by George Gardner @ georgegardner.info:
This is a project that I’ve been working on for some time now, a good part of my life, but more recently for the past month. I’m not going to go through everything as to how I arrived at this point, but I can assure you it was through a lot of trial and error. I now present to you, the class D avr amp.
Class D AVR – [Link]
Texas Instruments has introduced three analog-input class-D stereo amplifiers for use in soundbars, after-market automotive solutions, portable audio docks, and LCD televisions. The TPA3116D2, TPA3118D2 and TPA3130D2 feature the industry’s highest programmable switching rate and widest power supply range, enabling audio output that is both high quality and highly efficient. The devices are pin-to-pin and software compatible and can support a single-layer printed circuit board (PCB), enabling cost savings by allowing designers to reuse a single layout for multiple designs. [via]
Class-D Audio Amplifiers with Wide Supply Range and High Switching Rates – [Link]
NBitWonder built a class-D amplifier. [via]
Class-D amplifier is a highly efficient amplifier that operates its output devices as switches instead of as variable resistors. We posted a highly experimental version of this project last November, and it met with a surprising amount of positive feedback from the DIY community. Therefore, we developed it as a formal project
Class D amplifier assembled – [Link]
One of the applications of 555 timers is a class D amplifier. In its most simplistic form it can be built with a single 555 and the 200mA current capability is enough to drive a small speaker, making it a good replacement for a low power amplifier. But I wanted more; I wanted to use it to build an amplifier that had enough power to allow listening to music in a small room. Adding a high power stage to a classical 555 class D amplifier was too easy, so I decided to build my own high power 555.
555 class D amplifier – [Link]
A Class-D amplifier operates the output transistors as switches instead of as variable resistors, as in more traditional amplifiers. In doing so, nearly all conduction losses in the output power devices are eliminated, leading to a very efficient amplifier. [via]
DIY class-D amplifier – [Link]
The new TPA2011D1 3.2-W, Class D amplifier features superior power output in a tiny package, making it ideal for next generation mobile phones and portable media players. The TPA2011D1 includes an integrated DAC noise filter that reduces out-of-band noise by 82%, which could eliminate the need for external filters. Highly efficient, filter-free Class D technology extends battery life and the 0.4-mm pitch reduces board space and simplifies design.
TPA2011D1: World’s Smallest Class D Audio Amplifier – [Link]