CAST, a leading semiconductor intellectual property provider, has recently announced the launch of its latest product, the I2S-TDM I2S/TDM Multichannel Audio Transceiver IP core. This innovative product offers a unique combination of features and extensive options that make it highly configurable and efficient for use in practically any system and application.
The digital audio transceiver IP core is a pre-designed and pre-verified block of intellectual property that provides the functionality of a digital audio transceiver. It is designed to be integrated into a larger system-on-chip or field-programmable gate array design and includes both the transmitter and receiver components for transmitting and receiving digital audio signals.
One of the most important features of the I2S-TDM I2S/TDM Multichannel Audio Transceiver IP core is its ability to act as either a controller or a target, and support both Inter-IC Sound (I2S) and Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) audio data formats. This full-duplex transceiver also supports left- and right-justified I2S and various TDM audio data formats, making it highly versatile and compatible with a wide range of serial audio interfaces.
Users can set key parameters such as the number of transmit and receive serial data lines, the maximum number of transmit and receive audio channels, and the size of the Receive and Transmit FIFOs at synthesis time. User runtime programmable options then include the operation mode, sample width, sample rate, and frame format. These options ensure compatibility with the widest possible range of serial audio interfaces.
The I2S-TDM I2S/TDM Multichannel Audio Transceiver IP core also boasts the ability to use a configurable number of audio data lines, as opposed to the single transmit and receive lines typical of many transceiver cores. This feature allows each of these lines to carry a large number of audio channels. For example, a single I2S-TDM core can handle up to 43 audio channels at 48KHz/24-bit/100Mhz.
This innovative product is available now, in synthesizable Verilog for ASICs or as a targeted FPGA netlist. The royalty-free and flexible licensing terms make it an ideal choice for companies of all sizes. Interested parties can visit the core’s web page or contact CAST Sales for more information.
In conclusion, the I2S-TDM I2S/TDM Multichannel Audio Transceiver IP core is a cutting-edge product that offers extensive options and critical features that enable customers to configure it as an efficient digital audio interface for practically any system and application. It is a valuable addition to CAST’s extensive portfolio of semiconductor intellectual property and is sure to make a significant impact in the digital audio industry.