This wide range evaluation board showcases the LM3424 NFET controller used with a buck-boost current regulator. It is designed to drive 4 to 10 LEDs at a maximum average LED current of 1A from a DC input voltage of 10 to 70V.
Whenever a lighting application, such as street lighting for example, requires an elevated number of LEDs, there are basically two solutions: the first is to connect all the diodes in series in a single "string"; the second is to place several strings in parallel with fewer elements in each one.
The LM3402 circuit and BOM have been designed to provide a constant forward current of 350 mA to a single LED with a forward voltage of approximately 3.5V. (Typical of white, blue, and green LEDs using InGaN technology.)
This evaluation board is designed around an L6902D-based DC-DC converter with dimming interface. The board implements both of two well known dimming methods: - Analog current control - Average current control by PWM
The ZXLD1350 is a continuous mode inductive step-down converter, designed for driving single or multiple series connected LEDs efficiently from a voltage source higher than the LED voltage. The device operates from an input supply between 7V and 30V and provides an externally adjustable output current of up to 350mA.
The CAT4201 is a high efficiency step-down LED driver from Catalyst Semiconductor. This device is designed to drive high brightness LEDs up to 350mA from a power supply up to 28V. The LED brightness is controlled by a single resistor from the RSET pin to GND. Analog dimming and idle mode control are available through the CTRL input. An external circuit is provided on the CAT4201AEVB for PWM dimmin…
The L6920D is used in this flashlight application as it is a high efficiency step-up controller that realizes the conversion from battery voltage to the selected output voltage with only three external components.
This evaluation board showcases the LM3409HV PFET controller for a buck current regulator. It is designed to drive 12 LEDs (VO = 42V) at a maximum average LED current (ILED = 1.5A) from a DC input voltage (VIN = 48V). The switching frequency (fSW = 400 kHz) is targeted for the nominal operating point, however fSW varies across the entire operating range.