LED Driver ICs

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.
High-Brightness LED Drivers, General 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.
Switching Regulators, Automotive Applications
Linear Regulators, LED Driver Applications 

Display Backlighting

LED drivers for backlighting applications are specialized circuits designed to drive one or more strings of LEDs.
Selected LED Drivers for LED Backlighting, Small Displays 
Selected LED Drivers for LED Backlighting, Medium/Large Displays 
Power Management ICs with Integrated LED Backlight Drivers 
All LED Drivers for LED Backlighting 

Projection

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

Camera Flash

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

Featured



MAX25600
Synchronous High Voltage 4 Switch Buck Boost LED Controller

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver, Saving Space and Reducing Cost
  • Wide Dimming Ratio allows High Contrast Ratio

MAX25615
7A Sink, 3A Source, 12ns, SOT23 MOSFET Drivers

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Independent Source and Sink Outputs
  • +4V to +15.5V Single Power-Supply Range

MAX25615EVKIT
Evaluation Kit for the MAX25615

  • +4V to +16V Single Power-Supply Range
  • 7A Peak Sink Current
  • 3A Peak Source Current

MAX25611C
Automotive High-Voltage, HB-LED Controller

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver
  • Flexible Application Configurations

MAX25611A
Automotive High-Voltage, HB-LED Controller

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver
  • Flexible Application Configurations

MAX25611B
Automotive High-Voltage, HB-LED Controller

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver
  • Flexible Application Configurations

MAX25611D
Automotive High-Voltage, HB-LED Controller

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver
  • Flexible Application Configurations

MAX25610A
Synchronous Buck and Buck Boost LED Driver / DC-DC Converter

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM to Save Space and Cost
  • Wide Dimming Ratio Allows High Contrast Ratio

MAX25610B
Synchronous Buck and Buck Boost LED Driver / DC-DC Converter

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM to Save Space and Cost
  • Wide Dimming Ratio Allows High Contrast Ratio

MAX21610
Automotive 16-Channel 100mA Local Dimming Backlight Driver with SPI Interface

  • High Integration
  • Robust and Low EMI
  • Relative Dimming Ratio Between Strings Up to 32768:1

Title Edition Updated
Mobile Power Selector Guide
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02017-11-16


Introduction to the MAX20446 Automotive I2C 6-Channel 120mA Backlight Driver with Boost/SEPIC Controller
6:22 min
February 2018



Introduction to the MAX20444B Automotive 4-Channel 130mA Backlight Driver with Boost/SEPIC Controller and I2C Interface
7:35 min
February 2019



Introduction to the MAX20050-53 2A Synchronous Buck LED Drivers with Integrated MOSFETs
04:47 min
September 2018



Introduction to the MAX20069 Automotive 4 channel TFT Bias with 4 ch 150mA/ch LED driver
6:46 min
July 2018



The Future of PoE LED Lighting
1:35 min
May 2015



In the Lab: Eliminate Flicker for MR16 LED Lighting
5:13 min
March 2015



In the Lab: Bluetooth Control of Power-over-Ethernet Lighting
2:20 min
March 2015



Automotive HB LED Controllers for Matrix and Pixel Lighting
2:54 min
October 2018



Introduction to the MAX21610 Automotive 16-Channel 100mA Local Dimming Backlight Driver with SPI Interface
8:34 min
January 2019



Introduction to the MAX25600 Synchronous High Voltage 4 Switch Buck Boost LED Controller
7:04 min
March 2019



Introduction to the MAX25610A MAX25610B Synchronous Buck and Buck Boost LED Driver/DC-DC Converter
4:32 min
September 2019



Introduction to the MAX25615 7A Sink, 3A Source, 12ns, SOT23 MOSFET Drivers
3:09 min
March 2019



Introduction to the MAX25611A MAX25611B Automotive High-Voltage HB LED Controller
3:09 min
March 2019