SLASEG6B May 2018 – June 2020 TAS3251
The glossary listed in the Glossary section is a general glossary with commonly used acronyms and words which are defined in accordance with a broad TI initiative to comply with industry standards such as JEDEC, IPC, IEEE, and others. The glossary provided in this section defines words, phrases, and acronyms that are unique to this product and documentation, collateral, or support tools and software used with this product. For any additional questions regarding definitions and terminology, please see the e2e Audio Amplfier Forum.
Bridge tied load (BTL) is an output configuration in which one terminal of the speaker is connected to one half-bridge and the other terminal is connected to another half-bridge.
DUT refers to a device under test to differentiate one device from another.
Closed-loop architecture describes a topology in which the amplifier monitors the output terminals, comparing the output signal to the input signal and attempts to correct for non-linearities in the output.
Dynamic controls are those which are changed during normal use by either the system or the end-user.
GPIO is a general purpose input/output pin. It is a highly configurable, bi-directional digital pin which can perform many functions as required by the system.
Host processor (also known as System Processor, Scalar, Host, or System Controller) refers to device which serves as a central system controller, providing control information to devices connected to it as well as gathering audio source data from devices upstream from it and distributing it to other devices. This device often configures the controls of the audio processing devices (like the TAS3251) in the audio path in order to optimize the audio output of a loudspeaker based on frequency response, time alignment, target sound pressure level, safe operating area of the system, and user preference.
HybridFlow uses components which are built in RAM and components which are built in ROM to make a configurable device that is easier to use than a fully-programmable device while remaining flexible enough to be used in several applications
Maximum continuous output power refers to the maximum output power that the amplifier can continuously deliver without shutting down when operated in a 25°C ambient temperature. Testing is performed for the period of time required that their temperatures reach thermal equilibrium and are no longer increasing
Parallel bridge tied load (PBTL) is an output configuration in which one terminal of the speaker is connected to two half-bridges which have been placed in parallel and the other terminal is connected to another pair of half bridges placed in parallel
rDS(on) is a measure of the on-resistance of the MOSFETs used in the output stage of the amplifier.
Static controls/Static configurations are controls which do not change while the system is in normal use.
Vias are copper-plated through-hole in a PCB.