Designing Audio Power Amplifiers

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Date

September 1, 2010

Format

Electronic book text, 640 pages

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0071640258 / 9780071640251

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Overview


Main description

Master the art of audio power amplifier design

This comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the hobbyist. Designing Audio Power Amplifiers begins with power amplifier design basics that a novice can understand and moves all the way through to in-depth design techniques for the very sophisticated audiophile and professional audio power amplifier designer. This is the single best source of knowledge for anyone who wants to design an audio power amplifier, whether for fun or profit. Develop and hone your audio design skills with in-depth coverage of these and other topics:

* Basics of audio power amplifier design * MOSFET power amplifiers and error correction * Static and dynamic crossover distortion demystified * Understanding negative feedback and the controversy surrounding it * Advanced negative feedback compensation techniques * Sophisticated DC servo design * Audio measurements and instrumentation * Overlooked sources of distortion * SPICE simulation for audio amplifiers, including a tutorial * SPICE transistor modeling, including the EKV model for power MOSFETs * Thermal design and the use of ThermalTrak transistors * Four chapters devoted to class D amplifiers

Supplemental material available at www.cordellaudio.com includes:
* Ready-to-run amplifier simulations * Key transistor models * Other bonus materials


Table of contents

Part 1: Audio Power Amplifier Basics; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Power Amplifier Basics; Chapter 3. Power Amplifier Design Evolution; Chapter 4. Negative Feedback, Compensation and Slew Rate; Chapter 5. Amplifier Classes, Output Stages and Efficiency; Chapter 6. Summary of Amplifier Design Considerations;Part 2: Advanced Power Amplifier Design Techniques; Chapter 7. Input and VAS Circuits; Chapter 8. DC Servos; Chapter 9. Advanced Forms of Feedback Compensation; Chapter 10. Output Stage Design and Crossover Distortion; Chapter 11. MOSFET Power Amplifiers; Chapter 12. Error Correction; Chapter 13. Other Sources of Distortion;Part 3: Real-World Design Considerations; Chapter 14. Output Stage Thermal Design and Stability; Chapter 15. Safe Area and Short Circuit Protection; Chapter 16. Power Supplies and Grounding; Chapter 17. Clipping Control and Civilized Amplifier Behavior; Chapter 18. Interfacing the Real World; Part 4: Simulation and Measurement; Chapter 19. SPICE Simulation; Chapter 20. SPICE Models and Libraries; Chapter 21. Audio Instrumentation; Chapter 22. Distortion and Measurement; Chapter 23. Other Amplifier Tests;Part 5: Topics in Amplifier Design; Chapter 24. The Negative Feedback Controversy; Chapter 25. Amplifiers Without Negative Feedback; Chapter 26. Balanced and Bridged Amplifiers; Chapter 27. Integrated Circuit Amplifiers and Drivers; Part 6: Class D Amplifiers; Chapter 28. Class D Audio Amplifiers; Chapter 29. Class D Design Issues; Chapter 30. Alternative Class D Modulators; Chapter 31. Class D Measurement, Performance, and Efficiency; Index


Author comments

Bob Cordell, an electrical engineer, is a prolific designer of amplifiers, audio test equipment, and other audio gear. He has published articles on power amplifier design in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES) and other publications. Bob is a member of the JAES Review Board and he maintains an audiophile website at www.cordellaudio.com.





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