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High Frequency—Ultra Audio Band Mode Voice Coil Temperature Measurement

As the power driving mobile devices loudspeaker increases for a better audio experience, an accurate measurement of the voice coil temperature becomes necessary in order to protect the loudspeaker from over-heating. Electrical solutions have been developed in the past to measure the temperature indirectly from the voice coil resistance using a low frequency probe tone or using main audio contents. This paper explains an ultra-audio band high frequency probe to measure the resistance. The test results show good accuracy without the known side effects that exist with current methods.

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