Kontron’s flat panel division expands its aFLAT series with the CRTtoLCD-8 flat panel controller. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is the first product to have a wide range power supply (12 – 24 volt) and is specially designed to support industrial applications. The flat panel controller is an interface, converter and scaler board between graphic sources and flat panels. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is mechanically compatible with the other members of the Kontron CRTtoLCD family, providing a portfolio of flat panel controllers that offers scalable interfaces and performance.
In addition to RGB and DVI, the flat panel controller board offers composite and S-Video inputs for PAL/NTSC signals, providing comprehensive support for different video sources and providing all prevalent flat panels with the right signals. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is ideally equipped for processing signals from IPCs and video cameras, which are becoming increasingly important for industrial and security applications. Other application areas include medical devices for endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, POS/POI terminals and gaming machines.
Designed around the Genesis FLI5961chip, the Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 flat panel controller comes with 2 x 24 Bit LVDS support for up to two flat panels with a resolution up to SXGA. There are also a large number of cost-optimized cables for connecting relevant flat panels via the JILI30 interface. TTL flat panels can also be connected via an adapter cable. Upon request, other flat panels can also be accommodated.
The cost-effective and powerful Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 flat panel controller board is positioned between the well proven CRTtoLCD-5 and CRTtoLCD-7 flat panel controllers. It is an ideal entry level solution for flat panel converter boards with video input. The wide range power supply also provides new connections to industrial applications. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-7 graphic converter remains the first choice for applications that require Picture-in-Picture, a TV tuner, image rotation, a screen-saver or optimized display of fast moving pictures with “Adaptive Motion Deinterlacing.”
Convenient on-screen display keypad
An On-Screen Display (OSD) keypad for changing settings and controlling the special properties of the Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is available when adjustments need to be made. Alternatively, OSD configuration also can be carried out easily from a PC running Windows via the serial interface. Once settings are optimized, they can be saved as a file and called up at any time – even for other panels. This makes the Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 ideal for large series production, since it is not necessary to adjust every single controller manually. Individual adjustment of the different flat panels takes place, as with other Kontron flat panel controllers, via special “panel files”, which guarantee an optimal display. Individual firmware adjustments also can be made quickly and conveniently with the Kontron Configuration Workbench that has the same look and feel for all new controllers in the aFLAT series. Control software (Windows OSD) and panel files can be downloaded.
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communication solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”