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


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.

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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



34 ball WL_CSP Package, 0.5mm pitch


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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Product Briefs and Summaries
Name Date Version
DA7212 Product Brief (1.59 MB)
Name Date Version
DA7212 Datasheet (1.94 MB)
Name Date Version
ARD Audio DA7212 BOM (46.04 KB)
ARD Audio DA7212 PCB Layout (1.88 MB)
ARD Audio DA7212 Reference Design Schematic (147.94 KB)
DA7212 EVB Layout & BOM (2.08 MB)
DA7212 EVB Schematic (222.14 KB)
Software Resources
Name Date Version
DA7212 GUI (59.37 MB) (Registered users only) 31/05/2016 1v0
User guides and manuals
Name Date Version
Application Note DA7212 (226.86 KB) 15/12/2020 1.0
ARD-AUDIO-DA7212 Audio Shield User Guide (6.4 MB) 26/02/2014 1.0
DA7212 Power Commander™ GUI Software User Guide (2.28 MB)
Name Date Version
DA7212 Gerber file (489.55 KB)
Open Source Drivers (652.45 KB)

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