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Parameters

Number of I/Os 7 Features (x3) PWM, Hot swap, LED driver, Reset pin Supply voltage (Min) (V) 1.65 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other I2C general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs)

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TSSOP (PW) 14 32 mm² 5 x 6.4 X2QFN (RUE) 12 3 mm² 2 x 1.4 open-in-new Find other I2C general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs)

Features

  • Seven LED Driver Outputs: ON, OFF, Blinking, Fading at Programmable Rates
  • Open-Drain Outputs Directly Drive LEDs to 40-mA Maximum
  • Two Independent Banks of LED Drivers
  • Widely Programmable Blink Rates, Fade-ON and Fade-OFF Rates and Maximum Intensity
  • Outputs Not Used as LED Drivers Can Be Used as Regular General-Purpose Open-Drain Outputs
  • 16 Steps of Maximum Intensity Control from Fully-OFF to Fully-ON States
  • Smooth Perceived Transitions for Fade-ON and Fade-OFF
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 1.65 V to 3.6 V
  • 5.5-V Tolerant Open-Drain Outputs
  • Low Standby Current With Shutdown Capability for Additional Power Savings
  • Programmed Through I2C Bus Interface Logic Compatible With SMBus
  • No Glitch on Power Up
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
    • 200-V Machine Model (A115-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-Device Model (C101)
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 100 mA Per JESD 78, Class II
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Description

This 7-bit LED dimmer for the two-line bidirectional bus (I2C) is designed to control (or dim) LEDs through the I2C interface. Without this device, the microcontroller must be actively involved in turning on and off the LEDs (per the required dimming rate), which uses valuable processor time. The TCA6507 alleviates this issue by limiting the number of operations required by the processor in blinking LEDs and helps to create a more efficient system. The TCA6507 handles all pulse width modulation (PWM) logic, allowing the processor to use its cycles for more important tasks.

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* Datasheet TCA6507 Low-Voltage 7-Bit I2C and SMBus LED Driver With Intensity Control and Shutdown datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 21, 2017
Selection guides Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Selection guides I2C Infographic Flyer Dec. 03, 2015
Application notes Understanding the I2C Bus Jun. 30, 2015
Application notes Maximum Clock Frequency of I2C Bus Using Repeaters May 15, 2015
Application notes I2C Bus Pull-Up Resistor Calculation Feb. 13, 2015
More literature TCA6507 - Low-Voltage 7-Bit I2C Aug. 27, 2008
Application notes Programming Fun Lights With TI's TCA6507 Nov. 30, 2007

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Software development

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Linux Driver for TCA6507
TCA6507SW-LINUX The Linux driver supports the TCA6507 LED 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:

  • tca6507

 

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