SLVSCZ9A October   2015  – November 2015 TLC59581 , TLC59582


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Description (continued)
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4 Thermal Information
    5. 7.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6 Typical Characteristics
  8. Parameter Measurement Information
    1. 8.1 Pin Equivalent Input and Output Schematic Diagrams
      1. 8.1.1 Test Circuits
    2. 8.2 Timing Diagrams
  9. Detailed Description
    1. 9.1 Overview
    2. 9.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 9.3 Device Functional Modes
      1. 9.3.1  Brightness Control (BC) Function
      2. 9.3.2  Color Brightness Control (CC) Function
      3. 9.3.3  Select RIREF For a Given BC
      4. 9.3.4  Choosing BC/CC For a Different Application
        1. Example 1: Red LED Current is 20 mA, Green LED Needs 12 mA, Blue LED needs 8 mA
        2. Example 2: Red LED Current is 5 mA, Green LED Needs 2 mA, Blue LED Needs 1 mA.
      5. 9.3.5  LED Open Detection (LOD)
      6. 9.3.6  Internal Circuit for Caterpillar Removal
      7. 9.3.7  Power Save Mode (PSM)
      8. 9.3.8  Internal Pre-Charge FET
      9. 9.3.9  Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
      10. 9.3.10 IREF Resistor Short Protection (ISP)
  10. 10Application and Implementation
  11. 11Power Supply Recommendations
  12. 12Layout
    1. 12.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 12.2 Layout Example
  13. 13Device and Documentation Support
    1. 13.1 Documentation Support
      1. 13.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 13.2 Related Links
    3. 13.3 Community Resources
    4. 13.4 Trademarks
    5. 13.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 13.6 Glossary
  14. 14Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

13 Device and Documentation Support

13.1 Documentation Support

13.1.1 Related Documentation

See these application reports for additional information:

PowerPAD Thermally Enhanced Package, SLMA002G

Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics, SPRA953

Build High Density, High Refresh Rate, Multiplexing LED Panel with TLC59581, SLVA744

13.2 Related Links

The table below lists quick access links. Categories include technical documents, support and community resources, tools and software, and quick access to sample or buy.

Table 3. Related Links

TLC59581 Click here Click here Click here Click here Click here
TLC59582 Click here Click here Click here Click here Click here

13.3 Community Resources

The following links connect to TI community resources. Linked contents are provided "AS IS" by the respective contributors. They do not constitute TI specifications and do not necessarily reflect TI's views; see TI's Terms of Use.

    TI E2E™ Online Community TI's Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) Community. Created to foster collaboration among engineers. At, you can ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas and help solve problems with fellow engineers.
    Design Support TI's Design Support Quickly find helpful E2E forums along with design support tools and contact information for technical support.

13.4 Trademarks

PowerPAD, E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

13.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution


These devices have limited built-in ESD protection. The leads should be shorted together or the device placed in conductive foam during storage or handling to prevent electrostatic damage to the MOS gates.

13.6 Glossary

SLYZ022TI Glossary.

This glossary lists and explains terms, acronyms, and definitions.