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Number of channels (#) 1 Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 18 Vout (Min) (V) 3 Vout (Max) (V) 38 Type Inductive Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1200 LED current per channel (mA) 400 Peak efficiency (%) 90 Topology Boost Features EasyScale 1-Wire Interface, Load Disconnect During Shutdown Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Backlight LED drivers

Package | Pins | Size

SOT-23 (DBV) 6 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6 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


  • 3-V to 18-V Input voltage range
  • 38-V Open LED protection
  • 200-mV Reference voltage with 2% accuracy
  • 1.2-A Switch FET with 1.2-MHz switching frequency
  • Flexible one-wire digital and PWM brightness control
  • Built-in soft start
  • Up to 90% efficiency
  • 2-mm × 2-mm × 0.8-mm 6-Pin WSON package with thermal pad, and SOT-23 package
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With a 40-V rated integrated switch FET, the TPS61165 device is a boost converter that drives LEDs in series. The boost converter runs at a
1.2-MHz fixed switching frequency with 1.2-A switch current limit, allowing the use of a high-brightness LED in general lighting.

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 Typical Application drawing below. 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 TPS61165 device does not burst the LED current; therefore, it does not generate audible noises on the output capacitor. For maximum protection, the device features integrated open-LED protection that disables the TPS61165 device to prevent the output from exceeding its absolute maximum voltage ratings during open LED conditions.

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* Data sheet TPS61165 High-Brightness, White LED Driver in WSON and SOT-23 Packages datasheet (Rev. E) Mar. 27, 2019
White paper Common LED Functions and LED Driver Design Considerations Sep. 21, 2020
Technical article Overcoming challenges for backlight LED drivers in automotive display solutions Jul. 16, 2020
Application note Performing Accurate PFM Mode Efficiency Measurements (Rev. A) Dec. 11, 2018
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Application note Optimizing Transient Response of Internally Compensated DC-DC Converters (Rev. B) Nov. 29, 2017
Application note Extending the Soft Start Time Without a Soft Start Pin (Rev. B) Jun. 15, 2017
Application note Simple Backlight Driver Dimming Performance Mar. 20, 2017
Application note Analog PWM Dimming in White-LED Drivers Dec. 21, 2016
Application note Inductor Selection in Boost Converters for LCD Backlight Applications Oct. 24, 2016
Technical article Here's how body electronics and lighting technology are changing the driving experience Sep. 26, 2016
Application note Schottky Diode Selection in Asynchronous Boost Converters Sep. 06, 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
Application note Designing Low Cost Flyback Power Supply Using Boost Converter (TPS61165) for HF Apr. 17, 2014
User guide TPS61165EVM-283 (Rev. D) Jun. 13, 2013
Application note How to Use Analog Dimming With TPS6116x Aug. 05, 2011
Application note Compensating and measuring the DC/DC converter loop that powers a high-power LED Oct. 22, 2008

Design & development

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Hardware development

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The TPS61165EVM-283 facilitates evaluation of the TPS61165 High Brightness White LED Driver. With its 40 V rated integrated switch FET, the TPS61165 is a boost converter to driver up to 10 LEDs in series. The boost converter runs at 1.2 Hz fixed switching frequency to reduce output (...)

  • 3 V to 18 V input voltage range
  • 38 V Open LED protection for 10 LEDs
  • 200 mV reference voltage with 2% accuracy
  • 1.2 A switch FET with 1.2 MHz switching frequency
  • Flexible Digital and PWM brightness control
  • Built-in soft start

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Reference designs

Smart Backlight Control by White LED Driver, Ambient Light, and Proximity Sensor Reference Design
TIDA-01364 — This reference design conserves power and extends LCD backlight life by dynamically adjusting the LCD backlight brightness relative to the environment's ambient light levels. A capacitive proximity sensor saves power and increases LCD backlight life by waking up the system from sleep or standby (...)
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LED Driver SEPIC Converter (9.9V@0.24A) Reference Design
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70V, 60mA White LED Driver with Dimming Control and Automatic Thermal Scale-Back Reference Design
TIDA-00660 Compact, High Efficienct (>90%) White LED Driver.  Drives a 440 lumen White LED at up to 70V at up to 60mA from a 6V to 18V source.  Includes voltage controlled dimming with automatic thermal to current scale-back for preventing high LED temperatures.  Designed for genral purpose (...)
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