Low-Voltage Four-Channel LED Driver

The ZLED7012, one of our ZLED family of LED control ICs, is a low-noise, constant-frequency charge pump DC/DC converter that can drive up to four LED channels, providing a programmable constant current level ranging from 1.8mA to 20mA per LED channel. It can also drive higher current LEDs because its current sinks can operate in parallel. It enables white or other color LED applications that require uniform intensity and/or linear progressions in brightness. Capable of operating efficiently with DC voltage supplies ranging from 2.8V to 5.5V, it is ideal for small, battery-powered applications because very few external components are needed: typically one small-dimension 1μF capacitor across the C+ and C- pins and two small-dimension 2.2μF capacitors to GND from the VCC and Vout pins. The ZLED7012's Pulse Count Control (PCC) serial digital input is used to enable/disable the LEDs and set the current level (14 settings using a nearly logarithmic scale to provide a linear brightness progression). This simple, high-speed interface allows efficient real-time management of LEDs via microcontrollers or control systems. The ZLED7012's features include integrated soft-start circuitry to protect against excessive in-rush current during power-on and a low-current shutdown mode that reduces quiescent current consumption to approximately 1μA (typical) by disconnecting the load from the input when the EN/SET pin is low for a specified time.


  • Low quiescent current in low-current shutdown mode: 1μA typical, <2μA maximum
  • Integrated thermal shutdown protection prevents damage by shutting down the ZLED7012 if the die junction temperature exceeds 160°C (typical)
  • Fixed charge pump switching frequency: 1MHz (typ.)
  • Soft-start feature protects against excessive inrush current during power-on

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Range Carrier Type Buy Sample
ZLED7012ZI1R Obsolete NEG12 VFQFPN 12 Reel Availability

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ZLED7012 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 307 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZLED7012 Short-form Datasheet Short Form Datasheet PDF 95 KB Apr 19, 2016
User Guides & Manuals
ZLED7012KIT-E1 Evaluation Kit Description Manual PDF 513 KB Apr 20, 2016
PDN-2017-005-01 PRODUCT DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 106 KB Jun 29, 2017
IDT CAD Altium Libraries for AID Products Rev 20160819 PCB Design Files ZIP 1.20 MB Aug 18, 2016

Evaluation Boards

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ZLED7012KIT Evaluation Kit for ZLED7012