Product details


Channels (#) 1 Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 18 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1200 Product type Inductive LED current per channel (mA) 400 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

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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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet TPS61165 High-Brightness, White LED Driver in WSON and SOT-23 Packages datasheet (Rev. E) Mar. 27, 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
Application notes Simple Backlight Driver Dimming Performance Mar. 20, 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
Technical articles Take better selfies with innovative LED flashes Nov. 18, 2014
Technical articles Solving the automotive EMI issues in new cars with all the screens Sep. 10, 2014
Application notes Designing Low Cost Flyback Power Supply Using Boost Converter (TPS61165) for HF Apr. 17, 2014
User guides TPS61165EVM-283 (Rev. D) Jun. 13, 2013
Application notes How to Use Analog Dimming With TPS6116x Aug. 05, 2011
Application notes Compensating and measuring the DC/DC converter loop that powers a high-power LED Oct. 22, 2008
User guides TPS61165EVM-283 Jan. 11, 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

Design tools & simulation

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Reference designs

Smart Backlight Control by White LED Driver, Ambient Light, and Proximity Sensor Reference Design
TIDA-01364 — The TIDA-01364 TI 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 the LCD backlight life by waking up the system from sleep or (...)
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LED Driver SEPIC Converter (9.9V@0.24A) Reference Design
PMP10835 — This SEPIC converter regulates current in 3 series white LEDs to 0.24A while operating over an input voltage range of 8.7V - 16.5V. The SEPIC operates at 1.2MHz, allowing the circuit to occupy an area of only 10mm x 20mm. Applications include an LED backlight for portable medical devices.
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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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