UBA2071; UBA2071A Half bridge control IC for CCFL backlighting
1. General description
The UBA2071 and UBA2071A are high voltage ICs intended to drive Cold Cathode
Fluorescent Lamps (CCFLs) or External Electrode Fluorescent Lamps (EEFLs) for
backlighting applications. They can drive a half bridge circuit made up of two NMOSFETs
with a supply voltage of up to 550 V, so the inverter can be supplied directly from a 400 V
The UBA2071 and UBA2071A contain a controller, a level shifter, a bootstrap diode and
drivers for the external half bridge power switches. It also contains a low frequency PWM
generator, which can be used to control the brightness level of the lamps, using an analog
brightness/dimming control voltage. PWM dimming can also be realized, using a digital
PWM input signal. PWM dimming can be synchronized with other ICs. The lamp current is
controlled by means of a true zero voltage switching resonant control principle, ensuring
lowest possible switch losses in the half bridge power structure.
The UBA2071 is designed to be supplied by a DV/Dt supply from the half bridge circuit that
it drives. The IC itself needs little current and if the IC is off, a clamp protects the supply
voltage from getting too high.
The UBA2071A is designed to be supplied by a fixed 12 V supply. It has a lower supply
start voltage and no supply clamp.
Suitable for operating in a very wide inverter supply voltage range (up to 550 V DC).
Integrated level shifter.
Integrated bootstrap diode.
Lamp current control by means of a true zero voltage switching resonant control
Sample & Hold circuit, maintaining current control value during PWM lamp-off
Separately definable time constants for current control loop and PWM dimming
Ignition failure detection.
Hard switching control.
Open/short pin protections on feedback pins.
Integrated, programmable fault timer.
Bidirectional pin acting both as fault signaling output and input, allowing external fault
interfacing to operate via the integrated fault timer.
Brightness level adjustment through PWM dimming.
Integrated PWM generator.
Communication pin for master / slave operation.
DC blocking capacitor pre-charging sequence.
Supply clamp (UBA2071 only).