The ISL97687 is a PWM controlled LED driver that supports 4 channels of LED current, for Monitor and TV LCD backlight applications. It is capable of driving 160mA per channel from a 9V to 32V input supply, with current sources rated up to 75V absolute maximum.
The ISL97687’s current sources achieve typical current matching to ±1%, while dynamically maintaining the minimum required VOUT necessary for regulation. This adaptive scheme compensates for the non-uniformity of forward voltage variance in the LED strings.
The ISL97687 can decode both an incoming PWM signal and an analog input voltage, for DC-to-PWM dimming applications. Modes include direct PWM and several modes where the PWM frequency is synthesized on chip at 10-bit resolution. This can be either free running, or synchronized with the frame rate to give both a frequency and a phase lock, minimizing panel to panel variation and display flicker. Phase shift is supported, reducing flicker and audio noise, as is multiplication of the incoming decoded analog and PWM values.
The ISL97687 has an advanced dynamic headroom control function, which monitors the highest LED forward voltage string, and regulates the output to the correct level to minimize power loss. This proprietary regulation scheme also allows for extremely linear PWM dimming from 0.02% to 100%. The LED current can also be switched between two current levels, giving support for 3D applications. The ISL97687 incorporates extensive protections of string open and short circuit detections, OVP, and OTP.