Renesas Electronics Corporation , a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of its new control IC (part number PD168891) for automotive light-emitting diode (LED) headlights. The main features of the PD168891 IC are an integrated current-control function for constant-current drive of LEDs and a pre-driver function for driving external metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); integrated protection functions essential for automotive applications, including LED current and external MOSFET overcurrent protection; and a newly developed compact package with low thermal resistance. The new device can be combined with other devices, such as MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and choke coils to build electronic-control units for LED headlights in automobiles.
New Control IC for Automotive LED Headlights
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