The AD1870 is a stereo, 16-bit oversampling ADC based on sigma-delta ( - ) technology intended primarily for digital audio bandwidth applications requiring a single 5 V power supply. Each single-ended channel consists of a fourth order one-bit noise shaping modulator and a digital decimation filter. An on-chip voltage reference, stable over temperature and time, defines the full-scale range for both channels. Digital output data from both channels are time multiplexed to a single, flexible serial interface. The AD1870 accepts a 256 x fS or a 384 x fS input clock (fS is the sampling frequency) and operates in both serial port Master and Slave Modes. In Slave Mode, all clocks must be externally derived from a common source. Input signals are sampled at 64 x fS onto internally buffered switched capacitors, eliminating external sample-and-hold amplifiers and minimizing the requirements for antialias filtering at the input. With simplified antialiasing, linear phase can be preserved across the pass band. The on-chip single-ended-to-differential signal converters save the board designer from having to provide them externally. The AD1870's internal differential architecture provides increased dynamic range and excellent power supply rejection characteristics. The AD1870's proprietary fourth order differential switched-capacitor - modulator architecture *Protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 5055843, 5126653; others pending.