Guide updated: Adafruit TPA2016 now has CircuitPython support!
The Adafruit TPA2016 2.8W I2C AGC Stereo Audio Amplifier now has CircuitPython support! This incredibly small stereo amplifier is surprisingly powerful. It is able to deliver 2 x 2.8W channels into 4 ohm impedance speakers (@ 10% THD) and it has a I2C control interface as well as an AGC (automatic gain control) system to keep your audio from clipping or distorting. We now have a new CircuitPython library that works with this breakout! We’ve updated the guide with all kinds of information to get you started. Learn how to load the library, follow the wiring diagram to get your board connected, and then follow along with the example code to learn how to use it!
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