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Zhang, Mingshuang (author)
Class D amplifiers (CDA) have been used considerably in audio applications due to their high-efficiency behavior. Compared to standalone analog input CDAs, digital input CDAs are less sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is preferred in automotive applications. For digital input CDAs, multi-bit current-steering DACs using tri...
master thesis 2023
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Wu, Keyu (author)
Class-D amplifiers have gained popularity for their high-power efficiency, exceeding 90%. Among them, digital-input Class-D amplifiers stand out due to their superior integration and increased immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI). This project introduces a high-performance digital-input Class-D amplifier, aiming for a dynamic range...
master thesis 2023
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Pan, Jing (author)
GaN transistors have advantages over conventional Si MOSFETs, such as lower on-resistance, lower parasitic capacitance, higher break-down voltage, etc. However, due to the lack of the body diode, when GaN transistors conduct reverse current during dead time, the source-drain voltage (VSD) can be very large (up to 4-5 V, depending on the output...
master thesis 2023
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Huang, Shijie (author)
Class D amplifiers find widespread application in audio devices for driving load speakers, primarily due to their remarkable efficiency. Nonetheless, this enhanced efficiency often comes at the expense of reduced linearity. Hence, techniques for reducing Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) are important in the context of class D amplifiers.<br/><br/...
master thesis 2023
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Fan, Haochun (author)
Class-D amplifiers have gained significant importance in automotive applications due to its high efficiency. However, to meet strict electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements, an LC filter is necessary, which, unfortunately, introduces nonlinearity to the system. This project proposes an architecture by implementing a dual voltage/current...
master thesis 2023
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Chen, Minggang (author), Zhang, H. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
Silicon MOSFETs-based medium-power (&lt; 50W) Class-D amplifiers (CDAs) switching in the MHz range have gained popularity in recent years, which achieves better linearity thanks to a higher loop gain in the audio band while enabling the use of LC filters with higher cut-off frequencies. However, for high-power (&gt;100 W) CDAs, such switching...
conference paper 2023
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Zhang, H. (author), Berkhout, M. (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This article presents a digital-input class-D amplifier (CDA) achieving high dynamic range (DR) by employing a chopped capacitive feedback network and a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Compared with conventional resistive-feedback CDAs driven by resistive or current-steering DACs, the proposed architecture eliminates the noise...
journal article 2023
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Lombardo, Nick (author)
Class-D amplifiers are quickly becoming the standard in many audio applications. Their highly efficient behavior and wide power range make these amplifiers more suitable than traditional Class A/AB audio amplifiers. Battery-powered devices are a particularly interesting sub-field due to their special demand for extended battery duration and...
master thesis 2022
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Fu, Zhuohui (author)
Class D audio amplifier is widely used in many electronic applications such as automobiles, laptops, and mobile phones. However, electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by Class-D audio amplifiers frequently requires an external LC filter for suppression. The LC filter itself causes significant nonlinearity. Hence, feedback after LC is...
master thesis 2022
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Zhang, H. (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
Class-D audio amplifiers produce electromagnetic interference (EMI), which often needs to be suppressed by an external LC filter. However, due to component nonlinearity, this filter can itself cause significant distortion. This article presents a class-D amplifier that suppresses LC filter nonlinearity by 49 dB and is robust to ±30%...
journal article 2022
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Zhang, H. (author), Rozsa, N.N.M. (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Fan, Q. (author)
The power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) of conventional differential closed-loop Class-D amplifiers is limited by the feedback and input resistor mismatch and finite common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) of the operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) in the first integrator. This article presents a 14.4-V Class-D amplifier employing...
journal article 2022
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Zhang, H. (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This article presents a class-D amplifier (CDA) with high dynamic range (DR). To eliminate the typically dominant noise contribution of a resistive feedback network, the input and feedback signals are chopped and applied to a capacitive feedback network. However, this leads to high-voltage (HV) transients at the input of the loop filter,...
journal article 2022
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Karmakar, S. (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This article presents a Class-D audio amplifier for capacitive piezoelectric speaker loads. Employing a dual voltage feedback (VFB)/current feedback (CFB) topology, the amplifier is capable of damping LC resonance without using an external damping resistor, therefore reducing system power consumption, cost, and size. Additional power savings are...
journal article 2022
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Zhang, H. (author), Rozsa, N.N.M. (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This paper reports a chopper Class-D audio amplifier that obtains high PSRR over the entire audio band. A chopping scheme is proposed to minimize intermodulation distortion between pulse-width modulation (PWM) and chopping in the audio band. A high-voltage chopper is developed to handle a 14.4 V PWM signal. Timing matching techniques are...
conference paper 2021
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Zhang, H. (author), Karmakar, S. (author), Breems, Lucien J. (author), Sandifort, Quino (author), Berkhout, Marco (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This article presents a Class-D audio amplifier for automotive applications. Low electromagnetic interference (EMI) and, hence, smaller LC filter size are obtained by employing a fully differential multilevel output stage switching at 4.2 MHz. A modulation scheme with minimal switching activity at zero input reduces idle power, which is...
journal article 2020
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Karmakar, S. (author), Zhang, H. (author), van Veldhoven, Robert (author), Breems, Lucien J. (author), Berkhout, M. (author), Fan, Q. (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author)
This article presents a 28-W class-D amplifier for automotive applications. The combination of a high switching frequency and a hybrid multibit Δ Σ M-PWM scheme results in high linearity over a wide range of output power, as well as low AM-band EMI. As a result, only a small (150-kHz cutoff frequency), and thus low-cost, LC filter is needed...
journal article 2020
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