TLC5946PW

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TLC5946PW

16-Channel, 12-bit PWM LED Driver with 6-Bit Dot Correction

Packaging

Package | PIN: PW | 28
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Partial Tube
Qty Price
1-9 $2.29
10-24 $2.06
25-99 $1.92
100-249 $1.68
250-499 $1.58
500-749 $1.34
750-999 $1.13
1000+ $1.08

Features

  • 16 Channels, Constant Current Sink Output
  • 40-mA Capability (Constant Current Sink)
  • 12-Bit (4096 Steps) Grayscale PWM Control
  • 6-Bit (64 Steps) Dot Correction
  • LED Power-Supply Voltage up to 17 V
  • VCC = 3.0 V to 5.5 V
  • Constant Current Accuracy:
    • Channel-to-Channel = ±1% (typ)
    • Device-to-Device = ±2% (typ)
  • 30-MHz Data Transfer Rate
  • 33-MHz Grayscale PWM Clock
  • Extended Serial Interface
  • CMOS Level I/O
  • Schmitt Buffer Input
  • Readable Error Information:
    • Continuous Base LED Open Detection (LOD)
    • Thermal Error Flag (TEF)
  • Noise Reduction:
    • 4-Channel Grouped Delay
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Monochrome, Multicolor, Full-Color LED Displays
    • LED Signboards
    • Display Backlighting

PowerPAD is a trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.

Texas Instruments  TLC5946PW

The TLC5946 is a 16-channel, constant current sink LED driver. Each channel is individually adjustable with 4096 pulse-width modulated (PWM) steps and 64 constant current sink steps for dot correction. The dot correction adjusts the brightness variations between LEDs. Both grayscale control and dot correction are accessible via a serial interface. The maximum current value of all 16 channels can be set by a single external resistor.

The TLC5946 has two error information circuits: one for LED open detection (LOD), and a thermal error flag (TEF). LOD detects a broken or disconnected LED during display period. TEF indicates an over-temperature condition.