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Number of channels (#) 9 LED current per channel (mA) 25.5 LED configuration Parallel Program memory Yes Programmable ramp control Yes Vin (Min) (V) 2.7 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 0.225 Features Analog/PWM Mixed Dimming, Constant Current, Current Control, I2C Control, Programmable Lighting Engines Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.6 Shutdown current (Typ) (uA) 0.2 Operating temperature range (C) -30 to 85 Rating Catalog
Number of channels (#) 9 LED current per channel (mA) 25.5 LED configuration Parallel Program memory Yes Programmable ramp control Yes Vin (Min) (V) 2.7 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 0.225 Features Analog/PWM Mixed Dimming, Constant Current, Current Control, I2C Control, Programmable Lighting Engines Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.6 Shutdown current (Typ) (uA) 0.2 Operating temperature range (C) -30 to 85 Rating Catalog
DSBGA (YFQ) 25 0 mm² 2.3 x 2.3
  • Three Independent Program Execution Engines for User-defined Programs with Large SRAM Memory for Storing Lighting Programs
  • 9 Programmable Source (High Side) Driver Outputs with 25.5 mA Full-Scale Current, 8-bit Current Setting Resolution and 12-Bit PWM Control Resolution
  • Flexible Grouping Possibility for All 9 Outputs Including GPO into Three Groups with Group PWM and Fade-In/ Fade-Out Controls
  • Built-in LED Test
  • Adaptive Charge Pump with 1x and 1.5x Gain Provides up to 95% LED Drive Efficiency, with Soft Start and Overcurrent/Short Circuit Protection
  • Automatic Power Save Mode; IVDD = 10 µA (typ.)
  • Two Wire, I2C-Compatible, Control Interface
  • Small Application Circuit
  • Pin-configured LED Powering for LEDs 1 to 6 and for LEDs 7 to 9
  • Solution Area <18 mm2

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  • Three Independent Program Execution Engines for User-defined Programs with Large SRAM Memory for Storing Lighting Programs
  • 9 Programmable Source (High Side) Driver Outputs with 25.5 mA Full-Scale Current, 8-bit Current Setting Resolution and 12-Bit PWM Control Resolution
  • Flexible Grouping Possibility for All 9 Outputs Including GPO into Three Groups with Group PWM and Fade-In/ Fade-Out Controls
  • Built-in LED Test
  • Adaptive Charge Pump with 1x and 1.5x Gain Provides up to 95% LED Drive Efficiency, with Soft Start and Overcurrent/Short Circuit Protection
  • Automatic Power Save Mode; IVDD = 10 µA (typ.)
  • Two Wire, I2C-Compatible, Control Interface
  • Small Application Circuit
  • Pin-configured LED Powering for LEDs 1 to 6 and for LEDs 7 to 9
  • Solution Area <18 mm2

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The LP8501 is an LED driver with 9 outputs, designed to produce versatile lighting effects for mobile devices. The device is equipped with an internal program memory, which allows operation without processor control. Internal program memory is used by three independent program execution engines to produce user-defined lighting effects for the outputs.

A high-efficiency charge pump enables LED driving over full Li-Ion battery voltage range. The excellent efficiency over a wide operating range is achieved by autonomously selecting the best charge pump gain based on LED forward voltage requirements. The LP8501 is able to automatically enter power-save mode when LED outputs are not active, thus lowering idle current consumption down to 10 µA (typ.)

The device has a flexible General Purpose Output (GPO) (which can be used, for example, as a digital control pin for other devices), an INT pin (interrupt function), which can be used to notify the processor, and a Trigger input interface, which allows program execution start without I2C write.

The device requires only four small and low-cost ceramic capacitors. The LP8501 is available in a tiny 25-bump 2.26 mm x 2.26 mm x 0.60 mm DSBGA package (0.4 mm pitch).

The LP8501 is an LED driver with 9 outputs, designed to produce versatile lighting effects for mobile devices. The device is equipped with an internal program memory, which allows operation without processor control. Internal program memory is used by three independent program execution engines to produce user-defined lighting effects for the outputs.

A high-efficiency charge pump enables LED driving over full Li-Ion battery voltage range. The excellent efficiency over a wide operating range is achieved by autonomously selecting the best charge pump gain based on LED forward voltage requirements. The LP8501 is able to automatically enter power-save mode when LED outputs are not active, thus lowering idle current consumption down to 10 µA (typ.)

The device has a flexible General Purpose Output (GPO) (which can be used, for example, as a digital control pin for other devices), an INT pin (interrupt function), which can be used to notify the processor, and a Trigger input interface, which allows program execution start without I2C write.

The device requires only four small and low-cost ceramic capacitors. The LP8501 is available in a tiny 25-bump 2.26 mm x 2.26 mm x 0.60 mm DSBGA package (0.4 mm pitch).

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* Data sheet LP8501 Multi-Purpose 9-Output LED Driver datasheet (Rev. D) 12 Aug 2013
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations 21 Sep 2020
Application note How to Select a RGB LED Driver 08 Aug 2019
Technical article Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience 26 Sep 2016
Technical article LED brightness adjustment: high-frequency PWM dimming 26 Aug 2016
Technical article Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes 18 Nov 2014
Technical article Solving the automotive EMI issues in new cars with all the screens 11 Sep 2014
Application note LP8501 Programming Considerations 30 Jun 2014
User guide LP8501 Evaluation Kit 26 Jun 2014

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LP8501SW-LINUX — Linux Driver for LP8501

The Linux driver supports the LP8501 9 channel LED Driver. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the LED sub-system.

 

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Available in Linux Main line: Yes
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Supported Devices:

  • lp8501

 

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LP8501 Evaluation Software

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