The A8516 is a multi-output WLED/RGB driver for backlighting LCD monitors and televisions. It integrates a boost controller to drive external MOSFET, and six internal currentsinks. The boost converter operates in constant frequency (programmable) current mode control.
The LED sink current is set by an external R_ISET resistor (see chart below). More than one LED sinks can be combined together to achieve even higher current per LED string.
The A8516 operates from a single supply of 8 to 24 V. It provides protection against overvoltage, open or shorted LED string, and overtemperature. A dual level cycle-by-cycle current limit function provides soft start and protects against overloads.
The device is provided in a 24-pin SOICW package (LB), with internally fused pins for enhanced thermal dissipation, and a 24-pin TSSOP package (LP), with an exposed thermal pad for enhanced thermal dissipation. All packages are lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte tin leadframe plating.