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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) 0.3 Features I2C Control, IR Mode, LED Thermal Monitor, OVP, Over Current Protection, Synchronous Rectification Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Dimming method Analog, PWM open-in-new Find other Illumination LED drivers

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DSBGA (YFF) 12 2 mm² 1.32 x 1.7 open-in-new Find other Illumination LED drivers


  • 1.5-A LED Current Source Programmability
  • Accurate and Programmable LED Current Range from 1.954 mA to 1.5 A
  • Torch Currents up to 500 mA (LM3648TT)
  • Flash Timeout Values up to 1.6 Seconds (LM3648TT)
  • Optimized Flash LED Current During Low Battery Conditions (IVFM)
  • > 85% Efficiency in Torch Mode (at 100 mA) and Flash Mode (at 1 A to 1.5 A)
  • Grounded Cathode LED Operation for Improved Thermal Management
  • Small Solution Size: < 16 mm2
  • Hardware Strobe Enable (STROBE)
  • Synchronization Input for RF Power Amplifier Pulse Events (TX)
  • Hardware Torch Enable (TORCH/TEMP)
  • Remote NTC Monitoring (TORCH/TEMP)
  • 400-kHz I2C-Compatible Interface
    • LM3648 (I2C Address = 0x63)
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The LM3648 is an LED flash driver that provides a high level of adjustability within a small solution size. The LM3648 utilizes a 2-MHz or 4-MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter to provide power to the 1.5-A constant current LED source. An adaptive regulation method ensures the current source remains in regulation and maximizes efficiency.

Features of the LM3648 are controlled via an I2C-compatible interface. These features include: hardware flash and hardware torch pins (STROBE and TORCH/TEMP), a TX interrupt, and an NTC thermistor monitor. The device offers 64 programmable currents in Flash and 128 levels in Movie Mode (Torch) condition.

The 2-MHz or 4-MHz switching frequency options, overvoltage protection (OVP), and adjustable current limit allow for the use of tiny, low-profile inductors and (10-µF) ceramic capacitors. The device operates over a –40°C to +85°C ambient temperature range.

For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.
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* Data sheet LM3648 Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver with 1.5-A High-Side Current Source datasheet (Rev. D) Nov. 18, 2016
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
Application note LED Flash-Protection Features Aug. 23, 2017
Application note Using Flash LED Drivers for Infrared (IR) LED Applications Mar. 20, 2017
Application note Using the LM3643/4/8 in an Inductorless and/or Simplified PCB Routing Configurat Oct. 11, 2016
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 Shrink your LED flash solution Dec. 10, 2015
User guide Using the LM3648EVM Evaluation Module Jan. 26, 2015
Technical article Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014

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The LM3648EVM aids in evaluation of the LM3648 Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver W/ 1.5A High-Side Current Source.  The 2/4 MHz synchronous boost provides power to the controllable high side current sourcs.  The current source can provide a current up to 1.5A with 64 programmable levels (...)

  • Single 1.5A Current Source
  • 64 Flash Brightness Levels (up to 1.5A)
  • I2C Control
  • External Enable, Strobe and Torch/Tx pins for control and synchronization
  • Built-in input voltage monitoring (IVFM)

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