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Features and Benefits

  • 4-Channel Linear LED Current Sinks with Internal MOSFETs Independently Drive Multiple LED Strings
    • Full-Scale LED Current, Adjustable from 20mA to 150mA
    • Drives 1 to 4 LED Strings
    • 10000:1 PWM Dimming at 200Hz
  • Flexible Current-Mode Architecture Supports a Wide Range of Applications While Minimizing Interference
    • Boost or SEPIC Current-Mode DC-DC Controller
    • 200kHz to 2MHz Programmable Switching Frequency
    • External Switching-Frequency Synchronization
    • Spread-Spectrum Mode
  • Protection Features Enhance Fault Detection and System Reliability
    • Output-to-Ground Undervoltage Protection
    • Open-Drain Fault-Indicator Output
    • Open-LED and LED-Short Detection and Protection
    • Overtemperature Protection
  • Adaptive Output-Voltage Optimization to Minimize Power Dissipation
    • Less than 2µA Shutdown Current

Product Details

The MAX16813B high-efficiency, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver provides four integrated LED current-sink channels. An integrated current-mode switching controller drives a DC-DC converter that provides the necessary voltage to multiple strings of HB LEDs. The device accepts a wide 4.75V to 40V input voltage range and withstands direct automotive load-dump events. The wide input range allows powering HB LEDs for small- to medium-sized LCD displays in automotive and general lighting applications.

An internal current-mode switching DC-DC controller supports boost or SEPIC topologies and operates in an adjustable frequency range between 200kHz and 2MHz. An integrated spread-spectrum mode helps reduce EMI. Current-mode control with programmable slope compensation provides fast response and simplifies loop compensation. An adaptive output-voltage control scheme minimizes power dissipation in the LED current-sink paths. The device has a separate p-channel drive (PGATE) pin that is used for output undervoltage protection. Whenever the output falls below the threshold, the external p-MOSFET is latched off, disconnecting the input source. Cycling the EN or the input supply is required to restart the converter. The external p-MOSFET is off when the EN pin is below 0.3V (typ). The shutdown current is 1µA (typ) at an input voltage of 12V.

The device consists of four identical linear current-sink channels, adjustable from 20mA to 150mA with an accuracy of ±3% using a single external resistor. Multiple channels can be connected in parallel to achieve higher current per LED string. The device also features a unique pulsed dimming control through a logic input (DIM), with minimum pulse width as low as 500ns. Protection features include output overvoltage, open-LED detection and protection, programmable shorted-LED detection and protection, output undervoltage detection and protection, and overtemperature protection. The device operates over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range. The MAX16813B is available in 20-pin (6.5mm × 4.4mm) TSSOP and 20-pin (4mm × 4mm) TQFN packages.


  • Architectural, Industrial, and Ambient Lighting
  • Automotive Displays LED Backlights
  • Automotive RCL, DRL, Front Position, and Fog Lights
  • LCD TV and Desktop Display LED Backlights

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX16813BATP/V+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 20-LFCSP-4X4X0.75
MAX16813BATP/V+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 20-LFCSP-4X4X0.75
MAX16813BAUP/V+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 20-TSSOP_4.4_EP-4.4_MM
MAX16813BAUP/V+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 20-TSSOP_4.4_EP-4.4_MM
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