The ADAV801 is a stereo audio codec intended for applications such as DVD or CD recorders that require high performance and flexible, cost-effective playback and record functionality. The ADAV801 features Analog Devices' proprietar y, high performance converter cores to provide record (ADC), playback (DAC), and format conversion (SRC) on a single chip. The ADAV801 record channel features variable input gain to allow for adjustment of recorded input levels and automatic level control, followed by a high performance stereo ADC whose digital output is sent to the record interface. The record channel also features level detectors that can be used in feedback loops to adjust input levels for optimum recording. The playback channel features a high performance stereo DAC with independent digital volume control.