The HV9930DB1 is an LED driver demoboard capable of driving up to 7 1-watt LEDs in series from an automotive input of 9 - 16VDC. The demoboard uses the HV9930 in a boost-buck topology. The converter operates at frequencies in excess of 300kHz and has excellent output current regulation over the input voltage range. It can also withstand transients up to 42V and operate down to 6V input. The converter is also protected against open LED and output short circuit conditions. Protection against reverse polarity up to 20V is also included.