4-channel audio ampliﬁer
Rev. 01 — 27 February 2008
Product data sheet
1. General description
The TDA8948J contains four identical audio power ampliﬁers. The TDA8948J can be used
as four Single-Ended (SE) channels with a ﬁxed gain of 26 dB, two times Bridge-Tied
Load (BTL) channels with a ﬁxed gain of 32 dB or two times SE channels (26 dB gain)
plus one BTL channel (32 dB gain) operating as a 2.1 system.
The TDA8948J comes in a 17-pin Dil-Bent-Sil (DBS) power package. The TDA8948J is
pin compatible with the TDA8944AJ, TDA8946AJ and TDA8947J.
The TDA8948J contains a unique protection circuit that is solely based on multiple
temperature measurements inside the chip. This gives maximum output power for all
supply voltages and load conditions with no unnecessary audio holes. Almost any supply
voltage and load impedance combination can be made as long as thermal boundary
conditions (number of channels used, external heat sink and ambient temperature) allow
2.1 Functional features
I SE: 1 W to 18 W, BTL: 4 W to 36 W operation possibility (2.1 system)
I Standby and mute mode.
I No on/off switching plops.
I Low standby current.
I High supply voltage ripple rejection.
I Outputs short-circuit protected to ground, supply and across the load.
I Thermally protected.
I Pin compatible with TDA8944AJ, TDA8946AJ and TDA8947J.
I PC speakers
I Boom box
I Mini and micro audio receivers