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ADM8843: Four White LED Backlight Driver


【Basic Info】

【Product Feature】

* Drives 4 LEDs from a 2.6 V to 5.5 V (Li-Ion) input supply
* 1×/1.5×/2× fractional charge pump to maximize power efficiency
* Up to 88% power efficiency over Li-Ion range
* Powers main and sub display LEDs with individual shutdown
* 0.3% typical LED current matching
* Package footprint only 9 mm2 (3 mm × 3 mm)
* Package height only 0.55 mm
* Low power shutdown mode
* Shutdown function
* Soft start limiting in-rush current
Supply Current: 5mA


* Cellular phones with main and sub displays
* White LED backlighting
* Camera flash/strobes and movie light applications
* Micro TFT color displays
* PDAs


The ADM8843 uses charge pump technology to provide the power to drive up to four LEDs. The LEDs are used for back-lighting a color LCD display that has regulated constant current for uniform brightness intensity. The main display can use up to three LEDs, and the sub display uses one LED. The CTRL1 and CTRL2 digital input control pins control the shutdown opera-tion and the brightness of the main and sub displays.
To maximize power efficiency, the charge pump can operate in 1×, 1.5×, or 2× mode. The charge pump automatically switches among 1×/1.5×/2× modes, based on the input voltage, to maintain sufficient drive for the LED anodes at the highest power efficiency.
Improved brightness matching of the LEDs is achieved by a feedback pin that senses individual LED current with a typical matching accuracy of 0.3%.