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Old 5th April 2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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Default Alternatives to Zetex DDFA

Are there any new designs out there that are closed loop and have similar stellar performance?
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Old 10th April 2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Nicholas Bedworth View Post
Are there any new designs out there that are closed loop and have similar stellar performance?
Not that I'm aware of -- Zetex (bought by Diodes Inc.) had unique circuit architecture IP giving some fundamental performance advantages, and I don't know of anything comparable from anyone else.

Unfortunately Zetex only supported the OEM market, and seem to have had much less success in that than was predicted -- my guess is that the big-volume Far East OEM audio manufacturers (home cinema etc) care more about the fact there are cheaper class-D solutions available than the fact that Zetex's is better.

Which is a pity, having designed the crucial low-jitter circuit circuits for Zetex we got to both listen to and measure the DDFA and were blown away...
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