High-Voltage, 100mA/200mA Adjustable Linear High-Brightness LED Drivers with PWM Dimming

High-Voltage LED Drivers with Adjustable LED Current and High-Voltage Dimming Input Ease Driver Design

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The MAX16815/MAX16828 current regulators operate from a 6.5V to 40V input voltage range and deliver up to 100mA (MAX16815) or 200mA (MAX16828) to high-brightness LED (HB LED) loads. The output current is adjusted by using an external current sense resistor in series with the LEDs. The MAX16815/MAX16828's dimming input allows wide-range "pulsed" PWM operation. An on-board pass element minimizes external components while providing ±3.5% output-current accuracy.

The MAX16815/MAX16828 are available in a thermally enhanced, 3mm x 3mm, 6-pin TDFN package with exposed pad and in an 8-pin SO package with exposed pad; they are specified over the automotive -40°C to +125°C temperature range.
MAX16815, MAX16828: Typical Operating Circuit MAX16815, MAX16828: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 6.5V to 40V Operating Range
  • Adjustable LED Current
    • MAX16815: 35mA to 100mA
    • MAX16828: 35mA to 200mA
  • ±3.5% LED Current Accuracy
  • High-Voltage DIM Input for Dimming Interface
  • Integrated Pass Element with Low-Dropout Voltage (0.4V typ)
  • 5V Regulated Output with 4mA Source Capability
  • Thermal Shutdown
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection
  • Available in Small, Thermally Enhanced, 3mm x 3mm, 6-Pin TDFN and 8-Pin SO with Exposed Pad Packages
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range


  • Ambient and Architectural Lighting
  • Display Backlighting
  • Emergency Vehicle Warning Lights
  • LED Bulbs
  • Signage and Indicators
Part NumberRegulation TopologyMax. No. of LEDsLED ChannelsLED ConfigurationILED per Channel
PWM Dimming Freq.
Dimming RatioDimming ControlVDROPOUT
LED String Volt.
maxmaxmaxtypminmaxmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX16815 Linear101Series0.1130PWM10020046.540238.6
SOIC (N)/8
$0.81 @1k
MAX16828 0.22002708
SOIC (N)/8
$1.00 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
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MAX16828EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX16815 and MAX16828

Technical Documents

App Note 4646 Use Thermal Analysis to Predict an IC's Transient Behavior and Avoid Overheating

Quality and Environmental Data

Request Reliability Report for: MAX16828 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX16828ASA+
  • MAX16828ASA+T
  • MAX16828ATT+
  • MAX16828ATT+T
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