Features and Benefits
- 3000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming Ratio
- 2.3A, 45V Internal Switch
- 100mV High Side Current Sense
- Open LED Protection
- Adjustable Frequency: 250kHz to 2.5MHz
- Wide Input Voltage Range:
- Operation from 3V to 30V
- Transient Protection to 40V
- Operates in Boost, Buck Mode and Buck-Boost Mode
- Gate Driver for PMOS LED Disconnect
- Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
- CTRL Pin Provides 10:1 Analog Dimming
- Low Shutdown Current: <1μA
- Available in (4mm × 4mm) 16-Lead QFN and 16-Pin TSSOP Packages
The LT3518 is a current mode DC/DC converter with an internal 2.3A, 45V switch specifically designed to drive LEDs. The LT3518 operates as a LED driver in boost, buck mode and buck-boost mode. It combines a traditional voltage loop and a unique current loop to operate as a constant-current source or constant-voltage source. Programmable switching frequency allows optimization of the external components for efficiency or component size. The switching frequency of the LT3518 can be synchronized to an external clock signal. The LED current is externally programmable with a 100mV sense resistor. The external PWM input provides 3000:1 LED dimming. The CTRL pin provides further 10:1 dimming ratio.
The LT3518 is available in the tiny footprint 16-lead QFN (4mm × 4mm) and the 16-pin TSSOP package. The LT3518 provides a complete solution for both constant-voltage and constant-current applications.
- Display Backlighting
- Automotive and Avionic Lighting
Product Lifecycle Production
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.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
To launch ready-to-run LTspice demonstration circuits for this part:
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.
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