Features and Benefits
- 3000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 6V to 100V
- Current Monitoring Up to 100V
- High Side PMOS Disconnect and PWM Switch Driver
- Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
- Dual Current Sense Amplifiers with Reporting
- C/10 Detection for Battery and SuperCap Charging
- Linear Current Sense Threshold Programming
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Adjustable Frequency: 100kHz to 1MHz
- Frequency Synchronization (LT3796)
- Independent Top Gate Enable Pin (LT3796-1)
- Programmable Open LED Protection with VMODE Flag
- Programmable Undervoltage Lockout with Hysteresis
- Soft-Start with Programmable Fault Restart Timer
- Available in 28-Lead TSSOP Package
The LT3796/LT3796-1 are DC/DC controllers designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage and are ideal for driving LEDs. The fixed frequency and current mode architecture result in stable operation over a wide range of supply and output voltages. Two ground referred voltage FB pins serve as the input for several LED protection features, and also allow the converter to operate as a constant-voltage source. The LT3796/LT3796-1 feature a programmable threshold output current sense amplifier with rail-to-rail common mode range. A separate high side amplifier is gain configurable with two resistors and can be used to regulate a second current or a voltage in combination with one of the FB pins. The PWM input provides LED dimming ratios of up to 3000:1.
The LT3796-1 is optimized for a second output current regulation loop that can be enabled/disabled with a PMOS switch, either to drive a second LED string or to extend analog dimming range.
- High Power LED, High Voltage LED, Dual String
- Battery and SuperCap Chargers
- Accurate Current Limited Voltage Regulators
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.
Evaluation Kits (1)
DC1706A is a 100V LED controller with an input current monitor. It is a single switch boost LED driver with LED+ to GND short circuit protection. It accepts an input voltage from 8V to 100V (7.5V UVLO and 8.7V turn-on), and drives up to 85V of LEDs at 400mA (when PVIN is less than VLED). DC1706A features both PWM and analog dimming of the LED string. It has a VMODE flag that indicates when the LED string has been removed and it has a FAULT flag that indicates that the output has been shorted to GND. In both cases, the IC remains in control and well protected.
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