ESS USB audio solutions combine the legendary  sound quality of ESS SABRE® DACs with easy-to-use solutions for headsets and dongles.  The products feature best-in-class specifications and high-power outputs capable of supporting the most demanding of headphones.  Jack detect functionally allows for easy use in USB-C Dongles.  And the integrated ADC’s and PDM inputs enable recording inputs or ANC microphones.

MQA (Master Quality Authentication) renderer that makes MQA playback easy and cost efficient.  MQA rendering is an ideal fit for USB-C headsets because an increasing number of software decoders support MQA core decode.  Enabling the MQA rendering  requires no additional design work for the headset maker.

The ESS Audio Signal Processor allows for advanced audio filters for Active Noise Cancelation (ANC), Programable Equalizer (PEQ), sidetone or other custom designs.

USB Audio Signal Processor MQA Hardware Rendering DNR per Channel THD+N Package Max Out Voltage Comments
ES9281A PRO 1.1 & 2.0 Yes Yes 124dB -112dB 90-CSP/88QFN 2 Vrms USB Bridge, Stereo input, Mic input
ES9280A PRO 1.1 & 2.0 Yes No 124dB -112dB 90-CSP/88QFN 2 Vrms USB Bridge, Stereo input, Mic input
ES9270C 1.1 & 2.0 No No 117dB -110dB 90-CSP 2 Vrms Stereo input, Mic input
ES9260Q 1.1 No No 123dB -106dB 40-QFN 1 Vrms Integrated PLL & Regulator

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