Constant current source for interior LED lighting

Highly efficient and compact, LEDs have become the de-facto choice for interior lighting applications, from cluster backlighting to mood lighting. However, LEDs are sensitive to operating current so, for any single or string system, a constant steady state current is vital. That’s why constant current source devices make the ideal solution for driving LEDs in the electrically noisy environment of vehicles. Our space-saving NCR series complements the efficiency of LEDs perfectly with accurate and stable outputs.

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Design considerations

  • Individually dimmable LED control
  • Accurate LED current control
  • Compact package (SOT23 / SOT457)
  • High efficiency driver design
  • Low EMI solution using small scale highly integrated package technology
  • Maximum drain current: 10 to 50 mA

Driving efficiency takes pole position

Today’s cars are undergoing the greatest transformation the industry has seen. Continued electrification is resulting in significant change from the engine right through to the cloud. Consistently delivering the right functionality, with the right performance, in the right package is how Nexperia is helping ‘driving efficiency’ win.

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Automotive selection guide 2019

Discover our complete dedicated automotive portfolio of Bipolar transistors, Diodes, ESD protection, MOSFETs and Logic devices in the Nexperia Automotive Selection Guide 2019.

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