Evaluation Kit for the MAX16840

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The MAX16840 evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the MAX16840 HBLED driver IC used for solid-state lighting (SSL) applications. The EV kit is configured in a buck-boost topology providing an output power of 5.5W for 3 to 5 LEDs. The IC is designed for standard multifaceted-reflector (MR) applications. The EV kit's typical input power is 6.7W at 12V AC and features a power-factor correction of 0.9 (typ).

The EV kit is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount PCB designed and optimized to accommodate an MR16 application form factor. The EV kit is dimmable with some electronic transformers and trailing-edge dimmer combination and some magnetic transformers and leading-edge dimmer combination.

Key Features

  • Input Voltage Ranges
    • 9V AC to 13.2V AC from AC Source or Magnetic Transformers
    • 9V DC to 18V DC
    • Output of Several Electronic Transformers
  • Drives 3 to 5 Series HBLEDs
  • 36V Overvoltage Protection
  • 5.5W Output Power
  • Demonstrates IC Power-Factor Correction
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • MR16 and Other 12V AC or DC Input LED Lighting Applications
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