Bridgetek adds Mood Lighting to PanL building automation platform

Convenient and cost-effective RGB-enabled lighting control can be implemented, says Bridgetek at the launch of its PanL Mood Lighting (ML) units.

The units extend the PanL home/building automation platform and comply with both DALI and DMX digital interface protocols. The ML units offer users complete control of both the dimming level and colour hue in relation to every light in an assigned living/working space or a place of business, such as restaurants or bars.

Support for DALI and DMX protocols means the PanL ML smart lighting controllers provide a scalable lighting systems and the potential to add more more light fixtures than is possible using alternative protocols, says Bridgetek. The units can address up to 512 RGB DMX output channels and up to 64 DALI drivers, for smooth dimming and better manipulation of different colour effects.

The ML units are based on Bridgetek’s FT903Q 32-bit RISC microcontroller units which are capable of 100MHz operation.

The FCC and CE certified PanL ML units are supplied in compact enclosures, measuring 145.7 x 96.7 x 29.0mm. Installers can connect these units to the PanL Hub via a RS485 serial interface (through which they will receive both power and data). The units are suitable for both new and existing lighting installations. Where a larger number of light fittings are involved, there is provision to daisy chain multiple PanL ML controllers together.

Bridgetek was founded in 2016. It supplies advanced ICs and board level products. Its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controller ICs integrate display, audio and touch functionality onto a single chip, thereby dramatically reducing the time period and bill of materials costs associated with developing next-generation human machine interface (HMI) systems. The EVE graphic controller ICs are complemented by Bridgetek’s differentiated, speed-optimised microcontrollers with augmented connectivity features.

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