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The AL8806 is a step-down DC/DC converter designed to drive LEDs with a constant current. The device can drive up to 9 LEDs, depending on the forward voltage of the LEDs, in series from a voltage source of 6V to 36V. The AL8806 switches at frequency up to 1MHz. This allows the use of small size external components, hence minimizing the PCB area needed. Maximum output current of AL8806 is set via an external resistor connected between the VIN and SET input pins. Dimming is achieved by applying either a DC voltage or a PWM signal at the CTRL input pin. An input voltage of 0.4V or lower at CTRL switches off the output MOSFET simplifying PWM dimming.


  • MR16 lamps
  • General illumination lamps


  • 30V 1.5A LED drive capability - Drives up to 8 LED in series and provides cost effective solution for MR16 and other 12VAC/DC systems
  • 5% initial average LED current accuracy - Meets accuracy requirements of most lighting apps at cost effective price and improves inter-channel matching.
  • Simple digital PWM dimming with DC dimming on the CTRL pin - Provides flexible scheme to users with different dimming methods: DC for thermal control, PWM for brightness control
  • High switching frequency up to 1MHz - Reduces inductor value - reducing size of solution
  • Small footprint MSOP-8EP package with only 4 external components - High power density small PCB footprint solution

Product Specifications

Product Parameters

Qualified to AECQ10x Yes
Automotive Compliant PPAP AL8806Q
Topologies (Buck) Yes
Topologies (Buck-Boost) No
Topologies (Boost) No
Minimum Input Voltage 6 V
Maximum Input Voltage 36 V
Maximum Output Voltage 36 V
Maximum LED Current 1.5 A
LED Current Accuracy 5 %
Switching Frequency Maximum 1000 kHz
Dimming (PWM) Yes
Dimming (Analog) Yes
Efficiency 98 %
Operating Temperature Range -40 to 125 °C
Sense Voltage 100 mV
AEC-Q100 Grade No

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Orderable Part Number Authorized Distributor Quantity Inventory Date Buy Online Region
AL8806MP8-13 Avnet EU 2500 9/23/2020 Buy Now Germany
AL8806MP8-13 Arrow Electronics 745 9/23/2020 Buy Now United States
AL8806MP8-13 Arrow Electronics Central EU 2500 9/23/2020 Buy Now Germany
AL8806MP8-13 Digi-Key Electronics 32199 9/23/2020 Buy Now United States
AL8806MP8-13 Farnell, An Avnet Company 2465 9/23/2020 Buy Now England
AL8806MP8-13 Mouser Electronics Inc. 5093 9/23/2020 Buy Now United States
AL8806MP8-13 RS Components 120 9/23/2020 Buy Now England
AL8806MP8-13 RS Components Ltd. 120 9/23/2020 Buy Now Japan
AL8806MP8-13 Future Electronics 872 9/22/2020 Buy Now Canada
AL8806MP8-13 Future Electronics 10000 9/22/2020 Buy Now Canada
AL8806MP8-13 Future Electronics - Europe 10000 9/22/2020 England
AL8806QMP-13 Mouser Electronics Inc. 4301 9/23/2020 Buy Now United States


Product Change Notices

PCN # Issue Date Subject
PCN-2447 2020-01-30 Additional Qualified (FAB) Wafer Fab Source, (A/T) Assembly/Test Site, and (BOM) Bill of Materials