Wired/Wireless LED Lighting Communication Using Reconfigurable Peripheral Unit

재구성형 주변장치유닛을 사용한 유무선 LED 조명 통신

  • Yoo, Sehoon (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Seoul) ;
  • Gong, Jungchul (CDS Power IC Group, Samsung Electro- Mechanics Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Kim, Kichul (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Seoul)
  • Received : 2013.10.18
  • Accepted : 2013.10.28
  • Published : 2013.12.30


In this paper, a reconfigurable peripheral unit for LED lighting communication is presented. Embedded lighting devices require various communication protocols. Usually, serial communication protocols and lighting control communication protocols such as DALI, DMX512, UART, SPI, IrDA, etc. are used in lighting devices. When the requirements of communication protocols are satisfied with separate IPs, the cost and the power consumption can considerably increase. We propose a reconfigurable communication peripheral unit which uses analysis of signal formats of the protocols. The gate count of the reconfigurable peripheral unit uses only 57% of the gate count of the separate implementation. Also, in this paper, a mapping table based DALI-ZigBee interfacing method for flexible lighting network configurations is proposed. Using this method, various DALI-ZigBee network systems can be easily set up. An LED lighting system platform is implemented to verify the operation of the DALI-ZigBee interfacing method. The reconfigurable peripheral unit and the DALI-ZigBee interfacing method can be efficiently used to implement various wired/wireless lighting communication systems.


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