Overview

Features and Benefits

  • True Color PWM with 3000:1 Dimming Ratio
  • Operates in Boost, Buck Mode or Buck-Boost Mode
  • Wide Input Voltage Range:
    • Operation from 3V to 30V
    • Transient Protection to 40V
  • Gate Driver for Optional PWM Dimming with P-channel MOSFET
  • Adjustable Frequency: 250kHz to 2MHz
  • Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
  • Low Shutdown Current: <1μA
  • RoHS Compliant Package with Gold Pad Finish
  • Tiny, Low Profile (9mm × 15mm × 2.82mm) Surface Mount LGA Package

Product Details

The LTM8042 is a complete μModule® (power module) Boost LED Driver specifically designed to drive LEDs up to 1A, while the LTM8042-1 drives up to 350mA. It combines a boost power topology with a unique current loop to operate as a constant-current source. The PWM input provides as much as 3000:1 LED dimming, while 10:1 analog dimming can be accomplished by a single resistor or analog voltage applied to the CTL pin. As with any boost topology, the LTM8042/LTM8042-1 has an uninterrupted current path between its input and output and is thus intolerant to a short-circuit or overload from the output to ground.

# WHITE LEDS LED CURRENT 12VIN 24VIN
6 1A LTM8042
7 350mA LTM8042-1
8 1A LTM8042
9 350mA LTM8042-1

 

The LTM8042/LTM8042-1 is packaged in a thermally enhanced, compact overmolded land grid array (LGA) package. The LTM8042/LTM8042-1 is Pb-free and a RoHS compliant.

Applications

  • Display Backlighting
  • Automotive and Avionic Lighting
  • Illumination
  • Scanners

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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LTspice

Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:

LTM8042
LTM8042-1

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Design Resources

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