT4.0 is not Plug and Play operation system, our generic driver may not work on custom hardware. Please contact your board manufacturer for the correct driver.

Note: 64-bit drivers are currently being developed.

.NET Framework is provided by Microsoft as a free download.

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