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9 Nov 2012

The TPS92510 by Texas Instruments is a 1.5-A constant current DC/DC buck converter with a combo of frequency synchronization, pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming and thermal foldback firsts. Used with the WEBENCH LED Architect, users rapidly design a power management circuit to drive a string of up to 17 high-brightness LEDs at up to 97% power efficiency in automotive, industrial, and general lighting applications.

The TPS92510 operates with fixed frequency by using its internally generated clock or via synchronization to an external PWM clock source. Thermal foldback ensures light output remains even in an LED over-temperature condition, adding safety.  [via]

Features include:

  • 3.5-V to 60-V input voltage operating range supports a wide variety of DC LED lighting applications, including area and street lighting.
  • Fixed switching frequency range from 100 kHz to 2.5 MHz can be synchronized to optimize for efficiency or solution size.
  • LED thermal foldback with external negative temperature coefficient (NTC) protects LED array from over-temperature while maintaining reduced light output.
  • Dedicated PWM dimming input from 100 Hz to 1 kHz adjusts LED brightness without color shift or perceivable flicker.

Buck converter drives high-brightness LEDs - [Link]

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