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Description: VS1063 is an easy-to-use, versatile encoder, decoder and codec for a multitude of audio formats. They can be hard to get hold of but we’ve got them!

The VS1063 contains a high-performance, proprietary, low-power DSP core as well as ROM memory, 16KiB instruction RAM and up to 80 KiB data RAM for user applications running simultaneously with any built-in decoder! There’s built-in serial control and input data interfaces, up to 12 general purpose I/O pins, a UART, as well as specialized peripherals like a high-quality variable-sample-rate stereo DAC and a stereo ADC, followed by an earphone amplifier and a common voltage buffer.

VS1063 can act both as an MP3 decoder or encoder slave IC in a system with a microcontroller, or as a stand-alone circuit that boots from external SPI memory.

Features:

  • Encoders: MP3; Ogg Vorbis; PCM; IMA ADPCM; G.711(µ-law,A-law); G.722 ADPCM
  • Decoders: MP3 (MPEG 1 & 2 audio layer III (CBR +VBR +ABR)); MP2 (layer II) (optional); MPEG4/2 AAC-LC(+PNS), HE-AAC v2 (Level 3) (SBR + PS); Ogg Vorbis; FLAC; WMA 4.0/4.1/7/8/9 all profiles (5-384kbps); WAV (PCM, IMA ADPCM, G.711 µ-law/A- law, G.722 ADPCM)
  • Full Duplex Codecs: PCM;G.711(µ-law,A-law);G.722ADPCM
  • Streaming support
  • Up to 96KiB RAM for user code and data
  • Unique ID for user code protection
  • Quiet power-on and power-off
  • I2S interface for external DAC
  • Serial control and data interfaces
  • Can be used either as a slave co-processor or as a standalone processor
  • UART for debugging purposes
  • New functions may be added with soft- ware and up to 12 GPIO pins

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Customer Comments

  • This is not a MIDI device. There is no mention of MIDI function in the datasheet (General MIDI chart, etc), but there is this:

    Further Description VS1063a is a pin-compatible alternative for VLSI Solution’s VS1053. It has all the functionality of VS1053 (except MP1 and MIDI decoding) and many new features, particularly MP3 and Ogg Vorbis recording.

    So…great chip, but no MIDI functionality despite the byline.

  • I want you all to be forewarned at how cheap SFE has gotten is on shipping this IC. I ordered 4 of these along with 2 BOB-11684 boards. They arrived today in a tiny 5 x 4 x1.5 box. Each IC was in it’s own super thin bag. So thin that i could chew it and swallow without a problem. You cannot package a IC like this in just a bag, The leads will bend. To shove 4 IC’s 2 BOB & paper packing all into that little box is just flat out dumb. Now i have IC’s with bent pins. SFE, stop being so dam cheap. Invest in anti-static foam boxes like everyone else does. You’re not a company hurting for money, and you already charge far more to ship than most others, there is just no good excuse you can have do doing something as pitiful as this.

    • You can’t be sure of a response by posting a comment here. If you really want some action, then I’d suggest sending your comments to customer service and include a copy to Nate. It may just have been a nube in packing, but if that was the case then they should be trained much better.

  • MP3 encoding requires some license - this is included with the chip, right? On the vlsi site it says the price includes encoding license, so can we assume those chips also have it?

  • Can this be soldered to an MP3 Trigger board to replace the fried chip? The failure was my fault :(

  • Any chance of these coming back in stock soon?

  • This chip is known to have several issues, please look for patches at http://www.vlsi.fi/en/support/software/vs10xxpatches.html before using it

  • Last bullet point seems to have a typo (“soft- ware”)

  • Wow that’s cheap! This chip is supposed to be the vs1053 on steroids, but half the price? Now how about a breakout board? (Or just sell me the 1053 board without the chip on it for $20 less, and I’ll solder it myself).

    • Where does the price difference come from?

      • From my understanding the other VS10xx ICs have a recommended retail price of $20 (set by VSLI?), but sparkfun gets them for alot cheaper, this is why the breakouts were also $20. They must have lowered that for these chips..

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