Ultra low power Stereo CODEC with 650µW Always On power mode

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Extending the battery life of portable devices

DA7212 is a high performance, low-power audio codec with an enhanced hybrid ALC and a powerful speaker driver targeting wearable, portable and embedded applications. It operates from a single supply and has an internal LDO that can be used to optimize power consumption.

The DA7212 audio codec has exceptionally low always-on power consumption (650µW) which can extend the battery life of portable devices – including wearable devices - in an ‘always-on’ mode enabling constant tracking and instant recognition of voice commands.

It integrates an enhanced hybrid Automatic Level Control (ALC) that offers faster reaction times and finer gain resolution to maintain a consistent audio quality level when recording.


  • High performance 24-bit audio codec in 7.5mm2 footprint
  • Ultra low power consumption. Stereo Playback: 6 .9mW, Stereo Record: 2.0mW @1.8V
  • Supports upto four analog microphones with two switchable low noise microphone bias outputs
  • Digital microphone interface supporting single channel or dual channel options
  • Stereo auxiliary input channel
  • Flexible analog and digital mixing paths


  • DSP for ALC, 5-band EQ, noise gate, beep generator
  • System controller for pop/click free operation and easy setup
  • Bidirectional I2S with sample-rate tracking
  • Mono lineout/mini Speaker driver: 1.2W @ 5V, THD<10%, R=8Ω
  • Integrated PLL supports common audio sample rates between 8-96kHz from 2-54MHz reference clock
  • Optimized ball-out conducive for low cost PCB manufacturing


  • Personal Media Players
  • Audio headphone/headsets
  • Embedded applications
  • Arduino compatible development systems
  • Wearables
34 ball WL_CSP Package, 0.5mm pitch

Block Diagrams

DA7212 Layout Image

ARD-AUDIO-DA7212 reference design

The ARD-AUDIO-DA7212 is an ‘audio shield’ that can be used with a number of MCU development platforms due to its compatibility with the Arduino™ R3 pin layout. The audio shield can be used with commercially available development platforms such as Freescale ‘Freedom’, Intel ‘Galileo’, Microchip ‘chipKIT’ and Arduino. Find out more and buy.


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