Analogix Introduces Battery-Preserving Internal Display Translators for Tablets and Notebooks

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:25 am PDT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.
"Tablet and notebook makers are in the midst of a major technology shift - CPUs are removing legacy LVDS interfaces and replacing them with embedded DisplayPort in order to reduce pin count"

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., a leader in DisplayPort-based interconnect technologies, today introduced its line of power-efficient display translator devices that convert a system platforms’ DisplayPort™ output to existing single or dual LVDS embedded screens. (see diagram)

Compliant with DisplayPort version 1.1a and embedded DisplayPort (eDP) at link rates of up to 2.7Gbs, the Analogix ANX1120 and ANX1121 chips allow for the development of battery-optimized, cost-effective Intel Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and other CPU platforms.

“Tablet and notebook makers are in the midst of a major technology shift - CPUs are removing legacy LVDS interfaces and replacing them with embedded DisplayPort in order to reduce pin count,” said Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for Analogix. “However, the transition to DisplayPort-ready panels will take a few years, creating an immediate market need for the battery-optimized Analogix’ DisplayPort to LVDS converters for manufacturing flexibility.”

The Analogix ANX112x product line of highly-integrated display translators share the benefits of special circuitry for content protection, key panel control features for seamless system integration, panel dimming, and the implementation of power saving modes to reduce overall system battery consumption.

The ANX1120 is ideal for laptops, All-in-Ones and industrial embedded systems, while the ANX1121 sports a smaller footprint for tablets and ultra-light notebooks as well as a built-in MCU with internal or external EEPROM options, and built-in oscillator to complement its super low-power VESA-compliant DisplayPort1.1a receiver, which draws around 100mW at HD resolutions. Key features of both products are listed below.

    ANX1120   ANX1121
Target System   Notebooks and All-In-One PCs   Tablets and Ultra-Portables
LVDS Outputs – single or dual   Dual or single LVDS channel output

24 or 18 bits per pixel

  Single LVDS channel output

18 bits per pixel

Pixel clock   Max 270 MHz   Max 135MHz
Resolutions   Up to QXGA (2048x1536), 60Hz refresh   Up to WSXGA+ (1680x1050), 60Hz refresh
Package   64-QFN   36-QFN

The ANA112x series products are available now for below $2.00 in quantities of 10K. For more information, contact sales@analogix.com or visit www.analogix.com.

About Analogix Semiconductor

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures interconnect semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smartphones to high-end graphics cards, tablets and notebook computers, as well as large, high-definition displays. Analogix is a leader in providing end-to-end interface connectivity semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, including the SlimPort family of products.

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