ESS Technology Introduces Flagship SABRE32 Reference ADC

World’s Best 32-bit Audio ADC with 127dB DNR and -120dB THD+N

FREMONT, Calif.--()--ESS Technology, a leading provider of high performance audio/video solutions, today announces the addition of the flagship ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC to its high performance audio converter product line.

The ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC is a two-channel 32-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converter targeted for consumer applications such as audio pre-amplifiers, audio processors, A/V receivers, turntables, and professional audio applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations.

Using the ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ ADC architecture, the ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC outperforms all existing solutions by delivering unsurpassed sound stage with unprecedented performance of 127dB DNR and 0.0001% (-120dB) THD+N – a new benchmark that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

The ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC implements a 32-bit programmable decimation filter and outputs the full 32-bit resolution in I2S mode, or 24-bit resolution in SPDIF mode. A digital high-pass filter is available for DC removal. Additionally, a programmable 8-band biquad filter is implemented for RIAA or custom equalization. The ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC supports synchronous SPDIF or I2S master/slave output, or asynchronous I2S slave output relative to the master clock for up to 384kHz sample rate and consumes less than 200mW.

Robert Wong, vice-president of marketing and worldwide sales for ESS Technology, said, “The ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC has raised the audio ADC performance to a level never before possible. Together with the SABRE32 Reference DAC, ESS is now the undisputed leader in high performance audio data conversion, enabling audio enthusiasts to both capture and reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity.”

The ES9102A SABRE32 Reference ADC is sampling now in 48-LQFP package and priced at $29 in quantities of 1000. Evaluation boards are also available for $450.

For additional information about samples, evaluation boards or product datasheets, please contact your local ESS Sales Representative.

About ESS Technology

ESS Technology, Inc. designs and markets high performance audio and video products for the consumer market.

ESS’s SABRE32 audio DAC series is the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio D/A converter solution, built upon the original SABRE audio DAC series first introduced in 2008. The SABRE32 and SABRE audio DACs have been designed into the world’s most prestigious consumer, audiophile and professional equipments, including Blu-ray players, CD/SACD players, A/V preamps and digital audio workstations.

ESS is headquartered in Fremont, California, and has R&D, sales, and technical support offices worldwide. ESS Technology's web site address is: http://www.esstech.com.

Contacts

ESS Technology, Inc.
Calto Wong, 510-492-1718
Director of Technical Marketing
calto.wong@esstech.com

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Contacts

ESS Technology, Inc.
Calto Wong, 510-492-1718
Director of Technical Marketing
calto.wong@esstech.com