Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

The Global
Information Hub for
Lighting Technologies
and Design

Sections
Home > Systems & Applications > Transportation Lighting (folder) > Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 27, 2018

Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC

Inova Semiconductors today announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light.
Next-generation viable in-car lighting:

The next generation of in-car ambient lighting will typically comprise of 10 to 30 LEDs mounted on a flexible light strip. Each 'group' consists of one red, green and blue LED to form a 'pixel', which is then intelligently controlled by the ISELED smart RGB LED driver, effectively replacing the present cumbersome and costly work-around utilizing multiple microcontrollers and a slow LIN bus.

Until now, ISELED smart LED drivers have only been available for purchase pre-integrated in an LED module. The INLC100Q16 is the first standalone driver available that enables manufacturers to custom design their own choice of external LED strips.

Several LED-related solutions for the automotive market are continuously being developed under the umbrella of the open ISELED Alliance. The current partners of the ISELED Alliance include Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto, Lucie Labs, NXP, TE Connectivity, the University of Pforzheim and Valeo.

Industry-changing product features:

The new standalone ISELED driver from Inova will be used to construct custom LED chains that can be controlled via a bidirectional two-wire differential bus, enabling up to 4079 daisy-chained driver devices in a single array. Each of these devices controls up to three LEDs by means of PWM-controlled outputs.

The Inova INLC100Q16 is very flexible, intuitive and easy to program, packing functions such as color/brightness control and low light dimming support. The driver can also be used as a signal converter in conjunction with ISELED LED modules to convert GPIOs from a microcontroller using single-ended signaling to the differential signaling used on the ISELED bus.

It supports calibration of a LED's brightness and the dominant wavelength, provides temperature compensation for red LEDs and features a built-in one-time programmable (OTP) memory for storing calibration and compensation data values. The smart driver also includes device authentication features.

Powerful, compact, rugged design:

The new INLC100Q16 driver from Inova is conceived with design simplicity in mind and includes a built-in oscillator, thus eliminating the need for any 'extra-cost' external components. It only requires a single supply voltage and integrates a built-in LDO (low dropout regulator). This powerful package also includes a very useful temperature sensor and comprehensive diagnostic features.

The new driver from Inova is housed in a compact 16-pin WETQFN package, measuring just 3x3 mm². It has a very broad operating temperature range from -40°C to 105°C and has been qualified in accordance with the AEC-Q100 automotive test specifications.

For additional information, please visit https://inova-semiconductors.de/products/iseledproducts/inlc100q16.html

About Inova Semiconductors GmbH:

Inova Semiconductors GmbH is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in 1999 and specializes in the development of state-of-the-art products for Gigabit/s serial data communication. The products are manufactured at leading factories in Europe and Asia and sold through a widespread world-wide distribution network.

FEATURED

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability This webinar will discuss key aspects of lighting for store locations representing sophisticated retail brands. The focus will be given to the efficacy, quality, design and sustainability of a lighting scheme. The complete lighting supply chain is served by the webinar. Read more »

FEATURED

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources The demand for IR measurement solutions has increased significantly in the recent years. IR LEDs and IR lasers such as VCSELs have enabled many new applications in the field of “IR sensing”, using the NIR range (800-1000 nm) but also higher wavelengths as 1380 nm. Measurement tasks range from 3D ... Read more »

FEATURED

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for  CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and belies the light output that’s possible from this high-power LED. There are 6 color options plus white in the ... Read more »

FEATURED

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination Cree LED offers the broadest line of RGBW LEDs for architectural illumination. The market leading, upgraded CLQ6B, new CLW6A and CLR6A SMD LEDs are high performing 3 & 4 color LEDs. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

page_peel