Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Launches 4-channel High-Efficiency Linear Power Amplifier for Car Audio
―Power consumption up to 90% lower than general class AB amplifier―
TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 07, 2017
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced a new 4-channel high-efficiency linear power amplifier “TCB701FNG,” that meets current market requirement for high efficiency. Sample shipments will start in January, 2018.
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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation: a new 4-channel high-efficiency linear power amplifier “TCB701FNG” for car audio. (Photo: Business Wire)
With “TCB701FNG,” the company has improved on its technology to realize efficiency comparable with a digital high efficiency, class D amplifier in actual operating range (0.5 to 4W). Power consumption is cut by up to 90% of that for a typical class AB amplifier.
The new amplifier also includes a self-diagnosis function with I2C bus control that can diagnose errors and contribute to a suitable set design by changing the detection setting for gain or time constants. It also includes full-time error detection of output DC offset voltage, which can quickly detect abnormal output offset voltage and prevent speaker burnout, improving set reliability.
|Maximum output||49W×4ch (Vcc=15.2V, RL=4Ω, MaxPower)|
|Supply voltage||6V to 18V|
|Total harmonic distortion||0.01% (Pout=0.4W)|
|Output noise voltage||60μVrms (BW=DIN_AUDIO)|
|Power consumption||Up to 1/10 lower than a typical class AB amplifier
(supply voltage=14.4V in case of 1W output)
|Functions and features||• 6V operations
• Full-time error detection for output DC offset voltage
• Anti-high frequency noise
• I2C bus control allows diagnosis of errors such as cross output connection.
• Various detections are selectable from two or more settings, such as a gain, mute time constants and temperature.
• Can be used as both a power amplifier and line output amplifier.
• Various built-in protection circuits (output cross connection, over voltage, and low voltage)
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