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.
This design was developed to minimize the current spikes coming out of an electronic transformer to less than 5A, which is a typical transformer rating, when driving an LED MR16 circuit. The off the shelf LED MR16 solutions exhibit spikes that significantly exceed a transformers maximum rated output current which will degrade the reliability of the transformer and reduce its operating lifetime. T…
This evaluation board demonstrates the high power efficiency and outstanding output current accuracy of the LM3464A typical application circuit. With four LED strings connected, the total output power is about 50W. The schematic, bill of material and PCB layout drawing of the LM3464A evaluation board are provided in this document.
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 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.
* The eval board must be modified for 350mA output. The Transformer/Dual inductor and sense resistor(s). This circuit is intended for driving high power LEDs, such as the Cree XLAMP™ series, Lumileds Luxeon™ Rebel and K2 and OSRAM, Golden and Platinum Dragon™ as well as the OSTAR™.
The evaluation board is designed to display the full functionality of L5973D as a LED driver to drive one to three 1W, 3W as well as 5W LEDs at 12Vac input. The components selected for the demo board are optimized for 5W LED driver application.
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.)