SUNNYVALE, USA: QuickLogic Corp., the lowest power programmable solutions leader, has successfully delivered the first complete display controller solution using the Mobile Display Data Interface (MDDI) Type 2 interface for smartbook, smartphone and tablet applications using Qualcomm chipsets.
Additionally, QuickLogic has verified the solution’s operation as an MDDI Type 2 (dual lane) client running 60 frames/second (fps) at Full-Wide VGA (FWVGA) resolution. The solution is implemented on an ArcticLink II VX4C solution platform, which includes QuickLogic’s Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) and Display Power Optimizer (DPO). This allows developers to deliver smoother, more fluid-like movement for multimedia and high-resolution gaming applications.
QuickLogic’s MDDI Type 2 solution is available as a Proven System Block (PSB) for Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs) developed from the ArcticLink II VX4C solution platform. Also included in the VX4C solution platform are the VEE and DPO PSBs. VEE enables sunlight viewability on mobile displays through pixel-by-pixel dynamic range control, while DPO significantly reduces display power consumption through intelligent control of backlight brightness.
“Mobile processors have reached the horsepower threshold at which they can support higher end multimedia and gaming applications,” said Brian Faith, QuickLogic’s vice president of worldwide marketing.
“Additionally, cost effective, high resolution mobile touchscreen technology, and the opening up of mobile operating systems to third party developers has enabled consumer use cases traditionally only achievable on PCs or laptops. Developers using this technology now have a VEE and DPO-enabled solution that reaches the 60 fps threshold via the MDDI Type 2 interface.”
Reference designs of the MDDI Type 2 Display Controller Solution have been system-proven with Qualcomm’s MSM7x30 and QSD8x50 chipsets running the Google Android operating system and are available immediately.