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Lighting Communications Development Platform

The Lighting Communications Development Platform provides a universal lighting development platform for the creation of communications enabled lighting applications. The platform consists of a main board and various communications interface adapters to support in the development of DALI, DMX512A, as well as future protocols (eg. RF).

To utilize the communications platform, a minimum of (2) main or (2) prototyping boards and (2) adapters are required – connected via appropriate cabling (eg. RJ45 patch cable, DMX512A 5-pin barrel cable, or DALI 2-wire). The communication platform is compatible with commercially available DALI/DMX512A products and can be integrated into existing lighting networks during development or utlized with multiple communication platforms to simulate large lighting networks.

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The Lighting Communications Development Platform consists of:

  • Main communications board
  • Prototyping board
  • Communications interface adapters
    • DALI
    • DMX512A
    • Future protocol support (eg. RF)

The following is required:

  • Minimum of (2) main or (2) prototyping boards
  • Minimum (2) adapters
    • Connected via appropriate cabling:
      • RJ45 patch cable
      • DMX512A 5-pin barrel cable
      • DALI 2-wire

All boards are available individually or as Starter Kits to begin developing quickly. To further ease in development, code libraries for both DMX512A and DALI are available as a FREE download.

Main Communication Board Highlights (DM160214)

Features:

  • Populated with PIC16F1947 for user interface, communications, and LED control
    • 4-channel constant current control with RGBW color mixing and dimming
    • Slider potentiometer for dimming control
    • Universal Communications Adapter Interface
      • DALI, DMX512A, and future support
    • Master & Slave support for DALI and DMX512A
    • DALI commissioning and support for custom zones & scenes
    • LCD display & push button user interface
    • Customizable capabilities
  • Populated with MCP6004 Opamp for LED current feedback
  • Populated with MCP16322 for 5V power conversion
  • Populated with Cree XLamp MC-E Color delivering red, green, royal-blue, and white in a single LED – High lumen output in a small form factor
  • Populated with the LEDnLIGHT collimator LLC19N optic and holder by Gaggione for high quality color mixing and tight beam control
  • 9-12V Power Supply Input

Prototyping Communication Board Highlights (AC160214)

Features:

  • Populated with PIC16F1947 for user interface and communications
    • Universal Communications Adapter Interface
      • DALI, DMX512A, and future support
    • Master & Slave support for both DALI and DMX512A
    • DALI commissioning and support for custom zones & scenes
    • Customizable capabilities
  • Populated with MCP16322 for 5V power conversion
  • Bread boarding space for customized lighting development
  • 9-12V Power Supply Input

DALI Adapter Highlights (AC160214-1)

Inclusions:

  • Screw terminals & RJ45 connectors
  • Isolated DALI interface
  • Current limited DALI power supply (jumper option)
  • FREE DALI ‘C’ Library Stack
  • Demonstration Code
  • All code resides within the PIC16F1947 on Main/Prototype Board

DMX512A Adapter Highlights (AC160214-2)

Inclusions:

  • XLR5 and RJ45 connectors
  • Isolated transceiver
  • Bi-directional communication termination (jumper option)
  • FREE DMX512A ‘C’ Library
  • Demonstration Code
  • All code resides within the PIC16F1947 on Main/Prototype Board

DALI Starter Kit (DV160214-1)

Inclusions:

  • (2) Main Boards
  • (1) Prototyping Board
  • (2) DALI Adapters
  • 9V International Power Supply
  • RJ45 Patch Cable

DMX512A Starter Kit (DV160214-2)

Inclusions:

  • (2) Main Boards
  • (1) Prototyping Board
  • (2) DMX512A Adapters
  • 9V International Power Supply
  • RJ45 Patch Cable