LCL-01 Linux controller

ELFIN technology universal Gateway

The hardware LCL-01 can be used for multiple applications. We currently offer two different versions: The LCL-01-Lift as universal gateway for the use in lifts and escalators with different implemented protocols and applications as well as the LCL-01-SDK together with a software development kit which enables to write own applications for the hardware. The LCL-01 Linux controller for elevators can be used in many elevator applications and in smart building applications. 

With its strong processing power, a safe embedded Linux operating system and an extensive number of different interfaces, the LCL-01 is a universal hardware. The LCL-01 can be extended individually by the integrated expansion port.

Three different LCL-01 module versions are offered: On the one hand the universal gateway LCL-01-LIFT for use in lifts and escalators, the edge controller for cloud applications LCL-01-EDGE and on the other hand the LCL-SDK as a basis for the development of your own applications (LCL-01 with Software Development Kit).

hardware for lifts | Hardware für Aufzüge
Universal Gateway
Universal Gateway for lifts

What characterizes the Linux controller for lifts LCL-01?


There are different extensions available for the LCL-01. 

LIN-IO board and LIO-01

The LIN interface enables an extension of the LCL-01 by up to 120 inputs, outputs and calls.The LIO-01 module provides 8 freely programmable I/Os. Up to 15 LIO-01 can be directly connected to the LCL-01. The maximum length of the LIN-bus amounts 40 m.

RS485 interface RS485-A1

Via the extension module RS485-A1 a RS485-interface for the implementation of proprietary protocols can be provided. The interface module can be connected directly to the LCL-01 board. 

CAN-LIN-IO board CLI-01

If the 120 I/Os of the LIO-01 module do not suffice, additional inputs, outputs and calls can be provided by the two CAN interfaces with the CLI-01 module. Up to 99 CLI-01 boards with 8 freely programmable I/Os each can be connected to every CAN-interface. The number of I/Os of every single CLI-01 can be expanded by up to 15×8 I/Os with the LIO-01 module. Therefor every LCL-01 can be extended by up to 2x100x16x8+120=25720 I/Os.  


  • 2x LAN (10/100 MBit)

  • 2x USB (high speed USB 2.0; USB host & USB device)

  • SD card slot

  • 1x LIN

  • 2x CAN (high speed, CAN 2.0A/B, galvanically isolated)
Overview of advantages
  • Many established interfaces combined in one device

  • Powerful hardware for a fast protocol implementation

  • Development, fabrication and support Made in Germany

  • Get your machine to the cloud (internet of things)

  • Development of your own software with software development kit

  • Active further development of the software by ELFIN

  • Embedded ARM processor with 400 MHz (NXP® Vybrid™) with 128 MB DDR, 128 MB NAND (also available with 500 MHz or as iMX6 1x1000 MHz or 2x1000 MHz)

  • Realtime clock

  • Watchdog function

  • external co-processor (NXP® LPC)

  • 4 kb EEPROM

  • Extension-slot: for additional boards, e.g. RS232, RS485 etc.

  • Easy extension with in- and outputs via CAN or LIN

  • ELFIN supports adjustment of hard- and software


LCL-01 for elevators and escalators

With its integrated interfaces LAN, USB, LIN and RS485 (optional) the universal gateway LCL-01 is the ideal hardware for use in lifts and escalators. For this purpose different protocols and applications are available, e.g.: 

  • CANopen-Lift – for the connection of sensors, inputs and outputs 
  • LIN – for the cost-effective extension with inputs and outputs
  • Modbus TCP – for the connection to building automation (Scada) or request of escalators
  • VPN – for a safe remote control via internet and connection to the cloud 

For the configuration of the device an easy to operate web frontend is available. This makes a configuration of different parameters via laptop or smartphone possible without installing a configuration software beforehand. The LCL-01 can be extended easily by applications or implemented protocols via the provided development platform (SDK) and the integrated plugin-system.

This makes the LCL-01 predestinated for different applications in the conveyance and building management sector.

LCL-01-SDK with Software Development Kit

With the LCL-01 Software Development Kit we offer you an extensive platform to write your own applications with embedded linux (Yocto) as basis. 

Technology for lift | Technologien für Aufzüge | IoT


Do you need help?

ELFIN technology also offers software development for the LCL-01 as an additional service. An adjustment of the hardware by additional interfaces or different type of construction is also possible at any time.

Currently the LCL-01 can be offered with an embedded ARM processor with 400 MHz (NXP® Vybrid™) and 128 MB DDR3, 128 MB NAND. Optional it can be offered with an iMX-UL with WiFi + Bluetooth.

The LCL-01 can be easily accommodated to increasing demands, which makes it future-proof and provides you flexibility.