Lighting


New concepts in automotive lighting utilize LED technology to provide long-lasting, low-power, and high-efficiency illumination while meeting higher demands for road safety. LEDs provide significant advantages over traditional technologies for most automotive lighting applications. LED drivers play an important part in preserving and enhancing the inherent LED qualities of clarity, speed, and efficiency. We offer a wide range of LED drivers and controllers to reliably power LEDs in automotive lighting applications. Watch the Automotive HB LED Controllers for Matrix and Pixel Lighting video to learn more.



Applications


Front Lighting

Automotive front lighting applications include Adaptive Front-Lighting Systems (AFS), headlights, and daytime running lights (DRL). Our LED driver ICs for automotive applications offer features such as flexible configurations, fault tolerance, and EMI reduction circuitry.

AEC-Q100 LED Drivers, Front Lighting Applications
AEC-Q100 Boost Controllers, Front Lighting Applications

Interior Lighting

Interior lighting applications include cabin lighting, dashboard lighting, display backlighting, heads-up-displays (HUDs), and driver monitoring systems (DMS) that drive infrared (IR) LEDs. Our LED drivers offer wide dimming ratios, high peak current range, and system integration.

AEC-Q100 LED Drivers, Interior Applications (Interior Lighting, Display Backlighting)

Rear and Other Exterior Lighting

Rear lights and other exterior light applications include tail lights, turn-signal lights, feature lights, and rear combination lights (RCL). Our LED drivers provide a compact solution for these systems.

AEC-Q100 LED Drivers, Rear, and Low-Power Exterior Applications


Featured Products


12-Switch Matrix Manager for Automotive Lighting

MAX20092

Single/dual/quad-string configurations, programmable 12-bit PWM dimming, enables matrix/pixel lighting up to 1.5A

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Dual-Channel, Synchronous Buck High-Brightness LED Controller

MAX20097

Ultra-fast transient response with near-fixed frequency minimizes EMI for matrix lighting, wide dimming ratio allows high contrast.

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Dual-Channel, Synchronous Buck High-Brightness LED Controller

MAX20096

Ultra-fast transient response with near-fixed frequency minimizes EMI for matrix lighting, wide dimming ratio allows high contrast.

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2A Synchronous Buck LED Driver with Integrated MOSFETs

MAX20050

High-performance, compact, and efficient buck LED driver simplifies automotive and general lighting designs.

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Automotive High-Voltage, High-Brightness LED Controller

MAX20090

Single-channel HB LED driver for front-light applications such as high-beam, low-beam, and daytime running lights.

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Automotive Synchronous Buck, High-Brightness LED Controller

MAX20078

Eliminates the trade-off between fast response time and low EMI for exterior lighting and safety applications.

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