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  • PCM2900: Without S/PDIF
  • PCM2902: With S/PDIF
  • On-Chip USB Interface:
    • With Full-Speed Transceivers
    • Fully Compliant With USB 1.1 Specification
    • Certified by USB-IF
    • Partially Programmable Descriptors(1)
    • USB Adaptive Mode for Playback
    • USB Asynchronous Mode for Record
    • Bus Powered
  • 16-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC and DAC
  • Sampling Rate:
    • DAC: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    • ADC: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • On-Chip Clock Generator With Single 12-MHz Clock Source
  • Single Power Supply: 5 V Typical (VBUS)
  • Stereo ADC
    • Analog Performance at VBUS = 5 V
      • THD+N = 0.01%
      • SNR = 89 dB
      • Dynamic Range = 89 dB
    • Decimation Digital Filter
      • Pass-Band Ripple = ±0.05 dB
      • Stop-Band Attenuation = 65 dB
    • Single-Ended Voltage Input
    • Antialiasing Filter Included
    • Digital LCF Included
  • Stereo DAC
    • Analog Performance at VBUS = 5 V
      • THD+N = 0.005%
      • SNR = 96 dB
      • Dynamic Range = 93 dB
    • Oversampling Digital Filter
      • Pass-Band Ripple = ±0.1 dB
      • Stop-Band Attenuation = -43 dB
    • Single-Ended Voltage Output
    • Analog LPF Included
  • Multifunctions:
    • Human Interface Device (HID) Volume ± Control and Mute Control
    • Suspend Flag
  • Package: 28-Pin SSOP
    • USB Audio Speaker
    • USB Headset
    • USB Monitor
    • USB Audio Interface Box

(1)The descriptor can be modified by changing a mask.

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System Two, Audio Precision are trademarks of Audio Precision, Inc.

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The PCM2900/2902 is Texas Instruments' single-chip USB stereo audio codec with USB-compliant full-speed protocol controller and S/PDIF (only PCM2902). The USB protocol controller works with no software code, but the USB descriptors can be modified in some areas (e.g., vendor ID/product ID). The PCM2900/2902 employs SpAct™ architecture, TI's unique system that recovers the audio clock from USB packet data. On-chip analog PLLs with SpAct architecture enable playback and record with low clock jitter and with independent playback and record sampling rates.

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* Data sheet Stereo Audio CODEC w/USB Interface, Single-Ended Analog Input/Output & S/PDIF datasheet (Rev. E) Mar. 03, 2008
* Errata PCM290x Errata (Rev. A) May 30, 2008
* Errata Updated Operating Environments for PCM270x, PCM290x Applications Oct. 19, 2007
Application note Key Differences Between the PCM290x and PCM290xC Sep. 14, 2011
More literature PCM2900B Read-Me-First Letter: PCM2900B and PCM2900 Difference Jan. 24, 2009
User guide USB Audio Filter Driver Installation Dec. 19, 2008
Application note Dynamic Performance Testing of Digital Audio D/A Converters Oct. 02, 2000

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