LIN-Slave - Local Interconnect Network

The continuous growth of electronic content in cars allows improvements in comfort, safety and fuel economy. Integrating these functions requires the application of multiple bus systems to guarantee that the applicable modules can communicate at the required speed and safety levels. The vehicle manufacturers have developed different bus network standards to minimize cost while maximizing the performance.

Melexis concentrates its efforts on development of all kinds of applications with LIN interface. The LIN bus is accepted on all new development platforms (local interconnect network) and focuses primarily on the comfort area. With LIN it is possible to affordably interconnect the steadily increasing number of comfort functions. Additionally LIN can be implemented in applications that were previously impossible to network due to the prohibitive incremental cost of the networking features.

New demands require new solutions. A pure IC development for smart LIN slaves now becomes a complete system development.

Features and Benefits

  • Application configurable uniROM
  • Ready-to-use firmware implementation
  • No customer software development needed
  • Easy to configure I/O and LIN messages