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1.5A Synchronous Boost LED Flash Driver w/ High-Side Current


Package | PIN: YZR | 9
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Cut Tape
Qty Price
1-9 $1.21
10-24 $1.08
25-99 $1.00
100-249 $0.86
250-499 $0.79
500-749 $0.64
750-999 $0.51
1000+ $0.46


  • 1.5-A High-Side Current Source for Single LED
  • > 85% Efficiency in Torch Mode (at 100 mA) and
    Flash Mode (at 1 A to 1.5 A)
  • Accurate Programmable Flash LED Current from
    93 mA to 1.5 A
  • Accurate Programmable Torch LED Currents:
    • 48.4 mA to 375 mA
    • 24 mA to 187 mA (LT option)
  • Small Solution Size: < 20 mm2
  • Soft-Start Operation for Battery Protection
  • Hardware Strobe Enable
  • Synchronization Input for RF Power Amplifier
    Pulse Events
  • VIN Flash Monitor Optimization
  • 400-kHz I2C-Compatible Interface
  • 0.5-mm Pitch, 9-Bump DSBGA

Texas Instruments  LM3642TLE-LT/NOPB

The LM3642 is a 4-MHz fixed-frequency synchronous boost converter plus 1.5-A constant current driver for a high-current white LED. The high-side current source allows for grounded cathode LED operation providing Flash current up to 1.5 A. An adaptive regulation method ensures the current source remains in regulation and maximizes efficiency.

The LM3642 is controlled via an I2C-compatible interface. Features include a hardware flash enable (STROBE) allowing a logic input to trigger the flash pulse as well as a TX input which forces the flash pulse into a low-current Torch Mode, allowing for synchronization to RF power amplifier events or other high-current conditions.

The 4-MHz switching frequency, overvoltage protection and adjustable current limit settings allow the use of tiny, low-profile inductors and (10-µF) ceramic capacitors. The device is available in a small 9-bump DSBGA package and operates over the −40°C to 85°C temperature range.