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Features and Benefits

  • 2.25V to 3.6V Operation
  • I/O Ports Default to High Impedance (LEDs Off) on Power-Up
  • I/O Port Inputs Are Overvoltage Protected to 7V
  • I/O Port Outputs Are 7V-Rated Open-Drain, 10mA or 20mA Constant-Current Static/PWM LED Drivers, or Open-Drain Logic Outputs
  • I/O Ports Support Hot Insertion
  • Individual 8-Bit PWM Intensity Control for Each LED
  • Active-Low RST Input Clears Serial Interface and Can Exit Shutdown (Warm Start)
  • MAX6946 OSC Input Allows for External PWM Clock Input
  • MAX6947 AD0 Input Selects from Two Slave Addresses
  • Auto Ramp-Up Out of Shutdown, and Up to 4s Hold-Off Before Ramp-Down into Shutdown
  • 0.8µA (typ) Shutdown Current
  • -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range
  • Tiny WLP Package (4 x 4 Grid)

Product Details

The MAX6946/MAX6947 I²C-/SMBus™-compatible, serial-interfaced peripherals provide microprocessors with 10 I/O ports rated to 7V.

Each port can be configured as a 2.5mA to 20mA constant-current LED driver (static or PWM), a 1.25mA to 10mA constant-current LED driver (static or PWM), an open-drain logic output, or an overvoltage-protected Schmitt logic input.

Analog and switching LED intensity control includes individual 8-bit PWM control per output, individual 1-bit analog current control (half/full scale) per output, and a global 3-bit DAC current control that applies to all LED outputs.

The MAX6946/MAX6947 can stagger the PWM timing of the 10-port outputs in consecutively phased 45° increments. Staggering the outputs spreads the PWM load currents over time in eight steps, helping to even out the power-supply current and reduce the RMS current.

For a similar part with an SPI™-/QSPI™-/ or MICROWIRE™-compatible interface, refer to the MAX6966/MAX6967 data sheet.


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