Open spec. for mini-LVDS display

The mini-LVDS (low voltage differential signalling) interface specification is now available royalty-free from Texas Instruments.

The mini-LVDS (low voltage differential signalling) interface specification used to interface the timing controller to the source drivers for driving high-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in notebook PCs and LCD monitors is now available royalty-free from Texas Instruments.

Compared to conventional CMOS parallel data transfer, mini-LVDS allows for data transfer with less than half the number of signal traces, reducing electrical noise, power consumption, package pin counts, board space and overall system cost.

TI has also added a new high-speed LCD chipset to its family of products supporting the mini-LVDS interface. TI’s new TFP74x3 LCD Timing Controller and TMS57538 LCD Source Driver are for flat panel display resolutions ranging from XGA, with 1024×768 pixels, up to QXGA, with 2048×1536 pixels.

TI’s TFP74x3 mini-LVDS chipset is scheduled for sampling in the second quarter of 2001, with volume production scheduled for the third quarter.

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