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LT3592 36V 0.5A Constant-Current Buck LED Driver - Video Product Brief

Steve Knoth - Senior Product Marketing Engineer Dec 13th 2010

The LT3592 is a fixed frequency step-down DC/DC converter designed to operate as a constant-current source. An external sense resistor monitors the output current allowing accurate current regulation, ideal for driving high current LEDs. The output current can be dimmed by a factor of 10 using an external signal for nighttime brake lights. The high switching frequency offers several advantages by permitting the use of a small inductor and small ceramic capacitors. Small components combined with the LT3592’s 10-pin DFN leadless surface mount package save space and cost versus alternative solutions. The constant switching frequency combined with low-impedance ceramic capacitors result in low, predictable output ripple. A wide input voltage range of 3.6V to 36V makes the LT3592 useful in a variety of applications. Current mode PWM architecture provides fast transient response and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Thermal shutdown provides additional protection.

LT3592 36V 0.5A Constant-Current Buck LED Driver - Video Product Brief