The Melexis offers complete potential for typical LIN switch applications. Additionally, MLX81106 LIN RGB slave provides a single chip solution for driving up to four LEDs (RGB+1) via constant current sources in automotive ambient lighting applications.
Every output can be programmed to a maximum current of 48mA (@ Vs > 6V) through the built-in Flash memory.
All necessary components like physical layer LIN transceiver, LIN controller, voltage regulator and 16-bit RISC-based microcontroller, as well as supporting functions like ADC, 16-bit current modulation, constant current high voltage capable outputs and LED color and aging compensation are integrated into the chip.
The high voltage inputs/outputs are capable to drive loads directly supplied by the battery voltage. It also includes the possibility for LIN auto-configuration and can thus be used for other applications requiring a low pin count fully integrated LIN slave. The LIN protocol handler meets all LIN standards including LIN2.x, as well as SAE J2602.
To support a high thermal performance by keeping the low cost target, the MLX81106 is offered in a thermally enhanced SOIC8 package.
An equivalent variant with larger user flash memory is also available. See MLX81108.