Overview

Features and Benefits

  • True Color PWM Delivers Constant Color with 400:1 Dimming Range
  • Wide Input Range: 4V to 36V
  • Up to 1A LED Current
  • Adjustable 200kHz–2MHz Switching Frequency
  • Adjustable Control of LED Current
  • Integrated Boost Diode
  • High Output Current Accuracy is Maintained Over a Wide Range from 35mA to 1A
  • Open LED (LT3474) and Short-Circuit Protection
  • High Side Sense Allows Grounded Cathode Connection
  • Uses Small Inductors and Ceramic Capacitors
  • LT3474-1 Drives LED Strings Up to 26V
  • Compact 16-Lead TSSOP Thermally Enhanced Surface Mount Package

Product Details

The LT3474/LT3474-1 are fixed frequency step-down DC/DC converters designed to operate as constant-current sources. An internal sense resistor monitors the output current allowing accurate current regulation, ideal for driving high current LEDs. High output current accuracy is maintained over a wide current range, from 35mA to 1A, allowing a wide dimming range.

Unique PWM circuitry allows a dimming range of 400:1, avoiding the color shift normally associated with LED current dimming.

The high switching frequency offers several advantages, permitting the use of small inductors and ceramic capacitors. Small inductors combined with the 16 lead TSSOP surface mount package save space and cost versus alternative solutions. The constant switching frequency combined with low-impedance ceramic capacitors result in low, predictable output ripple.

With their wide input range of 4V to 36V, the LT3474/ LT3474-1 regulate a broad array of power sources, from 5V logic rails to unregulated wall transformers, lead acid batteries and distributed power supplies. A current mode PWM architecture provides fast transient response and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Frequency foldback and thermal shutdown provide additional protection.

Applications

  • Automotive and Avionic Lighting
  • Architectural Detail Lighting
  • Display Backlighting
  • Constant Current Sources

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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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Tools & Simulations

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Step 1: Download and install LTspice on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the link in the section below to download a demonstration circuit.

Step 3: If LTspice does not automatically open after clicking the link below, you can instead run the simulation by right clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As.” After saving the file to your computer, start LTspice and open the demonstration circuit by selecting ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.

LTspice

Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:

LT3474
LT3474-1

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