SLIS178B October 2017 – January 2018 TPS92830-Q1
The TPS92830-Q1 device is an advanced automotive-grade high-side constant-current linear LED controller for delivering high current using external N-channel MOSFETs. The device has a full set of features for automotive applications. Each channel of the TPS92830-Q1 device sets the channel current independently by the sense-resistor value. An internal precision constant-current regulation loop senses the channel current by the voltage across the sense resistor and controls the gate voltage of the N-channel MOSFET accordingly. The device also integrates a two-stage charge pump for low-dropout operation. The charge-pump voltage is high enough to support a wide selection of N-channel MOSFETs. PWM dimming allows multiple sources for flexibility—internal PWM generator, external PWM inputs, or power-supply dimming. Various diagnostics and protection features specially designed for automotive applications help improve system robustness and ease of use. A one-fails–all-fail fault bus supports TPS92830-Q1 operation together with the TPS92630-Q1, TPS92638-Q1, and TPS9261x-Q1 family to fulfill various fault-handling requirements.