Linear LED driver ICs
Optimally drive low and mid power LEDs
Cost savings is the primary reason why numerous companies still consider using resistors to drive low-power LEDs. However, this decision can backfire since resistors cannot prevent LEDs from overheating. When LEDs heat up, they draw even more current, making them heat up even further. Many designs using resistors would benefit from a different solution. Using BCR linear LED drivers to drive LED currents between 10 mA and 250 mA will prevent thermal runaway.
Infineon’s solutions for linear LED driver IC
The high granularity of Infineon’s BCR portfolio lets you select the best-fit product in terms of price and performance. For common nominal output currents like 10 / 20 / 50 mA, you can use the LED driver IC without current setting resistors and other output currents can be adjusted via an external resistor. The negative thermal coefficient protects the LED load from overheating. PWM dimming is possible with a microcontroller BCR321U and BCR421U due to logic level input.
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Driving low-power LEDs (5-65 mA)
Driving medium-power LEDs (65-150 mA)
|Application note||Evaluation board|
|Light Strip using BCR320U using half watt LEDs (AN212)||BCR320U HW LED BOARD|
Dimming low and medium power LEDs (10-150mA)
Driving medium to high-power LEDs (65-500mA)
Application notes: AC-DC LED driver ICs
110W 54V Power Supply Demo Board using ICL5101
02_02 | Sep 22, 2015 | PDF | 3.17 mb
90 W PFC evaluation board for the IRS2505L
02_00 | Jul 23, 2015 | PDF | 1.72 mb
Application Note 55W Flyback ConverterDesign with IRS2982S controller
01_00 | May 18, 2016 | PDF | 3.43 mb
Infineon ILD2111 Evaluation System Application Note
01_00 | Jan 07, 2016 | PDF | 3.92 mb
Application notes: DC-DC LED driver ICs
Advanced thermal protection for high power LEDs with 60 V LED controller IC ILD6150
02_02 | Mar 24, 2015 | PDF | 1.56 mb
Advanced thermal protection for high power LEDs with 60V LED controller IC ILD6070
02_01 | Jul 22, 2014 | PDF | 1.52 mb
Driving high power LEDs starting from 700mA with low cost LED controller IC ILD4001
01_01 | Jun 23, 2011 | PDF | 1.6 mb
Driving high power LEDs at 350mA with low cost LED controller IC ILD4035
01_00 | Jul 20, 2011 | PDF | 1.63 mb
Application notes: linear LED driver ICs
Driving mid power LEDs from 65mA to 200mA LED driver ICs with BCR320U and BCR420U family
01_00 | Dec 14, 2010 | PDF | 993 kb
Driving low power LEDs from 10mA to 65mA LED driver ICs with BCR401W and BCR402W family
01_00 | Feb 16, 2010 | PDF | 3.23 mb
Driving mid & high power LEDs from 65mA to 700mA with thermal protection LED controller IC BCR450
01_00 | Dec 08, 2009 | PDF | 1.8 mb
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