APGRD004: LIN Interface RGB, Automotive Interior


The Ambient Lighting Module Reference Design offers a compact solution to control a RGB (Red, Green, Blue) LED over a LIN network. A RGB LED module can be used for illumination, backlighting or indication in a vehicle.

This reference design uses a low end 8-bit microcontroller to implement the following features:

  • Multi-color mixing to achieve 7 to 16,383 colors

  • Color intensity of 1,023 levels

  • Constant voltage/current drive

  • LIN 2.0 and J2602 bus slave compatibility

The kit contains 4 modules, which can also be used in conjunction with the APGDT001 LIN Serial Analyzer to quickly create a working LIN network straight out of the box.


Manufacturer Microchip Technology
Category Lighting
Sub-Category Color Mixing LED Controllers
Eval Board Part Number APGRD004-ND
Eval Board Supplier Microchip Technology
Eval Board -
Current Out - Not Given
Voltage In 8 ~ 18 V
Voltage Out (Max) 5 V
Design Author Microchip
Main I.C. Base Part MCP2021
Date Created By Author 2008-03
Date Added To Library 2013-08

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