SNAS497A – OCTOBER 2010 – REVISED APRIL 2012
LM48512 Boomer® Audio Power Amplifier Series PowerWise® Boosted, Ultra Low-EMI,
Mono, E2S Class D Audio Power Amplifier
Check for Samples: LM48512
•2 E2S System Reduces EMI while Preserving
Audio Quality and Efficiency
• Integrated Boost Converter
• Supply Voltage Level Detection on Boost
• Low Power Shutdown Mode
• "Click and Pop" suppression
• Mobile phones
• Smart phones
Part of National’s PowerWise family or products, the LM48512 delivers 1.8W into 8Ω, while consuming 14.5mA
of quiescent current. The LM48512 also features National’s Enhanced Emissions Suppression (E2S) system, a
patented, ultra low EMI PWM architecture that significantly reduces RF emissions while preserving audio quality
and efficiency. LM48512 improves battery life, reduces external component count, board area consumption,
system cost, and simplifies design.
The LM48512 is designed to meet the demands of portable multimedia devices. The LM48512 features high
efficiency compared to other boosted amplifiers and low EMI Class D amplifiers. The LM48512 is capable of
driving an 8Ω speaker to 5.5V levels (1.8W) from a 3.6V supply while operating at 82% efficiency. Flexible power
supply requirements allow operation from 2.3V to 5.5V. The E2S system features a patented edge rate control
(ERC) architecture that further reduces emissions by minimizing the high frequency component of the device
output, while maintaining high quality audio reproduction (THD+N = 0.03%) and high efficiency. A low power
shutdown mode reduces supply current consumption to 0.04μA.
The LM48512 features a battery-saving automatic gain control (AGC). The AGC detects the battery voltage and
reduces the gain of the amplifier to limit the output as the battery voltage decreases.
Superior click and pop suppression eliminates audible transients on power-up/down and during shutdown.
■ Power Output at VDD = 3.6V
RL = 8Ω, THD+N ≤ 1%
■ Efficiency at 3.6V, 800mW into 8Ω
■ Quiescent Power Supply Current
■ Shutdown current
Table 1. Key Specifications
Please be aware that an important notice concerning availability, standard warranty, and use in critical applications of
Texas Instruments semiconductor products and disclaimers thereto appears at the end of this data sheet.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
PRODUCTION DATA information is current as of publication date.
Products conform to specifications per the terms of the Texas
Instruments standard warranty. Production processing does not
necessarily include testing of all parameters.
Copyright © 2010–2012, Texas Instruments Incorporated