Supporting alliance with broad and energy efficient microcontroller portfolio

29-10-2018 | Microchip Technology | Design Applications

Microchip has become the latest member of the open ISELED Alliance that was established to develop and market an innovative in-vehicle LED lighting concept – the 'digital LED'. The Alliance aims to install a total ecosystem with the corresponding hardware and software for the concept. The core product is a 'digital' RGB LED that is integrated into a tiny package. It comprises of a single red, green and blue LED with the ISELED controller integrated. As well as the simplification of LED control, the innovative approach allows new extensions of the functionality of LED lighting in automobiles. "The Microchip entry into the Alliance further underlines the acceptance of ISELED as a highly innovative technology, including the associated ecosystem,” stated Robert Kraus, CEO at Inova Semiconductors and a founding partner of the Alliance. “Microchip as a new member of the Alliance with its broad microcontroller offering will further strengthen this unique technology concept and enable new, exciting and energy efficient LED lighting features in the next generation of cars." “Providing ISELED solutions utilising 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.”

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