Features and Benefits

  • White LED driver based on inductive boost converter
    Input voltage range: 2.8 V to 18 V
    Internal compensation
    1 MHz fixed operating frequency
    28 V fixed overvoltage protection
    Built-in soft start for boost converter
  • Drives up to 4 LED current sources
    LED current adjustable up to 25 mA for each channel
    DC current level brightness control with PWM input
    LED open fault protection
  • General
    Thermal shutdown
    Undervoltage lockout
    12-lead, 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.75 mm
    LFCSP package

Product Details

The ADD5205 is a white LED driver for backlight applications based on high efficiency, current mode, step-up converter technology. It is designed with a 0.3 Ω internal switch and 1 MHz fixed operating frequency. The ADD5205 contains four regulated constant current sources for uniform brightness intensity. Each current source is capable of driving up to 25 mA.

The ADD5205 has four parallel strings of multiple series connected LEDs with ±2% current matching. The device provides adjustable current sources that drive up to 25 mA using an external resistor. The LED current can be controlled by a PWM signal input on the PWM pin. An internal circuit translates the PWM signal to an analog signal with an external capacitor and linearly controls the LED current.

The ADD5205 has multiple safety protection features to prevent any damage during fault conditions. If one or more LEDs are open, the device disables the faulty current regulator automatically. The internal soft start prevents inrush current during startup. A thermal shutdown protection feature prevents thermal damage.

The ADD5205 is available in a low profile, thermally enhanced 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.75 mm, 12-lead lead frame chip scale package (LFCSP) and is specified over the temperature range of −25°C to +85°C.


  • Smart PCs, PMPs, tablet PCs, UMPCs, and notebooks

Product Lifecycle icon-not-recommended Not Recommended for New Designs

This designates products ADI does not recommend broadly for new designs.

Design Resources

ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well.  "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.

PCN-PDN Information

Sample & Buy

Sample & Buy functionality exists in desktop site
Check Inventory

The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

Price Table Help