The APR9600 provided all the necessary features for recording and playing the audio with very fewer external components at a very low cost. May be many of you are aware that the APR9600 audio recorder and playback IC is no longer manufacured!. The chip was manufactured by a Taiwan based company called APLUS Integrated Circuits Inc. I have searched for it in retail shops all across SP road Bangalore but the vendors said that the chip is no longer manufactured.
- Single chip, high quality voice recording and playback solution
- User friendly, Easy to use operation
- Non – Volatile – flash memory technology, no battery backup required
- 4-8 Khz sampling rate
- Audio output to drive a speaker or audio out for public address system
- Can record voice with the help of on-board microphone or via any audio input
The only place the APR9600 was available was at NSK electronics in Bangalore. Many of the projects i do require the sound recorder, so i contacted the APLUS Inc company support team. Their engineer had a skype conversation with me and told me that the APR9600 is no longer manufactured and suggested to use a similar but alternative part APR33A3.
Purchase/ buy APR9600 development kit in India at NSK electronics website at the price of Rs. 550 /-
APR9600 board is also available for purchase in India at Kits n Spares website at the price of Rs. 1050 /-
APR33A3 (Alternative to APR9600):
The APR33A3 is a 680 sec recording IC with same interfacing options as the APR9600, but not pin to pin compatible.
- Operating Voltage Range: 3V ~ 6.5V
- Single Chip, High Quality Audio/Voice Recording & Playback Solution
- No External ICs Required, minimum External Components
- User Friendly, Easy to Use Operation
- 680 sec. Voice Recording Length in aPR33A3
- Powerful 16-Bits Digital Audio Processor.
- Nonvolatile Flash Memory Technology
- No Battery Backup Required
- External Reset pin.
- Supports Power-Down Mode for Power Saving
- Built-in Audio-Recording Microphone Amplifier
- No External OPAMP or BJT Required
- Easy to PCB layout
- Differential-ended MIC pre-amp for Low Noise
- High Quality Line Receiver
- High Quality Analog to Digitaland PWM module
APR33A3 Datasheet : Download
Where and how to buy APR33A3 in India?
APR33A3 is available in DIP package for purchase at APLUS India site at the price of Rs. 200 /-
If you need to order APR33A3 part, send an inquiry email to APLUS India’s sales team address firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the below person,
GROUND FLOOR , BAKUL BAUG , OPP TO INDIAN BANK
S.V.ROAD,SANTACRUZ WEST , MUMBAI-400054, INDIA
PH-91-22-26182082 / 26173575
MOBILE : 91-9833374818 [ OFFICE MOBILE ]
Here is the conversation i had with APLUS Inc 🙂