Plastic Logic offers evaluation kits for all display platforms ensuring a quick and easy evaluation of our display technology. They come with different micro-controller boards (Identifier M_), a display specific reference board (Identifier C_) and – if required – a connector board (Identifier B_).
- Quick and easy way to evaluate and explore Plastic Logic Germany’s display technology
- Pre-loaded SD card with software and sample images provided
- Plug and Play power up and slide show start
- Own images can be used (e.g. just copy to SD card)
- Industry-standard system processor boards with large communities (Beaglebone or Freescale) or Plastic Logic design (Parrot TI MSP430)
- Proven display specific reference boards as Plastic Logic designs
- Display connector if required
- Cables, firmware, and manuals
- Firmware is available as microcontroller code (MSP 430) or as Linux drivers (Beaglebone or Freescale)
- Firmware can be easily ported to other processor platforms
- Kit’s PCB, schematics and firmware available as reference for reuse – enables customers to easily develop own applications
Evaluation kits for Ultrachip UC8156-based displays:
The highly integrated Ultrachip UC8156 on the displays comes with integrated gate and source drivers, an EPD hardware controller and power management. The HBZ9 display specific reference boards contain a few required external components. This setup can be operated with many standard microcontrollers; however, in the evaluation kits a low power TI MSP430 microcontroller is always used on a Parrot board designed by Plastic Logic.
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Evaluation kits for EPSON S1D13541-based displays:
The Epson S1D13541 on the display has the hardware EPD controller already integrated. The HBZ6 and the HBZ7 display specific adapter boards only require the power management IC circuitry. Plastic Logic offers different microcontroller boards, such as a microcontroller only Parrot board based on the low power TI MSP430, or a Linux-based Beaglebone with ARM Cortex-A8.
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Evaluation kits for drivers-only displays:
For drivers only displays, an additional external EPD controller and the power management are required. Plastic Logic can provide either a stand-alone EPD controller setup in combination with an TI MSP430 processor or with a Beaglebone, or a system-on-chip (SoC) with the EPD controller intergrated into a micro-controller (i.MX6).
The Raven 1 and the Falcon 2 boards use the standalone EPSON S1D13524 EPD controller in combination with a power management setup.
The SoC uses a Freescale i.MX6 on standard Freescale evaluation board. An adapter board HBZ3.3 designed by Plastic Logic provides the EPD specific power management setup.