Addressing the high level of interest in solid-state lighting, TPS62260LED LED develoipment board from Texas Inatruments enables lighting designers to develop and evaluate a variable-color RGB-LED lighting system using an RF lighting control for management of lighting intensity and color. The board combines three OSRAM high-brightness LEDs (red, green and blue) with an MSP430F2131 microcontroller to control the brightness of each LED using the output of three dedicated TPS62260 solid-state lighting drivers (SSLD).
The eZ430-RF2500 development tool plugs directly onto the board to allow designers to create a lighting network of RF-controlled lamps. The design module is also pin-compatible with TPS62240 buck converters for lower-current applications such as indoor ambient lighting and the TPS62290 for higher-current applications such as wall washing. The TPS62260LED board is available today at a suggested resale price of $19 and includes a populated and pre-programmed MSP430 microcontroller, plus board documentation. Additionally, the eZ430-RF2500 development tool can be ordered for $49.