Melexis – MLX81106: LIN RGB Slave for Ambient Light Applications


The Melexis MLX81106 LIN RGB slave provides a single chip solution for driving up to 4 LEDs (RGB+1) via constant current sources in automotive ambient lighting applications. Every output can be programmed to a maximum current of 35mA through the built-in Flash memory. All necessary components like physical layer LIN transceiver, LIN controller, voltage regulator, and 16-bit RISC-based microcontroller, as well as supporting functions like ADC, 16-bit current modulation, constant current high voltage capable outputs and LED color and aging compensation are integrated into the chip.


  • Co-processor for MUL and DIV operations
  • LIN transceiver according to LIN 2.x and SAE J2602
  • 4 programmable constant current (35mA)/high voltage capable IOs
  • Interrupt capable inputs
  • 10-bit ADC with integrated pre-divider connected to all IOs
  • LIN protocol controller according to LIN 2.x and SAE J2602
  • 16-bit current modulation outputs
  • -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range
  • SOIC8 thermally enhanced package