Epson Launches Latest Display Controller IC Reference Design

- Provides significantly shorter development times and lower cost evaluation environment -

- TOKYO, Japan, January 29, 2013 -

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) will start supplying its latest display controller IC reference design from this month. The new reference design will support the development of products using small- and medium-sized LCD panels and includes an evaluation board with a display controller IC and sample software for driving the controller.

Epson's new product will be available for purchase from Digi-Key and other online shops. Sample software can be downloaded free-of-charge from the following site. New window

The reference design is compatible with the STM32F4-Discovery evaluation board with the STM32® 32-bit microcontroller based on the Cortex™-M4F* from STMicroelectronics. Customers can easily get their small or medium-sized TFT LCD panels working by simply connecting them with the evaluation board from Epson and ST and downloading the common sample software. This opens the door to low-cost development of products that use a small or medium-sized color TFT LCD panel while also offering significantly shorter development time.

The sample driver software for the new reference design comes packaged with a project file that allows rapid confirmation using the IAR Embedded Workbench for the ARM* development tool supplied by IAR Systems.

"Going forward, Epson will continue to release display controller IC reference designs," said Masayuki Morozumi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Epson's Microdevices Operations Division. "These will support higher resolution small- and medium-sized TFT LCD panels and evaluation boards with other microcontrollers. Such designs, combined with expanded sales channels, will provide an environment that makes it easier than ever for customers to find what they need."

* Registered trademark of ARM Ltd.

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