19-3803; Rev 1; 4/09
High-Voltage, 350mA, Adjustable Linear
High-Brightness LED (HB LED) Driver
The MAX16800 current regulator operates from a 6.5V
to 40V input voltage range and delivers up to a total of
350mA to one or more strings of high-brightness LEDs.
The output current of the MAX16800 is adjusted by
using an external current-sense resistor in series with
the LEDs. An enable input allows wide-range “pulsed”
dimming. Wave-shaping circuitry reduces EMI. The dif-
ferential current-sense input increases noise immunity.
The MAX16800 is well suited for applications requiring
high-voltage input and is able to withstand automotive
load-dump events up to 40V. An on-board pass ele-
ment minimizes external components while providing
±3.5% output current accuracy. Additional features
include a 5V regulated output and short-circuit and
The MAX16800 is available in a thermally enhanced,
5mm x 5mm, 16-pin TQFN package and is specified
over the automotive -40°C to +125°C temperature range.
Automotive Interior: Map, Courtesy, and Cluster
Automotive Exterior: Tail Lights and CHMSL
Warning Lights for Emergency Vehicles
Navigation and Marine Indicators
Signage, Gasoline Canopies, Beacons
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♦ +6.5V to +40V Operating Range
♦ Adjustable Level (35mA to 350mA)
♦ ±3.5% Output Current Accuracy
♦ Integrated Pass Element with Low-Dropout
Voltage (0.5V typ)
♦ Output Short-Circuit Protection
♦ +5V Regulated Output with 4mA Source
♦ Thermal Shutdown
♦ Differential LED Current Sense
♦ High-Voltage Enable Pin for Dimming Interface
♦ Low Shutdown Supply Current (12μA typ)
♦ Low 204mV Current-Sense Reference Reduces
♦ Wave-Shaped Soft Edges Reduce Radiated EMI
During PWM Dimming
♦ Available in Small, Thermally Enhanced,
5mm x 5mm, 16-Pin TQFN Package
♦ -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
TEMP RANGE PIN-PACKAGE
MAX16800ATE+ -40°C to +125°C
MAX16800ATE/V+ -40°C to +125°C
+Denotes a lead(Pb)-free/RoHS-compliant package.
*EP = Exposed paddle.
/V denotes an automotive qualified part.
+6.5V TO +40V
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