PCA9685PW I2C 16Ch 12-bit PWM LED controller (TSSOP-28) – SMD
LED Display Drivers I2C Bus LED Controller 28-Pin
The PCA9685 is an I2C-bus controlled 16-channel LED controller optimized for
Red/Green/Blue/Amber (RGBA) color backlighting applications. Each LED output has its
own 12-bit resolution (4096 steps) fixed frequency individual PWM controller that operates
at a programmable frequency from a typical of 24 Hz to 1526 Hz with a duty cycle that is
adjustable from 0 % to 100 % to allow the LED to be set to a specific brightness value.
All outputs are set to the same PWM frequency.
Each LED output can be off or on (no PWM control), or set at its individual PWM controller
value. The LED output driver is programmed to be either open-drain with a 25 mA current
sink capability at 5 V or totem pole with a 25 mA sink, 10 mA source capability at 5 V. The
PCA9685 operates with a supply voltage range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V and the inputs and
outputs are 5.5 V tolerant. LEDs can be directly connected to the LED output (up to
25 mA, 5.5 V) or controlled with external drivers and a minimum amount of discrete
components for larger current or higher voltage LEDs.
The PCA9685 is in the new Fast-mode Plus (Fm+) family. Fm+ devices offer higher
frequency (up to 1 MHz) and more densely populated bus operation (up to 4000 pF).
Although the PCA9635 and PCA9685 have many similar features, the PCA9685 has
some unique features that make it more suitable for applications such as LCD or LED
backlighting and Ambilight