DisplayLink is providing technology starter kits for their DL-1x5 series of USB graphics ASIC devices that make it easy for manufacturers to embed DisplayLink virtual graphics and USB connectivity in a wide range of display applications. DisplayLink technology enables embedded applications to provide detailed information to the consumer in multiple displays in different or remote locations without requiring power cords, delivering current via a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 cable. In low-latency situations with a short range, USB performs better than Ethernet for embedded virtual graphics. Typical applications include touch panel controllers, bar code readers, or any other kind of HMI (human/machine interface) in household appliances, vehicles, digital signage, point-of-sale hardware, and security controls.
DisplayLink’s DL-1x5 series of USB graphics ASIC devices with their high-bandwidth and low latency features are designed to allow manufacturers to run multiple, low-power, low-cost displays without additional hardware.
- Flexibility and distance between the CPU and display
- USB can provide enough power for the DisplayLink technology and panel, removing the requirement for an additional display power supply
- USB provides a smaller form factor for connecting to Displays, reducing the PCB space and design requirements.
- Connect directly to the panel using LVDS or TTL
- Any resolution supported from 640x480 to 2048x1152
- Connect multiple displays from one USB host port
- GPIO interface, which can be controlled for specific purposes from host software
- Binary and open source drivers available for creating custom solutions
For more information about the DisplayLink Embedded Solutions visit displaylink.com/embedded/index.php
. To order a starter kit, contact Display Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org
and request the USB Controller Board d.screen USB Hybrid.
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