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LTC3783: Single Inductor Buck-Boost LED Driver with Analog and PWM Dimming

LTC3783: Single Inductor Buck-Boost LED Driver with Analog and PWM Dimming

The LTC3783 is a current mode LED driver and boost, flyback and SEPIC controller that drives both an N-channel power MOSFET and an N-channel load PWM switch. When using an external load switch, the PWMIN input not only drives PWMOUT, but also enables controller GATE switching and error amplifier operation, allowing the controller to store load current information while PWMIN is low. This feature (patent pending) provides extremely fast, true PWM load switching with no transient overvoltage or undervoltage issues; LED dimming ratios of 3000:1 can be achieved digitally, avoiding the color shift normally associated with LED current dimming. The FBP pin allows analog dimming of load current, further increasing the effective dimming ratio by 100:1 over PWM alone.

 


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