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    LED Lighting

  • Automotive
  • General Lighting
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  • Projection

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    Application Note 6141 
    PoE and LED Lighting: the Perfect Match
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    654kB
    Application Note 5867 
    “Come rain or come shine”1 - Automotive Heads-Up Displays Must Work Everyday
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    216.3kB
    Application Note 5659 
    Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 2
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    61.3kB
    Application Note 5591 
    Ensure Long Lifetimes from Electrolytic Capacitors: a Case Study in LED Light Bulbs
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    2.2MB
    Application Note 5372 
    MR16 LED Driver Makes MR16 LED Lamps Compatible with Most Electronic Transformers
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    120.7kB
    Application Note 5383 
    Adding Intelligence to LED Lighting
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    249.9kB
    Application Note 5571 
    Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 1
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    371.4kB
    Application Note 5410 
    Map Colors of a CIE Plot and Color Temperature Using an RGB Color Sensor
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    413.4kB
    Reference Schematic 5320 
    Intelligent Lighting Controller Measures Ambient Light and Tracks Time
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    204.6kB
    Application Note 5287 
    Simple Low-Voltage High-Brightness (HB)-LED Solution for Li+ Battery-Operated Systems
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    102.3kB
    Tutorial 4687 
    LEDs Allow New Remote-Controlled Lighting Applications
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    100.7kB
    Tutorial 4670 
    LEDs for General Lighting: What They Offer and Their Design in Retrofit Lamps
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    63kB
    Application Note 4977 
    Simple Detection Circuit Lowers Stress on LED Driver with Power-Line Dimming
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    107kB
    Application Note 4481 
    Soft-Start Enhances LED Driver
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    834.8kB
    Reference Schematic 4669 
    112W Boost Driver for Long Strings of LEDs Using All Ceramic Capacitors
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    225kB
    Application Note 4646 
    Use Thermal Analysis to Predict an IC's Transient Behavior and Avoid Overheating
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    263kB
    Reference Schematic 4452 
    Designing a Buck-Boost LED Driver Using the MAX16834
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    66.1kB
    Reference Schematic 4385 
    Reference Design for a Signal-Lamp LED Driver
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    161.2kB
    Reference Schematic 4382 
    Reference Design for a 5S2P AR111 Lamp LED Driver
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    204.5kB
    Reference Schematic 4381 
    MR-16 LED Driver with a 5V Auxiliary Output to Power a Pulsating LED Cooler
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    249.4kB
    Reference Schematic 4387 
    Offline LED Driver Reference Design

    Automotive

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    654kB
    Application Note 5867 
    “Come rain or come shine”1 - Automotive Heads-Up Displays Must Work Everyday
    View   In New Window PDF
    216.3kB
    Application Note 5659 
    Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 2
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    249.9kB
    Application Note 5571 
    Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 1
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    38kB
    Application Note 4537 
    Level Shifter Helps to Parallel LED Current Drivers
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    233kB
    Reference Schematic 4389 
    Supply-Chopped Dimming Control Boosts LED Driver Efficiency and Keeps Inrush Currents to a Minimum
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    117kB
    Application Note 4509 
    DC Voltage Controls PWM Dimming of High-Brightness LEDs (HB LEDs)
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    111kB
    Application Note 4503 
    Driver Provides Proportional Solenoid Control Without PLC or µC
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    107kB
    Application Note 4481 
    Soft-Start Enhances LED Driver
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    87kB
    Application Note 4479 
    Diagnose LEDs by Monitoring the Switch-Mode Duty Cycle
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    225kB
    Application Note 4646 
    Use Thermal Analysis to Predict an IC's Transient Behavior and Avoid Overheating
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    263kB
    Reference Schematic 4452 
    Designing a Buck-Boost LED Driver Using the MAX16834
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    66.1kB
    Reference Schematic 4385 
    Reference Design for a Signal-Lamp LED Driver
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    189kB
    Reference Schematic 4380 
    Reference Design for a 3S3P Rear Combination Lamp (RCL) LED Driver

    General Lighting

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    816.7kB
    Application Note 6141 
    PoE and LED Lighting: the Perfect Match
    View   In New Window PDF
    2.2MB
    Application Note 5372 
    MR16 LED Driver Makes MR16 LED Lamps Compatible with Most Electronic Transformers
    View   In New Window PDF
    120.7kB
    Application Note 5383 
    Adding Intelligence to LED Lighting
    View   In New Window PDF
    413.4kB
    Reference Schematic 5320 
    Intelligent Lighting Controller Measures Ambient Light and Tracks Time
    View   In New Window PDF
    204.6kB
    Application Note 5287 
    Simple Low-Voltage High-Brightness (HB)-LED Solution for Li+ Battery-Operated Systems
    View   In New Window PDF
    100.7kB
    Tutorial 4670 
    LEDs for General Lighting: What They Offer and Their Design in Retrofit Lamps
    View   In New Window PDF
    102.3kB
    Tutorial 4687 
    LEDs Allow New Remote-Controlled Lighting Applications
    View   In New Window PDF
    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
    View   In New Window PDF
    63kB
    Application Note 4977 
    Simple Detection Circuit Lowers Stress on LED Driver with Power-Line Dimming
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    233kB
    Reference Schematic 4389 
    Supply-Chopped Dimming Control Boosts LED Driver Efficiency and Keeps Inrush Currents to a Minimum
    View   In New Window PDF
    117kB
    Application Note 4509 
    DC Voltage Controls PWM Dimming of High-Brightness LEDs (HB LEDs)
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    107kB
    Application Note 4481 
    Soft-Start Enhances LED Driver
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    87kB
    Application Note 4479 
    Diagnose LEDs by Monitoring the Switch-Mode Duty Cycle
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    185kB
    Application Note 4317 
    Multicolor Lighting Employs High-Power Drivers for RGB LEDs
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    834.8kB
    Reference Schematic 4669 
    112W Boost Driver for Long Strings of LEDs Using All Ceramic Capacitors
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    408kB
    Reference Schematic 4612 
    Boost Driver for Long LED Strings Using Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
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    225kB
    Application Note 4646 
    Use Thermal Analysis to Predict an IC's Transient Behavior and Avoid Overheating
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    31kB
    Application Note 4619 
    Logic-Level Signals Dim -48V LED Driver
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    204.5kB
    Reference Schematic 4381 
    MR-16 LED Driver with a 5V Auxiliary Output to Power a Pulsating LED Cooler
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    161.2kB
    Reference Schematic 4382 
    Reference Design for a 5S2P AR111 Lamp LED Driver

    Projection

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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    103kB
    Reference Schematic 4367 
    Adding Three Power MOSFETs Lets a Single Step-Down Converter Drive RGB LEDs in Projectors
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    160kB
    Reference Schematic 4369 
    6A RGB LED Driver Reference Design for a Portable Projector


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