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Input voltage (type) DC/DC Topology Boost, Current Mode Vin (Min) (V) 2.5 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.5 Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.75 Features Input/Output Isolation, OVP, Over Current Protection, Synchronous Rectification Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Dimming method Analog, PWM
Input voltage (type) DC/DC Topology Boost, Current Mode Vin (Min) (V) 2.5 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.5 Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.75 Features Input/Output Isolation, OVP, Over Current Protection, Synchronous Rectification Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Dimming method Analog, PWM
DSBGA (YZR) 9 4 mm² 1.65 x 1.7
  • 1.5-A High-Side Current Source for Single LED
  • > 85% Efficiency in Torch Mode (at 100 mA) and
    Flash Mode (at 1 A to 1.5 A)
  • Accurate Programmable Flash LED Current from
    93 mA to 1.5 A
  • Accurate Programmable Torch LED Currents:
    • 48.4 mA to 375 mA
    • 24 mA to 187 mA (LT option)
  • Small Solution Size: < 20 mm2
  • Soft-Start Operation for Battery Protection
  • Hardware Strobe Enable
  • Synchronization Input for RF Power Amplifier
    Pulse Events
  • VIN Flash Monitor Optimization
  • 400-kHz I2C-Compatible Interface
  • 0.5-mm Pitch, 9-Bump DSBGA
  • 1.5-A High-Side Current Source for Single LED
  • > 85% Efficiency in Torch Mode (at 100 mA) and
    Flash Mode (at 1 A to 1.5 A)
  • Accurate Programmable Flash LED Current from
    93 mA to 1.5 A
  • Accurate Programmable Torch LED Currents:
    • 48.4 mA to 375 mA
    • 24 mA to 187 mA (LT option)
  • Small Solution Size: < 20 mm2
  • Soft-Start Operation for Battery Protection
  • Hardware Strobe Enable
  • Synchronization Input for RF Power Amplifier
    Pulse Events
  • VIN Flash Monitor Optimization
  • 400-kHz I2C-Compatible Interface
  • 0.5-mm Pitch, 9-Bump DSBGA

The LM3642 is a 4-MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter plus 1.5-A constant current driver for a high-current white LED. The high-side current source allows for grounded cathode LED operation providing Flash current up to 1.5 A. An adaptive regulation method ensures the current source remains in regulation and maximizes efficiency.

The LM3642 is controlled via an I2C-compatible interface. Features include a hardware flash enable (STROBE) allowing a logic input to trigger the flash pulse as well as a TX input which forces the flash pulse into a low-current Torch Mode, allowing for synchronization to RF power amplifier events or other high-current conditions.

The 4-MHz switching frequency, overvoltage protection and adjustable current limit settings allow the use of tiny, low-profile inductors and (10-µF) ceramic capacitors. The device is available in a small 9-bump DSBGA package and operates over the −40°C to 85°C temperature range.

The LM3642 is a 4-MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter plus 1.5-A constant current driver for a high-current white LED. The high-side current source allows for grounded cathode LED operation providing Flash current up to 1.5 A. An adaptive regulation method ensures the current source remains in regulation and maximizes efficiency.

The LM3642 is controlled via an I2C-compatible interface. Features include a hardware flash enable (STROBE) allowing a logic input to trigger the flash pulse as well as a TX input which forces the flash pulse into a low-current Torch Mode, allowing for synchronization to RF power amplifier events or other high-current conditions.

The 4-MHz switching frequency, overvoltage protection and adjustable current limit settings allow the use of tiny, low-profile inductors and (10-µF) ceramic capacitors. The device is available in a small 9-bump DSBGA package and operates over the −40°C to 85°C temperature range.

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* Data sheet LM3642 1.5-A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver With High-Side Current Source datasheet (Rev. H) PDF | HTML 04 Sep 2015
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EVM User's guide LM3642 Evaluation Board (Rev. A) 30 Apr 2013

Design & development

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Evaluation board

LM3642TL-LTEVM — LM3642 1.5A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver w/ High-Side Current Evaluation Module Board

1.5A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver w/ High-Side Current Evaluation Module Board

The LM3642TL-LT is a 4MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter plus 1.5A constant current driver for a high-current white LED. The high-side current source allows for grounded cathode LED operation providing (...)
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Evaluation board

LM3642TLEVM — LM3642 1.5A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver w/ High-Side Current Evaluation Module Board

1.5A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver w/ High-Side Current Evaluation Module Board

The LM3642TL is a 4MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter plus 1.5A constant current driver for a high-current white LED. The high-side current source allows for grounded cathode LED operation providing (...)
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Driver or library

LM3642SW-LINUX — Linux Driver for LM3642

The Linux driver supports the LM3642 LED Flash Driver. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the LED sub-system.

 

Linux Mainline Status

Available in Linux Main line: Yes
Available through git.ti.com: N/A

Supported Devices:

  • lm3642

 

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Simulation model

LM3642 Unencrypted PSpice Transient Model Package (Rev. B) LM3642 Unencrypted PSpice Transient Model Package (Rev. B)

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