New high brightness LED (HB LED) applications such as displays, information panels, signs, traffic signals and automotive lighting are becoming more and more popular. For these applications, new HB LED drivers with constant current outputs have been designed. The constant LED current guarantees the same brightness for all LEDs and provides a cost advantage in lighting system solutions, as there is no need for external resistors for each individual LED. In addition to their enhanced current accuracy, ST’s HB LED drivers also provide optional features such as embedded power-saving circuitry (ST-patent), as well as built-in LED error detection. Available variants allow designers to specify either or both of these value-added features, in a choice of four industry-standard package options.


Technical Documentation

Application Notes
Description Version Size
AN2531 AN2531: Generating multicolor light using RGB LEDs 2.2 865 KB
AN3981 AN3981: LED array drivers 1.1 3 MB
AN2141 AN2141: LED array reference design board 3.2 305 KB
AN2841 AN2841: LED dimming implemented on STM32™ microcontroller 1.5 782 KB
AN3090 AN3090: Power saving and LED status detection using the STP16DPPS05 device 1.2 1 MB
AN2478 AN2478: STP08DP05, STP16DP05 Normal mode and error detection features 3.2 1 MB
AN4374 AN4374: The LED1642GW and ALED1642GW start-up guide 2.0 1 MB
AN2415 AN2415: Using the output detection feature of the high-brightness LED driver STP08CDC596 evaluation board 4.4 301 KB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
Brochure Power management guide 05.2016 4 MB
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