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Input voltage (type) DC/DC Topology Buck Vin (Min) (V) 4.5 Vin (Max) (V) 65 Iout (Max) (A) 0.5 Iq (Typ) (mA) 2.8 Features Adjustable Switch Frequency, Enable/Shutdown, Integrated Switch, Thermal Shutdown Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Dimming method Analog, PWM open-in-new Find other Illumination LED drivers

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HSOIC (DDA) 8 19 mm² 4.9 x 3.9 open-in-new Find other Illumination LED drivers


  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5 V to 65 V
  • Requires NO External Current Sensing Resistor
  • Requires NO External Loop Compensation
  • Ease of Use, Needs Minimum 5 Components
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio Feasible
  • Single Layer PCB Feasible
  • Can Work as High Voltage Buck Regulators
  • Can Work as Linear Current Shunt Regulators
  • Integrated Low-side N-channel MOSFET
  • LED Current Programmable up to 0.5 A
  • Typically ±3.6% LED Current Accuracy
  • Switching Frequency Programmable From 50 kHz to 500 kHz
  • Current Limit Protection
  • VCC Under-voltage Lock-out
  • Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Support Analog Dimming and Thermal Foldback
  • Power Enhanced SOIC-8 Exposed Thermal Pad Package (HSOP-8)
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The TPS92511 is an easy to use 65V constant current buck converter for driving a single LED string with current up to 0.5A and efficiency up to 95%.  Only 5 external components are required for basic operation and single layer PCB layout is feasible because of the integration of a N-MOSFET, no external current sensing resistor, no external compensation and the proper terminal assignment.  A high-value external resistor programs the LED current so that fine tuning of the LED current can be achieved.  Another high-value external resistor programs a constant switching frequency from 50kHz to 500kHz. EMI design becomes easier as a result of constant switching frequency.  The TPS92511 provides a wide input voltage range from 4.5V to 65V.  By adding simple external circuits, the device can handle applications with even higher input voltages.

The TPS92511 employs a proprietary control scheme to regulate the LED current without the need of sensing the LED current directly. It applies a floating buck topology with a low-side N-channel power MOSFET, which does not need boot-strapping capacitor. For multiple channel systems, the floating buck topology together with the proprietary control scheme allows a common-anode connection of the LED strings without an external current sensing network.  This significantly reduces the number of wiring and as well as overall manufacturing cost.

The TPS92511 has very fast PWM dimming response time. For example, if the switching frequency is 500 kHz, the minimum DIM pulse width is 6µs and the dimming frequency is 150Hz, a contrast ratio of more than 1000:1 can be achieved.

The TPS92511 is available in the Power Enhanced SOIC-8 exposed thermal pad package.

For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the datasheet.
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* Datasheet TPS92511 500-mA, 65-V Common Anode Constant Current Buck LED Driver Without External Current Sensing Resistor datasheet (Rev. A) May 16, 2014
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Hardware development


The TPS92511EVM is an LED driver for a single string of 12 LEDs with an LED current of 0.5A.  With the proprietary Pulse Level Modulation (PM) technology and integrated current sensing resistor, the EVM achieves good LED current regulation and a low component count.

  • No external current sensing resistor
  • ±3% LED current accuracy
  • High contrast ratio (minimum dimming current pulse Width <10 μS)

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Reference designs

24VDC TPS92511 Driver for Appliance Lighting
PMP6019 This TPS92511 reference design presents the TPS92511 controller driving various LED string voltages from a single 3.3V LED to a series string of 10 LED’s or ~30 Volts in a Buck-Boost configuration. PWM dimming capabilities and results are also examined.
12VDC TPS92511 Driver for Appliance Lighting Reference Design
PMP6018 This TPS92511 reference design presents the TPS92511 controller driving various LED string voltages from a single 3.3V LED to a series string of 10 LED’s or ~30 Volts in a Buck-Boost configuration. PWM dimming capabilities and results are also examined.

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