Mono ADC With Microphone Input

The WM8950 is a low power, high quality mono ADC designed for portable applications such as digital still camera, digital voice recorder or games console accessories. The device integrates support for a differential or single ended mic. External component requirements are reduced as no separate microphone amplifiers are required. Advanced Delta Sigma converters are used along with digital decimation filters to give high quality audio at sample rates from 8 to 48ks/s. Additional digital filtering options are available, to cater for application filtering such as wind noise reduction, noise rejection, plus an advanced mixed signal ALC function with noise gate is provided. An on-chip PLL is provided to generate the required main clock from an external reference clock. The PLL clock can also be output if required elsewhere in the system. The WM8950 operates at supply voltages from 2.5 to 3.6V, although the digital supplies can operate at voltages down to 1.71V to save power. Different sections of the chip can also be powered down under software control by way of the selectable two or three wire control interface. WM8950 is supplied in a very small 4x4mm QFN package, offering high levels of functionality in minimum board area, with high thermal performance.



  • Programmable mic preamp gain
  • Psuedo-differential inputs with common mode rejection
  • Programmable ALC / noise gate in ADC path
  • 5 band EQ
  • Programmable high pass filter (wind noise reduction)
  • Fully programmable IIR filter (notch filter)
  • 2.5V to 3.6V (digital: 1.71V to 3.6V)
  • Power consumption 10mA all-on 48ks/s mode

Parametric Specifications

Channels (Inputs) 1
Resolution (bits) 24
Dynamic Range (dB) 94
THD+N (dB) -83
Sample Rate (kHz) 8-48
Analog Inputs/Outputs Differential
Analog Power Supply (V) 2.5-3.6
Digital Power Supply (V) 1.7-3.6
Package 24 QFN

Software and Tools

WM8950EV1M Device Pack Software

Mar 20, 2008, Rev 1.1 : 1346 Kb


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