Multi-LIN Transceiver System
Wed, 10/17/2007 - 6:36am
Melexis introduces its MLX80001 four-channel LIN (local interconnect network) transceiver IC that can reduce system costs of the LIN physical layer by 20 percent compared to multiple single transceiver ICs found in, for example, a body control module. The LIN bus has applications in automotive and industrial industries. This robust communication scheme enables many basic networking functions in sub-systems previously considered to be uneconomical for smart actuators and controls. The IC combines four LIN transceivers on one die and enables the development of simpler multi-LIN network master modules. It meets the automotive temperature range of -40°C to 125°C, and it has on-chip protection against over-temperature, 40 V load dump and LIN short to ground. Typical current consumption in sleep mode is a 20 μA.