ISELED protocol feature added to MCU family
The S32K ISELED-enabled microcontrollers from NXP Semiconductors are now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. Part of NXP’s family of S32K automotive-qualified microcontrollers, the S32K ISELED-enabled devices offer the same feature set, but add the ISELED communication protocol.
ISELED is an open alliance dedicated to providing next-generation smart LED lighting technology specifically geared toward automotive and industrial applications.
The ISELED protocol avoids expensive external processes and ensures well-balanced light parameters with tighter calibration and greater processing control for RGB LEDs.
The microcontrollers provide the 32-bit Arm Cortex-based processing power and access to this ISELED ecosystem to offer a complete hardware and software solution that enables engineers to create the dynamic sequences and light parameters demanded by next-generation smart LED lighting applications.
The devices are automotive-qualified microcontrollers with either an Arm Cortex-M0+ core (S32K11x families) or an Arm Cortex-M4F core (S32K14x families) that include a production license and a dedicated driver to run the ISELED serial communication protocol. The ISELED software driver runs within the production-grade SDK included in the S32 Design Studio IDE or in the AUTOSAR environment.
Each microcontroller can serve as a single external master controller within the ISELED ecosystem due to its robust feature set and superior performance processing capabilities.
For low-cost evaluation and development, Mouser also offers the NXP S32K EVB evaluation boards, including the S32K144EVB.
Based on the S32K144 microcontroller, the S32K144EVB offers a standard-based form factor compatible with the Arduino Uno pin layout, providing a broad range of expansion board options for quick application prototyping and demonstration.