Press Release Summary:
To minimize number of discrete components, Model MAX98089 features integrated jack detection, which detects insertion and removal of accessories as well as button presses. FlexSound(TM) audio technology optimizes signal level and frequency response while limiting maximum distortion and power at output. With GUI, user can evaluate and optimize 5-band parametric EQ, automatic level control, speaker excursion limiter, speaker power limiter, and speaker distortion limiter.
Original Press Release:
Low-Power Audio Codec Optimizes Audio Performance and Prevents Speaker Damage
o The MAX98089 is a highly-integrated audio codec that optimizes audio performance and prevents speaker damage.
o An easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) significantly eases the design in of the product.
o Integrated jack detection and a Class H stereo headphone amplifier minimize the number of external components needed.
o Low-power consumption, 15% better than the competition, extends The FlexSound(TM) optimizes the signal level and frequency response, while limiting the maximum distortion and power at the output..
o Small size and low-power consumption make the MAX98089 ideal for portable multimedia applications such as tablets, netbooks, and mobile phones.
Maxim's new audio codec, the MAX98089, simplifies audio design with an easy-to-use software interface.
SUNNYVALE, CA - Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX98089, a highly integrated stereo audio codec that improves audio performance and prevents speaker damage. An easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) significantly eases the design in of the product. To minimize the number of discrete components required in the solution, integrated jack detection detects the insertion and removal of accessories as well as button presses. The DAC-to-headphone idle power consumption is only 5.6mW, which represents a 15% improvement compared to the competition and extends battery life. With its ease of use, low power, excellent audio performance, and small wafer-level package (WLP), the MAX98089 is ideal for portable multimedia applications such as tablets, netbooks, and mobile phones.
The MAX98089 features Maxim's proprietary FlexSound(TM) audio technology which optimizes the signal level and frequency response, while limiting the maximum distortion and power at the output. This technology improves loudspeaker performance and prevents speaker damage. The FlexSound audio technology comes with an extensive toolkit for improving loudspeaker playback performance and voice transmission. The easy-to-use GUI lets you evaluate and then optimize the MAX98089's 5-band parametric EQ, automatic level control (ALC), speaker excursion limiter, speaker power limiter, and speaker distortion (THD) limiter. For applications flexibility, example software drivers are available for Linux(R) and other OS platforms. Finally, to make the best use of the MAX98089's ADC dynamic range and to improve voice conversion, automatic gain control (AGC) and a noise gate optimize the signal level of microphone's input signals.
The MAX98089 is also designed to eliminate the external discrete components found in most competitive solutions. It integrates a Class H stereo headphone amplifier with a dual-mode charge pump. This architecture eliminates the need for bulky output capacitors and ensures click-and-pop-free operation during turn-on, turn-off, and volume changes. Ground sense reduces the output noise caused by ground-return current. Low-EMI, stereo, Class D speaker amplifiers provide filterless operation in the amplification of two speakers. These integrated amplifiers provide the performance required by today's applications without resorting to discrete amplifiers.
The MAX98089 is available in a space-saving (3.8mm x 3.3mm, 0.4mm pitch), 63-bump WLP or a 7mm x 7mm, 56-pin TQFN. It is fully specified for the -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius extended temperature range. Prices start at $1.98 (1000-up, FOB USA). For more information please visit: www.maxim-ic.com/Mobility.
Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6500 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.
Maxim reported revenue of $2.0 billion for fiscal 2010. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.
FlexSound is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
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Maxim Integrated Products