Intersil Corporation announced the industry’s lowest power 14-channel programmable gamma buffer for automotive TFT-LCD displays. The automotive-grade ISL76534 delivers the highest accuracy gamma calibration to ensure consistent brightness and color matching of every LCD panel inside a vehicle. The ISL76534 is ideal for next generation LCDs designed for infotainment displays, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) smart mirrors and instrument cluster displays.
The robust ISL76534 provides engineers with one Vcom and 14 gamma channels with 10-bit resolution for fine-tuning the gamma curve. LCD panels that are not properly gamma corrected often appear bleached out or too dark. Engineers employ the ISL76534 to calibrate and store the gamma curve, guaranteeing that each LCD powers up and displays eye-pleasing images. The ISL76534’s internal EEPROM stores the factory-calibrated gamma and Vcom reference values, and enables significantly higher reliability than competitive devices by offering 10,000 write cycles and 20 years of data retention at 105°C.
The ISL76534 circuit architecture makes it easier to use than competitive solutions. No power-supply sequencing is required–either analog or digital power supplies can startup first. At initialization, all gamma buffer and Vcom output channels monotonically start up together in a controlled fashion preventing any possibility of an LCD panel lock-up. This adds another layer of reliability for ADAS and safety systems, such as backup cameras that rely on LCD panels to startup immediately and work flawlessly. In addition, the ISL76534’s high 75 dB PSRR prevents power supply noise from reaching the gamma buffer outputs and becoming visible in the LCD panel.
The ISL76534 also provides the industry’s lowest power consumption at 56.6mW, which is 5x lower than the closest competitor. Its low maximum output current for analog, digital, and Vcom supplies simplifies power supply and thermal design. The device’s low power dissipation also eliminates the need for heatsinks, prevents junction temperature overheating, and allows engineers to use lower cost LDOs instead of switching regulators.
The 14-channel ISL76534 programmable gamma buffer is available now in a compact 4.5mm x 5mm, 28-lead TQFN package and is priced at $1.99 USD in 1k quantities. An ISL76534EVAL1Z evaluation board can be purchased for $116.00 USD. For more information, please visit: www.intersil.com/
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