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Input voltage (type) LINEAR Topology Current Mode Vin (Min) (V) 2.5 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.5 Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.3 Features I2C Control, IR Mode Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Dimming method Analog, PWM open-in-new Find other Illumination LED drivers

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  • Accurate and Programmable LED Currents
    • Flash / IR Currents Ranging from 11 mA up to 1.5 A (128 Levels)
    • Torch Currents Ranging from 2.4 mA up to 376 mA (128 Levels)
  • Flash Time-Out up to 1.6 Seconds
  • Optimized Flash LED Current During Low Battery Conditions (IVFM)
  • Grounded Cathode LED Operation for Improved Thermal Management
  • Small Total Solution Size: < 4 mm2
  • Hardware Strobe Enable (STROBE)
  • Input Voltage Range from 2.5 V to 5.5 V
  • 400-kHz I2C-Compatible Interface
    • I2C Address = 0x64
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The LM36011 is an ultra-small LED flash driver that provides a high level of adjustability. With a total solution size of 4 mm2, it can produce up to 1.5 A of LED flash current or up to 376 mA of torch current. This is all done from a accurately programmable current source without the need of a pre-regulated voltage, which saves on solution size and cost.

Features of the LM36011 are controlled via an I2C-compatible interface. These features include: hardware flash (STROBE), flash time-out, UVLO, thermal scale-back, LED fault detection, and 128 programmable currents for both flash and movie mode (torch). The device operates over a –40°C to +85°C ambient temperature range.

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* Data sheet LM36011 Inductorless, Single-LED Flash Driver With 1.5-A High-Side Current Source datasheet (Rev. A) Oct. 09, 2017
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
Application note LED Flash-Protection Features Aug. 23, 2017
User guide LM36011EVM User Guide Jul. 26, 2017
Application note Using Flash LED Drivers for Infrared (IR) LED Applications Mar. 20, 2017
Technical article Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience Sep. 26, 2016
Technical article LED brightness adjustment: high-frequency PWM dimming Aug. 26, 2016
Technical article Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014
Technical article Solving the automotive EMI issues in new cars with all the screens Sep. 11, 2014

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Hardware development

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The Texas Instruments LM36011 evaluation module (EVM) helps designers evaluate the operation and performance of the LM36011 Inductorless 1LED Driver with 1.5A High-Side Current Source.
  • 1.5A Current Source
  • Boost Converter with 2.8A Inductor Current Limit
  • 7-Bits Current Adjustability for Flash or Torch
  • Full Suite of Protection and Diagnostic Features
  • Tiny WCSP package: 0.8mm x 1.512mm

Software development

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Design tools & simulation

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