The LivingWhites adapter doesn’t really have many surprises. The only two notable things are that the entire high voltage side is from ST parts (VIPER16 , 2 x 14NM65N , ST1S10 ) and the other surprise is the other LED not in the manual.
The CC2530 has the 2.4 GHz transmitter and reciever and a microcontroller for the wireless protocol. The Cypress chip handles the buttons and probably the LED’s and speaker (the big square on the right). The UX logic can be in any two of the chips.
The PCB has some capsense buttons that are not on the faceplate. I assume the same PCB is used for both the LivingWhites and LivingColors remotes.
Requests for LivingColors shields keep trickling in, the Gen1 has long since disappeared from shops but is now showing up at flea markets. I have made a batch of built up kits, contact me or leave a message in the comments if you want one.
Die hard nerds know this all along : don’t trust the manual. I tried this out in a big store and Rde in the comments pointed this out as well.
In a previous post this was still unclear, now it’s sort of confirmed : the Gen2 remote wil work just fine with the SmartLink lamps and adapters and the Livingwhites Smartlink remote will work with the plain Gen2.
So now it’s clear there are only two generations and protocols : The Gen1 and the SmartLink.