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Number of channels (#) 1 Vin (Min) (V) 1.8 Vin (Max) (V) 6 Vout (Min) (V) 1.8 Vout (Max) (V) 28 Type Inductive Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 LED current per channel (mA) 50 Peak efficiency (%) 85 Topology Boost Features Load Disconnect During Shutdown Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Number of channels (#) 1 Vin (Min) (V) 1.8 Vin (Max) (V) 6 Vout (Min) (V) 1.8 Vout (Max) (V) 28 Type Inductive Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 LED current per channel (mA) 50 Peak efficiency (%) 85 Topology Boost Features Load Disconnect During Shutdown Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
VSON (DRB) 8 9 mm² 3.0 x 3.0
  • Current Source With Overvoltage Protection
  • Input Voltage Range: 1.8 V to 6 V
  • Internal 30 V Switch
  • Up to 85% Efficiency
  • Precise Brightness Control Using PWM Signal or
    Analog Signal
  • Switching Frequency: Up to 1 MHz
  • Internal Power MOSFET Switch: 500 mA
  • Operates With Small Output Capacitors Down to 100 nF
  • Disconnects LEDs During Shutdown
  • No Load Quiescent Current: 38 µA Typ
  • Shutdown Current: 0.1 µA Typ
  • Available in a Small 3 mm × 3 mm QFN Package
  • Current Source With Overvoltage Protection
  • Input Voltage Range: 1.8 V to 6 V
  • Internal 30 V Switch
  • Up to 85% Efficiency
  • Precise Brightness Control Using PWM Signal or
    Analog Signal
  • Switching Frequency: Up to 1 MHz
  • Internal Power MOSFET Switch: 500 mA
  • Operates With Small Output Capacitors Down to 100 nF
  • Disconnects LEDs During Shutdown
  • No Load Quiescent Current: 38 µA Typ
  • Shutdown Current: 0.1 µA Typ
  • Available in a Small 3 mm × 3 mm QFN Package

The TPS61042 is a high frequency boost converter with constant current output that drives white LEDs or similar. The LED current is set with the external sense resistor (RS) and is directly regulated by the feedback pin (FB) that regulates the voltage across the sense resistor RS to 252 mV (typ). To control LED brightness, the LED current can be pulsed by applying a PWM (pulse width modulated) signal with a frequency range of 100 Hz to 50 kHz to the control pin (CTRL). To allow higher flexibility, the device can be configured where the brightness can be controlled by an analog signal as well, as described in the application information section. To avoid possible leakage currents through the LEDs during shutdown, the control pin (CTRL) disables the device and disconnects the LEDs from ground. For maximum safety during operation, the output has integrated overvoltage protection that prevents damage to the device in case of a high impedance output (e.g. faulty LED).

The TPS61042 is a high frequency boost converter with constant current output that drives white LEDs or similar. The LED current is set with the external sense resistor (RS) and is directly regulated by the feedback pin (FB) that regulates the voltage across the sense resistor RS to 252 mV (typ). To control LED brightness, the LED current can be pulsed by applying a PWM (pulse width modulated) signal with a frequency range of 100 Hz to 50 kHz to the control pin (CTRL). To allow higher flexibility, the device can be configured where the brightness can be controlled by an analog signal as well, as described in the application information section. To avoid possible leakage currents through the LEDs during shutdown, the control pin (CTRL) disables the device and disconnects the LEDs from ground. For maximum safety during operation, the output has integrated overvoltage protection that prevents damage to the device in case of a high impedance output (e.g. faulty LED).

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* Data sheet TPS61042 Constant Current LED Driver datasheet (Rev. D) 03 Dec 2014
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations 21 Sep 2020
Technical article Overcoming challenges for backlight LED drivers in automotive display solutions 16 Jul 2020
Application note Performing Accurate PFM Mode Efficiency Measurements (Rev. A) 11 Dec 2018
Application note QFN and SON PCB Attachment (Rev. B) 24 Aug 2018
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) 25 Jun 2018
Application note Optimizing Transient Response of Internally Compensated DC-DC Converters (Rev. B) 29 Nov 2017
Application note Extending the Soft Start Time Without a Soft Start Pin (Rev. B) 15 Jun 2017
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
Analog design journal Design considerations for a resistive feedback divider in a DC/DC converter 26 Apr 2012
Analog design journal IQ: What it is, what it isn’t, and how to use it 17 Jun 2011
Application note White Light LED Driver With Gradual Dimming (Rev. A) 10 Jan 2007
Application note Single Cell TPS61041 LED Driver 09 Jun 2003
White paper White LED Power Supply Design Techniques 18 Feb 2003
User guide TPS61042EVM-226 White Light LED Bias Supply EVM 13 Sep 2002
Application note High Voltage Power Supply Using the TPS61040 09 Jul 2002

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