White LED Current Regulator with 1x/1.5x High-Efficiency Charge Pump

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The MAX1570 fractional charge pump drives up to five white LEDs with regulated constant current for uniform intensity. The MAX1570 maintains the highest possible efficiency over the full 1-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery input voltage range by utilizing a 1x/1.5x fractional charge pump and very-low-dropout current regulators. The MAX1570 operates with 1MHz fixed-frequency switching, allowing for tiny external components. The regulation scheme is optimized to ensure low EMI and low input ripple.

An external resistor sets the full-scale LED current, while two digital inputs control on/off and select between three levels of brightness. A pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal can also be used to modulate LED brightness.

The MAX1570 is available in 16-pin 4mm x 4mm Thin QFN packaging (0.8mm max height).
MAX1570: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1570: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Excellent 0.3% LED-to-LED Current Matching
  • 30mA/LED Drive Capability
  • Proprietary 1x/1.5x Modes for Ultra-High Efficiency
  • Low Input Ripple and EMI
  • Eliminates Ballast Resistors
  • Digital or PWM LED Dimming Control
  • 0.1µA Shutdown Current
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Voltage Range
  • Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current
  • Thermal-Shutdown Protection
  • No External Inductor, Schottky, or Zener Diode Required
  • Tiny 16-Pin 4mm x 4mm Thin QFN Package


  • Cell Phones/Smartphones
  • Digital Cameras and Camcorders
  • PDAs and Palmtop Computers
  • Portable MP3 Players
  • White LED Backlighting
Part NumberBattery InputRegulation TopologyMax. No. of LEDsLED ChannelsLED ConfigurationILED per Channel
PWM Dimming Freq.
Dimming ControlPOUT
LED String Volt.
Oper. Freq.
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MAX1570 1-Cell Li+Charge Pump55Parallel0.035
$2.07 @1k
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