TPA6138A2

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DIRECTPATH™ Headphone Driver with Adjustable Gain

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Parameters

Output power (W) 0.25 Analog supply (Min) (V) 3 Analog supply (Max) (V) 3.6 PSRR (dB) 80 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Headphone channels Stereo Volume control No Shutdown current (ISD) (uA) 1 Architecture Class-AB Iq per channel (Typ) (mA) 14 open-in-new Find other Headphone amps

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Features

  • Stereo DirectPath™ Headphone Amplifier
    • 40 mW Into 32 Ω With 3.3-V Supply
  • Low THD+N < 0.01% at 10 mW Into 32 Ω
  • High SNR, >90 dB
  • Differential Input and Single-Ended Output
  • Adjustable Gain by External Gain-Setting
    Resistors
  • Configurable as a Second-Order Low-Pass Filter
    • Ideal for PWM Audio Sources
  • Low DC Offset, <1 mV
  • Ground-Referenced Outputs Eliminate DC-
    Blocking Capacitors
    • Reduce Board Area
    • Reduce Component Cost
    • Improve THD+N Performance
    • No Degradation of Low-Frequency Response
      Due to Output Capacitors
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Click- and Pop-Reduction Circuitry
  • External Undervoltage Mute
  • Active Mute Control for Pop-Free Audio On/Off
    Control
  • Space-Saving TSSOP Package
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Description

The TPA6138A2 is a pop-free stereo headphone amplifier designed to allow the removal of the output dc-blocking capacitors for reduced component count and cost. The device is ideal for single-supply electronics where size and cost are critical design parameters.

Designed using TI’s patented DirectPath™ technology, The TPA6138A2 is capable of driving 25 mW into a 32-Ω load with 3.3-V supply voltage. The device has differential inputs and uses external gain-setting resistors that supports a gain range of ±1 V/V to ±10 V/V. Gain can be configured individually for each channel. The device can also be configured as a second-order low-pass filter and is ideal for interfacing with PWM audio sources. Audio output compiles with ±8-kV IEC ESD protection, requiring just a simple resistor-capacitor ESD protection circuit. The TPA6138A2 has built-in active-mute control for pop-free audio on/off control. The TPA6138A2 has an external undervoltage detector that mutes the output when the power supply is removed, ensuring a pop-free shutdown.

Using the TPA6138A2 in audio products can reduce component count considerably compared to traditional headphone amplifiers. The TPA6138A2 does not require a split-rail power supply or a dc blocking capacitor. The TPA6138A2 integrates its own charge pump to generate a negative supply rail that provides a clean, pop-free ground-biased audio signal.

The TPA6138A2 is available in a 14-pin TSSOP.

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* Datasheet TPA6138A2 DirectPath™ Headphone Driver With Adjustable Gain datasheet (Rev. B) Aug. 24, 2015
Application note Guidelines for Measuring Audio Power Amplifier Performance (Rev. A) Aug. 26, 2019
Application note AN-1849 An Audio Amplifier Power Supply Design (Rev. C) Jun. 27, 2019
User guide TPA6138A2 EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) Jan. 11, 2011

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The TPA6138A2EVM customer evaluation module (EVM) demonstrates the capabilities and operation of the TPA6138A2PW integrated circuit from Texas Instruments. The TPA6138A2PW is a 25mW Pop-Free stereo Head Phone driver designed to replace headphone circuit based on Op amps and passives.

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Features
  • Two-channel evaluation module (double-sided, plated-through PCB layout)
  • 25mW into 32ohm
  • Differential input
  • No output capacitor required 
  • Shutdown button
  • Populated EVM Board

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