Audio & Video Encoders & Decoders

In order to convert analogue audio and video into digital signals and back again, audio and video encoders and decoders are required. The term codec is a combination of the words 'coder' and 'decoder', and the IC (integrated chip) contains both a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and analogue-to-digital converter (ADC.)

What are audio and video encoders and decoders?

Audio encoder and decoder chips are typically used in sound cards with an audio input and output, which means they can be used to both capture speech and allow speaker playback. Whilst video encoders and decoders are high quality converters of digital video data to analogue video data and back again.

How do audio and video encoders and decoders work?

Audio encoders and decoders first digitize an analogue source. It achieves this by transforming a voltage level into a binary representation, commonly known as a pulse code modulation, or PCM. In order for this digital signal to be heard, it must be converted back to analogue. This data conversion is handled by the integrated chips digital-analogue-converter.

Video encoders video signals into a compressed format and a decoder converts compressed video back into an uncompressed format. H.264 codecs which are industry standard are utilised by video encoders and can reduce the raw content data by as much as 1,000 times.

Applications

Audio encoder and decoder chips have a variety of application use such as;

  • Smart Phones
  • Portable Media Players
  • Handheld Gaming Sets
  • Tablets and PCs

Video encoder and decoder chips are widely used in CCTV devices, It enables users to gain the benefits of network video, without having to discard existing analogue equipment such as analogue CCTV cameras and coaxial cabling.


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Description Price Audio/Video Standards IC Type Number of Channels Typical Supply Current Power Supply Type Mounting Type Number of ADC Inputs Number of DAC Outputs Package Type Interface Type Pin Count Number of DACs Typical Operating Supply Voltage Dimensions
RS Stock No. 802-3629
Mfr. Part No.ADV7441ABSTZ-5P
HK$354.96
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 144 - 1.8 V 20.2 x 20.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 802-3626
Mfr. Part No.ADV7513BSWZ
HK$121.39
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DDR, HDMI, ITU656, RGB, SPDIF Stereo LPCM, YCbCr HDMI Transmitter IC 8 - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 64 - 1.8 V, 3.3 V 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 162-4933
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
HK$32.122
Each (In a Tray of 250)
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - TQFP - 32 - 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 708-9899
Mfr. Part No.ADV7181CBSTZ
HK$135.31
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 64 - 1.8 (Digital) V, 3.3 (Analogue) V 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 517-0491
Mfr. Part No.TVP5150AM1PBS
HK$55.44
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - TQFP - 32 - 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 798-9963
Mfr. Part No.ADV7280BCPZ-M
HK$82.30
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- Video Decoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LFCSP - 32 - 1.71 → 1.89 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 190-4756
Mfr. Part No.MAX98089ETN+T
HK$26.154
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - Single - 3 - TQFN - 56 2 1.8 V 7.1 x 7.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 807-1681
Mfr. Part No.ADAU1772BCPZ
HK$110.34
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 4 2 LFCSP Serial-2 Wire, Serial-4 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 40 2 1.8 to 3.3 V 6.1 x 6.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 662-4970
Mfr. Part No.PCM2906DB
HK$159.75
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- Audio Codec IC Stereo - Single Surface Mount 2 2 SSOP USB 28 1 3.35 V, 5 V 10.2 x 5.3 x 1.95mm
RS Stock No. 190-0463
Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+
HK$19.23
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 2 2 TQFN Serial-I2C 32 2 1.8 V 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 921-5135
Mfr. Part No.TLV320AIC3204IRHBT
HK$32.792
Each (On a Reel of 250)
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- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 3 2 QFN Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 32 2 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V 5 x 5 x 0.9mm
RS Stock No. 191-3284
Mfr. Part No.MAX9860ETG+T
HK$12.473
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- Audio Codec IC 1 (DAC), 2 (ADC) - Single - - - TQFN - 24 1 1.8 V 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 697-7537
Mfr. Part No.ADAU1361BCPZ
HK$84.36
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- Audio Codec IC Stereo - Single Surface Mount 3 4 LFCSP Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 32 2 - 5 x 5 x 0.83mm
RS Stock No. 191-3337
Mfr. Part No.MAX9867ETJ+T
HK$13.209
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
- Audio Codec IC 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - Single - - - TQFN - 32 2 1.8 V 5 x 5 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 162-7022
Mfr. Part No.PCM2906DB
HK$130.439
Each (In a Tube of 47)
units
- Audio Codec IC 2 - Single Surface Mount 2 2 SSOP USB 28 1 3.35 V, 5 V 10.2 x 5.3 x 1.95mm
RS Stock No. 191-4309
Mfr. Part No.MAX9880AETM+
HK$19.798
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
- Audio Codec IC 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - Single Surface Mount 2 2 TQFN - 48 2 1.8 V 6.1 x 6.1 x 0.75mm
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RS Stock No. 197-2544
Mfr. Part No.TW9910-NB2-GR
HK$42.392
Each (In a Tray of 260)
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RS Stock No. 190-4757
Mfr. Part No.MAX98090AETL+
HK$47.712
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
- Audio Codec IC 2 (ADC), 2 (DAC) - Single - - - TQFN - 40 2 1.8 V 5 x 5 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 809-9137
Mfr. Part No.AD9862BSTZ
HK$474.85
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- Signal Front End IC - - Single Surface Mount - - LQFP - 128 - - 14 x 20 x 1.45mm
RS Stock No. 545-7906
Mfr. Part No.TFP410PAP
HK$58.17
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- Video Encoder IC - - Single Surface Mount - - HTQFP - 64 - 3.3 V 10 x 10 x 1mm