The MLX81116 is a multi-channel RGB-LED driver that enables high-speed light animations especially with the MeLiBu® communication interface.

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Top features

  • MCU for extended LED control algorithm, color mixing and full diagnosis

  • Red/Green and Blue LED temperature compensation without additional external components

  • Color mixing accuracy of 1% delta UV

  • 16-bit color/intensity control

  • Storage of LED calibration data directly within LED driver

  • Low side programmable calibrated current sources for LED control

  • Direct and multiplex LED drive without additional external components

  • LEDs fully diagnosable (Short circuit, broken line, threshold monitor)

  • MeLiBu® communication interface

  • Real-time update of >250 RGB LEDs without delay

  • 5.5 - 18 V supply voltage (40 V proof)

  • ASIL B classification

  • 12 LED drivers

  • Memory

    • 32 kB Flash

    • 2 kB RAM

    • 512 B EEPROM

    • System ROM

  • QFN 4x4 package, 24 pins

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Smart multi-channel RGB-LED controller with 12 drivers - MLX81116

Product description

The MLX81116 is a fully integrated smart automotive LED driver with high-speed robust communication (MeLiBu®) between multiple LED drivers to enable applications with high RGB-LED counts for highly dynamic light animations within cars. All necessary components needed for LED driving as well as communication are integrated and allow to develop powerful and cost-optimized animated light systems. The embedded intelligence allows a very high accuracy of the RGB color mixing as well as the support of ASIL B grade applications thanks to the MeLiBu® communication system.

Key applications

  • Highly animated light modules
  • Smart light bar
  • Advanced driver communication by light
    • Safety warning applications
    • Advanced navigation support
    • Blindspot warning
MLX81116 block diagram 

Features and benefits

  • MCU for extended LED control algorithm, color mixing and full diagnosis

  • Red/Green and Blue LED temperature compensation without additional external components

  • Color mixing accuracy of 1% delta UV

  • 16-bit color/intensity control

  • Storage of LED calibration data directly within LED driver

  • Low side programmable calibrated current sources for LED control

  • Direct and multiplex LED drive without additional external components

  • LEDs fully diagnosable (Short circuit, broken line, threshold monitor)

  • MeLiBu® communication interface

  • Real-time update of >250 RGB LEDs without delay

  • 5.5 - 18 V supply voltage (40 V proof)

  • ASIL B classification

  • 12 LED drivers

  • Memory

    • 32 kB Flash

    • 2 kB RAM

    • 512 B EEPROM

    • System ROM

  • QFN 4x4 package, 24 pins

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