Long relegated to mundane indicator applications, LEDs are coming into their own as a standalone illumination and backlighting source, thanks to their relatively low power consumption and falling costs. While the applications are myriad, so too are the technical nuances associated with driving them efficiently, with well-controlled and evenly spread luminous intensity. In response, numerous IC companies have developed a plethora of LED drivers to meet the needs of every application, from single LEDs to light strings to TV backlighting arrays.

To help you keep up with and get a handle on the main differences in the many LED driver ICs being introduced, we’ve developed this comparative table. Use it in conjunction with our two highly popular LED courses (Fundamentals of LEDs for Illumination and Fundamentals of LEDs for Dimming) to bring your next LED-based design to a successful conclusion.

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