LED-Lighting Control Reference Design for Machine Vision


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This LED lighting control reference design demonstrates a unique approach to drive and control a string of multiple high-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This reference design is targeted for industrial machine vision systems and is also suitable for other industrial or automotive lighting applications. The design allows users to program LED current and timing to enable the safe overdriving of LEDs for increased brightness. The design can operate autonomously but can also be triggered or generate a trigger through an isolated interface. Internal circuit blocks support a wide input voltage range, a programmable input current, and input power control as well as protect against reverse polarity, overvoltage and overtemperature.

  • LED string voltage up to 24V
  • Programmability of multiple parameters:
    • LED current: 200 mA to 2.4 A
    • LED mode: Continuous or pulsed 200 ns to 4.9 s
    • LED pulse repetition: 0.2 Hz to 10 kHz
    • Trigger delay time: 10 μs for trigger input
    • Multi-pulse time, and current bracketing to support AEB and HDR imaging
  • Cascaded dual power stages:
    • Pre-Boost: Wide 8V to 36V, 15-W system input with adaptive inductor current limit
    • Buck: Fast inductor current ramping
  • Isolated trigger and UART interface:
    • Isolated 5-V, 50-mA output
    • Sinking NPN– and TTL trigger IN and OUT
  • Comprehensive system supervision and protection:
    • Onboard temperature sensors and voltage supervision
    • Ultra-fast output overvoltage protection
  • eFuse: Reverse protection, adaptive overcurrent limit, and input power limit
  • EEPROM for up to 256 bits of user data
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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TIDUDB6.PDF (5052 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDRUT1.PDF (2519 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers


Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRUT5.ZIP (3673 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCEB1.ZIP (1282 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRUT4.PDF (3989 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


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ESD protection diodes

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Load switches

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MSP430 microcontrollers

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NOR gates

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Noninverting buffers & drivers

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Series voltage references

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eFuses & hot swap controllers

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Design tools & simulation

Simulation model

TIDA-01081 Simulation Files — TIDM056.ZIP (90 K)

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* Design guide LED Lighting Control Reference Design for Machine Vision Dec. 15, 2017
Application brief Advanced High-Side Switch With Dynamic Current Limit for IO-Link Master Jan. 07, 2019
Technical article A modular view of an LED lighting control design PDF | HTML Jul. 10, 2018
Technical article Light that freezes motion – insight into a LED lighting control design for machine PDF | HTML May 31, 2018

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