A8426: High Performance Photoflash Capacitor Charger with IGBT Driver


The A8426 is a highly integrated IC that rapidly charges photoflash capacitors for SLR cameras, digital cameras, and camcorders with integrated digital cameras. A flexible IGBT driver is integrated to save board space.

The A8426 integrates a 3.2 A-capable, 55 V-rated DMOS switch that drives the transformer in flyback configuration, allowing optimized design with tight coupling and high efficiency. The peak switch current is user-adjustable between 1 and 3.2 A, using a resistor to ground. A proprietary control scheme optimizes the capacitor charging time. Low quiescent current and low-power Standby mode current further improve system efficiency and extend battery life.

The A8426 is available in a 16-contact 3 mm × 3 mm TQFN package with exposed pad for enhanced thermal performance. This small, very thin profile (0.75 mm nominal overall height) package is ideal for space-constrained applications. It is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte-tin leadframe plating.

This device is no longer in production. The device should not be purchased for new design applications. Samples are no longer available. Date of status change: June 30, 2017

Deadline for receipt of LAST TIME BUY orders: June 30, 2017.

Applications include:

  • SLR camera flash
  • Digital camcorder/DSC combo flash
  • 2 Li+ input strobe

Top Features

  • Wide battery voltage range: 1.5 to 11 V
  • Integrated 55 V DMOS switch with 3.2 A current capability
  • User-adjustable peak current limit, from 1 to 3.2 A
  • Secondary-side voltage sensing for adjustable output voltage
  • >75% efficiency
  • Fast charging time
  • Charge complete indication
  • Flexible, high current IGBT driver
    • Independent IGBT driver supply
    • Separate sink and source pins with 6 Ω pull-up and 20 Ω pull-down
    • Interlocked trigger pins improve noise immunity
  • No primary-side Schottky diode needed

Part Number Specifications and Availability

Part Number Package Type Temperature RoHS
Part Composition /
RoHS Data
Comments Samples Check Stock
A8426EESTR-T 10-lead QFN -40°C to 85°C Yes View Data Discontinued Contact your
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Distributor Stock

Allegro’s products are not to be used in any devices or systems, including but not limited to life support devices or systems, in which a failure of Allegro’s product can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm.


The A8426 is available in a 16-contact 3 mm × 3 mm MLP/TQFN (suffix ES) package. This small, low profile (0.75 mm) package is ideal for space-constrained applications. It is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte-tin leadframe plating.

ES-QFN with exposed pad 16 contact