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Architecture Implementation of Class-D Amplifiers Using Digital-Controlled Multiphase-Interleaved PWM Technique

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3 Author(s)
Yu-Tzung Lin ; Dept. of Electr. & Control Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu ; Chi-Yang Lee ; Ying-Yu Tzou

The class-D amplifier has the advantages of having a high efficiency, a small-size and gains its wide applications in battery-powered audio systems. However, its output power is limited by the rating of its output transistors. This paper presents the development of a new architecture for the realization of a class-D audio amplifier using a digital-controlled multi-phase interleaved PWM converter to enhance its output power. This interleaved technique is widely used in DC-DC converters. A digital current control technique with interleaved PWM generation was developed to reduce the total harmonic distortion (THD) of the output current under lower PWM switching frequency. A comparative evaluation of a single-phase and a three-phase class-D amplifier structure is presented. Furthermore, the design and implementation of a digital control IC, including an ADC synchronous sampler, a digital compensator, and a phase-shift PWM generator, is introduced. Computer simulations and experimental verifications are given to illustrate the feasibility and performance of the proposed technique

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Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 2006. IPEMC 2006. CES/IEEE 5th International  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

14-16 Aug. 2006