White LED Step-Up Converter in Tiny Package
The RT9271 is a step-up DC/DC converter specifically
designed to drive white LEDs with a constant current.
The device can drive one to three LEDs in series from a
Li-Ion cell. Series connection of the LEDs provides
identical LED currents resulting in uniform brightness and
eliminating the need for ballast resistors. The RT9271
switches at 1.1 MHz, allowing the use of tiny external
components. The input and output capacitor can be as
small as 1uF, saving space and cost versus alternative
solutions. A low 0.25V feedback voltage minimizes power
loss in the current setting resistor for better efficiency.
The RT9271 is available in low profile SOT-26 package.
B : SOT-25
E : SOT-26
Operating Temperature Range
C : Commercial Standard
P : Pb Free with Commercial Standard
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Inherently Matched LED Current
High Efficiency: 85% Typical
Drives Up to Three LEDs from 2.8V Supply
20V Internal Switch
Fast 1.1 MHz Switching Frequency
Uses Tiny 1 mm Height Inductors
Requires Only 1uF Output Capacitor
Low Profile SOT-26 Package
Optional 15V Over Voltage Protection
Digital Still Camera
PDAs, Handheld Computers
LX 1 6 VCC
GND 2 5 OVP
FB 3 4 CE
Functional Pin Description
Pin No. Pin Name Pin Function
LX Switch Pin. Connect inductor/diode here. Minimize trace area at this pin to reduce EMI.
GND Ground Pin. Connect directly to local ground plane.
Feedback Pin. Reference voltage is 0.25V. Connect cathode of lowest LED and resistor
here. Calculate resistor value according to the formula: RFB = 0.25/ILED
Chip Enable Pin. Connect to 1.4V or higher to enable device, 0.4V or less to disable
Over Voltage Protection Pin. Voltage sensing input to trigger the function of over voltage
protection, the trip point is 15.5V. Leave it unconnected to disable this function.
Input Voltage Pin. Must be locally bypass with 1uF capacitor to GND.
DS9271-07 April 2004