The EV3386DR-00A is an evaluation board for the MP3386DR, a step-up converter designed for large liquid-crystal displays that employ an array of LEDs as the light source. It can drive up to 6 strings in parallel and 10 LEDs per string.
The MP3386 uses internal switch current mode, fixed frequency architecture and includes current ballast in each string terminal, which achieves 3% current regulation accuracy between strings. Low feedback voltage at each LED string help reduce power loss and improve efficiency.
The MP3386 has multiple features to protect the converter from fault conditions, including under-voltage lockout, current limiting, over voltage, short LED, open LED and thermal shut-down protection.
The MP3386 is available in small QFN24 (4mmx 4mm) package.
- 4.5V to 25V Input Voltage Range
- Up to 89% Efficiency
- Programmable Over Voltage Protection
- Drives up to 6 Strings Parallel and 10 LEDs in Series.
- 3% Current Regulation Accuracy Between Strings
- Selectable Switching Frequency: 1.25MHz and 625kHz
- Open and Short LED Load Protection
- Thermal Shutdown
4.5V-25Vin, 50Vout, 6-Channel Boost WLED Driver
The MP3386 is a step-up converter with 6-channel current sources designed for driving the white LED arrays for large size LCD panel backlighting applications. The MP3386 uses current mode, fixed frequency architecture. The switching frequency can be selected at 1.25MHz or 625kHz. It generates an output voltage up to 50V from a 4.5V to 25V input supply. The MP3386 regulates the current in each LED string to the user programmed value set by an external current setting resistor. The MP3386 applies 6 internal current sources in each LED string terminal to get current balance. And the current matching achieves 3% regulation accuracy between strings. Its low 600mV regulation voltage on LED current sources reduces power loss and improves efficiency. The MP3386 features external PWM dimming or DC input PWM dimming, which allows the flexible control of the backlighting luminance under wide range of the ambient brightness, and also avoids the possibility of PWM dimming audible noise. The dimming PWM signal can be generated internally, and the dimming frequency is programmed by an external setting capacitor.