LAPIS Semiconductor has recently announced the development of a low power microcontroller that has an integrated 8-bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, highly efficient Class-D speaker amp, non-volatile memory and oscillator circuit on a single chip, making audio playback possible by simply wiring up a speaker.
The ML610Q304 has a typical audio power output of 450 mW operating at 3 V or 1 W at 5 V. The controller includes four 8-bit counters which can be combined to make two 16-bit timers, a three channel 10-bit A/D converter, a two channel SSIO, UART and I2C peripheral interfaces. The memory capacity of the ML610Q304 includes a 96 KB program flash, 2 KB data flash and 1 KB RAM. The dedicated hardware-based audio playback helps reduce CPU loading. Two suggested audio playback formats are 16 kHz 16-bit PCM and 16kHz HQ-ADPCM. The Class-D amp reduces current consumption during audio playback by approx. 40% compared to conventional solutions, making it a good choice for incorporation into mobile battery-powered devices. In recent years a growing number of electronic products are adding voice playback functionality, particularly battery-driven devices that require increased miniaturization and lower power consumption for longer operating life.
8-bit MCU with built-in 1 W Audio Amp – [Link]
The dual low power amplifier built around TDA2822 8pin DIP. IC, it is mainly designed to use in portable players, radios and other building block project. A 3V supply can be used to drive headphones providing 20mW in 32 Ohms per channel, and a 12V power supply will provide 1W in 8 Ohm per channel for small loudspeakers.
Mini Stereo Audio Amplifier – [Link]
The 6.5W Stereo Audio Amplifier project built around TDA2004 IC. The TDA2004 is a class B dual audio power amplifier, specifically designed for car radio applications etc.
6.5W Stereo Audio Amplifier – [Link]
The project built around Philips TDA1521 IC, The project provides high quality audio 2X10W Audio output. The device is especially designed for mains fed applications, (e.g. Stereo TV Sound and Stereo Radio). The circuit designed for asymmetrical power supply systems.
10W Stereo Audio Amplifier – [Link]
This is a small 2 Channel amplifier constructed around Sanyos LA4445 IC delivers 5.5Watts +5.5 Watts at 4 ohm load, supply in 12V DC 2Amp, Input impedance 30K.
Dual Channels output : 5.5W
Minimum External Parts
Very small pop noise at the time of power supply ON/OFF
Good ripple rejections
Small residual noise
Built-in protectors 1. Thermal Protector 2. Overvoltage Surge Protector
Standard Audio signal
Supply 12V DC
Load : 4 Ohms Speaker on Each Channel
Voltage Gain : 50DB
Output 5.5W on each Channel (THD 10%)
Total harmonic distortion 1% Max @ Po=1W
Input impedance 30 K-ohms
5.5W – 2 Channel Audio Amplifier – [Link]
20W Bridge Audio Amplifier project, based on the TDA2005 IC, The TDA 2005 IC is class B dual audio amplifier, specifically designed for car radio applications etc.
Power supply input : 18 VDC
Output power : 20 W, 4 Ω
IC built in Thermal Shut-down, Load dump voltage surge protected
Terminal pins for connecting left and right audio signal inputs
Berg Connector for connecting Potentiometer (POT) for volume adjustment
Power Battery Terminal (PBT) for easy power supply and speaker connection
Power-On LED indicator
Heatsink for IC
Four mounting holes of 3.2 mm each with nut and stud
PCB dimensions 63 mm x 65 mm
Note : Use shielded cable for connecting potentiometer
20W Bridge Audio Amplifier – [Link]
14W Stereo audio power amplifier build around LM4730 IC. The LM4730 is stereo audio amplifier capable of delivering typical 14W per channel of continues average output power a 4 Ohms or 8 Ohms load with less than 10% THD+N from 20Hz to 20Khz frequency. Each amplifier has an independent smooth transition fade-in/out mute and a power conserving standby mode which can be controlled by onboard slide switches.
The LM4730 has short circuit protection and thermal shutdown feature that is activated when the IC temperature exceeds 150 centigrade. The LM4730 also has under voltage lock out feature for click and pop free power off and on. Amplifier required proper heat sink.
14W Stereo Audio Amplifier – [Link]
The Mini Audio Amplifier project is a good choice for battery operated gadgets. It is based on Texas instruments LM386 IC, provides high quality Audio.
– Wide power supply input 6 to 12 VDC
– 500 mW output @ 8 Ohms load
– Takes standard audio signal as input
– Low quiescent current drain 4 mA IC
– The quiescent power drain is only 24 mW when operating from 6 VDC
– Onboard preset for volume adjust
– Header connector for connecting power supply, audio signal and speaker
– Onboard power indication LED
– On/Off PCB mounted slide switch for power supply
– Four mounting holes of 3.2 mm each
– PCB dimensions 41 mm x 41 mm
Mini Audio Amplifier – [Link]
by acidbourbon @ acidbourbon.wordpress.com:
Though I am a musician I don’t care for calling an expensive hi watt stereo my own. For years I have used a homebuilt stereo amplifier built around the TDA1554Q IC (basically just this chip in a nice box) and I am still very happy with the sound quality. This amp serves as a computer desk sound system, which acts as a radio/movie sound sytem as well.
In the meantime the number of sound sources that I want to connect to my “stereo” has increased … suddenly there was a tablet that I use as an internet radio, a music player demon that runs on a raspberry pi and from time to time I want to listen to a podcast that I downloaded to my smartphone.
Digitally Controlled HiFi Amp with 4 way mixer – [Link]
A USB DAC designed using a TI PCM2707:
it was a very fun project and very fulfilling to make something that I actually use everyday. Overall the audio specs aren’t anything amazing, but it definitely is an improvement on the built in audio of my computer.
DIY USB DAC – [Link]