Electronic Design

LED Flash IC Destroys Limitations

Breaking barriers to higher power, the STCF04 camera flash and torch controller raises the maximum power of an LED flash module from a few Watts to over 40W, producing the brightness equivalent to a security floodlight. The device also provides brightness controls with eight user-selectable levels for the flash and 12 for the torch. Other features include a light-sensor input, flash and torch safety timers, temperature sensing, short-circuit protection, 1 x 320 mA torch current, 100-mA privacy indicator, and an I2C bus with selectable address. Available in a 25-bump, 3 mm x 3mm TFBGA package, price is $2 each/1,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.

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