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Features 48CH LED Driver, Error Flag, Fault Detection, LED Open Detection, PWM LED Driver, Pre-Charge FET, SRAM, Thermal Shutdown Analog dimming steps 512 Data transfer rate (Typ) (MHz) 25 Ch to ch accuracy (Typ) (+/- %) 1 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other LED display drivers

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  • 48 Constant-Current Sink Output Channels
  • Sink Current Capability with Max BC/CC data:
    • 25 mA at 5 VCC
    • 20 mA at 3.3 VCC
  • Global Brightness Control (BC): 3-Bit (8-Step)
  • Color Brightness Control (CC) for Each Color
    Group: 9-Bit (512-Step), Three Groups
  • LED Power Supply Voltage Up To 10 V
  • VCC = 3.0 V to 5.5 V
  • Constant Current Accuracy
    • Channel-to-Channel = ±1%(Typ), ±3%(Max)
    • Device-to-Device = ±1%(Typ), ±2%(Max)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 25 MHz
  • Gray Scale Clock: 33 MHz
  • Pre-Charge FET to Avoid Ghosting Phenomenon
  • Enhanced Circuit for Caterpillar Cancelling
  • Low-Grayscale Enhancement
  • LED Open Detection (LOD)
  • Thermal Shut Down (TSD)
  • Operating Temperature: –40°C to 85°C
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The TLC59581/82are 48-channel constant-current sink drivers. Each channel has an individually-adjustable, 65536-step, pulse width modulation (PWM) grayscale (GS) brightness control.

The TLC59581 can support 32-multiplexing while TLC59582 can support 16-multiplexing.

The output channels are divided into three groups. Each group has a 512-step color brightness control (CC). CC adjusts brightness control between colors. The maximum current value of all 48 channels can be set by 8-step global brightness control (BC). BC adjusts brightness deviation between LED drivers. GS, CC and BC data are accessible through a serial interface port.

See application note Build High Density, High Refresh Rate, Multiplexing LED Panel with TLC59581, SLVA744.

The TLC59581/82 device has one error flag: the LED open detection (LOD), which can be read through a serial interface port. To resolve this caterpillar issue caused by an open LED, the TLC59581/82 device has an enhanced circuit for caterpillar canceling, thermal shut down (TSD) and IREF resistor short protection (ISP), which ensures a higher system reliability. The TLC59581/82 device also has a power-save mode that sets the total current consumption to 0.8 mA (typical) when all outputs are off. The TLC59581/82 device is a good solution to improve display performance of a multiplexing panel for low-grayscale patterns.

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* Datasheet TLC59581/82 48-Channel, 16-Bit ES-PWM LED Driver with Pre-Charge FET, LOD Caterpillar Cancelling and Display Data Memory datasheet (Rev. A) Nov. 10, 2015
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
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
Application note Build High-Density, High Refresh Rate, Multiplexing Panel with the TLC59581 Jan. 06, 2016
Technical article Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014
Technical article Solving the automotive EMI issues in new cars with all the screens Sep. 11, 2014

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64x64 Full Color (R/G/B) LED Matrix with High Multiplexing Reference Design
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