The ZLED7002 toggle (side-step) dual-channel LED driver is one of our ZLED family of LED control ICs. It operates in the lower DC voltage supply range of 2.7V to 5.5V. This unique LED driver is capable of controlling a MAIN channel and a SUB channel. Typically, only one of the two channels is active and the ZLED7002 toggles between the channels automatically in response to the voltage supply level and the related voltage at the UV (under-voltage protection) pin. The MAIN channel is a configurable constant current source driving the MAIN LED string with a maximum current draw of 250mA and the SUB channel can drive up to 100mA current through the LED channel when active. The ZLED7002 enables voltage-level indicator applications and low-power battery-driven lighting applications that require switching to a lower-current LED channel when the supply is low, which extends the lighting life-time. Because the dropout voltage is minimal, the ZLED7002 is optimal for battery-powered applications. Capable of operating efficiently with DC voltage supplies ranging from 2.7V to 5.5V, it is ideal for small portable lighting applications. The ZLED7002 can also reduce bill-of-material costs because very few external components are required for most applications, making it an optimal fit for small devices for which lighting lifetime is critical. Only four resistors, a diode, and a capacitor are needed for a typical basic application.
- Automatic MAIN channel short-circuit protection switches the output current to the SUB channel if the MAIN LED is shorted
- Under-voltage power supply detection
- Over-temperature protection