R1201x Series


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The R1201x Series are PWM control type step-up DC/DC converter ICs with low supply current.

The R1201x is fully dedicated to drive White LEDs with constant current. Each of these ICs consists of an NMOS FET, a forward diode, an oscillator, a PWM comparator, a voltage reference unit, an error amplifier, a current limit circuit, an under voltage lockout circuit (UVLO), and an over-voltage protection circuit (OVP).

The R1201x can drive white LEDs in constant current with high efficiency by using an inductor, a resistor and capacitors as external components. A diode is built-in; therefore it is possible to drive up to 5 serial white LEDs without an external diode.

The LEDs current can be set by an external resistance value and can adjust the dimming of LEDs by CE pin according to the signal of PWM. Feedback voltage is 0.2V, therefore power loss by current setting resistance is small and efficiency is good. Maximum duty cycle is internally fixed, Typ. 91%. LEDs can be driven from low voltage. Protection circuits are the current limit of Lx peak current, the over voltage limit of output, and the under voltage lockout function. The oscillator frequency can be selected from 1MHz or 1.2MHz.

It is controllable the dimming of LEDs quickly when the PWM signal (between 200Hz to 300kHz) input to CE pin. If the CE pin input is "L" in the fixed time (Typ. 0.5ms), the IC becomes the standby mode and turns OFF LEDs.

Supply Current Typ. 450µA (R1201xxx3A/4A)
Typ. 500µA (R1201xxx1A/2A)
Standby Current Max. 5µA
Input Voltage Range 1.8V to 5.5V
Feedback Voltage 0.2V
Feedback Voltage Accuracy ±10mV
Temperature-Drift Coefficient of Feedback Voltage ±150ppm/°C
Oscillator Frequency Typ. 1MHz, Typ. 1.2MHz
Maximum Duty Cycle Typ. 91%
Switch ON Resistance Typ. 1.35Ω
UVLO Detector Threshold Typ. 1.6V
Lx Current Limit Protection Typ. 700mA
OVP Detector Threshold Select from 9.5V, 14.0V, 18.5V, 20.6V, 21.6V
Switching Control PWM
LED dimming control by external PWM signal (Frequency 200Hz to 300kHz)
Packages DFN1616-6, SOT-23-6
Ceramic capacitors are recommended 0.22µF (R1201x02xA/ 03xA/ 04xA)
1µF (R1201x05xA)
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Data Sheet Flyer Design Guide
R1201x Series R1201N Series R1201N Series
Package Info. Mark Info. Quality Assurance Data
SOT-23-6 R1201N Reliability

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Note : Discontinued Products
DFN1616-6 (R1201L Series) are already discontinued.

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