Microchip supplies energy efficient MCUs to ISELED Alliance

October 25, 2018 //By Julien Happich
Microchip supplies energy efficient MCUs to ISELED Alliance
MCU provider Microchip has become the newest member of the open ISELED Alliance formed to develop and market the in-vehicle LED lighting concept "digital LED". The Alliance aims to install a complete ecosystem with the corresponding hardware and software for the ISELED concept.

The core product is a “digital” RGB LED that integrates a single red, green and blue LED with the ISELED controller. Next generation in-car lighting will feature hundreds of LEDs, typically in the form of flexible light strips each comprising many single RGB LEDs, which need to be individually controlled to produce dynamic effects. Up to 4,079 of the ISELED LEDs can be connected via a differential bus at a speed of 2 Mbps. They will be controlled by a single external microcontroller.

Microchip offers a broad range of high performance controllers with market leading power consumption to address these needs. A special protocol ensures optimum coordination of the individual hardware and software components used by the system solution, thus guaranteeing optimum integration of the smart LED and the associated controller. 
“Providing ISELED solutions utilizing Microchip’s broad portfolio of cost efficient 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers will enable our customers to add more value to their systems, generate great user experiences and contribute to safer driving,” said Matthias Kaestner, vice president of Microchip’s automotive business units. “Microchip’s membership in the ISELED Alliance will broaden the acceptance of this technology through our scalable microcontroller solutions with proven ISELED software drivers and a low-risk development path for our customers.”
Microchip Technology -  www.microchip.com


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