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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
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
DSBGA (YKB) 8 1 mm² .8 x 1.512
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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) PDF | HTML 09 Oct 2017
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations 21 Sep 2020
Application note LED Flash-Protection Features 23 Aug 2017
EVM User's guide LM36011EVM User Guide 26 Jul 2017
Application note Using Flash LED Drivers for Infrared (IR) LED Applications 20 Mar 2017
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LM36011EVM — Inductorless 1LED Flash Driver W/ 1.5A High-Side Current Source Evaluation Module

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.
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