Features and Benefits

  • SPI Programmability
  • Dedicated GUI
  • Proven PCB and Thermal Design
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX21610 evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the MAX21610 16-channel automotive local-dimming backlight driver with SPI interface for automotive displays.

The EV kit operates from a DC supply voltage between 3V and 5V (VSUPPLY) while the external LEDs can be powered either from the on-board MAX20077 buck converter or from the on-board MAX20048 buck-boost converter. An external power supply connected to EXTVDDLED can also be used. The EV kit can be configured to operate alone or with other MAX21610 EV kits in a daisy-chain arrangement.

The EV kit also demonstrates short-LED, open-LED, VDDLED undervoltage, overvoltage, and overtemperature fault protection.

The EV kit provides an SPI interface that can operate in conjunction with the MINIQUSB+* adapter board or a thirdparty SPI master. The EV kit also includes Windows®- compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the IC.

*Note: To be ordered separately.


  • Central Information Displays
  • Infotainment Displays
  • Instrument Clusters

Applicable Parts


Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece.

Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece. The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit), and is subject to change. International prices may vary due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.