High power white LED SuperCap driver with I²C interface

The STCF04 is a dedicated and space optimized high efficiency solution for driving a flash LED module in cameras, phones, PDAs and other handheld devices using the SuperCap technology. It is based on a DC-DC buck-boost converter, which ensures a proper and efficient charging control and monitoring of the SuperCap in the whole battery voltage range. The output current control ensures a good current regulation over the forward voltage spread characteristics of the flash LEDs in Torch and Flash mode operation. The SuperCap charging current is limited to a defined value which avoids overload of the battery. The SuperCap discharge current flows through the LEDs and the external MOSFET which must be chosen according to the desired flash current.

Key Features

  • Buck-boost converter with 1.5 A peak current limiting and synchronous rectification
  • Burst mode operation when output is charged
  • Input voltage range 2.5 V to 5.5 V
  • Programmable output charging voltage up to 5.5 V
  • Full I²C control
  • Operation modes:
    • Shutdown mode
    • Monitoring mode with NTC and SuperCap monitoring
    • Idle mode
    • Flash mode
    • Torch mode: up to 320 mA
  • Controlled LED current in all modes
  • Soft and hard triggering of Flash, Torch and Picture light modes
  • Torch dimming in 12 exponential steps
  • Flash dimming in 8 steps
  • Active balancing of SuperCap voltage
  • SuperCap status flag
  • Internally or externally timed flash operation
  • Digitally programmable safety timeout in Flash mode
  • Torch mode safety timeout
  • LED overtemperature detection and protection with external NTC resistor
  • Shorted LED failure detection and protection
  • Chip overtemperature detection and protection



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DS8947 DS8947: High power white LED SuperCap™ driver with I²C interface 3.0 1 MB
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Description Version Size
Brochure Power management guide 05.2016 7 MB
ST’s solutions for mobile devices 3.2 3 MB


型号 Marketing Status Quantity Unit Price (US$) * Package Packing Type Operating Temperature (°C) (min) Operating Temperature (°C) (max) ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
STCF04TBR Active - - uTFBGA 25 3x3x1.1 Tape And Reel -40 85 NEC EAR99 MALAYSIA MORE INFO

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型号 Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
STCF04TBR ActiveuTFBGA 25 3x3x1.1IndustrialEcopack2

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