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Evaluation Kits for drivers-only-based displays

The on-board electronics of all drivers only displays contain the source and the gate drivers only. Not on-board display – but required – are the hardware EPD controller and the power management.

The evaluation kits for this platform do provide the EPD controller and the power management. To control the overall system, also a system MCU is required.

DISPLAY
ELECTRONICS

B_GateDriverYes
B_SourceDriverYes
B_EPDControllerNo
B_PowerManagementNo

EVALUATION KIT ELECTRONICS

C_EPDControllerYes
C_PowerManagementYes
C_SystemProcessor

Plastic Logic support different system MCU’s for this display platform:

  • Parrot MSP430

The MSP430-Kit is suited for ultra low power applications and repeated low-performance tasks with short start-up time such as IOT, wearables, small labels and smartcards.
The MCU TI MSP430F5438A is a hard-coded microcontroller unit, and code changes require a dedicated JTAG programmer.
The kit includes the MCU board Parrot and all other components required to operate different display sizes.

  • Beaglebone

The Beagleobone-Kit is suited for low power, mid-performance applications such as handheld devices, wearables and labels. Allows more advanced functionality like basic user interaction and mid-size image processing.
The MCU ARM Cortex-A8 runs on Linux with EPD frame buffer driver.
The kit includes the MCU board Beaglebeone and all other components required to operate different display sizes.

  • i.MX6

The i.MX6-Kit is suited for high-performance applications such as e-readers, signage and advertisement / information panels. Allows complex functionality like user interaction and fast image processing on-the-fly.
The MCU ARM Cortex-A9 is a system-on-chip (SoC) solution with the EPD controller integrated. The MCU runs on Linux with EPD frame buffer driver.
The kit includes the MCU board i.MX6SoloLite and all other components required to operate different display sizes.

All MCU’s are enabled to control the drivers-only-displays in combination with the additionally required EPD controller and power management.

The different MCU’s can be chosen according to customer needs and preferences.

Parrot MSP430

Beaglebone

i.MX6

System boot time

System power consumption

Performance (update frequency)

Operating system

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Similar setup for displays on other display platforms

1.1″ (Ultrachip)

1.38″ (Ultrachip)

2.1″ (Ultrachip)

3.1″ (Ultrachip)

4.0″ (Epson)

4.9″ (Epson)

4.0″ (Epson)

4.9″ (Epson)