A6213 Evaluation Board Notes

 A6213 High‐Current LED Driver Evaluation Board Notes Allegro Microsystems, Sep 27, 2012 The A6213 is a single IC switching regulator that provides constant‐current output to drive high‐power LEDs. It integrates a high‐side N‐channel DMOS switch for DC‐to‐DC step‐ down (buck) conversion. The A6213 EVB (evaluation board) accepts input voltage from 6V to 48V to drive a single LED string. LED current can be from several hundred mA up to 3A, selected by jumper combination on the EVB. Switching frequency is fixed at 1MHz for the EVB, but it can be easily changed by changing a resistor (see data sheet for details). Figure 1 A6213 Evaluation Board Quick Startup Guide: 1. Connect a LED string between LED+ (anode) and LED‐ (cathode) 2. Insert or remove jumpers from P1 to select the appropriate LED current (see table below) 3. Connect input power between VIN and GND. For LED current regulation, the minimum input voltage should be at least 20% higher than the LED string’s operating voltage. 4. Connect EN (enable) to a logic high signal, or connect it to VIN. This will turn on the LED string. 5. For LED dimming: connect EN to a suitable PWM signal (such as 0‐3V, 200Hz 50%). Vary the PWM duty cycle between 1% and 100% to control the brightness of LED string. Jumper Settings vs. LED Current: Jumper 1‐2 Jumper 3‐4 Jumper 5‐6 Jumper 7‐8 Approximate LED current (A) ON ‐ ‐ ‐ 0.3 ‐ ON ‐ ‐ 0.5 ‐ ‐ ON ‐ 1.0 ‐ ‐ ‐ ON 1.5 ‐ ON ‐ ON 2.0 ‐ ‐ ON ON 2.5 ‐ ON ON ON 3.0 Note that due to contact resistance introduced by connectors and jumpers, the above current settings are approximate. Schematics: Figure 2 A6213 EVB schematic Bill of Material: Ref
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Description
Footprint
Part Number
Remarks
Cap Radial 8mm surface
mount
565-2568-1-ND
Vin filter electrolytic cap
(exactly value not critical)
Capacitor_1210
587-2225-1-ND
Capacitor_1206
587-1962-1-ND
Resistor_Capacitor_0603
399-1095-1-ND
Vin filter ceramic cap
Optional, use in case of
nosiy sense line
Resistor_Capacitor_0603
445-5095-1-ND
BOOT cap
Resistor_Capacitor_0603
399-1095-1-ND
C2
1
C3
0
C4
1
C5
1
CAP 47UF 50V
ELECT MZA SMD
CAP CER 10UF 50V
X5R 1210
CAP CER 4.7UF 50V
X5R 1206
0.1uF 10V X7R
ceramic
0.047UF 50V X7R
0603
0.1uF 10V X7R
ceramic
C6
0
10nF 50V X7R
Resistor_Capacitor_0603
490-1511-1-ND
C7
0
Capacitor_1206
587-2402-1-ND
Diode_SMA
B350A-FDICTND
for LED current up to ~2A
Diode_SMC
B560C-FDICTND
for LED current up to 3A
445-3595-1-ND
Use larger inductance for
lower frequency and lower
current
1
2.2uF 50V X5R
B350A-13-F DIODE
SCHOTTKY 3A 50V
SMA
B560C-13-F DIODE
SCHOTTKY 5A 60V
SMC
VLF12060T220M4R1 (22UH 4A
36mOhm,
12*11.7*6mm)
B82464G4103M
(10uH 3.4A
10x10x5mm)
NR8040T100M (10uH
3.4A 20% 44mohm,
8*8*4mm
Header, 4-Pin, Dual
row
Vcc filter cap
optional input cap for EN
(can be used for 10K pulldown resistor instead)
Optional filter cap across
LED string. Try 0.47uF to
4.7uF
1
R1
C1
1
0
D1
0
1
0
L1
1
0
12x12mm
10.4x10.4mm
5-1796-1-ND
8x8mm
587-2001-1-ND
63.4K 0.1W 1%
603
P63.4KHDKRND
0
27.4K 0.1W 1%
603
R2
1
0.13 ohm 0.5W 1%
Resistor_1206
R3
1
0.20 ohm 0.5W 1%
Resistor_1206
R4
1
0.39 ohm 0.5W 1%
Resistor_1206
R5
1
0.75 ohm 0.5W 1%
Resistor_1206
P27.4KHCT-ND
RL16R.13FCTND
RL16R.20FCTND
RL16R.39FCTND
RL16R.75FCTND
R7
EN,
LEDLED+,
VIN
GND,
GND1
1
1K 0.1W 1%
Resistor_Capacitor_0603
P1.0KDBCT-ND
2
Test Point, Yellow
Test_Point
5014K-ND
2
Test Point, Red
Test_Point
5010K-ND
2
Test Point, Black
Test_Point
5011K-ND
1
A6213
SOICN 8
P1
U1
Use smaller inductance for
higher frequency and current
This 8mm inductor is only
good for up to ~2A LED
current!
HDR2X4
Ron=63.4K gives F_sw =
1MHz
Ron=27.4K gives F_sw =
2MHz
~1.35A (due to jumper
resistance)
~0.9A
~0.45A
~0.24A
Limits the input current in
case EN > Vin
Narrow SOIC-8 with
exposed pad
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