Alternatives to AK4556

Now that AKM has gone up in smoke, does anyone have the latest on future availability of the AK4556 (or any of their other CODECs)? I’m interested in building a 6-channel module, which in theory would require two AK4556s in addition to the Daisy Seed. Suggestions?


For multiple inputs/outputs more than 4, it’s probably better to use a codec with multiple I/Os.
I’m really not sure you could drive more than 2 codecs anyway with the daisy seed.

Having more than 2 channels means you can’t use I2S, but TDM is a good (and probably only practical) alternative. There is an initiative for that here on this forum with a cirrus logic chip with 6 inputs and 8 outputs.

Hope this helps!