[sdiy] LM386 alternative?

jays at aracnet.com jays at aracnet.com
Wed Sep 14 21:01:54 CEST 2016


On 2016-09-14 10:19, Tom Arnold wrote:
> Anyone have a favorite low power audio amp IC?
> 
> I was worried about the LM386 being discontinued by TI but I see its
> second-sourced by a bunch of folks but now I'm wondering if there is a 
> better
> option in the low power amp catagory perhaps with an even lower 
> external parts
> count?  Stereo would be nice too.
> 
> Any suggestions?

There are a number of small amps out now that are class D amps that may 
work for you. They will probably be SMD though. You'll find them in 
things like cell phones and portable devices.

Good luck.
Jay


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