LIN Protocol -Technology Review and Demonstration in Power Window Application 2004-28-0019
This paper describes and investigates the possibilities and the advantages of using LIN as a multiplexed electrical system in a vehicle. LIN is a communication protocol designed for controlling simpler electrical components in a vehicle, like for example switches, sensors and actuators. Investigations have been done concerning the technique behind LIN as well as the recourses needed in order to implement LIN-communication between components on the power window of a Maruti Suzuki's ZEN car. Clearly the benefits of using LIN are low cost to feature ratio and at the same time reducing harness costs and enabling higher reliability of the vehicle functions.