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Evaluation kits for Ultrachip-based displays

The on-board electronics of all Ultrachip-based displays contains the gate and source drivers, the EPD controller UC8156 supporting up to 240 x 160 lines, and the power management.

The evaluation kits for this platform do provide the few required external components for power management support. To control the overall system, also a system MCU is required.

DISPLAY
ELECTRONICS

B_GateDriverYes
B_SourceDriverYes
B_EPDControllerYes
B_PowerManagementYes

EVALUATION KIT ELECTRONICS

C_SystemProcessor

Plastic Logic support one 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.

The MCU is enabled to control the Ultrachip-based displays.

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

4.0″ (Epson)

4.9″ (Epson)

4.7″ (drivers-only)

10.7″ (drivers-only)