Epson introduced the first bridge chip set for the open standard "Mobile Video Interface". This is a high-speed serial interface designed specifically for the transfer of text and graphics displayed on mobile communications devices and was jointly developed by Seiko Epson Corp ("Epson") and Renesas Technology Corp.
The demand for a high speed, low pin count, low power and low EMI interface was the trigger to define and develop the Mobile Video Interface standard. Now Epson announces the 1st Bridge Chip set using this new technology. The Bridge Chip can be used to connect main and Sub LCDs to Base Band Engines or Mobile Graphic Engines as a temporary solution as long as Graphics Engines or various Base Band Engines / AP (Application Processors) and LCD panels are not supporting the Mobile Video interface directly.
The Bridge Chip Set consists of the EPSON S1D13S01 as Host- and S1D13S02 as Target-Chip. Basically it's a timing controller bridge chip for LCD panels conforming to the Mobile Video Interface Rev. 1.0.
The concept of the interface is to reduce the number of signals between Epson's Mobile Graphics Engines or various Base Band Engines and the connected LCD panels. This highly increases the degree of freedom and flexibility of the design. The concept of a current driven LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signal) type of interface is used for this new Interface Standard and it can realize low power consumption and low EMI.
The Chip Set is available in samples.
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