Parade Technologies Extends eDP-enabled Single Chip TED (Tcon-Embedded Driver) Product Offerings
Posted March 6th, 2019
New 1932-Channel TED targets lower cost, main-stream slim LTPS and Oxide TFT panels up to 1920×1200 resolution
San Jose, Calif.— 06 March 2018 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), a leading high-speed interface, video display, and touch controller IC supplier, today announced a new offering in its eDP Timing Controller (Tcon) embedded driver (TED) product category. The new TC3220, similar to the TC3210 introduced last year, is an IC developed for thin-profile LCD display panels. The TC3220 was developed for Chip-on-Glass (COG) applications and provides a single-chip display driver solution to replace the traditional eDP Tcon mated with separate source driver chips. The TC3220 provides a lower cost alternative to the TC3210 by not including the PSR (Panel Self Refresh) feature that requires an integrated frame buffer. The TC3220 also provides a narrower COG package dimension to reduce the display’s bottom border thickness while offering footprint compatibility with the TC3210.
The TC3220 is configurable to support all panel resolutions up to 1920×1200 using an 18 or 24-bit color format. Its supports a variety of proprietary video interface protocols offered by major CPU, GPU and SoC vendors, and the integrated source drivers support up to 1932 output channels and support 1 to 2 MUX, 1 to 3 MUX, and 1 to 6 MUX sub-pixel driving structures.
“At Parade, we are continuing to systematically pursue display chip integration and diversify our product line,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies. “By offering both the TC3210 and TC3220, we can now offer a highly integrated TED solution for both high-end and main-stream slim LTPS and Oxide TFT panels up to 1920×1200 resolution.”
The TC3220 is designed for Flip Chip on Glass application on both LTPS (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) and Oxide TFT (thin-film transistor) panels. It requires no external crystal or timing reference, includes a programmable gamma buffer, and includes Parade’s exclusive Smart-Backlight™ feature for additional color and power optimization. The fully programmable row and column driver timing enables the TC3220 to serve a broad range of panels types, and it provides synchronization signals that support a wide range of touch controllers.
For panels requiring the support of PSR (Panel Self Refresh) and/or PSR2, as specified in the VESA eDP 1.4b standard, please refer to the TC3210.
The TC3220 is offered in a gold-bumped COG (Chip-on-Glass) physical form factor. Samples are available now.
About Parade Technologies
Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) is a leading fabless supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of popular display, touch controller, and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels. Parade’s IC products serve the growing demand for DisplayPort™, eDP™ (Embedded DisplayPort), HDMI®, SATA, PCI Express and USB ICs for display, touch, storage and interface applications.
Parade leverages its close relationships with market-leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that provide unique system capabilities. Many of the company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior system signal integrity, advanced system integration and enhanced power efficiency. As a result of the company’s “standards-plus” design philosophy, Parade ICs have been designed into products offered by nearly every leading computer and display vendor worldwide.
Parade Technologies, Inc., is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of Parade Technologies, Ltd. Parade Technologies, Inc. can be reached at (408) 329-5540, or on the Internet at http://www.paradetech.com.