Welcome to the webpage of the May1402 Senior Design group!
The members include Spencer Bell, Josh Schau, Kyle Shearer, Mackenzie Tope and Seth Weiss.
What is Our Project?
The project is to design, test, and physically construct a Class D Audio Amplifier. This system must be very efficient and have very low noise, because those are the important characteristics of a good audio amplifier.
There are many different types of audio amplifiers, but this project is to build a Class D amplifier. Class D amplification is just a specific type of amplifier that uses a special scheme to amplifier a signal.
Our project includes an equalizer so that the user can change the sound of the amplifier. Many audio systems have an equalizer because it allows the user to get a sound that he or she likes, and it allows for customization from the user.
What are the Project's Goals?
The Class D audio amplifier must be at least 80% power efficient, the signal to noise ratio must be at least 96 dBs, and the system must have a 3-band equalizer These are the technical requirements of the project.
Other goals we had were to implement a 5-band equalizer, make sure the equalizer is user friendly and can adequately change the sound of the amplifier, have a housing case for the entire system and enter in the TI Innovation Challenge competition.