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MP3 Codec IC - VS1002

Replacement: No direct replacement. VLSI has discontinued this chip and we will no longer be stocking it. Check out other similar IC's by VLSI.

MP3 decoding is now even easier! The new VS1002 from VLSI is a single-chip MP3 audio decoder. It contains a high-performance, low-power DSP processor core VS DSP4, working data memory, 5 KB instruction RAM and 2.5 KB data RAM for user applications, serial control and input data interfaces, 4 general purpose I/O pins, UART, as well as a high-quality variable-sample-rate mono ADC and stereo DAC, followed by an earphone amplifier and a ground buffer.

Available in a LQFP-48 pin package.

  • Decodes MPEG1.0&2.0 audio layer III (CBR + VBR); WAV and PCM files
  • Encodes ADPCM from microphone input
  • Streaming support for MP3 and WAV
  • Low-power operation
  • Stereo earphone driver capable of driving a 30mA­ load
  • 7.5 KB On-chip RAM for user code / data
  • Serial control and data interfaces
  • New functions may be added with software and 4 GPIO pins


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