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A Flash LED Driver with Automatic Vf and ESR Detection for Mobile Camera Systems


Package | PIN: NHU | 20
Temp: S (-30 to 85)
Carrier: Cut Tape
Qty Price
1-9 $1.66
10-24 $1.49
25-99 $1.38
100-249 $1.20
250-499 $1.11
500-749 $0.93
750-999 $0.76
1000+ $0.70


  • Up to 5 A Flash Current
  • 4 Selectable Super-Capacitor Charge Voltage Levels (4.5 V, 5 V, 5.3 V, Optimized)
  • Adjustable Torch Current (60 mA to 200 mA)
  • Ambient Light or LED Thermal Sensing With Current Scaleback
  • Dedicated Indicator LED Current Source
  • No Inductor Required
  • Programmable Flash Pulse Duration, and Torch and Flash Currents via I2C-Compatible Interface
  • True Shutdown (LED Disconnect)
  • Flash Timeout Protection
  • Low Profile 20-Pin UQFN Package
    (3 mm × 2.5 mm × 0.8 mm)

Texas Instruments  LM3550SP/NOPB

The LM3550 device is a low-noise, switched-capacitor DC-DC converter designed to operate as a current-limited and adjustable (up to 5.3 V) super-capacitor charger. The LM3550 features user-selectable termination voltages and provides one adjustable constant current output (up to 200 mA) and one NFET controller ideal for driving one or more high-current LEDs in a high-power flash mode or a low-power torch mode.

The LED current and flash pulse duration of the LM3550 can be programmed via an I2C-compatible interface. The STROBE pin allows the flash to be toggled via a flash-enable signal from a controller or camera module. The EOC pin sinks current when the output voltage reaches 95% of the final value.

The ALD/TEMP input pin allows either a light sensor to adjust the flash-current level based on the ambient light conditions, or it allows for over-temperature detection and protection of the LED during high-power operation or high ambient-temperature conditions.

For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.