The features of the VIA HD Audio Codec can be organized in several main categories:
audio quality, output format, added-on functions, ensuring low power consumption and package features.
The premium audio quality is ensured by the codec’s support for 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz DAC Independent Sample Rate, by the High Quality Headphone Amplifier build and by its high standards, exceeding the Microsoft PC2001 requirements.
Regarding the output format, the VIA HD Audio Codec can boast with 4 Stereo DACs Support 24-bit, 192KHz Samples; 2 Stereo ADCs Support 24-bit, 192KHz Samples; 8-Channels of DAC Support 16/20/24-bit PCM Format for 7.1 Audio Solution; 16/20/24 bit S/PDIF TX Supports 24-bit, 44.1K/48K/96KHz Samples; 16/20/24 bit S/PDIF RX Supports 24-bit, 44.1K/48K/96KHz Samples; DAC with 100dB S/N ratio and ADC with 95dB S/N ratio.
The added-on function includes high-quality differential CD input, analog CD input path for compatibility and HPF in ADC path for DC removal.
The low power consumption is possible due to the power management and enhanced power saving features, to the EPAD (External Amplifier Power Down) support and to the 3.3 V digital and the 3.3/5.0 V analog.
The 48-Pin LQFP VIA HD Audio Codec package is compatible with the VIA VT1618 8-Channel AC'97 codec.
The VIA HD Audio Codec is a complex tool dedicated to power users looking to achieve the latest high definition audio standard and to enjoy high-quality media playback on a variety of operating systems.
This audio driver ensures the home theater quality performance you need for your home entertainment devices.