The LM3466 integrates a linear LED driver for lighting systems which consist of multiple LED strings powered by a constant current power supply. It balances the current provided by the supply in a pre-set ratio for each active LED string, where an active string is a fully turned on LED string, regardless of the number of strings connected to the supply or the forward voltage of each LED string. If any LED string opens during operation, the LM3466 automatically balances the supply current through all of the remaining active LED strings. As a result, the overall brightness of the lighting system is maintained even if some LED strings open during operation.
The LM3466 lighting system is simple to design owing to a proprietary control scheme. To minimize the component count, the LM3466 integrates a 70-V, 1.5-A, N-channel power MOSFET with a current limit of 2.06 A. To add one more LED string to the system, only a single resistor, a capacitor, and a LM3466 are required. Other supervisory features of the LM3466 include under-voltage lock-out, fault reporting, thermal latch off, and thermal shutdown protection.
The LM3466 consists of only linear circuitry so that the EMI of the application circuit is not deteriorated. The LM3466 lighting system is EMI friendly if the constant current power supply used is complied to EMI standards. The LM3466 is available in the DDA-8 exposed thermal pad and TO220-7
|Part number||Order||Input voltage (type)||Vin (Min) (V)||Vin (Max) (V)||Iout (Max) (A)||Vout (Min) (V)||Vout (Max) (V)||Regulated outputs (#)||Topology||Dimming method||Power factor correction (Min)||Type||Switching frequency (Min) (kHz)||Switching frequency (Max) (kHz)||Iq (Typ) (mA)||Vref (V)||UVLO thresholds on/off (V)||Features||Operating temperature range (C)||Package Group||Package size: mm2:W x L (PKG)|
|0||0||0.55||0.2||4.78 / 4.26||
|-40 to 125||
SO PowerPAD | 8
TO-220 | 7
8SO PowerPAD: 19 mm2: 3.9 x 4.89 (SO PowerPAD | 8)
7TO-220: 45 mm2: 4.45 x 10.16 (TO-220 | 7)