LTM8042/LTM8042-1 - μModule Boost LED Driver and Current Source


  • True Color PWM™ with 3000:1 Dimming Ratio
  • Operates in Boost, Buck Mode or Buck-Boost Mode
  • Wide Input Voltage Range:
    Operation from 3V to 30V
    Transient Protection to 40V
  • Gate Driver for Optional PWM Dimming with P-channel MOSFET
  • Adjustable Frequency: 250kHz to 2MHz
  • Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation
  • Low Shutdown Current: <1μA
  • RoHS Compliant Package with Gold Pad Finish
  • Tiny, Low Profile (9mm × 15mm × 2.82mm) Surface Mount LGA Package

Typical Application

LTM8042 Typical Application
LTM8042 Typical Application


The LTM8042 is a complete μModule Boost LED Driver specifically designed to drive LEDs up to 1A, while the LTM8042-1 drives up to 350mA. It combines a boost power topology with a unique current loop to operate as a constant-current source. The PWM input provides as much as 3000:1 LED dimming, while 10:1 analog dimming can be accomplished by a single resistor or analog voltage applied to the CTL pin. As with any boost topology, the LTM8042/LTM8042-1 has an uninterrupted current path between its input and output and is thus intolerant to a short-circuit or overload from the output to ground.

The LTM8042/LTM8042-1 is packaged in a thermally enhanced, compact overmolded land grid array (LGA) package. The LTM8042/LTM8042-1 is Pb-free and a RoHS compliant.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprint compatible with Mentor Graphics PADS® v9.5 or later, and Cadence ORCAD® v16.5 or later.

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

9mm x 15mm x 2.82mm LGA

LTM8042 Package Drawing

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Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Pins Temp Price (1-99) Price (1k)* RoHS Data
LTM8042EV-1#PBF LGA 56 E $12.51 $8.76 View
LTM8042EV#PBF LGA 56 E $12.51 $8.76 View
LTM8042IV-1#PBF LGA 56 I $13.39 $9.37 View
LTM8042IV#PBF LGA 56 I $13.39 $9.37 View
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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.

Demo Boards

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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1511A-A LTM8042EV Demo Board | uModule Boost LED Driver, 3V ≤ VIN ≤ 30V, Vout up to 32V @ 1A $65.00
DC1511A-B LTM8042EV-1 Demo Board | uModule Boost LED Driver, 3V ≤ VIN ≤ 30V, Vout up to 32V @ 350mA $65.00
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