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Channels (#) 16 LED current per channel (mA) 120 LED configuration Parallel, Series, Single Program memory Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.92 Iq (Typ) (mA) 25 Features Analog/PWM Mixed Dimming, Constant Current, Current Control, I2C Control Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other RGB LED drivers

Package | Pins | Size

TSSOP (PW) 28 62 mm² 9.7 x 6.4 VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5 x 5 open-in-new Find other RGB LED drivers

Features

  • 16 LED Drivers (Each Output Programmable at Off, On,
    Programmable LED Brightness, or Programmable Group
    Dimming and Blinking Mixed With Individual LED Brightness)
  • 16 Constant-Current Output Channels
  • 256-Step (8-Bit) Linear Programmable Brightness Per LED
    Output Varying From Fully Off (Default) to Maximum Brightness
    Using a 97-kHz PWM Signal
  • 256-Step Group Brightness Control Allows General Dimming
    [Using a 190-Hz PWM Signal From Fully Off to Maximum
    Brightness (Default)]
  • 256-Step Group Blinking With Frequency Programmable From
    24 Hz to 10.73 s and Duty Cycle From 0% to 99.6%
  • Four Hardware Address Pins Allow 14 TLC59116 Devices to
    Be Connected to Same I2C Bus
  • Four Software-Programmable I2C Bus Addresses (One
    LED Group Call Address and Three LED Sub Call Addresses)
    Allow Groups of Devices to Be Addressed at Same Time in Any
    Combination
  • Software Reset Feature (SWRST Call) Allows Device to Be Reset
    Through I2C Bus
  • Up to 14 Possible Hardware-Adjustable Individual I2C
    Bus Addresses Per Device, So That Each Device Can Be
    Programmed
  • Open-Load and Overtemperature Detection Mode to Detect
    Individual LED Errors
  • Output State Change Programmable on Acknowledge or Stop
    Command to Update Outputs Byte-by-Byte or All at Same Time
    (Default toChange on Stop)
  • Output Current Adjusted Through an External Resistor
  • Constant Output Current Range: 5 mA to 120 mA
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 17 V
  • 25-MHz Internal Oscillator Requires No External Components
  • 1-MHz Fast-mode Plus (FMT) Compatible I2C Bus
    Interface With 30-mA High-Drive Capability on SDA Output for
    Driving High-Capacitive Buses
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • Noise Filter on SCL and SDA Inputs
  • No Glitch on Power-Up
  • Active-Low Reset
  • Supports Hot Insertion
  • Low Standby Current
  • 3.3-V or 5-V Supply Voltage
  • 5.5-V Tolerant Inputs
  • Offered in 28-Pin Thin Shrink Small-Outline Package (TSSOP) (PW)
    and 32-Pin Quad Flatpack No Lead (QFN)
  • –40 °C to 85 °C Operation
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Gaming
    • Small Signage
    • Industrial Equipment

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Description

The TLC59116 is an I2C bus controlled 16-channel LED driver that is optimized for red/green/blue/amber (RGBA) color mixing and backlight application. Each LED output has its own 8-bit resolution (256 steps) fixed-frequency individual PWM controller that operates at 97 kHz, with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0% to 99.6%.

The individual PWM controller allows each LED to be set to a specific brightness value. An additional 8-bit resolution (256 steps) group PWM controller has both a fixed frequency of 190 Hz and an adjustable frequency between 24 Hz to once every 10.73 seconds, with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0% to 99.6%. The group PWM controller dims or blinks all LEDs with the same value.

Each LED output can be off, on (no PWM control), or set at its individual PWM controller value at both individual and group PWM controller values.

The TLC59116 operates with a supply voltage range of 3 V to 5.5 V and the outputs are 17 V tolerant. LEDs can be directly connected to the TLC59116 device outputs.

Software programmable LED Group and three Sub Call I2C-bus addresses allow all or defined groups of TLC59116 devices to respond to a common I2C-bus address, allowing for example, all the same color LEDs to be turned on or off at the same time or marquee chasing effect, thus minimizing I2C-bus commands.

Four hardware address pins allow up to 14 devices on the same bus.

The Software Reset (SWRST) Call allows the master to perform a reset of the TLC59116 through the I2C-bus, identical to the Power-On Reset (POR) that initializes the registers to their default state causing the outputs to be set high (LED off). This allows an easy and quick way to reconfigure all device registers to the same condition.

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* Datasheet TLC59116 16-Channel FM+ I2C-Bus Constant-Current LED Sink Driver datasheet (Rev. E) Dec. 11, 2014
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
Application note How to Select a RGB LED Driver Aug. 08, 2019
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Technical articles Drive LEDs in virtual reality applications Feb. 01, 2018
Technical articles Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience Sep. 26, 2016
Technical articles LED brightness adjustment: high-frequency PWM dimming Aug. 26, 2016
Technical articles Enhance your home automation project with an LED driver Aug. 15, 2016
User guide TLC59116EVM-390 User's Guide Mar. 03, 2009

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Description
The TLC59116 is an I2C bus-controlled, 16-channel LED driver that is optimized for red/green/blue/amber (RGBA) color mixing and backlight application for amusement products. Each LED output has its own 8-bit resolution (256 steps), fixed-frequency, individual PWM controller that operates at 97 kHz (...)

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Linux Driver for TLC591XX
TLC591XXSW-LINUX The Linux driver supports the TLC591XX series of Constant-Current LED Sink Drivers. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the LED sub-system.

 

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Status Indication Reference Design With LED and Audio Feedback
TIDA-03026 — The TIDA-03026 reference design functionality emulates status indication subsystems in various end equipments. By putting multiple LED drivers in parallel, an array of RGB LEDs can be synchronized to blink, pulse, and breathe - enhancing customer experience. Audio feedback is also integrated to (...)
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