Features and Benefits

  • Demonstrates Robustness of MAX20446C
  • Wide 4.5V to 36V Input Operating Range (Up to 52V Load Dump)
  • Powers HB LEDs (up to six strings) for Medium-to- Large-Sized LCD Displays in Automotive and Display Backlight Applications
  • 400kHz to 2.2MHz Resistor-Programmable Switching Frequency with Spread-Spectrum Option
  • Phase-Shift Dimming
  • Demonstrates Cycle-by-Cycle Current Limit and Thermal-Shutdown Features
  • Demonstrates Wide Dimming Ratio
  • Proven PCB and Thermal Design
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX20446C evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the MAX20446C, an integrated 6-channel high-brightness LED driver with boost controller for automotive displays.

The EV kit operates from a DC supply voltage between 4.5V and 36V, and the switching frequency can be either set at 2.2MHz or at 400kHz. The EV kit operates in stand-alone mode. Spread-spectrum mode is enabled by default for EMI improvement. The EV kit demonstrates phase-shifted pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming. Dimming can be performed externally using a PWM signal applied to the DIM PCB pad. The hybrid dimming feature can also be enabled through a resistor connected between the SET pin and GND to reduce EMI. The EV kit also demonstrates short-LED, open-LED, boost output undervoltage and overvoltage, and overtemperature-fault protection.

For operation at switching frequencies other than 2.2MHz or 400kHz, the external components should be chosen according to the calculations in the MAX20446C IC data sheet.


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