Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. The online seminar reviews communication interfaces for intelligent lighting networks and presents tools to simplify the design process. The 60-minute webinar is entitled “Communication Interfaces for Intelligent Lighting Networks.”
The webinar will present the different communication interfaces and control solutions now available, ranging from the commonly used DALI and DMX512 protocols to new wireless approaches. The presenters will explain common difficulties in setting up and designing intelligent lighting networks, and will describe modules that simplify and speed up system design. The webinar will help engineers to select the best interface for their application and to avoid common pitfalls that stall designs.
One of the modules presented will be Cypress’s EZ-Color solution that combines LED controllers with PSoC Express[tm], the industry’s first visual embedded design tool, to deliver complete designs for growing applications such as general illumination, architectural lighting, general signage, entertainment lighting and more. The solution enables designers to simply select an LED part number, choose either temperature or optical feedback, and choose a color, including white.
New designs for intelligent lighting networks must work well, be robust and reliable, and meet tight time schedules and budgets. Specific design goals typically include performing white light control (dimming, correlated color temperature, and CRI), as well as implementing color control (for theatre, architectural, and office applications), among other issues.
The networks can use a variety of interfaces – ranging from commonly used ones such as DALI and DMX512 to new wireless approaches. Engineers are challenged to select the best interface and the correct controller for a specific application.
This webinar discusses the different communication interfaces and control solutions now available. It explains difficulties often encountered in setting up and designing intelligent lighting networks and also describes easy-to-use modules that simplify and speed up the system design process.