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PaulVdB
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Recently I bought a Digital Amplifier Board TDA8954TH BTL Mode Module Board (<here> )
I connected
- PSU : 2x24VAC 2x4.2A (transformer)
- Output : Resistor 8Ohm
- Input : short circuit
At the output I see on my oscilloscope a sine wave of about 1,5V/300KHz
When I connect a sine wave at the input, the 300KHz is added to the output.
When I raise the input to a certain point, a weird (and audible) oscillation appears at the bottom of the sinuses.

There is no change when I connect/disconnect ground (Earth) to any point.
What is wrong ?
Thanks in advance !

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PaulVdB
Contributor I

Thanks for your fast reply, Jozef  !
Is there a possibility to add such an LC filter at the output ?

If yes, how should it look and what are the values ?

Thanks again !

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PaulVdB
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Dear Jozef,

Thanks for the info. Don't worry about your late reply. I'd rather wait a little bit for a "good" answer than a fast reply with nothing interesting.

In the mean while I have done some more investigations. Sadly enough, I couldn't find any diagrams of "my" amp, so I ordered a few coils and  capacitors to build an (extra) LC filter. "extra" because I could measure that the two coils on the board are (part of ?) the output  filter.
I found e.g.  https://www.ti.com/tool/LCFILTER-CALC-TOOL. to calculate the values of the L and C's. I'll start with using the BTL-Differential mode.  Because the amp will be used mainly as Bass guitar amp, I filled in the spreadsheet and went for a cutoff frequency of 20KHz, so I bought a few coils and capacitors. (12µH , 10µH ,1.0µF 1.5µF ). I'll let you know the results of this filter(s) after the parts arrive. (probably next week) This doesn't mean that I want you to stop your engineers searching for a solution. I'm sure they'll come up with a (much!) better solution

Another thing that I really should mention :
I sent a complaint to the seller and guess what : They sent me a full refund !!

While anxiously waiting for your next reply : thanks again for your effort to solve my problem !

And of course : Friendly Greetings !

 

 

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JozefKozon
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear Paul,

please refer to Fig 13. in the datasheet attached. It might give you a hint about the LC filter. However the output there is stereo and your board is mono. I tried to look for a schematic to the board, but without luck.

With Best Regards,

Jozef

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PaulVdB
Contributor I

Wow !
Thanks Jozef !

I didn't completely release the "POST" button and there was your answer ! WOW !

The datasheet is certainly extremely interesting ! I downloaded it before, but skipped reading fig 13 because it is NOT BTL... So too bad that Fig13 is about a "Single ended" amp. I'm not sure how to "translate" this to a BTL amp... This might be an interesting question for your engineers ... ???

I've seen fig.10 but there aren't any values ...

Nevertheless : 1K Thanks !!

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JozefKozon
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear Paul,

what you hear on the output is probably the PWM signal, which should be demodulated by a second-order LC demodulation filter. It seems, the filter doesn't work correctly.

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The connection of the board is very simple and if you are sure, that the supply power is stable, without any signal on the audio input there should be nothing on the audio output. Please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZJgnAh0__k.

So if you are sure, that you are using the correct, stable supply power I can only recommend to return the board to the seller as faulty.

With Best Regards,

Jozef

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JozefKozon
NXP TechSupport
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Dear Paul,

I apologize for a late reply.

I have sent the request to an application engineer, but I haven't received an answer yet. As soon as I will receive one I will definitely reply to you.

Thank you for your patience. 

With Best Regards,

Jozef

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