TORONTO, Ontario -- After a successful evaluation and testing phase, Genesis Microchip Inc. here reported that the company's gmB135 flat-panel controller chip is in full volume production.
Jeff Diamond, Genesis Microchip's executive vice president of business development, said the chip has secured nearly 10 design wins with LCD monitor customers, primarily in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Designed to simplify LCD monitor design, reduce costs and output XGA/SXGA resolutions, the gmB135 offers an on-chip 135-MHz Triple analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and support for both analog and dual (analog/digital) monitor interfaces.
No additional components are needed for the three 8-bit analog-to-digital converters, which are capable of converting analog RGB data rates up to 135 MHz (up to SXGA 75 Hz).
A patented digital clock recovery system ensures a stable image at all times. The gmB135 also offers excellent scaling quality, according to Diamond. "The scaling engine algorithm is optimized to match the LCD's optical display response and provide uniform intensity across the entire image," he said. Scaled text fonts are clear and sharp, he added.
An integrated, RAM-based on-screen display controller allows monitor manufacturers to use custom fonts and support bitmap and character-based OSD images.
The gmB135 is available in a standard 292-pin plastic ball grid array (PBGA ) package.