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Synchronous High Voltage 4 Switch Buck Boost LED Controller

Automotive Seamless High-Voltage Buck-Boost LED Driver with more than 95% Efficiency

Product Details

The MAX25600 is a synchronous 4-switch buck-boost LED driver controller. The controller regulates the LED current for LED string voltages from 0V to 60V. The MAX25600 can be used as a seamless buck-boost LED driver for applications that require an efficient buck-boost LED driver with synchronous rectification. The MAX25600 is ideal for high-power applications that require a current source with PWM dimming capability.

The device provides seamless transition between buck, boost, and buck-boost modes depending on the ratio of input to output voltage. The MAX25600 is ideal for LED driver applications in automotive, industrial, and other LED lighting applications. A fault flag indicates open LED, shorted LED, or thermal shutdown conditions. The device uses Maxim's proprietary average-current-mode control scheme and allows adjustable 200kHz to 700kHz fixed-frequency operation. In addition, ±6% triangular spread spectrum is added internally to the oscillator to improve EMI performance. The MAX25600 provides both analog and digital PWM dimming, and has built-in analog PWM dimming at a dimming frequency of 200Hz. The adjustable soft-start feature limits the current peaks and voltage overshoots at startup. The MAX25600 integrates a high-side p-channel dimming MOSFET driver for PWM dimming applications that require fast rising and falling edges of the LED current. It also features robust output open and short protection, is AEC qualified, and is suitable for automotive applications.

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Key Features

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver, Saving Space and Reducing Cost
    • Wide Input-Voltage Range from 5V to 60V
    • H-Bridge Single Inductor Buck-Boost Architecture
    • Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
    • 28-pin TSSOP with EP Pad and 28-pin(5mm x 5mm) TQFN with EP Pad Packages
  • Wide Dimming Ratio allows High Contrast Ratio
    • Analog and PWM Dimming
    • Flicker-Free PWM Dimming with Spread Spectrum
    • Integrated pMOS Dimming FET Gate Driver
    • 200Hz On-Board Ramp Simplifies PWM Dimming
  • Protection Features and Wide Temperature Range Increase System Reliability
    • Short Circuit,Overvoltage, and Thermal Protection
    • LED Current Monitor and Input Current Limiter
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Junction-Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Automotive Exterior Lighting and General, Commercial, and Industrial Lighting
Parametric specs for LED Drivers
VIN (V) (min) 5
VIN (V) (max) 60
Max. No. of LEDs 15
# LED Channels 1
Regulation Topology Inductor Based
LED Configuration Series
ILED per Channel (A) (max) 10
PWM Dimming Freq. (kHz) (max) 2
Dimming Ratio (max) 1000
Dimming Control Analog
Analog Controlled PWM
PWM
VCURR_SENSE (mV) 200
POUT (W) 200
ICC (mA) (max) 6
LED String Volt. (V) (max) 60
Switching Frequency (kHz) 200
700
Package/Pins TQFN/28
TSSOP-CU/28
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$3.10 @1k
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Description

The MAX25600 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a reliable platform for validating designs that use the MAX25600 automotive high-voltage, high-brightness LED (HB LED) buck boost controller. The EV kit operates from 8V to 48V DC supply voltage. The EV kit is configured to deliver up to 1.5A to one string of one to fifteen LEDs. The total voltage of the string can vary from 3V to 60V.

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Features

  • 8V to 48V Input Voltage Range
  • Demonstrates Analog Dimming Control, Digital Dimming Control
  • Demonstrates Input Current Limit
  • Demonstrates LED Current Monitoring function
  • Demonstrates LED Short and Open Protection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

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Parameters

Parametric specs for LED Drivers
VIN (V) (min) 5
VIN (V) (max) 60
Max. No. of LEDs 15
# LED Channels 1
Regulation Topology Inductor Based
LED Configuration Series
ILED per Channel (A) (max) 10
PWM Dimming Freq. (kHz) (max) 2
Dimming Ratio (max) 1000
Dimming Control Analog
Analog Controlled PWM
PWM
VCURR_SENSE (mV) 200
POUT (W) 200
ICC (mA) (max) 6
LED String Volt. (V) (max) 60
Switching Frequency (kHz) 200
700
Package/Pins TQFN/28
TSSOP-CU/28
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$3.10 @1k

Key Features

  • Automotive Ready: AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Integration Minimizes BOM for High-Brightness LED Driver, Saving Space and Reducing Cost
    • Wide Input-Voltage Range from 5V to 60V
    • H-Bridge Single Inductor Buck-Boost Architecture
    • Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
    • 28-pin TSSOP with EP Pad and 28-pin(5mm x 5mm) TQFN with EP Pad Packages
  • Wide Dimming Ratio allows High Contrast Ratio
    • Analog and PWM Dimming
    • Flicker-Free PWM Dimming with Spread Spectrum
    • Integrated pMOS Dimming FET Gate Driver
    • 200Hz On-Board Ramp Simplifies PWM Dimming
  • Protection Features and Wide Temperature Range Increase System Reliability
    • Short Circuit,Overvoltage, and Thermal Protection
    • LED Current Monitor and Input Current Limiter
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Junction-Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Automotive Exterior Lighting and General, Commercial, and Industrial Lighting

Description

The MAX25600 is a synchronous 4-switch buck-boost LED driver controller. The controller regulates the LED current for LED string voltages from 0V to 60V. The MAX25600 can be used as a seamless buck-boost LED driver for applications that require an efficient buck-boost LED driver with synchronous rectification. The MAX25600 is ideal for high-power applications that require a current source with PWM dimming capability.

The device provides seamless transition between buck, boost, and buck-boost modes depending on the ratio of input to output voltage. The MAX25600 is ideal for LED driver applications in automotive, industrial, and other LED lighting applications. A fault flag indicates open LED, shorted LED, or thermal shutdown conditions. The device uses Maxim's proprietary average-current-mode control scheme and allows adjustable 200kHz to 700kHz fixed-frequency operation. In addition, ±6% triangular spread spectrum is added internally to the oscillator to improve EMI performance. The MAX25600 provides both analog and digital PWM dimming, and has built-in analog PWM dimming at a dimming frequency of 200Hz. The adjustable soft-start feature limits the current peaks and voltage overshoots at startup. The MAX25600 integrates a high-side p-channel dimming MOSFET driver for PWM dimming applications that require fast rising and falling edges of the LED current. It also features robust output open and short protection, is AEC qualified, and is suitable for automotive applications.

Design Solution: Improve Automotive Exterior LED Lighting with Buck-Boost Average Current Control ›

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX25600: Simplified Application Circuit MAX25600: Simplified Application Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

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Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal