Texas Instruments Unveils TLC6C598-Q1, TLC6C5912-Q1 Automotive LED Drivers

Texas Instruments announced their TLC6C598-Q1 and TLC6C5912-Q1 automotive LED drivers. The AEC-Q100 qualified devices feature the industry’s highest voltage rating, thermal shutdown protection and optimized electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. The TLC6C598-Q1 comes in two packages: the SOIC-D and TSSOP-PW 16-pin packages are available now at a suggested retail price of $0.50 in 2,500-unit quantities. The TLC6C5912-Q1 comes in two packages: the SOIC and TSSOP 20-pin packages are available now for a suggested retail price of $0.70 in 2,500-unit quantities.

The TI TLC6C598-Q1 and TLC6C5912-Q1 LED drivers are monolithic, medium-voltage, low-current 8-bit/12-bit shift registers designed for use in systems that require relatively moderate load power. The TLC6C598-Q1 and TLC6C5912-Q1 are designed for automotive dashboard applications, including tell-tale warning lamps, instrumentation cluster, and LED illumination and control.

TI TLC6C5912-Q1 LED Driver Features

  • Wide VCC From 3 V to 5.5 V
  • Output Maximum Rating of 40 V
  • Twelve Power DMOS Transistor Outputs of 50-mA Continuous Current with VCC = 5 V
  • Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Enhanced Cascading for Multiple Stages
  • All Registers Cleared With Single Input
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Slow Switching Time (tr and tf), Which Helps Significantly With Reducing EMI
  • 20-Pin TSSOP-PW Package
  • 20-Pin DW Package

TI TLC6C598-Q1 LED Driver Features

  • AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications
  • Device Temperature Grade 1: -40°C to 125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range
  • Device HBM ESD Classification Level H2
  • Device CDM ESD Classification Level C3B
  • Wide Vcc From 3 V to 5.5 V
  • Output Maximum Rating of.40 V
  • Eight Power DMOS Transistor Outputs of 50-mA Continuous Current With Vcc = 5 V
  • Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Enhanced Cascading for Multiple Stages
  • All Registers Cleared With Single Input
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Slow Switching Time (tr and tf), Which Helps Significantly With Reducing EMI
  • 16-Pin TSSOP-PW Package
  • 16-Pin SOIC-D Package

More info: TLC6C598-Q1 | TLC6C5912-Q1 (pdf)