January 6, 2015 – CHICAGO – The new RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino from Infineon Technologies is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and hobbyists. The RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino 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 color 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.
Additional features of the Infineon RGB LED Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino include:
- Constant current to drive 3 LED channels
- Wide DC input voltage range (12-48V, max 6-60V)
- Average LED current up to 700mA (max peak current 1A)
- Simple I2C interface
- Power by 32-bit XMC1200 MCU series using an ARM Cortex-M0 processor
- With Brightness Color Control Unit (BCCU)
- Can be extended for DALI/DMX512
“We are happy to provide innovative semiconductor solutions to the Arduino developer community in cooperation with Newark 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. Visit 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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