1.2A PWM Boost Regulator
Photo Flash LED Driver
The MIC2291 is a 1.2MHz Pulse Width Modulation (PWM),
boost-switching regulator that is optimized for high-current,
white LED photo flash applications. With a guaranteed switch
current of 1.2A, the MIC2291 easily drives a string of 3 white
LEDs in series at 100mA, ensuring a high level of brightness
and eliminating several ballast resistors.
The MIC2291 implements a constant frequency, 1.2MHz
PWM control scheme. The high frequency PWM operation
saves board space by reducing external component sizes.
The added benefit of the constant frequency PWM scheme,
in contrast to variable frequency topologies, is much lower
noise and input ripple injected back to the battery source.
To optimize efficiency, the feedback voltage is set to only
95mV. This reduces the power dissipation in the current set
resistor, and allows the lowest total output voltage, hence
minimal current draw from the battery.
The MIC2291 is available with 2 levels of over-voltage
protection, 15V, and 34V. This allows designers to choose
the smallest possible external components with the appropri-
ate voltage ratings for their applications.
The MIC2291 is available in low-profile, Thin SOT23 5-lead
and 8-lead 2mm × 2mm MLF™ package options. The MIC2291
has a junction temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.
All support documentation can be found on Micrel’s web
site at www.micrel.com.
• 2.5V to 10V input voltage
• Output voltage up to 34V
• 1.2A switch current
• 1.2MHz PWM operation
• 95mV feedback voltage
• Overvoltage protection (OVP)
– Options for 15V and 34V
• Stable with ceramic capacitors
• <1% line and load regulation
• 1µA shutdown current
• Over temperature protection
• Low-profile Thin SOT23-5 package option
• 2mm × 2mm MLF™ package option
• –40°C to +125°C junction temperature range
• Photo Flash LED driver
• Cell phones
• GPS systems
• Digital cameras
• IP phones
• LED flashlights
3V to 4.2V
Thin SOT23 Flash LED Driver
3V to 4.2V
1µF EN OVP
2mm × 2mm Flash LED Driver with Output OVP
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