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Channels (#) 16 LED current per channel (mA) 120 LED configuration Parallel, Series, Single Program memory No Programmable ramp control No Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.92 Iq (Typ) (mA) 13 Features 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


  • 16 LED Drivers (Each Output Programmable at
    OFF, ON, LED Brightness, and Group
    Dimming/Blinking Mixed With Individual LED
  • 16 Open-Drain 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
    TLC59116F Devices to be Connected to the
    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 AddressedSimultaneously in Any Combination
    (For example, One Register Used for ‘All Call’ So
    All the TLC59116Fs on the I2C Bus Can be
    Addressed at the Same Time and the Second
    Register Used for Three Different Addresses So
    That 1/3 of all Devices on the Bus Can Be
    Addressed at the Same Time in a Group).
    Software Enable and Disable for I2C Bus Address.
  • Software Reset Feature (SWRST Call) Allows the
    Device to be Reset Through the I2C Bus
  • Up to 14 Possible Hardware Adjustable Individual
    I2C Bus Addresses Per Device so That Each
    Device Can be Programmed
  • Output State Change Programmable on the
    Acknowledge or the STOP Command to Update
    Outputs Byte-by-Byte or All at the Same Time
    (Default to Change on STOP.
  • 120-mA Maximum Output Current
  • 17-V Maximum Output Voltage
  • 25-MHz Internal Oscillator Requires No External Components
  • 1-MHz Fast-Mode Plus (FM+) Compatible I2C Bus
    Interface With 30 mA High Drive Capability on
    SDA Output for Driving High Capacity Buses
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • Noise Filter on SCL/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
  • 28-Pin TSSOP (PW)
  • –40°C to 85°C Operation
    • Gaming
    • Small Signage
    • Industrial Equipment

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The TLC59116F is an I2C-bus controlled 16-channel LED driver optimized for red/green/blue/amber (RGBA) color mixing applications. 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% to allow the 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% that is used to either dim or blink all LEDs with the same value.

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* Datasheet TLC59116F 16-Channel Fast-Mode Plus I2C Bus LED Driver datasheet (Rev. C) Sep. 25, 2015
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 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 Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014
Technical articles Solving the automotive EMI issues in new cars with all the screens Sep. 10, 2014
User guide TLC59116FEVM-571 Feb. 11, 2010

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