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ISELED® Protocol-Enabled Microcontrollers

Smart RGB LED Solutions for Automotive Ambient Lighting

In-vehicle LED lighting can pose complex challenges for automotive designers. Innovative in-car lighting applications will feature hundreds of LEDs, typically in the form of flexible light strips comprising many single RGB LEDs that need to be individually controlled to produce dynamic effects. In partnership with the open ISELED Alliance, we are overcoming these technical barriers by combining a broad portfolio of ISELED protocol-enabled microcontrollers (MCUs) with the ability to implement innovative design block sets.

This solution enables you to connect up to 4,079 ISELED LEDs via a differential bus at a speed of 2 Mbps and control them with a single external MCU. A special protocol ensures coordination of the individual hardware and software components used by the system, guaranteeing optimum integration of the smart LEDs and the MCU. You can also implement and mix design block sets including a Local Interconnect Network (LIN), a bootloader, capacitive touch sliders and capacitive proximity sensors for flexibility in creating your designs.

ISELED Total System Solution Block Diagram

Discover how our scalable and high-performance 8-, 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), with their Core Independent Peripherals, combine with proven ISELED software drivers to provide a fast, low-risk way to enhance your in-car lighting systems. A list of these devices is available in the Products tab below.

We also offer a variety of other products to help you develop your ISELED protocol-based in-car lighting system. Use these links to learn more:

Hardware Requirements

You will need this hardware to get started with your ISELED protocol lighting design:

Controller Boards (Choose One):

ISELED Interface Board:

ISELED Development Board (Choose One):