A proprietary, adaptive-mode switching technology controls each of the six white or RGB LEDs independently. As a result, the MAX8647 achieves a 12% boost in efficiency, even with large LED forward-voltage (Vf) mismatch, according to Maxim.
The MAX8647 can help extend battery life and provide longer talk-time in several applications, including cell phones, smartphones, and media players.
Pricing: Starts at $1.95 (2500-up FOB, USA).
Datasheet: click here.
Maxim Integrated Products, 1-408-737-7600, www.maxim-ic.com