Automotive LED drivers

DC/DC, linear and backlighting LED drivers

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Our automotive LED drivers help you build innovative, reliable and cost-effective automotive lighting systems that exceed the auto industry's stringent requirements. Our broad portfolio of highly efficient LED drivers extends the life of your lighting system designs, enables greater driver and pedestrian safety and enhances the driver experience.

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From matrix managers to high power-density switching LED drivers, we have highly flexible solutions to support your single feature or adaptive headlight needs, all while meeting EMI expectations.

Rear light & interior lights    

Smart linear LED drivers offer individual and reliable pixel control for rear lamp systems. Single- or multi-channel ICs with thermal management provide a solution for exterior or interior light.

Infotainment & cluster    

Our backlight and multi-channel linear options with comprehensive diagnostics enable you to drive dependable interactivity for display and tell-tale cluster applications.

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive 3-channel, constant-current and constant-voltage synchronous buck LED driver

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 1.5

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive synchronous buck infrared LED driver

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 2

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive, 65-V 4-A buck LED driver with flexible dimming option and spread spectrum

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.737

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive, 65-V 4-A buck-boost LED driver with flexible dimming option and spread spectrum

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.842

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive, 65-V 4-A boost LED driver with flexible dimming option and spread spectrum

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.79

Automotive LED drivers

Automotive, 65-V, 4-A backlight buck LED driver with flexible dimming option

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.701

Power trends

Enable the highest power density with our wide VIN automotive LED drivers

We have a diverse portfolio of highly integrated devices for all types of automotive lighting applications. Our devices give you options to solve the challenge of balancing high system power output with small solution size. You can efficiently drive higher current output, remove heat more effectively with our thermally enhanced packages and shrink system footprint with our monolithic linear and DC/DC LED drivers.

Featured products for Power density
TPS92520-Q1 ACTIVE 1.6-A dual synchronous buck LED driver with SPI
LP8866-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive display LED-backlight driver with six 200-mA channels
TPS929120-Q1 ACTIVE 12-channel automotive 40-V high-side LED driver with FlexWire interface

Technical resources

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LED backlight design considerations (3 videos)    
In this video series, learn about the key design considerations for an LCD backlight as it pertains to various applications. 
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High dynamic range (HDR) displays (2 videos)
In these training videos, get an understanding of high dynamic range (HDR) displays as compared to standard dynamic range displays.
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Display University (8 videos)
This series covers a broad spectrum of topics from display basics to in-depth videos on design considerations and overcoming specific display design challenges.

Design & development resources

Reference design
CISPR25 Tested Automotive Tail Light Reference Design for Step-Up + Linear LED Driver Based Systems

TIDA-00678 showcases an automotive LED tail light application (tail/stop, turn and reverse) by using TPS92630-Q1 linear LED driver powered by an upstream boost converter (TPS40210-Q1) which is directly supplied through a smart-reverse battery diode off the automotive battery voltage. The design (...)

Reference design
Digital interface LED driving module reference design for automotive rear light
This reference design offers a cost-effective solution for automotive rear-light applications such as interactive tail-light clusters that can be used for vehicle-to-vehicle notifications and vehicle design personalization. This reference design incorporates two linear LED drivers. By using a (...)
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Automotive 144-Zone Local Dimming Backlight Reference Design
This local dimming backlight reference design conserves power, extends the life of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), and enhances automotive display quality through high dynamic range (HDR) or localized dimming technology. Seven multi-channel constant-current LED drivers allow for 144-zone localized (...)

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