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16-Channel, 12-Bit ES-PWM, Full Self-Diagnosis LED Driver with 7-Bit Global BC LED Lamp

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Package | PIN: HTSSOP (PWP) | 24
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
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  • 16 Constant-Current Sink Output Channels
  • Sink Current Capability with
    Maximum BC Data: 2 mA to 45 mA
  • Global Brightness Control (BC):
    • 7-Bit (128 Steps) with 25% to 100% Range
  • Grayscale Control (GS) with Enhanced Spectrum or Conventional PWM:
    • 12-Bit (4096 Steps)
  • LED Power-Supply Voltage: Up to 10 V
  • VCC: 3.0 V to 3.6 V
  • Constant-Current Accuracy:
    • Channel-to-Channel: ±0.6% (typ), ±2% (max)
    • Device-to-Device: ±1% (typ), ±4% (max)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 33 MHz
  • Grayscale Control Clock: 33 MHz
  • Auto Display Repeat and Auto Data Refresh
  • Display Timing Reset
  • Power-Save Mode to Minimize VCC Current
  • LOD and LSD with Invisible Detection
    Mode (IDM)
  • Output Leakage Detection (OLD)
  • Current Reference Terminal Short Flag (ISF)
  • Thermal Shutdown (TSD) and Error Flag (TEF)
  • Pre-Thermal Warning (PTW)
  • Four-Channel Grouped Delay Switching to Prevent Inrush Current
  • Operating Temperature: –40°C to +85°C

Texas Instruments  TLC5949PWPR

The TLC5949 is a 16-channel, constant-current sink LED driver. Each channel has an individually-adjustable, pulse width modulation (PWM) grayscale (GS) brightness control with 4096 steps. All channels have a 128-step global brightness control (BC). BC adjusts brightness deviation with other LED drivers. GS and BC data are accessible with a serial interface port.

The TLC5949 has six error flags: LED open detection (LOD), LED short detection (LSD), output leakage detection (OLD), reference current terminal short flag detection (ISF), pre-thermal warning (PTW), and thermal error flag (TEF). The error detection results can be read with a serial interface port.