IP Phones encounter a multitude of power management challenges and Kinetic Technologies provides advanced application solutions. IP phones are powered through their Ethernet connection, which require PoE controllers to supply regulated voltage rails for phone operation. Ancillary functions require additional power management solutions to power specific circuit requirements for display backlighting, LED indicator lamp drivers, buck and boost converters, load switching and Ethernet port EMI suppression.


LCD Backlight LED Drivers

IP Phone LCD displays are illuminated by LED backlighting. White LEDs are used for color LCD displays and lower cost IP phones use monochrome displays with either white or other fixed color LEDs. Backlight LED strings are configured in series or series/parallel configurations that often require the supply voltage to be boosted from the PoE source. Multiple current sink drivers connect to long serial strings of WLEDs and therefore require a compliance voltage significantly higher than the battery voltage.

  • Panel size and resolution determine the number of white LEDs (WLED) required to produce the necessary screen brightness
  • Dimming techniques to control the brightness can range from simple linear LED brightness control to sophisticated high efficiency PWM control to achieve contrast ratios of typically 20,000:1
  • High accuracy current sinks to provide uniform backlight across larger panel sizes
  • High efficiency boost power conversion required to minimize demands on battery power consumption and maximize the battery life between charge cycles

Product Highlights:

  • Multiple series/parallel strings of WLED drivers to match the display panel needs
  • Multiple programming options from simple PWM signal control to full-featured I2C interfaces.
  • Advanced design, low drop-out current sinks with tight linearity characteristics to maintain constant LED current accuracy over all battery voltage extremes
  • High efficiency boost converters with integrated protection against LED open and short-circuit conditions
Part Number Description
KTD104 Linear-mode 4-Channel LED Driver
KTD105 Linear-mode 5-Channel LED Driver
KTD108 Linear-mode 4-Channel LED Driver
KTD109 Linear-mode 5-Channel LED Driver
KTD117 Linear-mode 4+2 -Channel LED Driver
KTD251 Step-Up LED Driver with PWM Control
KTD2531 Step-Up LED Driver with PWM Control
KTD2536 Step-Up LED Driver with PWM Control
KTD2500 Step-Up LED Driver with ExpressWire or PWM Control
KTD2505R Step-Up LED Driver with ExpressWire or PWM Control
KTD2511C Step-Up LED Driver with PWM Control
KTD2511D Step-Up LED Driver with PWM Control
KTD2801 Step-Up LED Driver with Internal Diode and ExpressWire/PWM Dimming
KTD2801A Step-Up LED Driver with Internal Diode and ExpressWire/PWM Dimming
KTD314 High Efficiency, Wide Voltage Range 20-LED Driver
KTD315 High Efficiency, Wide Voltage Range 30-LED Driver
KTD3112 High Efficiency Step-Up 2-Ch LED Driver, 25V OVP
KTD3113 High Efficiency Step-Up 3-Ch LED Driver, 25V OVP
KTD3116-1 High Efficiency Step-Up 2-Ch LED Driver, 31V OVP
KTD3117-1 High Efficiency Step-Up 3-Ch LED Driver, 31V OVP
KTD3118 High Efficiency Step-Up 2-Ch LED Driver, 42V OVP
KTD3119 High Efficiency Step-Up 3-Ch LED Driver, 42V OVP
KTD3122 2-Ch Step-Up LED Driver with Integrated Power Diode
KTD3137 High Efficiency 3-Channel LED Backlight with Panel Flash Function
KTD325 High Efficiency, Wide Voltage Range 30-LED RGB Driver

Over-Voltage and Surge Protection

Part Number Description
KTS1601 SRC P-Ch Load Switch with Reverse Blocking
KTS1601-1 SRC P-Ch Load Switch with Reverse Blocking and Output Discharge
KTS1605 SRC P-Ch Load Switch with Reverse Blocking
KTS1605-1 SRC P-Ch Load Switch with Reverse Blocking and Output Discharge

RGB LED Drivers

IP Phones use multicolor RGB LEDs for indicator lamps. Indicator lamps show power on/off or function status. Implementing indicator lamp LED control circuits to interface LED control switching to microcontroller logic is a tedious design process and requires multiple discrete components.

  • RGB LED drivers allow simplified programmable control of LED color and brightness

Product Highlights:

  • 3-channel RGB LED drivers permit custom color control
  • 4-channel RGBW devices allow for driving a white LED in addition to the RGB LED
  • Multiple programming options include I2C or ExpressWire to ease integration with a wide variety of processors and operating systems
  • Wide range of ramp up/down timing for slow fade in/out effects and complex repeating patterns
  • Ultra-small package footprint
Part Number Description
KTD2021 3-Channel RGB LED Driver with ExpressWire Control
KTD2022 3-Channel RGB LED Driver with ExpressWire Control
KTD2023 4-Channel RGBW LED Driver with ExpressWire Control
KTD2026 3-Channel RGB LED Driver with I2C Control
KTD2027 4-Channel RGBW LED Driver with I2C Control

Buck and Boost Converters

PoE controllers used in IP Phone applications do not always provide all the specific voltage rails needed by specific application circuits. Voltage regulators allow available voltage rails to be stepped up or down at the point of load for specific application circuits.

  • For light load current requirements, a dual output linear regulator provides a compact, low- cost solution
  • When high power conversion efficiency is desired, a DC/DC switching regulator can be a better choice. DC/DC switching regulators are available for voltage step-up and step-down applications
Part Number Description
KTB851 600mA Step-down Converter with Output Load Discharge
KTB851-1 600mA Step-down Converter
KTC218 Wide Output Range Step-Up Converter

PoE PD Controllers

PoE driven IP Phones End typically require high efficiency power conversion, in the smallest space with minimum component count. Kinetic Technologies offers a broad portfolio of product solutions that integrate the PD physical interface with a DC/DC controller function in a single package, supporting single outputs with power levels from a few watts up to 30W.

The AS11xx family support single output isolated or non-isolated solutions for IEEE802.3af (Type 1) and IEEE802.3at (Type 1 and Type 2) PDs or higher power levels, either by using custom programmed PSEs or by implementing the LLDP to enable 4-pair power delivery on the Ethernet cable. Some products include rectifier bridges for applications requiring space saving. All products include input and output over-current protection, output over-voltage protection, and over-temperature protection

Part Number Description
AS1113 13W PoE PD + DC-DC Controller, 802.3af
AS1114 13W PoE PD + DC-DC Controller, 802.3af
AS1138 13W/30W 802.3af/at PoE PD and Integrated DC-DC Controller

EMI/ESD Suppression

Kinetic Technologies’ EMI/ESD Suppression solution is the industry’s first of its kind, integrating ESD and Common Mode EMI suppression IC to improve EMC performance in Ethernet applications. It is built around Kinetic Technologies’ patented and proprietary Active EMC suppression technology to enable a “Design for Compliance” approach to system design right from the start. This product helps eliminate EMC compliance challenges by providing consistent EMC performance and improvements utilizing silicon-based technology as opposed to passive technologies. EMI/ESD suppression by Kinetic Technologies enables system designers to comply with:

  • CISPR22 and FCC Part 15, Class B requirements for Radiated and Conducted Emissions
  • IEC 61000-4-3/6 requirements for Radiated and Conducted Immunity, Level 3 or higher
  • IEC 61000-4-2 ESD (Air Discharge) of ±25kV
  • IEC 61000-4-2 ESD (Contact Discharge) of ±12kV
  • Cable Discharge Event (CDE) of ±12kV
Part Number Description
KTA1550 Dual-channel Active choke for EMI suppression w/ Integrated ESD Protection
KTA1552 Quad Channel Active EMI & ESD Suppressor for Ethernet Applications