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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

TI Introduces Dual-Output Boost Converters for OLED and White LED Displays

via PRNewswire

DALLAS , April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated(NYSE: TXN) (TI) introduced today two new high-efficiency, dual-output DC/DCboost converters that can manage two sets of six white light emitting diodes(LEDs) -- all from a single integrated circuit plus inductor. The devices feature an input voltage of 3 V to 6 V and can deliver up to 0.7 A of output current, making them well suited to drive organic LED (OLED) sub-displays andwhite LED backlighting for the liquid crystal display (LCD) main display in today's clamshell phones. See: .

TI's TPS61140 device allows a portable electronics designer to program each individual voltage and current level through external resistors. For additional flexibility, the designer can use each output's dedicated selectionpin to turn them on separately or simultaneously.

If the TPS61140's voltage output is enabled, the boost converter is controlled by pulse frequency modulation (PFM) to achieve high efficiency overa wide load range. If the current output is selected, the device adopts a 1.2-MHz pulse width modulation (PWM) control method to maximize output current. Applying an external PWM signal to the select pin reduces the output current, thereby allowing white LED dimming.

High-Efficiency White LED Backlighting

TI's new TPS61150 high-frequency boost converter with two regulated current outputs drives white LEDs in LCD backlights for the sub and main displays in clamshell phones. As with the TPS61140, this device's output current can be reduced by implementing a PWM signal on the select pins or ananalog voltage on the ISET pin, resulting in PWM dimming of the white LEDs. The TPS61150 regulator's 1.2-MHz fixed switching frequency reduces output ripple and avoids audible noises associated with PFM control. The device's two outputs can also drive display and keypad backlights, together driving up to 12 white LEDs in one large display.

The TPS61140 and TPS61150 eliminate the need for any external active power components, while maintaining a high degree of efficiency and design flexibility. The devices incorporate a power MOSFET and power diode. In addition, the high switching frequency reduces the size requirements of the external inductor and capacitor.

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