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4-channel BTL driver for CD players
The BA5937AFP is a 4-channel BTL driver developed for use with CD players. In addition to internal drivers for the focus
coil, tracking coil, and sled motor, it also contains a driver for the loading motor.
CD-ROM, CD players
1) Perfect for compact applications with the use of the
HSOP 28-pin power package.
2) Internal thermal shutdown circuit.
3) Gain is adjustable with externally connected resistor.
(For channels 1, 3, and 4.)
FAbsolute maximum ratings (Ta = 25_C)
FRecommended operating conditions (Ta = 25_C)
4) External mute pin enables the muting of the output
current for channels 1 and 4.
5) Power supply is divided into three systems
(VCC1 = ch1 and ch4, VCC2 = ch2 and current source,
VCC3 = ch3).
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Block diagram
Pin descriptions
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Input / output circuits
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FElectrical characteristics (unless otherwise noted, Ta = 25_C, VCC = 8V, RL = 8Ω, VBIAS = 2.5V)
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Measurement circuit
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Application example
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Operation notes
(1) Output mode switch for loading motor driver (VCC = 8V)
Note: Loading driver gain is 0dB.
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Voltage setting for loading motor driver (ex: forward mode)
∗When setting the output voltage from the loading driver,
even if an output voltage is set that exceeds the maximum output voltage with respect to the power supply
voltage, the output will not exceed the maximum output
If a voltage is set that is under the maximum output voltage, the example above is applicable. Also, by having the
loading input (pin 19) open, the maximum output voltage
with respect to the power supply voltage is output.
(3) The BA5937AFP contains a thermal shutdown circuit.
When the chip temperature reaches 175C (Typ.), the
output current is muted. If the chip temperature then
drops below 150C (Typ.), then the mute is released.
(4) If the voltage of the bias pin (pin 23) drops below
1.0V (Typ.), outputs are muted.
For normal conditions, have the voltage above 1.4V and
below 6.5V.
(5) By having the mute pin (pin 7) voltage pulled up to
2.0V or greater, you can mute the output current for channels 1 and 4. For normal conditions, have pin 7 open or
at 0.5V or below.
(6) If the voltage of the thermal shutdown, mute ON, or
bias pin drops, the mute is activated; however, in these
situations, only the drivers are muted. Also, the output pin
voltage becomes the internal bias voltage (approx.
(VCC*VF) / 2).
(7) Connect a bypass capacitor (approx. 0.1µF) between the bases of the power supply pins of this IC.
(8) Even though the radiation fins are connected to
ground within the package, be sure to also connect them
to a ground externally as well.
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Electrical characteristic curves
External dimensions (Units: mm)