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Channels (#) 48 LED current per channel (mA) 31.9 LED configuration Parallel, Series Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1.531 Features Analog/PWM Mixed Dimming, Constant Current, Current Control, PWM control, Serial interface Iq (Typ) (mA) 15 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other RGB LED drivers

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HTSSOP (DCA) 56 113 mm² 14 x 8.1 VQFN (RTQ) 56 64 mm² 8 x 8 open-in-new Find other RGB LED drivers


  • 48 Constant-Current Sink Output Channels
  • Sink Current Capability with Maximum MC, DC, and BC Data:
    • 23.9 mA (VCC ≤ 3.6 V, MC = 5)
    • 31.9 mA (VCC > 3.6 V, MC = 7)
  • Grayscale (GS) Control:
    • 16-Bit (65,536 Steps) with Enhanced Spectrum or Conventional PWM
  • Maximum Current (MC) Control:
    • 3 Bits (8 Steps) with a 3-mA to 30-mA Range
    • 3 MC Sets for Each Color Group
  • Dot Correction (DC) Control:
    • 7 Bits (128 Steps) with a 26.2% to 100% Range
  • Global Brightness Control (BC):
    • 7 Bits (128 Steps) with a 10% to 100% Range
    • 3 BC Sets for Each Color Group
  • LED Power-Supply Voltage: Up to 10 V
  • VCC: 3.0 V to 5.5 V
  • Constant-Current Accuracy:
    • Channel-to-Channel: ±2% (typ), ±5% (max)
    • Device-to-Device: ±2% (typ), ±4% (max)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 25 MHz
  • Grayscale Control Clock: 33 MHz
  • Auto Display Repeat
  • Display Timing Reset
  • Auto Data Refresh (GS and DC Only)
  • LED Open Detection (LOD)
  • LED Short Detection (LSD)
  • UVLO Sets Default Data
  • Delay Switching to Prevent Inrush Current
  • Operating Temperature: –40°C to +85°C
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The TLC5955 is a 48-channel, constant-current sink driver. Each channel has an individually-adjustable, pulse width modulation (PWM), grayscale (GS) brightness control with 65,536 steps and 128 steps of constant-current dot correction (DC). DC adjusts brightness deviation between channels. All channels have a 128-step global brightness control (BC). BC adjusts brightness deviation between the R, G, B color group. The eight-step maximum current control (MC) selects the maximum output current range for all channels of each color group. GS, DC, BC, and MC data are accessible with a serial interface port.

The TLC5955 has two error flags: LED open detection (LOD) and LED short detection (LSD). The error detection results can be read with a serial interface port.

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* Data sheet TLC5955 48-Channel, 16-Bit, PWM LED Driver with DC, BC, LED Open-Short Detection, and Internal Current Setting datasheet Mar. 07, 2014
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
Technical article Improve the user experience with an LED ring Nov. 09, 2017
Technical article Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience Sep. 26, 2016
Technical article LED brightness adjustment: high-frequency PWM dimming Aug. 26, 2016
Technical article Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014

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TIDA-01591 — This reference design is a new human machine interface with LED animation and realizes a vivid lighting pattern on the LED ring with one TLC5955 LED driver.
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