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STMicroelectronics releases new development environment for high performance LED lighting

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STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd introduces the STLUX development environment that provides everything needed to start designing high-performance LED lights. The STLUX385A is the first in a new family of lighting controllers featuring a breakthrough digital control technique from STMicroelectronics.

ST will unveil the STLUX development environment at PCIM Europe 2014 in Nuremberg with a plug-and-play demonstration board featuring all STLUX385A functionalities and a user-friendly ecosystem for programming PWM waveforms using the six on-chip SMED (State Machines Event Driven) digital controllers.

The SMED is an advanced hardware-configurable state machine where state advancement is automatically triggered by internal or external events, thereby ensuring faster response than a conventional interrupt-driven microprocessor. In addition, the STLUX385A supports smart-grid connectivity and DALI communication for remote control, enabling use in energy-efficient lighting throughout smart cities.

Using the STLUX development environment consisting of demonstration boards, a graphical configurator, software libraries, and compiler, designers can control the STLUX385A via a serial line and a console. The graphical SMED configurator simplifies design of innovative topologies targeting maximum efficiency at full load with minimum energy consumption in idle conditions, high-quality dimming with high current-control precision. 

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