Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced the launch of "TCB702FNG," an addition to its 4-channel high-efficiency linear power amplifiers that meet current market requirements for high efficiency.
With "TCB702FNG," Toshiba has improved on its technology to realize efficiency comparable with a digital high efficiency of class D amplifier in actual operating range (0.5 to 4W). Power consumption is cut by up to 80% of that for a typical class AB amplifier. The new IC’s maximum output is 45W, and the IC is pin-compatible with “TCB701FNG,” the company’s high efficiency linear power amplifier with maximum 50W output.
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.
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