98/95 dB Stereo Codec with Class D Speaker Driver

The WM8960 is a low power stereo codec featuring Class D speaker drivers to provide 1W per channel into 8Ω loads. Guaranteed low leakage, excellent PSRR and pop/click suppression mechanisms enable direct battery connection for the speaker supply. This IC integrates a complete microphone interface and a stereo headphone driver. External component requirements are drastically reduced as no separate microphone, speaker or headphone amplifiers are required. Advanced on-chip digital signal processing performs automatic level control for the microphone or line input. Stereo 24-bit Delta Sigma converters are used with low power over-sampling digital interpolation and decimation filters and a flexible digital audio interface. The main clock can be input directly or generated internally by an onboard PLL, supporting most commonly used clocking schemes.



  • DAC SNR 98 dB (’A’ weighted), THD -84 dB at 48 kHz, 3.3V
  • ADC SNR 95 dB (’A’ weighted),THD -82 dB at 48 kHz, 3.3V
  • Pop and click suppression
  • Microphone interface
  • Programmable ALC / limiter and noise gate
  • 3D stereo enhancement
  • Stereo class D speaker driver
  • 1W per channel into 8Ω BTL speakers
  • Flexible switching clock
  • Filterless connection supported
  • On-chip headphone driver 40mW output power into 16Ω at 3.3V
  • Capless mode
  • Low power consumption
  • 10mW headphone playback (2.7V / 1.8V supplies)
  • 20mW record and playback (2.7V / 1.8V supplies)
  • Low supply voltages
  • Analog 2.7V to 3.6V (AVDD)
  • Speaker 2.7V to 5.5V (SPKVDD)
  • Digital core: 1.71V to 3.6V (DCVDD)
  • Digital I/O: 1.71V to 3.6V (DBVDD)
  • On-chip PLL provides flexible clocking scheme
  • Sample rates: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48
  • 5x5x0.9mm 32-pin QFN package

Parametric Specifications

Channels In 2
Channels Out 2
DAC THD+N (dB) -84 (THD)
ADC THD+N (dB) -82 (THD)
Analog Power Supply (V) 2.7-3.6
Digital Power Supply (V) 1.71-3.6
Logic Power Supply (V) 2.7-5.5
Operational Power Consumption (mW) 5-2,868.2
Package 32 QFN

Software and Tools


Jan 14, 2021, v3.12.0.5 : 43.2 Mb

Device Pack for WM8960

May 25, 2018, v1.4 : 1.4Mb


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