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Number of ADC channels 4 Analog inputs 4 Digital audio interface DSD, PCM Control interface H/W Sampling rate (Max) (kHz) 216 ADC SNR (Typ) (dB) 118 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Audio ADCs

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  • Four High-Performance Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters
    • 24-Bit Linear PCM or 1-Bit Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Output Data
    • Supports PCM Output Sampling Rates up to 216kHz
    • Supports 64fS and 128fS DSD Output Data Rates
  • Dynamic Performance: PCM Output
    • Dynamic Range: 118dB
    • THD+N: –105dB
  • Dynamic Performance: DSD Output
    • Dynamic Range: 115dB
    • THD+N: –103dB
  • Audio Serial Port
    • 24-Bit Linear PCM Output Data
    • Master or Slave Mode Operation
    • Supports Left-Justified, Right-Justified, and I2S Data Formats
  • DSD Data Port
    • Supports DSD Output or Input for All Four Channels Simultaneously
    • Input Mode Provides 1-Bit DSD to 24-Bit PCM Data Format Conversion
  • Additional PCM Output Features
    • Linear-Phase Digital Decimation Filter
    • Digital High-Pass Filter for DC Removal
    • Clipping Flag Output for Each Channel
  • Power Supplies: +5V Analog and +3.3V Digital
  • Power Dissipation:
    • fS = 48kHz: 600mW typical
    • fS = 96kHz: 640mW typical
    • fS = 192kHz: 615mW typical
  • Power-Down Mode
  • Available in a Thermally-Enhanced HTQFP-64 Package
    • Digital Recorders and Mixing Desks
    • Digital Audio Effects Processors
    • Broadcast Studio Equipment
    • Surround Sound Encoders
    • High-End A/V Receivers

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The PCM4204 is a high-performance, four-channel analog-to-digital (A/D) converter designed for professional and broadcast audio applications. The PCM4204 architecture utilizes a 1-bit delta-sigma modulator per channel incorporating a novel density modulated dither scheme for improved dynamic performance.

The PCM4204 supports 24-bit linear PCM output data, with sampling frequencies up to 216kHz. The PCM4204 can also be configured to output either 64x or 128x oversampled, 1-bit direct stream digital (DSD) data for each channel. In addition, the PCM4204 supports a DSD input mode, allowing 1-bit DSD to 24-bit PCM data format conversion utilizing the on-chip digital decimation filter. These features make the PCM4204 suitable for a variety of digital audio recording and processing applications.

The PCM4204 includes a flexible audio serial port interface, which supports standard PCM audio data formats, as well as time division multiplexed (TDM) PCM data formats. Multiple format support allows the system designer to choose the interface format that best suits the end application. Audio data format selection, sampling mode configuration, and high-pass filter functions are all programmed using dedicated control pins.

The PCM4204 operates from a +5V analog power supply and a +3.3V digital power supply. The digital I/O pins are compatible with +3.3V logic families. The PCM4204 is available in a thermally-enhanced HTQFP-64 PowerPAD™ package.

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* Data sheet PCM4204: High Performance 24-Bit, 216kHz Sampling Four-Chan Audio A/D Converter datasheet (Rev. A) Sep. 23, 2004
White paper Designing professional audio mixers for every scenario Jun. 28, 2018
User guide PCM4204EVM - User Guide (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2014
Application note Dynamic Performance Testing of Digital Audio D/A Converters Oct. 02, 2000

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The PCM4204EVM provides a convenient platform for evaluating the performance and functionality of the PCM4204 device. There are two PCM4204 on this EVM one for input and output signals and a second to support the conversion test mode and a demo mode. Input audio signals are buffered and filtered (...)

  • Simple configuration using onboard DIP switches
  • Four differential voltage inputs supporting either 3-pin ALR or Balanced TRES connections
  • Four 75-ohm AES3-encoded outputs, supporting operation up to 216kHz sampling Rates
  • Second PCM4204 provides a test mode for 1-bit DSD to 24-bit linear PCM format (...)

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