Whenever a lighting application, such as street lighting for example, requires an elevated number of LEDs, there are basically two solutions: the first is to connect all the diodes in series in a single "string"; the second is to place several strings in parallel with fewer elements in each one.
This evaluation board is designed around an L6902D-based DC-DC converter with dimming interface. The board implements both of two well known dimming methods: - Analog current control - Average current control by PWM
The ZXSC400, although designed for small LEDs in LCD backlighting, is sufficiently flexible to provide an efficient 1W solution producing a nominal 350mA constant current source from 2 NiMH or NiCd cells.
The CAT4201 is a high efficiency step-down LED driver from Catalyst Semiconductor. This device is designed to drive high brightness LEDs up to 350mA from a power supply up to 28V. The LED brightness is controlled by a single resistor from the RSET pin to GND. Analog dimming and idle mode control are available through the CTRL input. An external circuit is provided on the CAT4201AEVB for PWM dimmin…
The L6920D is used in this flashlight application as it is a high efficiency step-up controller that realizes the conversion from battery voltage to the selected output voltage with only three external components.
This evaluation board showcases the LM3409HV PFET controller for a buck current regulator. It is designed to drive 12 LEDs (VO = 42V) at a maximum average LED current (ILED = 1.5A) from a DC input voltage (VIN = 48V). The switching frequency (fSW = 400 kHz) is targeted for the nominal operating point, however fSW varies across the entire operating range.
Demonstration circuit 1160 is a full-featured LED driver with 2.3A switch current featuring the LT®3518. The board is optimized to drive a 330mA LED string with a total LED voltage between the input voltage and 40V in a boost topology. The high input voltage range, high efficiency low side internal 2.3A NPN power switch, low voltage floating current sense amplifier, soft-start, high side PMOS PWM…