The AAT1271 is a high-efficiency, high-current boost converter capable of 1.5A typical output current. It is an ideal power solution for LED photo flash applications in all single cell Li-ion powered products. The AAT1271 maintains output current regulation by switching the internal high-side and low-side switch transistors. The transistor switches are pulse-width modulated at a fixed frequency of 2MHz. The high switching frequency allows the use of a small inductor and output capacitor, making the AAT1271 ideally suited for small battery-powered applications. AnalogicTech’s proprietary AS²Cwire™ (Advanced Simple Serial Control™) serial digital interface is used to enable, disable, configure, and program the operation of the AAT1271. Using the AS²Cwire interface, the movie-mode current level for each LED, the safety timer delay, and the flash-to-movie-mode current ratio can be programmed to one of 16 levels. In addition, the single-wire serial protocol sets output channel control. The AAT1271 also includes a separate Flash Enable input to initiate both the flash operation and the default timer which can be used either to terminate a flash event at the end of a user-programmed delay or as a safety feature. Also included is a Flash Inhibit pin which reduces the flash current to movie-mode levels during high battery demand. The maximum flash and movie-mode current is set by one external resistor where the ratio of Flash to Movie-mode current is set at approximately 7.3:1. One or two LEDs can be connected to the AAT1271, where in the case of two LEDs the output current is matched between each diode. The AAT1271 contains a thermal management system to protect the device in the event of an output short-circuit condition. Built-in circuitry prevents excessive inrush current during start-up. The shutdown feature reduces quiescent current to less than 1.0µA. The AAT1271 is available in a Pb-free, thermally-enhanced 14-pin 3x3mm TDFN package.