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9-Output LED Driver with Intensity Control and Hot-Insertion Protection

9-Output LED Driver with Intensity Control and Hot-Insertion Protection has 240-Step Brightness Control and 2-Phase Blink

Product Details

The MAX6965 I²C-compatible serial interfaced peripheral provides microprocessors with nine additional output ports. Each output is an open-drain current-sinking output rated to 50mA at 7V. All outputs are capable of driving LEDs, or providing logic outputs with external resistive pullup up to 7V.

Eight-bit PWM current control is also integrated. Four of the bits are global control and apply to all LED outputs to provide coarse adjustment of current from fully off to fully on with 14 intensity steps. Additionally each output then has an individual 4-bit control, which further divides the globally set current into 16 more steps. Alternatively, the current control can be configured as a single 8-bit control that sets all outputs at once.

Each output has independent blink timing with two blink phases. LEDs can be individually set to be either on or off during either blink phase, or to ignore the blink control. The blink period is controlled by an external clock (up to 1kHz) on BLINK or by a register. The BLINK input can also be used as a logic control to turn the LEDs on and off, or as a general-purpose input (GPI).

The MAX6965 supports hot insertion. The SDA, SCL, active-low RST, BLINK, and the slave address input AD0 remain high impedance in power-down (V+ = 0V) with up to 6V asserted upon them. The output ports remain high impedance with up to 8V asserted upon them.

The MAX6965 is controlled through a 2-wire I²C serial interface, and can be configured to one of four I²C addresses.

Key Features

  • 400kbps, 2-Wire Serial Interface, 5.5V Tolerant
  • 2V to 3.6V Operation
  • Overall 8-Bit PWM LED Intensity Control
    • Global 16-Step Intensity Control
    • Plus Individual 16-Step Intensity Controls
  • Two-Phase LED Blinking
  • High Port Output Current—Each Port 50mA (max)
  • Active-Low RST Input Clears Serial Interface and Restores Power-Up Default State
  • Supports Hot Insertion
  • Outputs are 7V-Rated Open Drain
  • Low Standby Current (1.2µA (typ), 3.3µA (max))
  • Tiny 3mm x 3mm, Thin QFN Package
  • -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Keypad Backlights
  • LCD Backlights
  • LED Status Indication
  • RGB LED Drivers
Parametric specs for Display Drivers
LCD or LED LED
Display Type Common Anode
Interface Serial 2-Wire 400kbit
Digits or Char. 9-Segment
Output Format Any digit type
Segment Blinking Yes
VSUPPLY (V) (min) 2
VSUPPLY (V) (max) 3.6
Package/Pins QSOP/16
TQFN/16
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.86 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

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Description

The MAX6965 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that demonstrates the capabilities of the MAX6965 9-output LED driver with intensity control and hot-insertion protection. The MAX6965 EV kit also includes Windows® 98SE/2000/XP-compatible software, which provides a simple graphics user interface (GUI) for using the MAX6965's features.

The MAX6965 evaluation system (EV system) includes a MAX6965 EV kit and a Maxim CMAXQUSB serial-interface board.

The CMAXQUSB board connects to a PC's USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the MAX6965 EV kit.

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Features

  • 400kHz, 5.5V-Tolerant, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • 2V to 3.6V Operation
  • High Output Current—Each Port 50mA (max)
  • 7V-Rated, Open-Drain Outputs
  • Proven PC Board Layout
  • Windows 98SE/2000/XP-Compatible Evaluation Software
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • EV System Includes USB Connectivity

Description

The MAX6965 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that demonstrates the capabilities of the MAX6965 9-output LED driver with intensity control and hot-insertion protection. The MAX6965 EV kit also includes Windows® 98SE/2000/XP-compatible software, which provides a simple graphics user interface (GUI) for using the MAX6965's features.

The MAX6965 evaluation system (EV system) includes a MAX6965 EV kit and a Maxim CMAXQUSB serial-interface board.

The CMAXQUSB board connects to a PC's USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the MAX6965 EV kit.

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Features

  • 400kHz, 5.5V-Tolerant, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • 2V to 3.6V Operation
  • High Output Current—Each Port 50mA (max)
  • 7V-Rated, Open-Drain Outputs
  • Proven PC Board Layout
  • Windows 98SE/2000/XP-Compatible Evaluation Software
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • EV System Includes USB Connectivity

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Display Drivers
LCD or LED LED
Display Type Common Anode
Interface Serial 2-Wire 400kbit
Digits or Char. 9-Segment
Output Format Any digit type
Segment Blinking Yes
VSUPPLY (V) (min) 2
VSUPPLY (V) (max) 3.6
Package/Pins QSOP/16
TQFN/16
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.86 @1k

Key Features

  • 400kbps, 2-Wire Serial Interface, 5.5V Tolerant
  • 2V to 3.6V Operation
  • Overall 8-Bit PWM LED Intensity Control
    • Global 16-Step Intensity Control
    • Plus Individual 16-Step Intensity Controls
  • Two-Phase LED Blinking
  • High Port Output Current—Each Port 50mA (max)
  • Active-Low RST Input Clears Serial Interface and Restores Power-Up Default State
  • Supports Hot Insertion
  • Outputs are 7V-Rated Open Drain
  • Low Standby Current (1.2µA (typ), 3.3µA (max))
  • Tiny 3mm x 3mm, Thin QFN Package
  • -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Keypad Backlights
  • LCD Backlights
  • LED Status Indication
  • RGB LED Drivers

Description

The MAX6965 I²C-compatible serial interfaced peripheral provides microprocessors with nine additional output ports. Each output is an open-drain current-sinking output rated to 50mA at 7V. All outputs are capable of driving LEDs, or providing logic outputs with external resistive pullup up to 7V.

Eight-bit PWM current control is also integrated. Four of the bits are global control and apply to all LED outputs to provide coarse adjustment of current from fully off to fully on with 14 intensity steps. Additionally each output then has an individual 4-bit control, which further divides the globally set current into 16 more steps. Alternatively, the current control can be configured as a single 8-bit control that sets all outputs at once.

Each output has independent blink timing with two blink phases. LEDs can be individually set to be either on or off during either blink phase, or to ignore the blink control. The blink period is controlled by an external clock (up to 1kHz) on BLINK or by a register. The BLINK input can also be used as a logic control to turn the LEDs on and off, or as a general-purpose input (GPI).

The MAX6965 supports hot insertion. The SDA, SCL, active-low RST, BLINK, and the slave address input AD0 remain high impedance in power-down (V+ = 0V) with up to 6V asserted upon them. The output ports remain high impedance with up to 8V asserted upon them.

The MAX6965 is controlled through a 2-wire I²C serial interface, and can be configured to one of four I²C addresses.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX6965: Typical Application Circuit MAX6965: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

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