June 1, 2011
The boost converter operates in constant frequency (programmable) current mode control. The LED sink current is set by an external R_ISET resistor and PWM dimming allows LED currents to be controlled. The A8516 provides protection against overvoltage, open or shorted LED string, and over temperature. A dual level cycle-by-cycle current limit function provides soft start and protects against overloads.
The A8516 is offered in a 24-pin TSSOP package (LP), a 24-pin SOICW package (LB), with internally fused pins for enhanced thermal dissipation, both with an exposed thermal pad for enhanced thermal dissipation. Both packages are lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte tin lead frame plating.
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