MAX20056B

Integrated, 6-Channel High-Brightness LED Driver with Very Wide PWM Dimming Ratio and Phase Shifting for Automotive Displays

Multistring Driver Provides Highest Efficiency and Lowest External Component Count with Noise-Mitigating Features


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Description

The MAX20056B is a 6-channel LED driver that integrates a DC-DC switching boost/SEPIC controller and six 120mA current sinks. A current-mode switching DC-DC controller provides the necessary voltage to the strings of HB LEDs.

An internal current-mode switching DC-DC controller supports boost, SEPIC, or coupled-inductor buck-boost topologies and operates in a programmable frequency range between 400kHz and 2.2MHz. Current-mode control provides fast response and simplifies loop compensation. An adaptive output-voltage-adjustment scheme minimizes power dissipation in the LED current sinks.

An external resistor sets the channel currents to the same value in the range of 20mA to 120mA. The device features logic-controlled pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming with minimum pulse widths as low as 500ns, and either phase-shifted LED strings or standard dimming control. When phase shifting is enabled, each string is turned on at a different time, reducing the input and output ripple, as well as audible noise. With phase shifting disabled, each current sink is turned on at the same time and allows parallel connection of current sinks for > 120mA per string.

Key Features

  • Robust with Respect to EMC and Automotive Battery Transients
    • Wide 4.5V to 42V Input Operating Range Powers HB LEDs for Medium-to-Large-Sized LCD Displays in Automotive and Display Backlight Applications
    • Withstands Automotive Load-Dump Events Up to 52V
    • Integrated Spread Spectrum
  • Spread-Spectrum Mode Reduces Emission at the Switching Frequency and its Harmonics
    • EMI Reduction Features Include Spread-Spectrum Modulation (±6% of the Switching Frequency Set by a Resistor Connected Between RT and SGND)
  • Phase-Shift Dimming of LED Strings
    • Reduced Input and Output Ripple/Audible Noise
  • Wide Contrast Ratio Ideal for High-Quality TFT and Head-Up Displays
    • PWM Dimming Ratio of 10,000:1 at 200Hz
  • Robust with Respect to Temperature and Fault Conditions
    • LED-Open/Short Detection
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Low Shutdown Current (< 15μA) through Enable Pin
    • Thermally Enhanced 24-Pin TSSOP Package
    • -40°C to +125°C AEC-Q100 compliance

Applications/Uses

  • Automotive Central Information Displays
  • Automotive Dashboards
  • Automotive Head-Up Displays
  • Automotive Navigation Systems

MAX20056BEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX20056B

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