FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ESS Technology, a leading provider of high performance audio/video solutions, today announces the SABRE9018AQ2M, a super-high performance, 32-Bit Stereo DAC targeted at audiophile-grade mobile, consumer, and professional applications.
The SABRE9018AQ2M is a performance upgrade to the first generation ES9018K2M DAC introduced in 2013. It delivers an unprecedented level of performance with 129dB SNR, -120dB THD+N, and low power consumption making it ideal for portable products such as smartphones, tablets, and digital music players.
Unlike conventional sigma-delta (ΣΔ) DACs, the SABRE9018AQ2M Stereo DAC incorporates patented circuits that deliver spectacular music quality with up to 129dB dynamic range and 0.0001% (-120dB) total harmonic distortion, free from clock jitter that is a common problem in digital audio systems. The 32-bit HyperStream® modulator is capable of 100% modulation and unconditional stability; the Revolver™ Dynamic Element Matching ensures performance over a wide dynamic range, while a Time Domain Jitter Eliminator removes digital jitter that causes distortion.
The SABRE9018AQ2M Stereo DAC supports stereo conversion from digital audio input in SLIMBus, PCM, DSD, or SPDIF formats of up to 384kHz sampling rate, in both synchronous and ASRC (asynchronous sample rate conversion) modes, featuring click-free soft mute, volume control, de-emphasis, and programmable zero detection with a low power consumption of under 40mW under normal operation and 1mW in standby.
Robert Wong, vice-president of marketing and worldwide sales for ESS Technology, said, “With our ES9018K2M, ESS set the highest mobile DAC performance benchmark in 2013, but we did not stop there. We are now raising the bar again with the launch of SABRE9018AQ2M.”
The SABRE9018AQ2M is sampling now in a compact 32-QFN, 5mm x 5mm, package. For further information about samples, evaluation boards or product datasheets, please contact your local ESS Sales Representative.
About ESS Technology, Inc.
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, mobile and professional equipment including Blu-ray players, mobile phones, CD / SACD players, A/V preamps and digital audio workstations.
ESS’s products include the SABRE & SABRE32 series of HyperStream® audio DACs and ADCs, the Crescendo series of Sound Bar SoCs, Phoenix-III series of HD-Enhanced DVD Home Theater SoCs, 1080p Video Up-converter, and the DMPX Media Processor.
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.