Design a New Architecure of Audio Amplifiers Class-D for a Hardware Mobile Systems

Krit Salahddine, Laassiri Jalal;El Hajji Said;


This paper presents the advantages of using Audio amplifiers-class-D which has an important role in every mobile system involving an audible sound. General power amplifiers till recently have been very inefficient, bulky and unreliable. Though Class AB amplifiers have major market share in the audio industry because of their efficiency compared to previous classes of amplifiers such as Class A and Class B, recent demand for smaller devices with longer battery life has resulted in replacement of class AB amplifiers (linear amplifiers) with Class D (switching amplifiers). Class D amplifiers provide the balance between efficiency and distortion required by portable devices, hi-fi audio systems, as they utilize the switching operation where the transistors are either fully on or fully off resulting in amplification with zero power dissipation ideally. The main focus of this thesis is to analyze various design issues involved in the implementation of class D amplifiers. As many designers in the future will be switching to Class D amplifiers because of the recent advances in switching amplifiers, an effort was made to develop the thesis so as to be able to serve as a basic reference guide which gives them a good understanding of existing architectures, challenges in efficient power amplifier design, modulation methods, power stage topologies and implementation of class D amplifiers. A detailed study of parameters and parasitic that affect the performance of class D amplifiers has been carried out with design, implementation, and simulation of various stages. Various component selection decisions and layout issues have been discussed for an efficient, low distortion class D amplifier.


Audio Amplifiers, Efficiency, Class D, Distortion, Modulation

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