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AKM releases high-quality multi-channel D/A converter utilizing audio-optimized LSI manufacturing process

Product Name
Product Category:
Audio > Audio D/A Converter
8-channel 32-bit premium D/A converter
AV Receivers, CD/SACD Players, Network Audio, USB DACs, USB Headphones, Sound Plates/Bars, Car Audio, Automotive External Amplifiers, Measuring Instruments and Control Systems


Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) has released the AK4468VN, a premium multi-channel audio D/A converter. This device is the successor to the AK4458VN, which has proven successful in both the consumer and automotive audio space. The AK4468VN is the latest product of AKM’s VELVET SOUND LSI manufacturing process, which was developed specifically for premium audio devices such as the flagship DAC, AK4499.


● AKM’s premium audio LSI manufacturing process

AKM’s audio-optimized LSI manufacturing process allows for the implementation of very low-impedance signal paths. This process results in much-improved noise immunity in general, and increased low-frequency noise performance in particular. As a result of these factors, the AK4468VN’s sound quality surpasses that of its predecessor, the multi-channel DAC AK4458VN. The AK4468VN is pin- and register-compatible with the AK4458VN.

● Supports AEC-Q100

The AK4468VN guarantees an operating temperature up to 105°C, and will comply with AEC-Q100 requirements.

● VELVET SOUND technology

As an AKM premium audio product, the AK4468VN supports VELVET SOUND features such as low-distortion technology and OSRD (Over Sampling Ratio Doubler) technology, which improve out-of-band noise suppression.

Main Specifications

Product Name AK4468VN AK4458VN
Number of Channels  8 ch
 8 ch
Resolution  32-bit
THD+N  -107dB
DR, S/N  117dB
Sampling Rate  8 to 768kHz
 8 to 768kHz
DSD Input  22.4MHz
VELVET SOUND Technology  Low Distortion Technology
 Dedicated LSI Process for Premium Audio
 Non-Magnetic Pkg.
 Low Distortion Technology
“Sound Color” Digital Filters  6 types
 5 types
Power Consumption  245mW
Power Supply  Analog:3.0 to 5.5V
 Digital:1.7 to 3.6V
 Analog:3.0 to 5.5V
 Digital:1.7 to 3.6V
Operation Temperature  -40 to 105°C
 -40 to 105°C
Package  48-pin QFN
 48-pin QFN

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