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Features Dot Correction, Error Flag, Fault Detection, LED Open Detection, LED Short to Ground Detection, LED Short to VLED Detection, PWM LED Driver, Power Good Analog dimming steps 64 Data transfer rate (Typ) (MHz) 30 Ch to ch accuracy (Typ) (+/- %) 1 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Signage LED display drivers

Package | Pins | Size

HTSSOP (PWP) 28 43 mm² 4.4 x 9.7 HTSSOP (PWP) 28 43 mm² 4.40 x 9.70 VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5.0 x 5.0 open-in-new Find other Signage LED display drivers

Features

  • 16 Channels
  • 12 bit (4096 Steps) Grayscale PWM Control
  • Dot Correction
    • 6 bit (64 Steps)
    • Storable in Integrated EEPROM
  • Drive Capability (Constant-Current Sink)
    • 0 mA to 60 mA (VCC < 3.6 V)
    • 0 mA to 120 mA (VCC > 3.6 V)
  • LED Power Supply Voltage up to 17 V
  • VCC = 3 V to 5.5 V
  • Serial Data Interface
  • Controlled In-Rush Current
  • 30 MHz Data Transfer Rate
  • CMOS Level I/O
  • Error Information
    • LOD: LED Open Detection
    • TEF: Thermal Error Flag
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Description

The TLC5940 is a 16-channel, constant-current sink LED driver. Each channel has an individually adjustable 4096-step grayscale PWM brightness control and a 64-step, constant-current sink (dot correction). The dot correction adjusts the brightness variations between LED channels and other LED drivers. The dot correction data is stored in an integrated EEPROM. Both grayscale control and dot correction are accessible through a serial interface. A single external resistor sets the maximum current value of all 16 channels.

The TLC5940 features two error information circuits. The LED open detection (LOD) indicates a broken or disconnected LED at an output terminal. The thermal error flag (TEF) indicates an overtemperature condition.

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* Datasheet TLC5940 16-Channel LED Driver With DOT Correction and Grayscale PWM Control datasheet (Rev. D) Dec. 03, 2015
Application notes Grayscale and Dot-Corrected LED Display Using TLC5941 and MSP430F427 (Rev. B) Sep. 27, 2018
Selection guides 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
Application notes Hardware Design Considerations for a Wireless LED based Display Design Jun. 11, 2014
Application notes Using the TLC5940 with Higher LED Supply Voltages and Series LEDs Aug. 20, 2007
Application notes LED Driver--Paralleled Outputs Provide High Current Outputs Sep. 25, 2006
Application notes TLC5940 One Wire Control--Eliminating Microprocessor Control for Integr LED Driv Sep. 25, 2006
Application notes LED Display System Module Using Cascading TLC5940 Devices Jul. 06, 2006
Application notes TLC5940 PWM dimming provides superior color quality in LED video displays Apr. 18, 2006
Application notes TLC5940 dot correction compensates for variations in LED brightness Oct. 10, 2005
User guides TLC5940 EVM Sep. 28, 2005

Design & development

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Software development

APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
LED Frame Designer Software
LED-FRAME-DESIGNER LED Frame Designer Software allows the user to individually control the Dot Correction and PWM dimming levels for each LED on the TLC59xx EVM. The software also allows the user to program and play multiple LED “frames” to create different lighting patterns on the EVM.
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
SLVC106.PDF (115 KB)

Design tools & simulation

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