24-bit, 192 kHz audio goes mobile

February 04, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Wolfson Microelectronics’ WM5102S is an addition to the company’s Audio Hub portfolio, which will allow consumers to experience 24-bit, 192 kHz high-resolution Master Hi-Fi audio playback on a mobile device.

The WM5102S features 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and integrates Wolfson’s advanced Master Hi-Fi filters, which are set up for authentic playback of 24-bit Studio Master recordings. Wolfson’s Master Hi-Fi filters bring the unique and highly-rated sonic quality of Wolfson’s ultra-high performance WM8741 DAC to mobile devices, enabling premium high fidelity music playback quality at a fraction of the power consumption, size and cost of systems designed for high-end home audio.

According toTim Page, Principal Product Line Manager at Wolfson Microelectronics, “We are seeing very significant growth in end-user demand for premium quality mobile audio, which is now seen as a key device differentiator. With Studio Master quality recordings increasingly being made available for download onto mobile devices, consumers understandably want to experience these recordings on their mobile devices at the same quality that they would enjoy on premium home audio systems."

Wolfson; www.wolfsonmicro.com