TC2016 is a 1158/1098/1086/1026/966/870-channel source driver for high resolution TFT LCD. It is designed for COG (Chip-on-glass) application. The input interface is SIPI™ (Scalable Intra Panel Interface) which was developed and patented by Parade Technologies. SIPI is a high speed, point-to-point interface between the Timing Controller (TCON) and Source Driver (SD), including the TC2016. The SIPI intra panel interface provides scalable bandwidth with reduced bus width, low EMI and low power, a more robust protocol to establish the high-speed link, and enhance system reliability. SIPI was developed to address the newer demands created by increased display performance on notebook and tablet PCs and other consumer electronics applications.

On the output side, the TC2016 converts 8-bit (RGB888) digital data into a 256-level gray scale analog voltage for each sub-pixel channel. It also supports 14 reference voltages for Gamma correction. For implementation specific applications it can be configured to 6-bit color depth.

Key Features

  • 1158 channel source driver for TFT LCD
  • SIPI 1.2 interface with 1 or 2 lane operation up to 1.2Gb/s per lane
    • Supports Pin/Register controlled 1-lane/2-lane configuration
    • Display data scrambling and 8B/10B encoding
    • Embedded clocking
    • Error correction for all control data
    • Low EMI/RFI
    • Power saving mode with CD_VBLANK & VB_PD
  • Driver Output: 1158/1098/1086/1026/966/870 channels
  • 8-bit color depth for 256-level gray scale
  • Gamma correction levels: 14 (7 by 2)
  • Embedded programmable internal gamma buffers
  • Supports Main buffer chopping and Gamma buffer chopping mode
  • Supports dot inversion, N-line inversion and square inversion
  • Protocol based dynamic power saving
  • 2 additional line repair buffers
  • Wide input common-mode voltage range
  • 60mV input sensitivity
  • Low RFI emission
  • Supports SIPI advanced features for debugging and manufacturing test
    • One wire auxiliary status channel (ASC) for source driver status monitoring
    • Symbol errors checking at normal operation
    • PRBS 215-1 bit error rate (BER) testing
    • Extensive configuration packets for Source Driver configuration
  • Internal Half VDDA buffer
  • Logic supply voltage: 1.8V
  • LCD driver supply voltage: 6.2 to 10.5 V
  • Package: COG


  • High resolution COG LCD panels