LTC3219 - 250mA Universal Nine Channel LED Driver


  • Multimode Charge Pump Provides Up to 91% Efficiency
  • Slew Limited Switching Reduces Conducted and Radiated Noise (EMI)
  • Up to 250mA Total Output Current
  • Nine 28mA Universal Current Sources with 64-Step Linear Brightness Control
  • Independent On/Off, Brightness Level, Blinking and Gradation Control for Each Current Source Using 2-Wire I2C Interface
  • Internal Current Reference
  • Configurable ENU Pin for Asynchronous LED On/Off Control
  • Low Noise Charge Pump Operates in 1x, 1.5x or 2x Mode for Optimal Efficiency*
  • Automatic or Forced Mode Switching
  • Internal Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current
  • Short-Circuit/Thermal Protection
  • 3mm × 3mm 20-Lead QFN Plastic Package

Typical Application

LTC3219 Typical Application


The LTC3219 is a highly integrated multidisplay LED driver. The device contains a high efficiency, low noise charge pump to provide power to nine universal LED current sources. The LTC3219 requires only five small ceramic capacitors to form a complete LED power supply and current controller.

The maximum display currents are set by an internal precision current reference. Independent dimming, On/Off, blinking and gradation control for all current sources is achieved via the I2C serial interface. 6-bit linear DACs are available for adjusting brightness levels for each universal LED current source.

The LTC3219 charge pump optimizes efficiency based on the voltage across the LED current sources. The device powers up in 1x mode and will automatically switch to boost mode whenever any enabled LED current source begins to enter dropout. The first dropout switches the IC into 1.5x mode and a subsequent dropout switches the LTC3219 into 2x mode. The part resets to 1x mode whenever a data register is updated via the I2C port.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

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

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC3219EUD#PBF 3x3 QFN-20 UD E 05-08-1720 Yes
LTC3219EUD#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-20 UD E 05-08-1720 Yes

LTC3219 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
LTC3219EUD#PBF 3x3 QFN-20 E $2.57 $1.80 Yes
LTC3219EUD#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-20 E $1.86 Yes
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* The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Linear Technology sales office or authorized distributor.

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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1055A LTC3219EUD Demo Board | 9-Channel Charge Pump LED Driver, 2.9V ≤ VIN ≤ 5.5V, VLED = up to 5V @ 28mA per LED (DC590 req) $125.00
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