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36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns

MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – July 11, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT3932, a monolithic, synchronous, step-down DC/DC converter with internal 36V, 2A power switches and an internal PWM generator. Its fixed frequency, peak current mode control accurately regulates current within ±1.5% for strings of up to 2A LEDs. Its integrated PWM generator offers a 128:1 dimming ratio. If dimming ratios of up to 5000:1 are required, the LT3932 and an external PWM generator can accommodate these applications. The LT3932’s 3.6V to 36V input voltage range is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. The combination of its Silent Switcher® topology and spread spectrum frequency modulation minimizes EMI concerns. The LT3932 can drive up to eight 2A white LEDs from a nominal 32V input, delivering in excess of 50 watts.

The LT3932 can deliver efficiencies of 93% while switching at 2MHz, eliminating the need for external heat sinking and offering a tiny, compact solution footprint. Internal open/short LED protection and fault indication offers added reliability. The LT3932’s switching frequency is programmable from 200kHz to 2MHz or it can be synchronized to an external clock signal. Combined with a thermally enhanced 4mm x 5mm QFN package, the LT3932 offers a very compact high power LED driver solution. Other features include accurate LED current sense with a monitor output, 99.9% duty cycle operation and programmable UVLO.

The LT3932EUFD is available in a thermally enhanced 28-lead 4mm x 5mm QFN package. Three temperature grades are available, with operation from –40°C to 125°C (junction) for the extended, industrial grades and a high temperature grade of –40°C to 150°C. Pricing starts at $3.95 each in 1,000-piece quantities and all versions are available from stock. For more information, go to www.linear.com/product/LT3932.

Summary of Features: LT3932

±1.5% LED Current Regulation
±1.2% Output Voltage Regulation
5000:1 PWM Dimming at 100Hz
128:1 Internal PWM Dimming
Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation
Silent Switcher® Architecture for Low EMI
3.6V to 36V Input Voltage Range
0V to 36V LED String Voltage
2A, 36V Internal Switches
200kHz to 2MHz with SYNC Function
99.9% Maximum Duty Cycle
Analog or Duty Cycle LED Current Control
Open/Short LED Protection & Fault Indication
Accurate LED Current Sense with Monitor Output
Programmable UVLO
Thermally Enhanced 28-Lead (4mm × 5mm) QFN

Analog Devices just got more Powerful. On March 10, Analog Devices acquired Linear Technology, creating the premier high performance analog company. More info at http://lt.linear.com/07c

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