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Features Internal GS Clock, PWM LED Driver, Thermal Shutdown Data transfer rate (Typ) (MHz) 30 Ch to ch accuracy (Typ) (+/- %) 2 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Signage LED display drivers

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HTSSOP (DAP) 32 68 mm² 6.2 x 11 VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5.0 x 5.0 open-in-new Find other Signage LED display drivers


  • 24 Channels, Constant-Current Sink Output
  • 30-mA Capability (Constant-Current Sink)
  • 12-Bit (4096 Steps) PWM Grayscale Control
  • LED Power-Supply Voltage Up to 30 V
  • VCC = 3.0 V to 5.5 V
  • Constant-Current Accuracy:
    • Channel-to-Channel = ±2% (Typical)
    • Device-to-Device = ±2% (Typical)
  • CMOS Logic Level I/O
  • 30-MHz Data Transfer Rate (Standalone)
  • 15-MHz Data Transfer Rate (Cascaded Devices,
    SCLK Duty = 50%)
  • Shift Out Data Changes With Falling Edge to
    Avoid Data Shift Errors
  • Auto Display Repeat
  • 4-MHz Internal Oscillator
  • Thermal Shutdown (TSD):
    • Automatic Shutdown at OverTemperature Conditions
    • Restart Under Normal Temperature
  • Noise Reduction:
    • 4-Channel Grouped Delay to Prevent Inrush Current
  • Operating Temperature: –40°C to 85°C
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The TLC5947 is a 24-channel, constant-current sink LED driver. Each channel is individually adjustable with 4096 pulse-width modulated (PWM) steps. PWM control is repeated automatically with the programmed grayscale (GS) data. GS data are written via a serial interface port. The current value of all 24 channels is set by a single external resistor.

The TLC5947 has a thermal shutdown (TSD) function that turns off all output drivers during an over-temperature condition. All of the output drivers automatically restart when the temperature returns to normal conditions.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet TLC5947 24-Channel, 12-Bit PWM LED Driver With Internal Oscillator datasheet (Rev. B) Jan. 14, 2015
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Application notes Hardware Design Considerations for a Wireless LED based Display Design Jun. 11, 2014

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