Our new Qwiic-enabled Audio Codec Breakout is now available with a new version of our Hot-Air Rework Station!
Hello and welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! This week we are cranking things to 11 and converting digital to analog and vice versa! That’s right, our new Qwiic-enabled Audio Codec Breakout is now available, and trust us when we say, that as far as audio boards go, this is one you’ll definitely want to pick up if you’re interested! You’re also going to want to check out the video since we go into a lot of detail with this board! Following that, we have a new version of our Hot-Air Rework Station that comes at a much more economical price point! Let take a closer look at this week’s new products!
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The SparkFun WM8960 Audio Codec Breakout is a low-power, high-quality stereo codec with 1W Stereo Class D speaker drivers and headphone drivers. The WM8960 acts as a stereo audio ADC and DAC and communicates using I2S, a standard audio data protocol (not to be confused with I2C). This audio codec is chock full of features some of which include advanced on-chip digital signal processing for automatic level control (ALC) for the line or microphone input, programmable gain amplifier (PGA), pop and click suppression, and its ability to configure I2S settings and analog audio path through software via I2C.
This hot-air rework station is great for professionals and hobbyists in need of tight temperature tolerances and large air flows. This unit displays a digital readout of the actual air temperature with a flow rate of up to 24L per minute. This very powerful unit can be used for multiple applications including standard SMD reflow/repair/removal, thermal IC stress testing, thermoplastic welding, and shrink-wrapping.
That’s it for this week. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another! We’ll be back with more new products next week so make sure to check back then. Happy hacking!
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