Synopsys ARC Monkey's Audio Codec

The Synopsys ARC® Monkey's Audio Decoder for the ARC AS211SFX and AS221BD audio processors is based on the Monkey's Audio standard. Monkey's Audio (also known as APE) is a lossless audio compression standard, aiming at high-quality digital audio applications. To guarantee error-free compression and decompression a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) is included in the codec.

Applications include media devices such as portable music players, A/V receivers, media boxes, notebooks and PCs.

Supported Cores

Synopsys ARC Monkey's Audio (APE) Decoder Datasheet


  • No restrictions on the sampling frequency
  • Supports up to 2 audio channels
  • Supports bit-depth of 8, 16 and 24
  • Supports MD5 signatures for file integrity checking
  • Supports 4 levels of compression: Fast, Normal, High, Extra High