Demo Guide

IS32LT3170 10-TO-150mA CONSTANT-CURRENT LED DRIVER
DESCRIPTION
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
The IS32LT3170 is adjustable constant current linear
devices with excellent temperature stability. A single
resistor is all that is required to set the operating
current from 10mA to 150mA. The devices can operate
from an input voltage from 5V to 42V with minimal
voltage headroom of 0.6V. Designed with a low
dropout voltage; the device can drive LED strings
close to the supply voltage.
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As a current sink, it is ideal for automotive LED
lighting applications or as power supply current
limiters.
FEATURES
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Low-side current sink
- Current preset to 10mA
- Adjustable from 10mA to 150mA with external
resistor selection
Wide input voltage
5V to 42V
Up to 1W power dissipation in a small SOT23-6
package
RoHS compliant (Pb-free) package
Automotive AEC-Q100 qualified (pending)
Operating temperature range from -40°C ~ +125°C
ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS
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≤ 42V input voltage
Caution: Do not exceed the conditions listed above, otherwise
the board will be damaged.
PROCEDURE
The IS32LT3170 evaluation board is fully assembled
and tested. Follow the steps listed below to verify
board operation.
Caution: Do not turn on the power supply until all connections
are completed.
1)
2)
QUICK START
Figure 1: Photo of IS32LT3170 Evaluation Board
42V, 500mA DC variable power supply
3 HBLEDs connected as a serial string
3)
Connect the ground terminal of the power supply
to the GND (TP3) and the positive terminal to the
VCC (TP1). Connect the Anode of an external
LED string to LED+ (TP4) and its Cathode to LED(TP5).
The evaluation board supports eight current levels,
selected by JP1, JP2, JP3, see table below. The
test point REXT can be used to add an external
resistor. The final resistance can be measured
with an ohm meter across REXT and GND (TP6)
pins. For jumpers (JP1~JP3) Closed=1 and
Open=0.
JP1
JP2
JP3
REXT (Ω)
0
0
0
-
0
0
1
100
0
1
0
15
0
1
1
13
1
0
0
8.2
1
0
1
7.6
1
1
0
5.3
1
1
1
5.0
The 0Ω resistor R4 is installed to connect the EN
pin directly to VCC. Caution: DO NOT apply a
PWM signal to EN pin, otherwise the PWM source
may be damaged.
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ORDERING INFORMATION
Part No.
Temperature Range
Package
IS32LT3170-STLA3-EB
-40°C ~ +125°C (Automotive)
SOT-23-6, Lead-free
Table 1: Ordering Information
For pricing, delivery, and ordering information, please contact ISSI’s analog marketing team at
analog@issi.com or (408) 969-6600
EVALUATION BOARD OPERATION
HIGH INPUT VOLTAGE APPLICATION
IS32LT3170 evaluation board drives one string of
WLEDs. There are three resistors used for adjusting
the output current.
IS32LT3170 provides an easy constant current sink
solution for LED lighting applications. It uses an
external resistor to adjust the LED current from 10mA
to 150mA. The LED current can be determined by the
Equation (1):
When driving a long string of LEDs whose total forward
voltage drop exceeds the IS32LT3170’s limit of 42V, it
is recommended to stack several LEDs between the
EN (TP2) and the LED- (TP5) such that the total
forward voltage drop of the stacked LEDs maintains
the EN (TP2) voltage >5V and <42V. The remaining
string of LEDs can then be placed between LED+ (TP4)
and EN (TP2), (Figure 3). The number of stacked
LEDs at the EN pin will be limited by the LED’s total
forward voltage drop (VF) and the supply voltage.
RINT  REXT 
Caution: the 0Ω resistor R4 installed on the IS32LT3170
evaluation board must first be removed.
OUTPUT CURRENT SETTING
I SET  10 
(1)
REXT
Where RINT (82Ω, Typ.) is the device internal resistor
and REXT is the external resistor.
Paralleling a low tolerance resistor REXT with the
internal resistor RINT will improve the overall accuracy
of the current sense resistance. The resulting output
current will vary slightly lower due to the negative
temperature coefficient (NTC) resulting from the self
heating of the IS32LT3170.
TP4
2
1
LED+
LED
LED
TP2
2
1
EN
LED
LED
TP5
2
1
LED-
Figure 2: High Input Voltage Application Circuit
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LED+
VCC
2
1
1
2
TP4
TP1
2
R4
3
5
EN
LED-
OUT
OUT
REXT
TP5
OUT
6
REXT
2
1
JP1
IS32LT3170/71
TP2
1
1
2
R1
EN
JP2
R2
JP3
R3
4
GND
U1
GND
GND
2
1
1
2
TP6
TP3
Figure 3: IS32LT3170 Application Schematic
BILL OF MATERIALS
Name
Symbol
LED Driver
U1
Resistor
Description
Qty
Supplier
Part No.
LED Driver
1
ISSI
IS32LT3170
R1
RES,8R2,1/10W,±1%,SMD
1
YAGEO
RC0805FR-078R2L
Resistor
R2
RES,15R,1/10W,±1%,SMD
1
YAGEO
RC0805FR-0715RL
Resistor
R3
RES,100R,1/10W,±1%,SMD
1
YAGEO
RC0805JR-07100RL
Resistor
R4
RES,0ohm,1/10W,±5%,SMD
1
YAGEO
RC0805JR-0700RL
Jumper
JP1~JP3
Jumper
3
Test Terminal
TP1~TP6
Test terminal
6
Bill of materials, refer to Figure 3 above.
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Figure 4: Board Component Placement Guide - Top Layer
Figure 5: Board PCB Layout - Top Layer
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0
0
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
0
0
Figure 5: Board Component Placement Guide - Bottom Layer
Figure 6: Board PCB Layout - Bottom Layer
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