LT3596 - 60V Step-Down LED Driver


  • 300mA Buck Regulator, Drives Up to 10 LEDs per Channel with Fast NPN Current Sources
  • Fast Current Sources for <1μs Pulse Widths (10,000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming at 100Hz)
  • LEDs Disconnected in Shutdown
  • Adaptive VOUT for Increased Efficiency
  • 6V to 60V Input Voltage Range
  • ±1.5% Accurate LED Current Matching
  • External Resistors Set LED Current for Each Channel
  • Requires No External Compensation
  • Programmable Switching Frequency (200kHz to 1MHz)
  • Synchronizable to External Clock
  • Open, Short LED Detection and Reporting
  • Programmable LED Thermal Derating and Reporting
  • Programmable Temperature Protection
  • 5mm × 8mm Thermally Enhanced QFN Package with 0.6mm High Voltage Pin Spacing

Typical Application

LT3596 Typical Application
LT3596 Typical Application


The LT®3596 is a 60V step-down LED Driver. It achieves 10,000:1 digital PWM dimming at 100Hz with fast NPN current sources driving up to 10 LEDs in each channel. 100:1 LED dimming can also be done with analog control of the CTRL1-3 pin.

The step-down switching frequency is programmable between 200kHz and 1MHz and is synchronizable to an external clock. The LT3596 also provides maximum LED brightness while adhering to manufacturers’ specifications for thermal derating. The derate temperature is programmed by placing a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) resistor on the master control pin.

The LT3596 adaptively controls VOUT in order to achieve optimal efficiency. Other features include: 1.5% LED current matching between channels, open LED reporting, shorted LED pin protection and reporting, programmable LED current and programmable temperature protection.


For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT3596EUHG#PBF 5x8 QFN-52 UHG E 05-08-1846 RoHS
LT3596EUHG#TRPBF 5x8 QFN-52 UHG E 05-08-1846 RoHS
LT3596IUHG#PBF 5x8 QFN-52 UHG I 05-08-1846 RoHS
LT3596IUHG#TRPBF 5x8 QFN-52 UHG I 05-08-1846 RoHS

LT3596 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LT3596EUHG#PBF 5x8 QFN-52 E $5.22 $3.65 Yes
LT3596EUHG#TRPBF 5x8 QFN-52 E $3.71 Yes
LT3596IUHG#PBF 5x8 QFN-52 I $6.13 $4.29 Yes
LT3596IUHG#TRPBF 5x8 QFN-52 I $4.35 Yes
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DC1542A LT3596EUHG Demo Board | LED Driver, 6V ≤ VIN ≤ 55V, Output = 8 Series LEDs @ 100mA $175.00
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