SAN JOSE, Calif.—Designers of high-performance automotive matrix lighting and adaptive driving beam light-emitting diode (LED) applications can now migrate to higher current devices while reducing design size and improving flexibility with the MAX20092 12-switch matrix manager from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The IC minimizes thermal issues associated with LED matrix lighting applications by offering the industry's lowest internal MOSFET drain-source resistance (RDS_ON), which is 65 percent lower than the closest competitive solution.
Safety and brand differentiation are two of the leading factors driving greater adoption of LEDs in automotive front-lighting platforms, which are growing at 30 percent per year, according to Strategy Analytics, Inc. As part of their distinctive brand identities, OEMs are designing in advanced safety features such as glare-free high beams along with LED and matrix lighting. However, LED lighting designers are challenged with increasing power, thermal, and design complexities.
The MAX20092 provides powerful and flexible current management for matrix and pixel lighting. Twelve integrated switches control an LED voltage up to 65V, saving design time and reducing complexity. Its integrated MOSFET on resistance (RDS_ON) of 0.1Ω is the lowest in the industry—comfortably driving LED currents up to 1.5A. Maxim's 12-switch LED matrix manager is offered in a small 5mm x 5mm TQFN package. Additionally, Maxim today introduced MAX20096 and MAX20097 dual-channel, synchronous buck high-brightness LED controllers to work with the MAX20092 and to help designers improve transient response times in LED lighting. The MAX20096 and MAX20097 deliver ultra-fast transient response with near-fixed frequency with Maxim's proprietary average current mode control scheme, minimizing EMI and enabling a reliable, high-performing design.
Key Advantages of MAX20092
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