RGB LED lighting shield with XMC1202 for Arduino

07-01-2015 | Farnell element14 | Development Boards

The new Infineon Technologies RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino is now available from Farnell element14. It is one of the industry’s first easy-to-use, intelligent lighting solutions compatible with Arduino and the XMC1100 Boot Kit of Infineon.

The Infineon RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino features three independent dimming engines with nine independent Pulse Density Modulated (PDM) channels. It is easily configurable for various light engines and provides flicker-free LED dimming and colour control, making it an ideal product for electronics design engineers and lighting designers. Fast prototyping coupled with inexpensive evaluation capabilities also makes the Infineon RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino an ideal tool for makers and hobbyists, says the company.

Additional features include:
1 - Constant current to drive 3 LED channels
2 - Wide DC input voltage range (12-48V, max 6-60V)
3 - Average LED current up to 700mA (max peak current 1A)
4 - Simple I2C interface
5 - Power by 32-bit XMC1200 MCU series using an ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor
6 - With Brightness Colour Control Unit (BCCU)
7 - Can be extended for DALI/DMX512

“We are happy to provide innovative semiconductor solutions to the Arduino developer community in cooperation with Farnell element14,” says Jürgen Hoika, Senior Director Distribution Marketing at Infineon Technologies AG. “The Infineon RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino is the first of a family launched to enable developers to create highly efficient and thus greener products. Infineon Shields for Arduino perfectly fit our XMC1100 microcontroller Boot Kit which significantly reduces time-to-market with its DAVE software development environment.”

The element14 Community is currently running a road test titled "The Internet of Holiday Lights” featuring the new Infineon RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino. Visitors to the competitors page to see the participants, their projects and how they are bringing the Internet of Things 'home for the holidays'.

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