60VIN /80VOUT LED Driver with Internal PWM Generator

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60VIN /80VOUT LED Driver with Internal PWM Generator
MILPITAS, CA – June 20, 2013 – The LT3955, a DC/DC converter designed to operate as a
constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch, is now
available from Linear Technology. The device’s internal PWM dimming generator makes it ideal
for driving high current LEDs, and it also has features suitable for charging batteries and
supercapacitors. The LT3955’s 4.5V to 60V input voltage range suits a wide variety of
applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting.
The LT3955 uses an internal 3.5A, 80V N-channel MOSFET and can drive up to twelve
300mA white LEDs from a nominal 12V input, delivering in excess of 20 watts. It incorporates a
high-side current sense, enabling use in boost mode, buck mode, buck-boost mode or SEPIC
topologies. The LT3955 can deliver efficiencies of over 94% in the boost topology, eliminating
the need for external heat sinking. A frequency adjust pin permits the user to program the
frequency between 100kHz and 1MHz, optimizing efficiency while minimizing external
component size and cost. Combined with a 5mm x 6mm QFN package, the LT3955 offers a
highly compact high power LED driver solution.
The LT3955 has an internal PWM generator that delivers dimming ratios as high as 25:1
or it can utilize an external PWM signal, delivering dimming ratios of up to 3,000:1. For less
demanding dimming requirements, the CTRL pin can be used to provide a 10:1 analog dimming
range. Its fixed frequency, current-mode architecture offers stable operation over a wide range of
supply and output voltages. Output short-circuit protection and open LED protection enhance
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system reliability. The LT3955’s ground-referenced voltage FB pin serves as the input for
several LED protection features and makes it possible for the converter to operate as a constantvoltage source for charging applications.
The LT3955EUHE is available in a 36-lead 5mm x 6mm QFN package. Pricing starts at
$3.75 each. An extended temperature version, or I grade, the LT3955IUHE, is also available,
priced starting at $4.41 each. All pricing is based on 1,000-piece quantities and both versions are
available from stock. For more information, visit www.linear.com/product/LT3955
Photo Caption: 80V Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage Regulator
Summary of Features: LT3955
3000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming for LEDs
Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 60V
Rail-to-Rail Current Sense Range: 0V to 80V
Internal 80V/3.5A Switch
Programmable PWM Dimming Signal Generator
Constant Current (±3%) and Constant-Voltage (±2%) Regulation
Accurate Analog Dimming
Drives LEDs in Boost, SEPIC, CUK, Buck Mode, Buck-Boost Mode, or Flyback Configuration
Output Short-Circuit Protected Boost
Open LED Protection and Reporting
Adjustable Switching Frequency: 100kHz to 1MHz
Programmable VIN UVLO with Hysteresis
C/10 Indication for Battery Chargers
Low Shutdown Current: <1μA
Thermally Enhanced 5mm × 6mm QFN-36 Package
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and marketing a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits for major companies
worldwide for three decades. The Company’s products provide an essential bridge between our
analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, automotive,
computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems. Linear
Technology produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface
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