Product News: Electronic Components & Devices
LED Driver IC serves automotive interior lighting applications.
Press Release Summary:
March 19, 2013 - Supplied in 8-pin SOIC package with exposed pad, A6269 automotive-qualified, linear, programmable current regulator can drive 2 LED strings at up to 200 mA each. Regulated LED current from each of 2 outputs is set by single reference resistor, outputs can be connected in parallel or left unused as required, and current matching in each string is achieved without ballast resistor. Dual control pins are available for both switch (on/off) and master control (on/off/dim up/dim down) signals.
Original Press Release
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Announces a New Automotive Two Channel Linear LED Driver IC Designed for Automotive Interior Lighting Applications
Press release date: March 1, 2013
The regulated LED current from each output is set by a single reference resistor. Current matching in each string is achieved without the need of any ballast resistors. Dual control pins are available for both switch (on/off) and master control (on/off/dim up/dim down) signals. It is capable of driving 2 LED strings at up to 200 mA each. Outputs can be connected in parallel or left unused as required. Short detection is provided to protect the LEDs and the device during a short-to-ground at any LED output pin. The output will automatically resume the regulated current when the short is removed. A temperature monitor is included to reduce the LED drive current if the chip temperature exceeds an adjustable thermal threshold.
The A6269KLJTR-T is available in an 8-pin narrow SOIC package with exposed pad for enhanced thermal performance. It is priced at $0.66 in quantities of 1,000.
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance semiconductors. Allegro's innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. Further information about Allegro can be found at www.allegromicro.com.