MAX16822A:2MHz, High-Brightness LED Drivers with Integrated MOSFET and High-Side Current Sense

High-Voltage, High-Efficiency LED Drivers with Integrated MOSFET Save Space and Cost

The MAX16822A/MAX16822B step-down constant-current high-brightness LED (HB LED) drivers provide a cost-effective design solution for automotive interior/exterior lighting, architectural and ambient lighting, LED bulbs, and other LED illumination applications. The MAX16822A/MAX16822B operate from a +6.5V to +65V input-voltage range and can provide an output current up to 350mA, if operated up to a temperature of +125°C, or up to 500mA, if operated up to a temperature of +105°C. A high-side current-sense resistor adjusts the output current and a dedicated pulse-width modulation (PWM) input enables pulsed LED dimming over a wide range of brightness levels. These devices are well suited for applications requiring a wide input-voltage range. The high-side current sensing and an integrated current-setting circuitry minimize the number of external components while delivering an average output current with ±3% accuracy. A hysteretic control method ensures excellent input supply rejection and fast response during load transients and PWM dimming. The MAX16822A allows 10% current ripple and the MAX16822B allows 30% current ripple. Both devices operate up to a switching frequency of 2MHz, thus allowing the use of small-sized components. The MAX16822A/MAX16822B offer an analog dimming feature that reduces the output current by applying an external DC voltage below the internal 2V threshold voltage from TEMP_I to GND. TEMP_I also sources 25µA to a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor connected between TEMP_I and GND, thus providing an analog thermal-foldback feature that reduces the LED current when the temperature of the LED string exceeds a specified temperature point. An additional feature includes thermal-shutdown protection that turns off the LX driver when the junction temperature exceeds +165°C. The MAX16822A/MAX16822B operate over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range and are available in an 8-pin SO package.

Key Features
  • Cost-Effective Solution for Wide Range of LED Lighting Applications
    • 6.5V to 65V Input Voltage Range
    • Output Current Up to 500mA
    • ±3% LED Current Accuracy
    • Selectable Dimming Options: Linear or PWM
  • Minimal Component Count Saves Cost and Space
    • On-Board 65V, 0.85Ω Power MOSFET
    • Resistor-Programmable Constant LED Current
    • Integrated High-Side Current Sense with 200mV Current-Sense Reference
    • Hysteretic Control: Up to 2MHz Switching Frequency
  • Protection Features and Wide Operating Temperature Range Improves Reliability
    • Thermal-Foldback Protection Dims LEDs to Minimize Overheating
    • Thermal-Shutdown Protection
    • Available in an 8-Pin SO Package
    • Operation Over -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range
MAX16822A, MAX16822B: Typical Application Circuit
MAX16822A, MAX16822B: Typical Application Circuit
  • Architectural, Industrial, and Ambient Lighting
  • Automotive RCL, DRL, and Fog Lights
  • Heads-Up Displays
  • Indicator and Emergency Lighting
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MAX16822A-MAX16822B Data SheetMAX16822A-MAX16822B.pdf
Part NumberRegulation TopologyMax. No. of LEDsLED ChannelsLED ConfigurationILED per Channel
PWM Dimming Freq.
Dimming RatioDimming ControlVDROPOUT
LED String Volt.
Oper. Freq.
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MAX16822AInductor Based151Series0.520200Analog
600170206.5651.5632000SOIC(N)/8$1.04 @1k
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Quality and Environmental Data
Ordering Information
Part NumberStatusRecommended ReplacementPackageTempRoHS
MAX16822AASA+ActiveSOIC(N),;8 pin;30.9 mm²-40°C to +125°CLead Free
MAX16822AASA+TActiveSOIC(N),;8 pin;30.9 mm²-40°C to +125°CLead Free
MAX16822AASA/V+ActiveSOIC(N),;8 pin;30.9 mm²-40°C to +125°CLead Free
MAX16822AASA/V+TActiveSOIC(N),;8 pin;30.9 mm²-40°C to +125°CLead Free
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