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TA3020AudioAmplifierModulev3b

TA3020AudioAmplifierModulev3a
The TA3020 Audio Amplifier Module is a Class T Stereo Audio Amplifier based on TA3020 digital audio
power amplifier driver made by formerly Tripath Company. The design of this board is in accordance with the
manufacturer datasheet and recommendations, as well as the reference designs. Furthermore, some
improvementshasbeenmadetomaketheboardmorecompactandsuitabletousebothinnewdesigns,inwhich
the user will adopt the preferred housing, input stages and power supply, and can be used also as a dropin
replacementforexistingaudioamplifiers,whichalreadyhavehousing,transformer,andinputstage.

AmplifierFeatures:

OutputPower:2x200Wat4,or110Wat8,withmax.0.1%THD+N,at+/50VSupplyVoltage.
OutputPower:2x300Wat4,or160Wat8,withmax.0.1%THD+N,at+/60VSupplyVoltage.
OutputPowerinBridgemode:960Wat4or540Wat8.
AudiophilesoundQuality:0.02%THD+Nat100Wat4or50Wat8.
Verygoodefficiency:Upto95%at2x160Wat8orupto90%at2x300Wat4.
Outputovercurrentandshortcircuitprotected.
Compactsize,100x100x40mm,assembledboard,withintegratedheatsinkandoptionalcoolingfan.
Auxiliarysupplyvoltageregulatorsintegratedonboard,onlyneedthemainsymmetricsupplyvoltage.
MutecontrolandMutestatuspinsforcontrollingtheamplifierstatuswithinthesystem.
Boardcontainsbypasselectrolyticcapacitors,closetotheoutputstage.
HighcurrentandlowRDSonMOSFETsmountedveryclosetotheTA3020IC.
Doublelayer,1.6mmthickPCBwith2ozcoppertraces,minimizesstrayinductancesandparasitic.
MostlySMDcomponentsused,mountedveryclosetotheTA3020ICandoutputMOSFETs

Figure1:TA3020AudioAmplifierModulev3b

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AmplifierDescription:
TA3020 Class T Stereo Audio Amplifier is built around TA3020, dedicated digital audio power amplifier
driver.Themainblocksofthisamplifierare:Inputstageanddriver,whichusesTA3020IC,powerstage,whichuses
4STW34NB20MOSFETsandAuxiliarypowersupply,whichprovidepowerforthedrivers,logicandsmallsignal
stages.TheamplifierschematicisaccordingwiththereferencedesignprovidedbyTripath.Inadditiontothis,the
auxiliary switched modepower supply was includedonto the schematic. Compared to the previous version, the
v3a doesnt have the rectifier bridge and big filtering capacitors integrated on board, this allowing the user to
choosethePowerSupplywhichwillbemoresuitablefortheapplicationandalsoreducingboardsizeandweight.
TheaudioinputsignalisprovidedtotheTA3020ICthrutheconnectorP4atpin7fortheLeftchanneland
pin 5 for theRightchannel. As canbe seen from the schematic,the inputpins aresurrounded by GND pins for
betterS/Nratio.Next,theaudiosignalisdriventotheTA3020ICthruDCcouplingcapacitors,C29andC33,which
should have the value in the range of 2.2uF to 10uF, and can be polarized electrolytic or nonpolar metal film.
Goodresultscanbeachievedwith2.2uFnonpolarmetalfilmcapacitors,or10uFelectrolytic.Next,theresistors
R50 and R56 are part of the input stage, and set the amplifier input impedance. The TA3020 input stage is
configured as an inverting amplifier, allowing the system designer flexibility in setting the input stage gain and
frequency response. The TA3020 amplifier gain is the product of the input stage gain and the modulator gain:
AVTA3020=AVINPUTSTAGE*AVMODULATOR.Forthisamplifier,therearetwogainvalues.Someboardshavethegainvalue
15V/Vwhichis23.5dBandsomeboardshavethegainvalue5.88V/Vwhichis15.4dB.Onrequestdifferentvalues
canbeprovided,orthegaincanbechangedbytheuserintherangeof515V/Vor1423.5dBbysimplychanging
the value of the resistors R20, and R24. Note that wider gain values are not recommended due to the stability
issueswhichcanoccurredforhighergainorlowergainvalues.Thegainvaluecanbecalculatedsimplywiththe
followingformula:ALeft=20*R19/R40andARight=24*R16/R39.Thecoefficientwiththevalue15iscalculatedasthe
ratioofthemodulatorfeedbackresistors.Theinputstageoftheamplifierisbiasedatapproximately2.5VDCusing
VR1andVR2variableresistors.ThisvalueisadjustedsothattheoutputDCoffsettobeascloseto0Vaspossible
(lessthan40mV).TheDCOffsetduringmute,andwithoutloadwillhavefewvolts,butwilldecreaseto0Vafter
connectingtheload.NotethattheDCoffsetwassetfortheboardsafterassemblyandbeforetest,anddoesnot
requirefurtheradjustments.ForgoodS/Nratio,isrecommendedtouseshieldedsignalcablesforsignalinput,and
thiscablesmustbeasshortaspossible,andavoidthecrossingincloseproximitytothepowerstageoroutput
cables,whichcancreateunwantedfeedback.PayattentiontotheGNDloopwhichcandecreaseS/Nperformances
leadtoinstabilityandincreasedoutputnoise.
J1
V+
D1

MUR120

VNN+10V

D2

U1

D3
Q1
IRFB4227

J2
L1

11uH

C6

C7

2
C14

224

100uF

1N4148

R5
5R6
R7
223
C4
C5
C8
47uF 104
104 R10
221

FBKO1
FBKG1
HMute
FBKO2

Out L
224

R12
22

D7
D9
MUR120

Q3
IRFB4227

R21

1N4148
FBKG2

R15
R18
223

5R6
R20 203
BBM0
C18

R22

104

VN10
LO1
LO2
LO1COM
LO2COM
HO1COM
HO2COM
HO1
HO2
OCS1HN
OCS2LN
OCS1HP
OCS2LP
OCS1LP
OCS2HP
OCS1LN
OCS2HN
VBOOT1
VBOOT2
VNN
NC
NC
OCR2
OCR1
FBKOUT1
NC
FBKGND1
V5
HMUTE
AGND
FBKOUT2
OCR1
DCOMP
REF
FBKGND2
OCR2
BIASCAP VNNSENSE
INV2
VPPSENSE
OAUT2
AGND
BBM0
V5
BBM1
OAOUT1
MUTE
INV1

F1
C2

48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25

6.3A

1
2

C3

104 104 1000uF

TA3020
R3

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

20mOhm

C1

R2

R1

D5
MUR120

MUR120

F2

6.3A

R4
Power

20mOhm

D4

1N4148

R6

5R6

Q2
IRFB4227
R8
223

D6
MUR120
J3
L2

C9 C10
104 47uF
R11 221

+5V
R9 C15

11uH

C11 C13

C12
1

104 100uF

C16

224
Out R

R13 822
VNS
VPS

103 221

D8

1N4148

R16 5R6
R17 C17

224
Q4
IRFB4227
R19
223

D10
MUR120

R14
22

103 221
R25

R24 203

20mOhm

R26

20mOhm

C19 C20 C21


104 104 1000uF
V-

+5V
D11
R35

R32
1R

273

1N5350
R37

273

FBKG2

R39

273

FBKO2

R44

273

R28

R29

102

102

C24
104

R33
125

VNS
R41
33R
U2
7
1
2
3
5

LM2594HVM

Vin
NC
NC
NC
On/Off

GND

Out

L3

220uH

R51

C38
100uF

FB

Out

V-

R30

R31

102

102

R45

R46

102

102

C27
V-

C22
104
R36

273

FBKG1

R38

273

FBKO1

R40

273

R47

273

C23
104

V+

R50
513

C28
47uF

151

362
C29

D12

C30

C31

D13

MUR120

104

470uF

5V6

Signal
2u2

R52
122
R56
513

R58

504
VR1
103

L4

220uH

VNN+10V

R62

D14

C36

C37

D15

MUR120

104

470uF

12V

R54
102
HMute R55

R57

504

VR2
103

C33

C34

C35

2u2

104

104

682

R59

R60

104

104

Mute
471

1
2
3
4
5
6

R63
R64
202

D16

102

R43
434

C26

LM2594HVM

Vin
NC
NC
NC
On/Off

102

6
U3
7
1
2
3
5

R49

C25
104

VPS
R42
394

151

GND

C32
100uF

R61
33R

FB

R48

R34
434

182

1N5350

MH1

MH2

MH3

MH4

MH5

Figure2:TA3020v3aAudioAmplifierModuleSchematicDiagram

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TheTA3020AudioAmplifierModulecontrolsectionconsistsofMutecircuit,undervoltage,lockout,over
voltage lockout, overcurrent and shortcircuit protection circuits, as can be seen in Figure 2. When a logic high
signalissuppliedtoMute,onpin2oftheconnectorP4,bothamplifierchannelsaremuted(bothhighandlowside
transistors are turned off). By default, with the help of an onboard pulldown resistor R47, a logic level low is
supplied to MUTE, and both amplifiers are fully operational. There is a delay of approximately 200 milliseconds
betweenthedeassertionofMUTEandtheunmutingoftheTA3020AudioAmplifierModule.TheHMutepinisa
5V logic output that indicates various fault conditions within the device. These conditions include: overcurrent,
overvoltage and undervoltage. The HMute output is capable of directly driving an LED through a series 2k
resistor,theboardalreadyhasa470resistor,whichcanbeenoughforLEDswithbuiltinresistors.TheTA3020
Audio Amplifier Module has builtin overcurrent protection circuitry to protect itself and the output transistors
from shortcircuit conditions. The TA3020 uses the voltage across a resistor RS(measured via OCS1HP, OCS1HN,
OCS1LPandOCS1LN)thatisinserieswitheachoutputMOSFETtodetectanovercurrentcondition.RSandROCRare
usedtosettheovercurrentthreshold.TheOCSpinsareKelvinconnectedforproperoperation.Whenthevoltage
across ROCR becomes greater than VTOC (approximately 1.0V) the TA3020 will shut off the output stages of its
amplifiers.TheoccurrenceofanovercurrentconditionislatchedintheTA3020andcanbeclearedbytogglingthe
Muteinputorcyclingpower.TheRs=10mandROCR=10K.Atthisvalues,theovercurrentthresholdissetat
27.5A.Fortheundervoltageandovervoltagelockout,theTA3020sensesthepowerrailsthroughexternalresistor
networksconnectedtoVNNSENSEandVPPSENSE.Theoverandundervoltagelimitsaredeterminedbythevalues
oftheresistorsinthenetworks,andaresetwithintherangeof+/36VDCto+/64VDC.Ifthesupplyvoltagefalls
outsidetheupperandlowerlimitsdeterminedbytheresistornetworks,theTA3020shutsofftheoutputstagesof
the amplifiers. The removal of the overvoltage or undervoltage condition returns the TA3020 to normal
operation.PleasenotethattrippointsspecifiedintheElectricalCharacteristicstableareat25Candmaychange
overtemperature.TheTA3020hasbuiltinoverandundervoltageprotectionforboththeV+andVsupplyrails.
Thenominaloperatingvoltagewilltypicallybechosenasthesupplycenterpoint.Thisallowsthesupplyvoltage
tofluctuate,bothaboveandbelow,thenominalsupplyvoltage.VPPSENSE(pin29)performstheoverandunder
voltagesensingforthepositivesupply,V+.VNNSENSE(pin30)performsthesamefunctionforthenegativerail,V.
WhenthecurrentthroughRVPPSENSEorRVNNSENSEgoesbeloworabovethenormalvalues,(causedbychangingthe
power supplyvoltage value), the TA3020will be muted. VPPSENSE is internally biased at2.5V andVNNSENSE is
biased at 1.25V. Once the supply comes back into the supply voltage operating range (as defined by the supply
senseresistors),theTA3020willautomaticallybeunmutedandwillbegintoamplify.Thereisahysteresisrange
onboththeVPPSENSEandVNNSENSEpins.IftheamplifierispoweredupinthehysteresisbandtheTA3020will
be muted. Thus, the usable supply range is the difference between the overvoltage turnoff and undervoltage
turnoff for both the V+ and V supplies. It should be noted that there is a timer of approximately 200mS with
respecttotheoverandundervoltagesensingcircuit.Thus,thesupplyvoltagemustbeoutsideoftheuserdefined
supplyrangeforgreaterthan200mSfortheTA3020tobemuted.
The TA3020AudioAmplifier Module driver is integrated in the TA3020 IC,this simplifying the amplifier
design.ThemainroleofthedriverstageistoprovideVGSvoltagefortheoutputMOSFETtransistors.Thedriver
stageispoweredfromthe10VDCwithrespecttoVNNauxiliarysupply.ThelowsideMOSFETsaredrivenusing
thevoltageprovided,andhighsideMOSFETsaredrivenusingbootstrapsupply,whichconsistofD1,D2,C4,C5,
C8, C9, R10, R11. The TA3020 IC contains also the voltage level shifter, for driving the output MOSFETs which
havefloatingGateandSourcevoltageswithrespecttoGND.ThedriverspinsfromtheTA3020ICareconnected
totheoutputMOSFETsthroughresistorsanddiodes,(R5,R6,R13,R14,D3,D4,D7,D8)whichareusedtocontrol
MOSFET switching rise/fall times and thereby minimize voltage overshoots. They also dissipate a portion of the
powerresultingfrommovingthegatechargeeachtimetheMOSFETisswitched.IfRGistoosmall,excessiveheat
can be generated in the driver. Large gate resistors lead to slower MOSFET switching, which requires a larger
breakbeforemake (BBM) delay. The optimum value of 5.6 was chosen. The diodes which are connected in
parallelwiththegateresistorshavetheroleoffastdischargingofthegatechargeduringswitchoff,andtheymust
have very fast switchingtiming.1N4148 type was chosen, which has very fast switching characteristics, and the
maximumpeakcurrentiswithinthediodelimits.
The amplifier power stage comprises of 4 Power MOSFET transistors, which provide the switching
functionrequiredofaClassTaudioamplifier.TheyaredrivendirectlybytheTA3020throughthegateresistors.
ThedevicesusedonthisamplifierareSTW34NB20orequivalents.Thekeyparameterstoconsiderwhenselecting
which MOSFET to use with the TA3020 are drainsource breakdown voltage (BVdss), gate charge (Qg), and on
resistance (RDS(ON)). The BVdss rating of the MOSFET needs to be selected to accommodate the voltage swing

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betweenVSPOSandVSNEGaswellasanyvoltagepeakscausedbyvoltageringingdue
toswitchingtransients.Duetothegoodcircuitboardlayout,theBVdssisonly20%
higher than the VPP and VNN voltage swing, reasonable value. Ideally a low Qg
(totalgatecharge)andlowRDS(ON)aredesiredforthebestamplifierperformance.
Unfortunately, these are conflicting requirements since RDS(ON) is inversely
proportionaltoQgforatypicalMOSFET.Thedesigntradeoffisoneofcostversus
performance.AlowerRDS(ON)meanslowerI2RDS(ON)lossesbuttheassociatedhigher
Qg translates into higher switching losses (losses = Qg x 10 x 1.2MHz). A lower
RDS(ON)alsomeansalargersilicondieandhighercost.AhigherRDS(ON)meanslower
costandlowerswitchinglossesbuthigherI2RDSONlosses.
As optimum MOSFETs was chosen STW34NB20. The output power MOSFETs
require a deadtime between when one transistor is turned off and the other is
turnedon(breakbeforemakesetting)inordertominimizeshootthroughcurrents.
BBM0andBBM1arelogicinputs(connectedtologichighorpulleddowntologic
low)thatcontrolthebreakbeforemaketimingoftheoutputtransistorsaccording
totheFigure3:

Figure3:AmplifierBBMSetting
Recommended values for BBM setting are 120mS normal operation, or 80nS for even less THD values.
Note that for 80nS the idle current consumption is higher due to increased shootthrough of the MOSFET
transistors.Lowervaluesthan80nSareNOTrecommended,becausetheycanleadtolowerefficiency,overheating,
andeventuallyfailureofthepowerstage,andthereisnoincreasingintheaudioperformancemorethanthecase
of80nSsetting.Forthisreason,theBBM1connectionwasleftconnectedtoGNDpermanently.

Each power MOSFET has a fast recovery diode connected in parallel for reduction of ringing on the
outputsoftheMOSFETtransistors.Theyshunttheinductiveenergygeneratedintheparasiticinductanceofthe
componentsleadsandPCBtracks.ThediodesareconnectedclosetoMOSFETtransistors,inDraintoDrainand
SourcetoSource topology to minimize the ringing. The diodes areMURS120,SMD type, whichhave very fast
switchingtimingsandverylowstrayinductance.

Furthermore,forreducingtheringing,fewbypasscapacitorsareplacedclosetooutputpowerMOSFETs.
There are 2 types of capacitors: one type is X7R material, ceramic capacitors, SMD1206 footprint placed on the
bottom side of the PCB, very close to the output MOSFETs and the other type are electrolytic capacitors, for
energystorageduringpeaks.TheceramiccapacitorsareconnectedbetweenV+andGND,VandGNDandV+toV.
They provide extremely low stray inductance and ESR, which is helpful for reducing ringing. The electrolytic
capacitorsactsasenergystoragetankduringpeakpowerconsumption,aswellasminimizingthepumpingeffect
whichswitchingamplifiersexperienceathighpoweroutputsandlowfrequencies.Ifthepumpingeffectistoohigh,
thiswillleadtoamplifieroscillationsbetweenON/OFFstates,sincetheundervoltageandovervoltageprotection
isnotlatchedshutdown.Byusinghighcapacityelectrolyticcapacitors,thisphenomenoncanbereduced.Inthe
unlikelyeventthatthisphenomenonstilloccur,orwhentheoutputpowerdemandishigh,asintheBTLmode
configuration,shouldincreasethevalueoftheelectrolyticcapacitorsfromtheexternalpowersupplyunitwhichis
connectedtothisboard.ThePowerSupplyboardwhichcanbeusedisPS10K63,PS10K80,orevenPS18K71.Any
ofthisboardsaresuitablematch,andcanprovideenoughfilteringcapacityandrectification.

After switching stage, the amplified PWM Audio Signal needs to be filtered to extract the audio
component.ForthispurposeanLClowpassfilterisused,withthecutofffrequencyathighervaluethanisusedin
theclassicClassDamplifiers.Thisgreatlyreducesthespeakerinteractionsthatcanoccurwiththeuseoflower
frequencyfilterscommoninClassDdesigns.Also,thehigherfrequencyoperationmeansthatthefiltercanbeofa
lowerorder,simplerandcheaper.Thevalueschosenfortheoutputfilterare:Inductanceofthefiltercoil=12uH,
madeonMicrometalsT1062corematerial,bywounding30turnsof1.2mm(16AWG)copperwire.Capacitorhas
thevalueof220nF,ataworkingvoltageof250V,forincreasedreliability.Inadditiontothiscomponents,thefilter
containsaZobelNetworkalso,whichisrequiredincasethattheamplifierispoweredwithoutload,todecrease
theQfactorofthefiltercircuitabove50KHz.

The auxiliary power supply provides the housekeeping supply voltages needed for proper amplifier
operation.Thevaluesofthisare:+5VDCwithrespecttoGNDand+10VDCwithrespecttoV.Oneofthemain
characteristicofClassTAmplifiersishighefficiency.Forthis,aswitchmodepowersupplywaschosen.Thispower
supplyconsistsoftwosimilarstages,oneforeachneededvoltage.Themaincomponentofthepowersupplyis:
LM2594HVS, 52kHz Simple 0.5A Buck Regulator with maximum input voltage of 60V DC, the inductor and fast
recoverydiode.Inadditiontothiscomponents,thepowersupplyhasfewZennerdiodeswhichprotecttheTA3020

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IC in case of overvoltage or failure of the power supply IC. To extend the maximum input voltage of the power
supplyICs,13VZennerdiodeswereconnectedinserieswiththeinputvoltage.Duetothenatureoftheregulators,
theinputcurrentismuchlessthantheoutputcurrent,sothedissipatedpowerontheZennerdiodeshavevery
small value. Also, at the output of each regulator, protective Zenner diodes were connected, with the working
voltageof1520%higherthanthenominalvoltage,toprotecttheTA3020ICincaseofpowersupplyfailure.The
amplifierhasanumberofredundantprotectivecircuits,whichensureaproperandsafeoperation.Intheunlikely
caseofamajorfailure,whenalloftheprotectionfailstorespond,thefuseswillacttoprotecttheboardandthe
powersupply.Thereare2pcs.10Afuses,oneforeachsupplyrail,placedontheedgeoftheboard.
The PCB Layout design has an important contribution to the overall performance of the TA3020 Audio
Amplifier Module. Thats why double layer, FR4 material with 1.6mm thickness and copper tracks thickness of
70umor2ozwaschosen.Thetrackswidth,werecalculatedtowithstandthecurrentswhichtheyhavetocarry,
andalsothedistancebetweenadjacenttrackswhichcarrieshighervoltagesthan50Visbigenoughtosatisfythe
clearanceconditionsimposedbythedesignstandards.ThesizeofthePCBis100x100mmor4x4inch,andhas5
mountingholes,4holesareonthecornerofthePCBandoneatthetopmiddlesideofthePCB.Themounting
holesare3.2mmdiameteror0.12inch,copperplatedandreinforcedwith8viasaroundthemainhole,forbetter
mechanicalstrength.ThemaincomponentslayoutandtheInputandOutputconnectorspinoutcanbeseeninthe
Figure 4. Note that that the central mounting hole is connected to GND. The layout is symmetrical for Left and
Rightchannelwithrespecttocenteraxis,forbetterperformancesandaestheticalreasons.
The TA3020 Audio Amplifier Module can be used in bridge mode, with the output power increased
considerably. For this, an 180 shifted audio signal with equal amplitude must be provided. The load will be
connectedbetweentheLeftOutputandRightOutput,withoutconnectiontoGND.Themaximumoutputpower
willbeabout960Wat4or540Wat8.Notethatatlowimpedance,theAmplifiercanexperienceovercurrent
protection shutdown, due to the increased current. It is recommended to not use the amplifier at load
impedanceslowerthan4.
Thelayoutandsizefortheprintedcircuitboardandmountingholescanbeseeninthenextfigure.The
heatsinkismounteddirectlyontothePCBanddoesnotrequireadditionalsupport.Theboardcanbeinstalledin
the amplifier case in horizontal position, or vertical position, which is more convenient. Also the pinout for the
input and output connectors can be seen. It is recommended to use heavy gauge wires for Power Supply and
LoudspeakerOutputandshortshieldedcablesforAudioInput.

The TA3020 Audio Amplifier Module


efficiency is given by the Output Power
dividedtotheInputPower:=POUT/PIN.
The Input Power can be considered as:
PIN=PDRIVER+PSW+PSMPS+P+5V+POUT((RS
+RON+RCOIL+RL)/RL)^2
where: PDRIVER=Powerdissipatedinthe
TA3020=1.6W/channel,PSW=2x(0.01)
xQg(QgisthegatechargeofM,innano
coulombs),RCOIL=Resistanceofthe
outputfilterinductor(typicallyaround
50m),PSMPS=Powerdissipatedinthe
Auxiliarypowersupply,P+5V=Power
consumedbyaloadonthe+5Voutput
While the Input Power Level can be
measured precisely, and the Output
Power can also be measured on a
resistive load, driving sinus signal, the
practical efficiency can be determined.
Notethattheefficiencyisdependenton
the Output power level, at low power,
has low values, and is increasing as the
OutputPowerishigher.
Figure4:TA3020AudioAmplifierModuleBoardlayoutoverviewandconnections

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This is mainly due to switching losses which can be considered constant, and the TA3020 power consumption
which can be also considered constant. One factor which greatly influences the switching losses and the global
efficiency is the deadtime setting, or BBM setting. The highest efficiency is achieved for a deadtime value of
120nS.Fromthepracticalmeasurements,theaverageachievedefficiencywasupto95%at2x160Wat8andup
to90%at2x300Wat4.

ThepowerMOSFETtransistorsrequiresaheatsinkforproperheatdissipation.Thisismountedontopof
the board over the power MOSFET transistors and the TA3020 IC, and is fixed with 4 screws which tight the
transistorstotheheatsink.Theheasinkhas100mmlong,sameastheboard,58mmwideand30mmtall,andhas
8 fins. The thermal resistance of the heat sink is about 3.2C/W without forced air cooling, which means an
increasingoftheheatsinktemperatureof3.2CforeverydissipatedWatt.Thisvaluecanbeenoughformoderate
auditions,consideringthatthemusicalsignalhavealowerpowerspectrumthanthepuresinewave,buttheidle
power dissipation, especially for BBM values of 80nS should been considered. For better cooling, a standard 5V
CPU60x60mmcoolingfancanbeused.Therearescrewholesintotheheatsinkwhichcanbeusedforfixingthe
fan. The power supply can be taken from the small signal connector, which provide +5V. The fan should be
mountedwiththeblowsidedown,towardstheheatsinkfins,forbettercooling.Avariablespeedfan,depending
onambienttemperaturewouldbeagoodchoice,tominimizethefannoise,especiallyatlowpowerlevels,when
theheatsinktemperatureisalsolower.

TosupplytheTA3020AudioAmplifierModulev3aitisrequiredaLinearorSwitchingModePowerSupply
whichcanprovideatleast+38Vatminimum5AforanOutputPowerof2x140Wat4,75Wat8to+58Vat
minimum 7.5A for an Output Power of 2x300W at 4, 160W at 8. To ensure the Output Power levels and
performances, the power supply voltage should not drop more than 510% at maximum power. The onboard
electrolyticcapacitors,ensureenergystorageforpeakpowerlevels.Itisrequiredtoaddexternalcapacitors,from
anexternalPSU,linearorSMPS.Notethatforbridgemodeisrecommendedtoprovideacurrentofatleast6Afor
2x28VACsupplyor10Afor2x42VACsupply,aswellasthefilteringcapacitanceshouldbeincreasedtoatleast
22mFforeachrail.Thevalueofthefilteringcapacitorsmustbeofatleast12,000uFforeachrail,formoderate
level and at least 10,000uF on each rail for higher power levels. The Power Supply board which can be used is
PS10K63, PS10K80, or even PS18K71. Any of this boards are suitable match, and can provide enough filtering
capacityandrectification.SMPSsuitableforthisamplifierarealsoavailable.

Thesignalinputconnectorpinoutisasfollows:
Pin1:MuteInalogic1onthispinwillbringtheamplifierinMutestate.
Pin2:MuteStatusthispinwilltoggletologic1iswhentheamplifierisMuted
Pin3:GNDSignal
Pin4:InputLeftaudiosignalInputLeft
Pin5:GNDSignal
Pin6:InputRightaudiosignalInputRight

Disclaimer:
The TA3020 Audio Amplifier Module shall be used according with the instructions provided in this
document.TheusershouldNOTattempttomodifyorchangeanyoftheparametersofthisproduct,whichcan
lead to malfunction. The designer and manufacturer of the product, PCBstuff, and the official distributor,
Connexelectronic, will not be liable for any kind of loss or damage, including but not limited to incidental or
consequential damages. Due to the high level of voltages on this board, the user should take all the caution
measures needed when working with high voltage levels, should not touch any unisolated part of the board or
connectors,orshortcircuitanypartoftheboardorconnectors.Anymisusagewillbemadeonuserresponsibility.
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