Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Announces Four-Channel Constant Current LED Driver Family

Robust Design to Address Automotive LED Lighting Applications

October 14, 2010

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Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a new family of constant current LED drivers designed to address the emerging requirements of the internal and external illumination applications within the automotive market. Allegro’s A6261/A6262/A6264 four-channel led driver devices have been fully qualified to the highest levels of automotive quality standards and robustness.

The devices each offer four channels of up to 100 mA LED current each, and can be paralleled for higher currents. They operate with a low dropout voltage to minimize power dissipation, and do not require any ballast resistors.

The user selected current is provided to four outputs with each output equally sharing the load. The A6261/62/64 family also features short to ground protection which disables the shorted channel allowing the others to continue to operate. Open LED on any channel is also detected. Similar to the Allegro A6260, the A6261/2/4 family also features a unique current foldback circuit, which uses the chip junction temperature in order to foldback the LED current and to protect the IC and LEDs (if mounted in proximity and on the same substrate).

Key automotive applications include (exterior) brake, turn, tail, and rear combination lighting (RCL) as well as (interior) dome, map, and puddle lighting. There is also a commercial grade version of the 6261 (suffix E) for consumer lighting applications. The A6261/62/64 devices are offered in the eMSOP-10 (LY) and eTSSOP-16 (LP) packages.



Über Allegro MicroSystems

Allegro MicroSystems Inc. ist ein führendes Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung, Fertigung und Vermarktung von leistungsfähigen Power- und Halleffekt-Sensor-ICs. Die innovativen Lösungen von Allegro zielen auf die Wachstumsmärkte in den Bereichen Automobilelektronik, Kommunikation, Computer/Büroautomatisierung, Konsumer- und Industrieelektronik. Allegro hat seinen Firmensitz in Worcester, MA, USA mit Design- und Applikationszentren in Nord- und Südamerika, Asien und Europe. Weitere Informationen findet man unter: www.allegromicro.com.

Allegro MicroSystems Europe hat seinen Firmensitz in Chertsey, Großbritannien, und stellt die europäische Vertriebs- und Marketing-Niederlassung dar. Von hier aus wird ein Netzwerk von Repräsentanten und Distributoren in Europa geführt. Allegro unterhält außerdem Applikations- und Marketingzentren in Heidelberg, Deutschland sowie in Annecy, Frankreich. Hinzu kommt ein Entwicklungszentrum in Edinburgh, Schottland.


Pressekontakt

Allegro MicroSystems Germany GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 8723 5
Email: info.germany@allegromicro.com
www.allegromicro.com

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