Features and Benefits
- True Color PWM™ Delivers Constant Color with 250:1 Dimming Ratio
- Wide Input Range: 4V to 36V
- Up to 1A LED Current
- Adjustable Control of LED Current
- High Output Current Accuracy is Maintained Over a Wide Range from 35mA to 1A
- Open LED and Short-Circuit Protection
- Grounded LED Cathode Connection
- Small Footprint (15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm) Surface Mount LGA Package
The LTM8040 is a fixed frequency 1A step-down DC/DC μModule® (power module) regulator designed to operate as a constant current source. Internal circuitry monitors the output current to provide accurate current regulation, which is ideal for driving high current LEDs. High output current accuracy is maintained over a wide current range, from 35mA to 1A, allowing a wide dimming range over an output voltage range of 2.5V to 13V. Unique PWM circuitry allows a dimming range of 250:1, avoiding the color shift normally associated with LED current dimming.
With its wide input range of 4V to 36V, the LTM8040 regulates a broad array of power sources, from 4-cell batteries and 5V logic rails to unregulated wall transformers, lead acid batteries and distributed power supplies.
The LTM8040 is packaged in a thermally enhanced, compact (15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm) molded Land Grid Array (LGA) package suitable for automated assembly by standard surface mount equipment. The LTM8040 is Pb-free and RoHS compliant.
- Automotive and Avionic Lighting
- Architectural Detail Lighting
- Display Backlighting
- Constant Current Sources
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)
Demo circuit DC1274A features the LTM8040 36V, 1A step-down constant current μModule® LED driver. The demonstration circuit is designed to drive a single LED or string of LEDs at up to 1A from a wide input voltage range of 4V to 36V. The maximum LED string voltage is 13V and the minimum voltage varies depending upon the BIAS pin supply arrangement.
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