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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
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
HTSSOP (PWP) 28 43 mm² 4.40 x 9.70 HTSSOP (PWP) 28 43 mm² 4.4 x 9.7 VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5.0 x 5.0
  • 16 Channels
  • 12-Bit (4096 Steps) Grayscale PWM Control
  • Dot Correction
    • 6 Bit (64 Steps)
  • Drive Capability (Constant-Current Sink)
    • 0 mA to 80 mA
  • LED Power Supply Voltage up to 17 V
  • VCC = 3.0 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
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Monocolor, Multicolor, Full-Color LED Displays
    • LED Signboards
    • Display Back-Lighting

PowerPAD is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

  • 16 Channels
  • 12-Bit (4096 Steps) Grayscale PWM Control
  • Dot Correction
    • 6 Bit (64 Steps)
  • Drive Capability (Constant-Current Sink)
    • 0 mA to 80 mA
  • LED Power Supply Voltage up to 17 V
  • VCC = 3.0 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
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Monocolor, Multicolor, Full-Color LED Displays
    • LED Signboards
    • Display Back-Lighting

PowerPAD is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

The TLC5941 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. Both grayscale control and dot correction are accessible via a serial interface. A single external resistor sets the maximum current value of all 16 channels.

The TLC5941 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.

The TLC5941 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. Both grayscale control and dot correction are accessible via a serial interface. A single external resistor sets the maximum current value of all 16 channels.

The TLC5941 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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* Data sheet 16 Channel LED Driver w/DOT Correction and Grayscale PWM Control datasheet (Rev. D) 03 Jan 2008
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations 21 Sep 2020
Application note Grayscale and Dot-Corrected LED Display Using TLC5941 and MSP430F427 (Rev. B) 27 Sep 2018
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) 25 Jun 2018
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 Using the TLC5940 with Higher LED Supply Voltages and Series LEDs 20 Aug 2007
Application note LED Driver--Paralleled Outputs Provide High Current Outputs 25 Sep 2006
EVM User's guide TLC5941EVM-105 EVM 16 Oct 2005

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