Whenever a lighting application, such as street lighting for example, requires an elevated number of LEDs, there are basically two solutions: the first is to connect all the diodes in series in a single "string"; the second is to place several strings in parallel with fewer elements in each one.
The evaluation board is designed to display the full functionality of L5973D as a LED driver to drive one to three 1W, 3W as well as 5W LEDs at 12Vac input. The components selected for the demo board are optimized for 5W LED driver application.
The LM3402 circuit and BOM have been designed to provide a constant forward current of 350 mA to a single LED with a forward voltage of approximately 3.5V. (Typical of white, blue, and green LEDs using InGaN technology.)
This evaluation board showcases the LM3409HV PFET controller for a buck current regulator. It is designed to drive 12 LEDs (VO = 42V) at a maximum average LED current (ILED = 1.5A) from a DC input voltage (VIN = 48V). The switching frequency (fSW = 400 kHz) is targeted for the nominal operating point, however fSW varies across the entire operating range.
The ZXSC400, although designed for small LEDs in LCD backlighting, is sufficiently flexible to provide an efficient 1W solution producing a nominal 350mA constant current source from 2 NiMH or NiCd cells.
The ZXLD1350 is a continuous mode inductive step-down converter, designed for driving single or multiple series connected LEDs efficiently from a voltage source higher than the LED voltage. The device operates from an input supply between 7V and 30V and provides an externally adjustable output current of up to 350mA.
The CAT4201 is a high efficiency step-down LED driver from Catalyst Semiconductor. This device is designed to drive high brightness LEDs up to 350mA from a power supply up to 28V. The LED brightness is controlled by a single resistor from the RSET pin to GND. Analog dimming and idle mode control are available through the CTRL input. An external circuit is provided on the CAT4201AEVB for PWM dimmin…