Solomon Systech Introduces the World’s First MIPI Total Solution to the Display Market
New SSD2218 TFT Driver Controller with Integrated MIPI Interface together with SSD2802 MIPI master bridge chip enable 4-wire signal connections, less EMI and higher reliability
(Hong Kong – 4 May 2007) Solomon Systech Limited, a world leader in advanced display technology and a Contributor Member in the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance, introduces a new SSD2218 TFT driver controller with an integrated MIPI interface. Together with its SSD2802 MIPI master bridge chip, Solomon Systech brings the world’s first MIPI total solution to the display market.
With an integrated MIPI interface, the number of signal connections between the host processor and the LCD driver is significantly reduced to only four wires. Not only will the solution save on interconnect costs, it will enhance electromagnetic interference (EMI) and reliability, also enabling higher flexibility in the mechanical design of end products. The SSD2218 alone can work with MIPI-compliant processors. Together with Solomon Systech’s SSD2802 MIPI master bridge chip, non-MIPI processors can also take advantage of the MIPI interface.
SSD2218 is an all-in-one TFT LCD driver controller that integrates power circuits, a source driver and a gate driver, and a high speed MIPI interface into a single chip. The SSD2218 can drive a 262K/16M color amorphous TFT (a-TFT) panel with a resolution of 240 RGB sources X 320 gates. The IC embeds a highly efficient DC-DC converter and a voltage regulator to generate all necessary voltage levels to the a-TFT panel with minimum external components. It provides an 8-color power-saving mode to reduce the energy consumption in portable devices. The source and gate scan direction can be controlled by software commands. The SSD2218 supports the MIPI 18/24-bit/pixel interface and contains two differential pairs for differential data transfer and differential clock, and also supports a 240 RGB x 320 x 18/24bit x 60Hz real-time display.
Figure 1: MIPI Total Solution – Display Application Diagram
Figure 2: MIPI Total Solution – Demonstration
Engineering samples of the SSD2218 and its supporting evaluation boards will be available in Jun 2007. Please visit www.solomon-systech.com or contact our local sales office for more information.