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Endicott Research Group's Smart ForceTM SFDM Series LED Driver for LED-backlit Displays

Endicott Research Group's Smart ForceTM SFDM Series LED Driver for LED-backlit Displays

The SFDM (Mini) Series LED Driver board for LED-backlit displays provides a full function power supply with optimum power for high brightness as well as lower power consumption and lower cost in an exceptionally compact size - 1.11 inch (28.2 mm) x 3.10 inch (78.7 mm), and less than 5 mm high. It provides brightness stability over a wide input voltage (8-20V), with external PWM (pulse width modulation) dimming to 250:1, can power up to 6 LED strings, and is compatible with virtually all OEM LED-backlit panels. Use of high-bright LEDs in LCD backlights creates new challenges for the power supply driving the LED BLU (backlighting unit). Getting optimum performance from LED BLUs requires a full-function power supply that maintains a constant current, providing sufficient voltage across the LED BLU to light the LED strings and provide proper current regulation. The challenges facing power supplies (i.e., drivers) for LED-backlit displays cannot be met by the many single-chip IC drivers available on the market The SFDM is designed to account for this voltage change and can light across the entire normal operating range of temperatures, with no time or expense devoted to designing a boost circuit. The SDFM Driver board can also be used with ERG's Smart ForceTM LED rails. These are special rails that utilize a proprietary new design to provide thermal management superior to any other technology on the market. The thermal management technology utilized inside the rails addresses the major challenge for LED BLUs: keeping the LEDs cool.

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