High-Brightness LED Drivers

High-brightness LED drivers are integrated circuits that are optimized to efficiently drive strings of high-brightness LEDs. Maxim's continually expanding portfolio includes products covering the full range of efficient switch-mode topologies (step-down, step-up, SEPIC) as well as some linear LED drivers.

General Lighting

Maxim offers a broad range of LED drivers that can be used for general-purpose low-voltage architectural lighting applications.

Automotive Lighting

High-brightness LEDs are now commonly used for automotive applications ranging from headlights to interior lighting to infotainment LCD backlighting. These LEDs are driven by switching and linear voltage regulators that are designed for the specific application.

Display Backlighting

LED drivers for backlighting applications are specialized circuits designed to drive one or more strings of LEDs.


Designed to provide high currents at a high efficiency, these products are perfect for projection applications.

Camera Flash

Designed to provide momentary high-current flow from battery voltage levels, these products are perfect for camera flash applications.