TI claims highest power integrated Class D audio amplifier

Texas Instruments has unveiled two new Class D audio amplifiers which it claims have the highest stereo output power in the industry.

Capable of driving 600W, the TAS5630 and TAS5631 amplifiers integrate PurePath hd technology which TI says can achieve high definition media playback and ultra low distortion in a range of next generation systems. According to TI, the amplifiers feature 300W stereo or 600W mono output power at greater than 88% efficiency, which eliminates transformers or large heatsinks. The devices offer power levels equivalent to traditional discrete Class D amplifiers with 70% fewer components and are available in analogue input and PWM input configurations in two package sizes.