Mylium LAVA 10 SVGA Graphics Controller for Embedded Systems

LAVA 10, from Mylium, is a SVGA Graphics Controller for embedded systems. The main task of LAVA 10 is to take over most of complex operations related with displaying graphics from main processor. The Mylium module features a Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA, 32 MB SDRAM memory, 8 MB Flash memory, embedded character generator, JTAG interface, 8-bit interface for bidirectional communication, and outputs for Video DAC. The controller is based on a Propox FPGA module. The LAVA 10 board is priced at 75 €.

Mylium LAVA 10 for embedded systems ~ block diagram

Mylium LAVA 10 Features

  • 3-in-1 Integrated SVGA Display Controller, SDRAM Controller, Flash Memory Controller
  • Displays 65536 colors (RGB565) in SVGA (800×600) resolution (60Hz) – ideal for use with LCD Monitors
  • Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA (XC3S200)
  • 32 MB SDRAM memory for storing frames (2 buffers) and for general purpose uses
  • 8 MB Flash memory for storing non-volatile data (fonts, icons, pictures etc.)
  • Embedded character generator (Code page 437 based characters)
  • Outputs for Video DAC
  • Fast 8-bit interface for bidirectional communication (can be connected to any host controller .3.3V)
  • Reprogrammable via JTAG interface (adding new hardware functions, using module for other FPGA based projects etc.)
  • Single low power design: 3.0-3.6V supply @100mA
  • Prepared for use directly in the application or with the evaluation board
  • Simple instruction set (library written in C is available)
Mylium LAVA 10 SVGA Graphics Controller for embedded systems

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