Posted in | News | LEDs

NXP Provides Advanced LED Ambient Lighting Solutions for Car Manufacturers

NXP Semiconductors, a provider of in-vehicle networking semiconductors, recently unveiled a compact integrated solution, the UJA1018. This novel solution contributes to versatile and affordable LED ambient lighting applications within the vehicles.

NXP Semiconductors UJA1018

The UJA1018 is the first ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) for ambient lighting having Node Position Detection.

The UJA1018 has been designed for LIN networks (Local Interconnect Networks) and therefore allows LIN addresses of LED modules to be programmed individually following its installation within the vehicle. This programming is however not carried out during module manufacturing. Automotive industry has been witnessing the prevalence of ambient LED lighting in recent years. Ambient LEDs acts as a differentiator that improves the driving experience. OEMs can also use this lighting solution to accentuate their car brand by selecting the right color and styling of the interior lighting. Customization of lighting settings option is also available.

Unlike interior LED modules that are currently programmed during module manufacturing process, the new integrated LIN switch-based Node Position Detection method from NXP allows individual configuration of all LED modules, even after installation. This provides new levels of versatility and promotes low manufacturing logistics and costs.

The UJA1018 incorporates all the analog functions within this single compact ambient lighting solution. It features voltage regulator for microcontroller, LIN transceiver, drivers for 3-color LED, and LIN switch for Node Position Detection. Furthermore, the compact HVSON package supports designing small form factor modules. The UJA1018 complies with the OEMs robustness requirements in addition to fulfilling the SAE J2602 and LIN conformance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the author expressed in their private capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Limited T/A AZoNetwork the owner and operator of this website. This disclaimer forms part of the Terms and conditions of use of this website.

G.P. Thomas

Written by

G.P. Thomas

Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Thomas, G.P.. (2019, February 27). NXP Provides Advanced LED Ambient Lighting Solutions for Car Manufacturers. AZoOptics. Retrieved on July 19, 2024 from

  • MLA

    Thomas, G.P.. "NXP Provides Advanced LED Ambient Lighting Solutions for Car Manufacturers". AZoOptics. 19 July 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    Thomas, G.P.. "NXP Provides Advanced LED Ambient Lighting Solutions for Car Manufacturers". AZoOptics. (accessed July 19, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Thomas, G.P.. 2019. NXP Provides Advanced LED Ambient Lighting Solutions for Car Manufacturers. AZoOptics, viewed 19 July 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.