The MAX16833, MAX16833B, MAX16833C, MAX16833D, and MAX16833G are peak current-mode-controlled LED drivers for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, flyback, and high-side buck topologies. A dimming driver designed to drive an external p-channel in series with the LED string provides wide-range dimming control. This feature provides extremely fast PWM current switching to the LEDs with no transient overvoltage or undervoltage conditions. In addition to PWM dimming, the ICs provide analog dimming using a DC input at ICTRL. The ICs sense the LED current at the high side of the LED string.
A single resistor from RT/SYNC to ground sets the switching frequency from 100kHz to 1MHz, while an external clock signal capacitively coupled to RT/SYNC allows the ICs to synchronize to an external clock. In the MAX16833/C/G, the switching frequency can be dithered for spread-spectrum applications. The MAX16833B/D instead provide a 1.64V reference voltage with a 2% tolerance.
The ICs operate over a wide 5V to 65V supply range and include a 3A sink/source gate driver for driving a power MOSFET in high-power LED driver applications. Additional features include a fault-indicator output (active-low FLT) for short or overtemperature conditions and an overvoltage-protection sense input (OVP) for overvoltage protection. High-side current sensing combined with a p-channel dimming MOSFET allow the positive terminal of the LED string to be shorted to the positive input terminal or to the negative input terminal without any damage. This is a unique feature of the ICs.
|Part Number||Regulation Topology||Max. No. of LEDs||LED Channels||LED Configuration||ILED per Channel|
|PWM Dimming Freq.|
|Dimming Ratio||Dimming Control||VCURR_SENSE|
|LED String Volt.|
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|Device||Fab Process||Technology||Sample size||Rejects||FIT at 25°C||FIT at 55°C|
|App Note||5659||Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 2|
|App Note||5571||Step-by-Step Design Process for the MAX16833 High-Voltage High-Brightness LED Driver, Part 1|
|App Note||5346||Power Control for Automotive Applications|