The TDA8596 is a quad Bridge Tied Load (BTL) audio power amplifier with symmetrical inputs, made in BCDMOS technology. It contains four independent amplifier channels in BTL configuration with complementary (PMOST/NMOST) output stages. Temperature warning and output signal clipping diagnosis is possible via the I2C-bus and via the diagnostic pins (DIAG and STB pin). The temperature pre-warning level and clip detection levels can be programmed via the I2C-bus. The status of each amplifier channel (i.e. output offset, load connected or not, short circuit condition at the output pins) can be read out separately.