Sharp has developed and will introduce the new LR388G9 LCD controller for mobile devices that enables simultaneous display on two different screens at half-XGA (480 x 1024 pixels) resolution, an industry first.
Mobile devices continue to diversify to include mobile phones, smartphones, and eBook readers and the demand for dual-screen display capability is growing.
This chip features 32 Mbits of built-in video memory, an increase from the 16 Mbits of its predecessor. Combined with faster image processing speeds, it offers dual display capability to enable two different contents to be displayed at the same time on two separate LCD screens at a resolution of half-XGA (480 x 1024 pixels). In addition, it enables full-HD video to be output to an externally connected LCD TV, video projector, or other similar device. Further, it features a high-speed serial interface (MDDI 1.2/MIPI) and a diverse range of other interfaces such as those for cameras, SD memory cards, and IrSimple. T
Sharp plans to start mass production of the new LCD controller in September, targetting a monthly output of 100,000 units. Samsples will be available by July 5, priced at 2,400 yen (tax included).
Model name: LR388G9
Applicable LCD panel size: 480 x 1024 pixels
Applicable LCD resolution: Half XGA + Half XGA
Number of output colors: Maximum number of colors (24-bit)
Video memory size: 32 Mbits built-in
LCD panel interfaces: RGB, SVDI, MIPI
Host interface: MDDI 1.0/1.2, MIPI, CPU parallel bus
External digital TV output: Full HD (1920 x 1080i at 60 Hz, 1920 x 1080p at 24 Hz, etc.)
Camera interfaces: MIPI, CMOS I/F (14,000k pixels max.)
Package: WFBGA261-0808 (8 mm x 8 mm)