The LM3630A is a current-mode boost converter which supplies the power and controls the
current in up to two strings of 10 LEDs per string. Programming is done over an
I2C-compatible interface. The maximum LED current is adjustable from 5
mA to 28.5 mA. At any given maximum LED current the LED brightness is further adjusted with 256
exponential or linear dimming steps. Additionally, pulsed width modulation (PWM) brightness control
can be enabled allowing for LED current adjustment by a logic level PWM signal.
The boost switching frequency is programmable at 500 kHz for low switching loss
performance or 1 MHz to allow the use of tiny low-profile inductors. A setting for a 10% offset of
these frequencies is available. Overvoltage protection is programmable at 16 V,
24 V, 32 V, or 40 V to accommodate a wide variety of LED configurations and Schottky
diode/output capacitor combinations.
The device operates over a 2.3-V to 5.5-V operating voltage range and –40°C to +85°C
ambient temperature range. The LM3630A is available in an ultra-small 12-bump DSBGA package.
For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at
the end of the data sheet.
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