Anaheim, CA--October 21, 1996--Wescon/96--S-MOS Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) has expanded its graphics offerings for the portable and mobile systems display market with a new low-voltage, LCD graphics controller capable of driving 4,096 possible colors.
Called the SED1353FOA, this is the first low-power device capable of driving such a wide range of colors for applications in hand-held communications and computing systems.
The SED1353 can operate in 2.7 V to 5.5 V and up to 25 MHz. In addition, it provides three, 16 x 4 lookup tables in color mode for the remapping of 4,096 possible colors on the LCD panel. In gray shade mode, 16 x 4 lookup table is for the 16 gray shades. In addition, the SED1353 is suitable for all types and sizes of passive color LCDs up to 1024 x 512.
This device has an ISA bus interface for accomodation of the popular and commonly-used data bus, and is pin-compatible with its 4/16 gray-shade predecessor, the SED1352. Microprocessor/microcontroller interfaces include Motorola's MC6800/68000, and any other 8- or 16-bit MPU/MCU.
Specific targeted applications include cellular phones, calculators, electronic organizers, hand-held terminals, pagers and GPS displays, and wherever designers wish to migrate from monochrome to color with little expense or redesign.
The device directly controls up to 128 kbytes of SRAM for numerous display resolutions and offers split-screen support for the simultaneous display of two different images.
Samples are available now with mass production slated for early 1997. Pricing is $8.50 in quantities of 10,000. The SED1353 is available in a 100-pin QFP5.
Graphics Product Marketing
S-MOS Systems Inc.
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