Ultra Low Power Stereo Audio Codec with miniDSP and Stereo Digital Microphone Input

Ultra Low Power Stereo Audio Codec with miniDSP and Stereo Digital Microphone Input



Product details


ADC channels 0 DAC channels 2 Digital audio interface L, R, I2S, TDM, DSP Analog inputs 4 Sampling rate (Max) (kHz) 192 Rating Catalog DAC SNR (Typ) (dB) 100 open-in-new Find other Audio CODECs

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DSBGA (YZK) 25 0 mm² 2.68 x 2.68 VQFN (RGE) 24 16 mm² 4 x 4 open-in-new Find other Audio CODECs


  • Stereo Audio DAC with dB SNR
  • 4.1mW Stereo 48ksps Playback
  • PowerTune™
  • Extensive Signal Processing Options
  • Embedded miniDSP
  • Stereo Digital Microphone Input
  • Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Low Power Analog Bypass Mode
  • Programmable PLL
  • Integrated LDO
  • 2.7mm × 2.7mm WCSP or 4mm × 4mm QFN Package
    • Mobile Handsets
    • Communication
    • Portable Computing

PowerTune Is a trademark of Texas Instruments

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The TLV320AIC3253 (sometimes referred to as the AIC3253) is a flexible, low-power, low-voltage stereo audio codec with digital microphone inputs and programmable outputs, PowerTune capabilities, fully-programmable miniDSP, fixed predefined and parameterizable signal processing blocks, integrated PLL, integrated LDO and flexible digital interfaces. Extensive register-based control of power, input/output channel configuration, gains, effects, pin-multiplexing and clocks is included, allowing the device to be precisely targeted to its application.

Combined with the advanced PowerTune technology, the device can cover operations from 8kHz mono voice playback to stereo 192kHz DAC playback, making it ideal for portable battery-powered audio and telephony applications.

The record path of the TLV320AIC3253 consists of a stereo digital microphone PDM interface (not available when using SPI control interface) typically used at 64Fs or 128Fs.

The playback path offers signal processing blocks for filtering and effects, true differential output signal, flexible mixing of DAC and analog input signals as well as programmable volume controls. The TLV320AIC3253 contains two high-power output drivers which can be configured in multiple ways, including stereo, and mono BTL. The integrated PowerTune technology allows the device to be tuned to just the right power-performance trade-off. Mobile applications frequently have multiple use cases requiring very low-power operation while being used in a mobile environment. When used in a docked environment power consumption typically is less of a concern while lowest possible noise is important. With PowerTune the TLV320AIC3253 can address both cases.

The voltage supply range for the TLV320AIC3253 for analog is 1.5V–1.95V, and for digital it is 1.26V–1.95V. To ease system-level design, a low-dropout regulator (LDO) is integrated to generate the appropriate analog supply from input voltages ranging from 1.8V to . Digital I/O voltages are supported in the range of 1.1V–3.6V.

The required internal clock of the TLV320AIC3253 can be derived from multiple sources, including the MCLK pin, the BCLK pin, the GPIO pin or the output of the internal PLL, where the input to the PLL again can be derived from the MCLK pin, the BCLK or GPIO pins. Although using the internal, fractional PLL ensures the availability of a suitable clock signal, it is not recommended for the lowest power settings. The PLL is highly programmable and can accept available input clocks in the range of 512kHz to 50MHz.

The device is available in the 2.7mm × 2.7mm WCSP or the 4mm × 4mm QFN package.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet Ultra Low Power Stereo DAC With Embedded miniDSP datasheet Feb. 25, 2009
Application notes Audio Serial Interface Configurations for Audio Codecs (Rev. A) Jun. 27, 2019
Application notes TLV320AIC32x4 Sleep and Standby Modes (Rev. B) Jan. 31, 2014
Application notes Using the MSP430 Launchpad as a Standalone I2C Host for Audio Products (Rev. A) Oct. 28, 2013
User guides TLV320AIC3253EVM-K User's Guide (Rev. A) Oct. 24, 2012
Application notes Coefficient RAM Access Mechanisms.. (Rev. D) Jan. 25, 2012
Application notes Audio Serial Interface Configurations for Audio Codecs Sep. 22, 2010
User guides TLV320AIC3253 Application Reference Guide Dec. 03, 2009
Application notes Solving Enumeration Errors in USB Audio DAC and CODEC Designs Oct. 30, 2009
Application notes Configuring I2S to Generate BCLK from Codec Devices & WCLK from McBSP Port Jul. 08, 2009
Application notes Out-of-Band Noise Measurement Issues for Audio Codecs Dec. 06, 2006
Application notes Using TLV320AIC3x Digital Audio Data Serial Interface w/TDM Support Jul. 05, 2006
Application notes How to Set the TSC/AIC EVM to Record & Playback Audio or Other Sound Through PC Dec. 14, 2004

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The TLV320AIC3253EVM-K is a complete evaluation/demonstration kit for the TLV320AIC3253 audio codec. The kit includes a TLV320AIC3253EVM, and a USB-based motherboard called the USB-MODEVM Interface board. The TLV320AIC3253EVM-K software, the AIC3253 CS, is an intuitive, easy-to-use, powerful tool to (...)

  • Full-featured evaluation board for the TLV320AIC3253 stereo audio codec.
  • USB connection to PC provides power, control, and streaming audio data for easy evaluation.
  • Digital microphone connections.
  • Connection points for external control and digital audio signals for quick connection to other (...)

Software development

PurePath™ Studio graphical development environment
AICPUREPATH_STUDIO PurePath™ Studio Graphical Development Environment is a powerful, easy-to-use tool designed specifically to simplify software development for Audio products with a miniDSP/ Audio Processing capability.

The GDE permits these devices to be programmed to support the processing requirements of a wide (...)

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PurePath Studio for portable audio (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final video in a series of three videos developed to help you create custom algorithms for TI’s family of miniDSP audio codecs.

Posted: 10-Oct-2010
Duration: 03:15

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