The Silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announced the release of DISPLAY-CTRL – a High Resolution Display Controller IP core for PC, home video, mobile and industrial applications. The controller supports all common display formats, from QVGA to WUXGA and Full HD resolutions. “Our display controller has been designed to support a wide range of AMBA® AHB-based video application System-on-Chips,” said Grzegorz Potok, IP core developer. “With the variety of available interfaces and resolutions, the DISPLAY-CTRL is a perfect solution for an SoC design where visual experience matters.”
The controller accepts RGB 24 or 15 bits per pixel input color formats and features a complete set of programmable horizontal and vertical timing parameters, i.e. front porch, back porch and sync intervals.
For seamless system bus integration, the core is delivered with a native AMBA® AHB bus master/slave interface and a programmable FIFO controller. Both depth and near- full level parameters for the FIFO are configurable, as is the endianess of the interface.
The DISPLAY-CTRL IP core has been extensively tested for compliance with VESA and EIA/CEA standards (HD resolutions). When working in 1920×1200 resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate, the controller reaches the speed of 154 MHz. The following video DAC devices have been used for DISPLAY-CTRL hardware verification: ADV7120 and AD9889B from Analog Devices and CH7301C from Chrontel. For HDMI connection, DISPLAY-CTRL’s external interface matches the ST7887 from Sitronix.
The DISPLAY-CTRL Controller is available for licensing now. The IP core is delivered as a Verilog source code with a set of scripts and macros for simulation/synthesis support. An optional reference design for a proprietary evaluation board facilitates application development.
Evatronix SA, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, develops electronic virtual components (IP cores), along with complementary software and supporting development environments. The company also provides electronic design services. Product lines cover a multitude of solutions, from interface controllers and microprocessors to integrated System-on-Chip development platforms. Evatronix IP cores are available directly or through the sales network of its strategic distribution partner, CAST, Inc. (New Jersey, USA).