Lighting Communications Development Platform

By Microchip Technology 144

Lighting Communications Development Platform

The lighting communications development platform from Microchip provides a universal lighting development platform for the creation of communications enabled lighting applications. The platform consists of a main board and various communications interface adapters to support in the development of DALI, DMX512A, as well as future protocols (for example RF).

To utilize the communications platform, a minimum of two main or two prototyping boards and two adapters are required - connected via appropriate cabling (for example RJ45 patch cable, DMX512A 5-pin barrel cable, or DALI 2-wire). The communication platform is compatible with commercially available DALI / DMX512A products, and can be integrated into existing lighting networks during development or utilized with multiple communication platforms to simulate large lighting networks.