Three new Class-D Amplifiers Solve Smart-Home Audio Design Challenges



TI provides premium sound and integrated protection for smart speakers and sound bars

 

DALLAS (June 4, 2018) – Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) today introduced three new digital-input Class-D audio amplifiers that enable engineers to deliver high-resolution audio in more smart-home and voice-enabled applications. By combining first-of-its-kind integration, real-time protection and new modulation schemes, TI’s new audio devices allow designers to reduce board space and overall bill of material (BOM) cost. These new amplifiers are designed for personal electronics applications with any power level, including smart speakers, sound bars, TVs, notebooks, projectors and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. For more information, see www.TI.com/premiumsound-pr.

Increase loudness and audio quality while simplifying voice capture with the TAS2770 15-W audio amplifier

  • Efficiently drive high-output peak power into small loudspeakers: As the first wide-supply I/V sense amplifier, the TAS2770 offers state-of-the art, real-time speaker protection when paired with TI Smart Amp algorithms. The amplifier monitors loudspeaker behavior and increases loudness while improving audio quality in applications requiring small speakers – all without changing industrial design.
  • Add voice command without changing audio design: The TAS2770 is the industry’s first audio front end (AFE) that combines a digital microphone input with a powerful I/V sense amplifier. The device captures voice and ambient acoustic information for echo cancellation or noise reduction in voice-enabled applications.
  • Prevent audio clipping and brownout: The TAS2770 monitors battery voltage and automatically decreases gain when audio signals exceed a set threshold, helping designers avoid clipping and extend playback time through end-of-charge battery conditions without degrading sound quality.

Deliver 192-kHz audio processing in your smart speaker with the TAS5825M audio amplifier

  • Enhance and protect system audio quality: Designers can achieve high-resolution audio with minimal engineering effort due to the device’s 192-kHz input sampling frequency and flexible, integrated processing flows. Additionally, the TAS5825M provides bass enhancement and thermal protection for the speaker.
    Simplify echo cancellation: The TAS5825M’s dedicated serial audio interface data output provides ambient sound information to the applications processor.
  • Lower power consumption: Engineers can reduce idle-power losses and thermal dissipation without degrading sound quality with the TAS5825M’s proprietary hybrid-mode modulation scheme.

Increase sound quality and system reliability with the TAS3251 audio amplifier

  • Combine high performance and integration: The TAS3251 is the first integrated digital-input solution to support the highest output power and performance at 2×175 W, all in one single package.
  • Achieve reliable, high-power audio: Enable up to 96-kHz flexible processing and self-protection features including cycle-by-cycle current limit and DC speaker protection with the TAS3251.

 

Tools and support to speed design

These new Class-D amplifiers join TI’s premium sound audio amplifier portfolio which enables engineers to design systems that deliver high-quality sound across a range of applications, from automotive to personal electronics and professional audio systems.

Designers can use TI’s PurePath™ Console software to easily configure the TAS2770, TAS5825M and TAS3251 Class-D audio amplifiers. Engineers can jump-start their design with the TAS2770 Stereo Audio Subsystem Reference Design. Additional resources and reference designs are available to help engineers with their smart speaker designs.

Package, availability and pricing

The TAS2770 Class-D audio amplifier is now available in volume quantities through the TI store and authorized distributors. Additionally, preproduction samples of the TAS5825M are now available through the TI store. The TAS3251EVM evaluation module is available today through the TI store and authorized distributors, and production quantities of the TAS3251 amplifier will be available in 2Q 2018. Packages and pricing are listed in the table below.

Learn more from TI’s amplifier experts

Download the TAS2770, TAS5825M and TAS3251 audio amplifier data sheets.
Read an Analog Wire blog post and learn why “Smart speakers don’t have to sound as small as they are.”
Learn more about the TAS5825M in the application note “TAS5825M Process Flows.”
Download the “Overview of system-level protection in Class-D audio amplifiers” white paper.
Check out all of TI’s audio amplifier integrated circuits.
Search for solutions and engage with fellow engineers and TI experts in the TI E2E™ Community Amplifiers forum.

Contact Information

Texas Instruments

12500 TI Boulevard
Dallas, TX, 75243
United States

tele: 972-644-5580
support@ti.com
www.ti.com

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