Voice and Audio Codec

The WM9714 is a highly integrated input/output device designed for mobile computing and communications. The chip is architected for dual codec operation, supporting hi-fi stereo codec functions via the AC link interface, and additionally supporting voice codec functions via a PCM type Synchronous Serial Port (SSP). A third Aux DAC is provided which may be used to support generation of supervisory tones, or ring-tones, etc., at different sample rates to the main codec. The device can connect directly to mono or stereo microphones, stereo headphones and a stereo speaker, reducing total component count in the system. Capless connections to the headphones, speakers, and earpiece may be used, saving cost and board area. Additionally, multiple analog input and output pins are provided for seamless integration with analog connected wireless communication devices. All device functions are accessed and controlled through a single AC-Link interface compliant with the AC’97 standard. The 24.576 MHz main clock can be input directly or generated internally from a 13MHz (or other frequency) clock by an onboard PLL. The PLL supports a wide range of input clock from 2.048Mhz to 78.6Mhz. The WM9714 operates at supply voltages from 1.8 to 3.6 Volts. Each section of the chip can be powered down under software control to save power. The device is available in a small leadless 7x7mm QFN package, ideal for use in hand-held portable systems.



  • AC’97 Rev 2.2 compatible stereo codec
  • DAC SNR 94 dB, THD –85 dB
  • ADC SNR 87 dB, THD –86 dB
  • Variable rate audio, supports all WinCE sample rates
  • Tone control, bass boost and 3D enhancement
  • On-chip 45mW headphone driver
  • On-chip 400mW mono or stereo speaker drivers
  • Stereo, mono or differential microphone input
  • Automatic Level Control (ALC)
  • Mic insert and mic button press detection
  • Auxiliary mono DAC (ring tone or DC level generation)
  • Seamless interface to wireless chipset
  • Additional PCM/I2S interface to support voice codec
  • PLL derived audio clocks.
  • Supports input clock ranging from 2.048Mhz to 78.6Mhz
  • 1.8V to 3.6V supplies (digital down to 1.62V, speaker up to 4.2V)
  • 7x7mm 48-pin QFN package

Parametric Specifications

DACs 4
ADCs 2
DAC Dynamic Range (dB) 94
ADC Dynamic Range (dB) 87
DAC THD+N (dB) -85 (THD)
ADC THD+N (dB) -86 (THD)
DAC Sample Rate (kHz) 8-48
ADC Sample Rate (kHz) 8-48
Analog Power Supply (V) 1.8-3.6
Power Consumption (mW) 11.4-106
Bus Interface AC '97
Package 48 QFN


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