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Re: Part 1: Driver Design & Component Selection
CarolLenk   9/24/2012 2:33:52 PM
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Wouldn't you normally use metal pad package for high powered LED? Don't you need that for thermal management?

Well, since cost is critical these days for everything, you start with cheaper. In my experience it's usually not needed. The IC doesn't usually get that hot. Try to pick an MOSFET with low gate current. Also if the IC is in a hot environment, like automotive.



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