Texas Instrument Audio Guide
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Notable is the direction the company is taking with respect to new DACs:
- No more investment in “ultra high end” DACs
- Development is concentrated in the new 32-bit Vout DACs and USB DACs
- Adding “miniDSP” into the DAC
As the product map indicates, the latest generation are the PCM51xx family of DACs. The first one, the PCM5102 was released last year and has been implemented in devices such as the Musiland 02 Dragon, the Jundac XI, and diy projects.
According the the TI product manager,
… it uses a next generation architecture based on the PCM1792 (The flagship 132dB DAC that TI has)
So the “flagship architecture” is now in the PCM51xx family. The new devices are incorporating good features such as I2C control and integrated DSP functions. Prime candidates for Arduino interfacing, and possible digital crossover filters.