Mouser now stocking Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT4016 16-channel LED driver
Nov 01, 2007
Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced it is stocking the CAT4016 16-channel, constant-current sink LED driver from Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc., a leading supplier of analog, mixed-signal, and non-volatile memory semiconductors.
The CAT4016 LED channels can operate with an output voltage as low as 0.4V (for 2mA to 100mA LED current) to enable more power-efficient designs. The maximum LED current is set by an external resistor and a high-speed, four-wire serial interface with up to 25MHz clock frequency controls for each individual channel using a shift register and latch configuration. A serial output data pin allows multiple devices to be cascaded and programmed via one serial interface. The device features a thermal shutdown protection function to disable the LED outputs if the die temperature exceeds a set limit.
"Mouser's engineering customers have come to expect us to rapidly stock and market the newest products from our world-class supplier lineup," said Mike Scott, Mouser's Vice President of Active Products. "Stocking Catalyst's new LED driver allows our customers to integrate the latest technologies into their new product designs."
The LED driver is available in a wide range of package options including 24-lead SOIC, TSSOP, QSOP, and TQFN (4x4mm). The LED driver is designed for billboard, marquee, instrument, and other larger, general-purpose LED displays in both indoor and outdoor applications.