Design of a Class-D Audio Amplifier With Analog Volume Control for Mobile Applications

Karim El Khadiri, Hassan Qidaa


A class-D audio amplifier with analog volume control (AVC) section and driver section for wireless and portable applications is proposed in this paper. The analog volume control section, including an integrator, an analog MUX, and a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) is implemented with three analog inputs (Audio, Voice, FM). For driver section, including a ramp generator, a comparator, a level shifter and a gate driver is designed to obtain a low distortion and a high
efficiency. Designed with 0.18 um 1P6M CMOS technology, the class-D audio amplifier with analog volume control achieves a total root-mean-square (RMS) output power of 0.5W, a total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) at the 8-Ω load less than 0.06%, and a power efficiency of 89.9% with a total area of 1.74

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