In all automotive lighting systems, LEDs are replacing existing technologies due to their inherent power efficiency, increased lifetime (with innate shock resistance), design flexibility and continuing cost reduction.
LEDs are transforming the external design of vehicles with new styles and forms of lighting adding to the personality of every new vehicle. Today’s smart lighting systems require sophisticated LED drive solutions that include advanced diagnostics (LED string disconnection detection, overload, etc.) and control features (PWM, DC). In addition, more advanced systems, implement dynamic lighting and motor drives for headlamp levelling and beam control.
ST has a complete range of solutions for lighting needs, from analog drivers and advanced regulators to dedicated highly flexible drivers for full LED lighting. High performance, cost effective automotive microcontrollers and an extensive standard product portfolio complete the offer.