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Channels (#) 1 Vin (Min) (V) 2.7 Vin (Max) (V) 18 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 600 Product type Inductive LED current per channel (mA) 20 Shutdown current (Typ) (uA) 1 Topology Boost Peak efficiency (%) 90 Features EasyScale 1-Wire Interface, Load Disconnect During Shutdown Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Backlight LED drivers

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WSON (DRV) 6 4 mm² 2 x 2 WSON (DRV) 6 4 mm² 2.0 x 2.0 open-in-new Find other Backlight LED drivers


  • 2.7-V to 18-V Input Voltage Range
  • 26-V Open LED Protection (TPS61160)
  • 38-V Open LED Protection (TPS61161)
  • 200-mV Reference Voltage With ±2% Accuracy
  • Flexible Digital and PWM Brightness Control
  • Built-in Soft Start
  • Up to 90% Efficiency
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With a 40-V rated integrated switch FET, the TPS61160 and TPS61161 are boost converters that drive LEDs in series. The boost converters run at 600-kHz fixed switching frequency to reduce output ripple, improve conversion efficiency, and allow for the use of small external components.

The default white LED current is set with the external sensor resistor RSET, and the feedback voltage is regulated to 200 mV, as shown in the . During the operation, the LED current can be controlled using the one-wire digital interface (EasyScale protocol) through the CTRL pin. Alternatively, a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal can be applied to the CTRL pin through which the duty cycle determines the feedback reference voltage. In either digital or PWM mode, the TPS61160 and TPS61161 do not burst the LED current; therefore, they do not generate audible noises on the output capacitor. For maximum protection, the device features integrated open LED protection that disable the TPS61160 and/or TPS61161 to prevent the output voltage from exceeding the device's absolute maximum voltage ratings during open LED conditions.

The TPS61160 and TPS61161 are available in a space-saving, 2-mm × 2-mm WSON package with thermal pad.

For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.
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* Datasheet TPS6116x White LED Drivers With Digital and PWM Brightness Control in 2-mm x 2-mm WSON Package datasheet (Rev. E) Jul. 14, 2016
Technical articles Overcoming challenges for backlight LED drivers in automotive display solutions Jul. 16, 2020
Application notes Some Guidelines and Tips for the LED Driver Application Aug. 14, 2019
Application notes Performing Accurate PFM Mode Efficiency Measurements (Rev. A) Dec. 11, 2018
Selection guides Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Application notes Optimizing Transient Response of Internally Compensated DC-DC Converters (Rev. B) Nov. 29, 2017
Application notes Extending the Soft Start Time Without a Soft Start Pin (Rev. B) Jun. 15, 2017
Technical articles Top 6 ways DIYers are making the world more fun! May 23, 2017
Application notes Analog PWM Dimming in White-LED Drivers Dec. 21, 2016
Application notes Inductor Selection in Boost Converters for LCD Backlight Applications Oct. 24, 2016
Technical articles Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience Sep. 26, 2016
Application notes Schottky Diode Selection in Asynchronous Boost Converters Sep. 06, 2016
Technical articles LED brightness adjustment: high-frequency PWM dimming Aug. 26, 2016
User guides TPS61161EVM-243 (Rev. D) May 07, 2013
Application notes How to Use Analog Dimming With TPS6116x Aug. 05, 2011

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The TPS61160EVM-243 demonstrates the TPS61160 White LED Driver with Digital and PWM Brightness Control. With a 40-V rated integrated switch FET, the TPS61160 is a boost converter that drives up to 10 LEDs in series.
* 2.7V to 18V Input Voltage Range * 26V Open LED Protection for 6 LEDs (TPS61160) * 200mV Reference Voltage With ±2% Accuracy * Flexible Digital and PWM Brightness Control * Built-in Soft Start * Up to 90% Efficiency

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