Raspberry Pi is receiving an upgrade in terms of its audio capabilities. The company that produces the Raspberry Pi, Element 14, has announced in a joint venture with Wolfson Audio that a new audio card is now officially available for the device. The new audio card improves the audio elements of the Raspberry Pi, allowing it to support up to a 192kHz sample rate while providing eight channel inputs. Input options include standard line in and out jacks, microphones for direct audio capture, S/PDIF in/out, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Element 14 and Wolfson Audio plan to see the new audio card used for VoIP applications, amongst others.
The new audio card can be purchased for $33, and is only compatible with revision 2 Raspberry Pi boards and up.