Cypress Semiconductor is showing its new LED driver making front lighting systems smaller and more cost effective, at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“The automotive LED driver has a single LED at a 2.1-MHz switching frequency, which enables a solution using small inductors, reducing physical size and bill-of-materials costs.

“LEDs use less power and are smaller in size than traditional bulbs, offering automakers the flexibility to create signature lighting effects for their vehicles,” said Cypress Analogue Business Unit VP, Kiyoe Nagaya.

“Cypress has raised the bar in automotive front lighting with this LED driver solution that can drive a single LED without large, expensive inductors.”

In addition, Cypress new S6BL111A Automotive LED Drivers feature an input voltage range of 4.5-42 V that encompass extreme operating conditions such as cold-cranking—when the automobile engine starter draws an excessive amount of current due to starting the engine in cold temperatures—or load dump—a power surge which occurs when an automobile battery is disconnected while the alternator is supplying current during engine operation.