The LM383 Story

or a while it was always a pleasure to see one of my ICs
being sold to hobbyists. Although the LM383 had perhaps a
typical life for an IC, it was sad to see the part being

But it is humorous when the TDA2002 is often referred to
as a replacement for the LM383. As a matter of fact, the
LM383 is really a reverse engineering of the TDA2002. Credit
should be given to the design engineer Bruno Murari who was
working for SGS at the time. He was the one who came up with
a way to do an automotive power amplifier using only five pins.”