A new approach to embedded displays
With an increase in embedded computing power over the past few years, there is now new ways to connect displays to embedded solutions. The embedded host can be used to encode display data and then send it over a network (eg USB or Ethernet) to a decoding ASIC, to be shown on a display.
DisplayLink have partnered with Listeq to provide an SDK to create embedded solutions using DisplayLink's DL-1x5 family. These ICs can connect displays to a client using USB. This provides a number of advantages over traditional display attachment methods.
- Allows 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
- SDK available from Listeq to create custom solutions