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AnalogicTech launches direct and edge LED backlighting driver line

Santa Clara, Calif.—Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. (AnalogicTech) has entered the LED backlit LCD television market with seven chipsets designed to enhance energy efficiency and user-experience for LED backlit LCD televisions.

The AAT2400/01 and AAT2402M/S chipsets produce a 16-channel high current LED driver capable of driving up to 10 LEDs in a single string. Each master and slave contains 8 high-voltage current sinks capable of sinking up to 100mA/channel. Using a SPI interface, up to 16 chipsets (or 256 channels) can be sequentially addressed and controlled. Each channel features 8-bit DOT correction, 12-bit grayscale, 12-bit delay time and on/off control. Protection against over-voltage, short or open circuit LEDs, over-temperature and over-current is included, with the information reported via the SPI bus and a fault flag. To provide the power for the LED strings, the AAT2400 and AAT2402M includes a boost converter with an integrated lateral TrenchDMOS output device, which uses the current sink information from each channel to ensure that the output voltage can correctly bias all LED strings regardless of LED forward voltage.

The AAT2403 is a dedicated 16-channel high current LED driver capable of driving LEDs in a single string powered from an external Step-up or Step-down converter. Each current sink is capable of sinking up to 100mA/channel. Utilizing a SPI bus interface, up to 16 chipsets (or 256 channels) can be sequentially addressed and controlled. Each channel features 8-bit DOT correction, 12-bit grayscale control, 12-bit delay time and on/off control. As with the AAT2402 Master and Slave, protection against over-voltage, short or open circuit LEDs, over-temperature and over-current is included, with the information reported via the SPI bus and a fault flag.

The AAT2405 (6-channel) edge lighting driver can be paired with the AAT2404 high-voltage boost controller to deliver a configurable solution for Edge LCD Backlighting. With simple adjustable phase delay, the AAT2405 can be configured as a 2- ch, 3- ch, 4-ch or 6-ch driver, dependant on the number of LED strings per light bar. Utilizing internal current sensing, the AAT2405 eliminates high tolerance, high cost external sensing resistors. Each output can regulate up to 150mA/channels with ±2.5% accuracy and matching. These devices can be cascaded for multiple LED strings, with communication between the ICs maintaining the correct PWM and Phase information.

Also released for edge applications are the AHK2417E (8-channnel) and AHK2418E (16-channel).This solution is for systems with up to 100mA/channel LED output current with ±2.5% accuracy and matching. The chipset features integrated fault protection for shorted & open circuit LEDs, over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection with fault reporting via the SPI bus.

The AAT2404 is a DC-DC boost controller IC, which can operate from a 12V or 24V input supply and boosts the voltage dependent upon the number of LEDs in the string. Integrating a high speed, low impedance gate driver IC, the AAT2404 uses externally connected MOSFETs to provide up to 3.2A of output current. The AAT2404 directly connects to the current sink feedback pin of the LED backlight drivers to provide the correct string voltage.

The AAT2400/01 and AAT2402M/S direct/matrix driver chipsets, the AAT2403 dedicated direct/matrix driver and AAT2405 and AHK2417/18 edge drivers as well as the AAT2404 DC/DC boost controller are all available for design-in.

Datasheets: AAT2400/01, AAT2402M/S, AAT2403, AAT2405, AAT2404, AHK2417E, and AHK2418E.

Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., www.analogictech.com

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