Lattice Semiconductor and Exor developed the LCD-Pro FPGA-based LCD video imaging and control solutions platform. The LCD-Pro evaluation platform is based on the low cost LatticeECP2 and LatticeXP2 FPGA devices, and the UltiLogic family of graphics Intellectual Property (IP) Cores. The LCD-Pro platform is ideal for a wide range of active matrix TFT displays from 2 inches to 23 inches. It is designed to provide comprehensive graphic processing functionality. The LCD-Pro evaluation platform is available now from Lattice for $499.
Lattice LCD-Pro Evaluation Kit
- Carrier Board including 2x CVBS and 1x VGA Video Input Ports
- LatticeECP2-50 based FPGA module
- 7″ WVGA LCD Color Touch Display
- Color Video Camera
- 12 VDC Power Supply
- USB 2.0 Cable Adapter for Lattice JTAG Cable
- FPGA: LFE2-50E 5FN484C
- SPI Flash
- M25P32 – 4Mx8bit DDR Video Memory 64MB (32Mx16bit)
- 48MHz Oscillator
- JTAG port
- Analog circuits for A/D – D/A converters
- Analog front end for Video Input
- Universal LCD and Touch Screen connectors
LCD-Pro enables the rapid evaluation of LCD video and touch-screen controller IP designed to accelerate time-to-market for manufacturers developing LCD video display and HMI (Human-Machine Interface) applications in automotive, consumer, white goods, building automation, and industrial control markets. The platform features a 2D graphics accelerator and can handle picture scaling and the cropping of real-time video. An I2C interface facilitates “plug-and-play” LCD connectivity while a backlight inverter provides ON/OFF and dimming control.
The LCD-Pro evaluation platform offers four-wire analog resistive touch-screen inputs and the overall system capabilities can be expanded through the addition of SRAM and Flash memory. A high-speed USB 2.0 interface operating at 480Mbps ensures the rapid transfer of graphics images as well as speeding system programming. The kit comes complete with an included 7″ active matrix TFT display with touch-screen capability, video camera, USB cable, power supply and CD-ROM. In addition to the Lattice device, each evaluation platform features 64Mbyte of DDRAM video memory and a powerful 16bpp LCD video controller that can be configured for resolutions from QVGA to high definition in 4:3 and 16:9 formats, as well as a 16:10 format for the gaming industry. LCD-Pro supports composite video and analog VGA input and will accept real-time video input streams.