Digital LED Solution for Automotive

Next-generation viable in-car lighting

The next generation of in-car ambient lighting will typically comprise of 10 to 30 LEDs mounted on a flexible light strip. Each 'group' consists of one red, green and blue LED to form a 'pixel', which is then intelligently controlled by the ISELED smart RGB LED driver, effectively replacing the present cumbersome and costly work-around utilizing multiple microcontrollers and a slow LIN bus.

Until now, ISELED smart LED drivers have only been available for purchase pre-integrated in an LED module. The INLC100Q16 is the first standalone driver available that enables manufacturers to custom design their own choice of external LED strips.

Several LED-related solutions for the automotive market are continuously being developed under the umbrella of the open ISELED Alliance. The current partners of the ISELED Alliance include Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto, Lucie Labs, NXP, TE Connectivity, the University of Pforzheim, Valeo, OLSA, Melexis, OSRAM and Microchip.

ISELED APPLICATIONS

Dynamic Ambient Light
Dynamic Ambient Light
Functional Lighting
Functional Lighting
Dynamic Lighting Effects
Dynamic Lighting Effects

After Login available documents

Document Name

Content

AN_INLC_04

ISELED Communication Protocol - Control Commands

AN_INLC_06

EMI Guideline

AN_INLC_07

Description of Failure Modes

INLC100Q16 EMI EMS

EMI EMS Investigation Report

 

FEATURES
  • Integration of LEDs, LED controller and advanced communication link in one small 3 mm package
    - system cost reduction
  • Calibration of LED and driver during production process of LED module
    - no binning classes, no bar coding – calibration data stored in LED
    - no look up tables in µC anymore
    - system assembly using LED from the tape with guaranteed parameters

 

  • Bi-directional communication between µC and LED module with lowest latencies
    - EMI robust design based on 2 Mbps communication - no dedicated clock
    - LED temperature can be diagnosed individually by µC
    - efficient use of bandwidth due to individual addressing of each LED

 

APPLICATIONS
  • Automotive Interior Lighting
  • Automotive Ambient Lighting
  • Roof Lighting
THE LED CONTROLLER
  • RGB LED Controller
  • Calibration-Free Use
  • Simple 2-Wire Interface
  • Embedded Temperature Compensation
  • Daisy Chaining of up to 4.096 LED
  • Complete Ecosystem - Software, Controller, LED
  • Full Diagnostic Capability for Functional Lighting
  • Designed for Automotive