Audio Amplifier ICs

Audio amplifier ICs (integrated circuits) are devices used within electronic circuits for audio applications. Audio amplifiers increase, control and amplify the strength or amplitude of the signals. They are used to increase the sound and quality of the audio signal. Amplifier characteristics and performance are classed using letter symbols, such as Class-A, Class-B, Class-C, Class-D or Class-AB.

IC audio amplifiers are useful because they can vastly decrease the size of amplification devices, making it possible to create sophisticated amplification within a small package. Unlike power amplifiers, they are not standalone devices. Audio amplifiers come in standard semiconductor packages, such as HTSSOP, MSOP, PDIP, SOIC and TQFN. These packages can be through-hole or surface mounted.

Where are Audio Amplifier ICs used?

Audio amplifier ICs are used in a range of commercial applications. They are found in car stereos, headphones, televisions, keyboards, and toys. They are also used in electronic circuits for line drivers, ultrasonic drivers, power converters and radio amplifiers.

Types of Audio Amplifier:

  • Audio Amplifier
  • Audio Power Amplifier
  • Audio Line Driver
  • Audio System
  • Bridge Amplifier
  • Compandor
  • Microphone Pre-Amplifier
  • Headphone Amplifier
  • Speaker Amplifier
  • Operational Amplifier

Things to consider when choosing an audio amplifier:

  • Input Signal type - This is usually single-ended and/or differential inputs.
  • Output Signal type - This is usually single-ended and/or differential outputs.
  • Maximum Power - Given in watts, depending on the size and scope of amplification you need.
  • Output Type - Mono outputs have a single channel, while stereo outputs have more than one.

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Description Price Amplifier Type Output Type Application Maximum Power Amplifier Class Mounting Type Typical Single Supply Voltage Power Supply Type Number of Channels per Chip Package Type Pin Count Input Signal Type Output Signal Type Typical Gain Bandwidth Product
RS Stock No. 165-8390
Mfr. Part No.PAM8302AASCR
€0.198
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.3 W, 2W Class D Surface Mount 2 → 5.5 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 921-0773
Mfr. Part No.PAM8302AASCR
€0.487
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.3 W, 2W Class D Surface Mount 2 → 5.5 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 122-1500
Mfr. Part No.PAM8406ER
€0.426
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.8 W, 3.1W Class A-B, Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SOP 16 - Differential -
RS Stock No. 790-2978
Mfr. Part No.PAM8406ER
€0.904
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.8 W, 3.1W Class A-B, Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SOP 16 - Differential -
RS Stock No. 921-0760
Mfr. Part No.PAM8013AKR
€0.29
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.75 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 5.5 V Single 1 UFLGA 9 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 165-8392
Mfr. Part No.PAM8303DBSC
€0.277
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.8 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 5.5 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 790-2975
Mfr. Part No.PAM8403DR
€0.678
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.8 W, 3.2W Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SOP 16 Differential - -
RS Stock No. 169-7173
Mfr. Part No.PAM8007NHR
€0.315
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.75 W, 3.1W Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SSOP 24 - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0055
Mfr. Part No.PAM8904EJER
€0.678
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Audio - - - Class B Surface Mount 1.5 → 5.5 V - 1 UQFN 16 - - -
RS Stock No. 921-0789
Mfr. Part No.PAM8406DR
€0.22
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.8 W, 3.1W Class A-B, Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 2 SOP 16 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 828-7630
Mfr. Part No.PAM8320RDR
€1.596
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 10 W, 20W Class D Surface Mount 4.5 → 15 V Single 1 SOIC 16 Single Ended Single Ended -
RS Stock No. 790-2969
Mfr. Part No.PAM8007NHR
€0.324
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.75 W, 3.1W Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SSOP 24 - - -
RS Stock No. 921-0770
Mfr. Part No.PAM8304ASR
€0.529
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.75 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 6 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 790-2962
Mfr. Part No.PAM8008DR
€0.312
Each (On a Tape of 5)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.4 W, 2.4W Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 1 SOP 16 - - -
RS Stock No. 122-3381
Mfr. Part No.PAM8320RDR
€0.764
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono - 10 W, 20W Class A-B, Class D Surface Mount 4.5 → 15 V Single 1 SOIC 16 Single Ended Single Ended -
RS Stock No. 122-1498
Mfr. Part No.PAM8303CBSC
€0.249
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Operational Amplifier 1 Channel Mono - 1.8 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 5.5 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential - -
RS Stock No. 165-8413
Mfr. Part No.PAM8013AKR
€0.193
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.75 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 5.5 V Single 1 UFLGA 9 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 165-8447
Mfr. Part No.PAM8407DR
€0.235
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.4 W, 2.4W Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 6 V Single 2 SOIC 16 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 165-8389
Mfr. Part No.PAM8304ASR
€0.25
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 1 Channel Mono Speaker 1.75 W, 3W Class D Surface Mount 2.8 → 6 V Single 1 MSOP 8 Differential Differential -
RS Stock No. 146-0952
Mfr. Part No.PAM8406DR
€0.209
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Audio 2 Channel Stereo Speaker 1.8 W, 3.1W Class A-B, Class D Surface Mount 2.5 → 5.5 V Single 2 SOP 16 Differential Differential -