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TFT Display Solutions and Starter Kit from Glyn High-Tech Distribution

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Glyn High-Tech Distribution  introduces a complete TFT display solution making it easier for its OEM customers to develop products that require TFT displays.  

These TFT display solutions include a Glyn ARM9 CPU module, an optional graphics baseboard with various hardware interfaces, a family of TFT displays ranging from 3.5” to 7” and a range of software development tools.  

Glyn offers a low cost starter kit to facilitate product development.  

ARM9 CPU Modules  

The Glyn ARM9 module in SO-DIMM-144 format offers customers with a high-end solution for direct TFT control. The module has TOSHIBA TMPA900 controller from the ARM9 series, Ethernet (MAC+PHY), USB device/ USB host and 256MB Flash/ 64MB DDR RAM.  

The CPU module has a variety of interfaces that are accessible directly for user applications. The module significantly simplifies the design of a system that has a human/machine interface while still needing a variety of external interfaces.  

Areas of application for the CPU modules include battery-operated devices, measurement devices, operating panels and POS terminals.  

A significant feature of the ARM9 module is the integrated LCD controller for STN/TFT colour displays, which can be controlled directly up to a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.  

In addition to the LCD controller, the module has a powerful LCD data processing accelerator. The LCDDA works independently of the core and the LCD controller, offering the new functions needed for advanced devices. These functions include image scaling, image rotation and image mixing.  

User input is made using the integrated touch screen controller.  

Key features:

  • Processor: TMPA900CMXBG, 200 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB DDR-RAM
  • ROM: 256 MB NAND-Flash
  • Power Supply: Single 3.0V to 3.6V
  • TFT-Connector (optional)
  • Temperature Range: -20°C - 85°C  
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet (MAC+PHY)
  • High-speed USB 2.0 (480Mbps)
  • Full-speed USB host 2.0 (12Mbps)
  • LCD controller
  • CMOS camera interface
  • Peripheral interfaces: UART, SD-CARD, I2C, PWM, Keypad, Digital Audio (I2S), Configurable Serial Peripheral Interface, 4/5 Wire Touch Screen

TMPA900 Module Starter Kit

To accelerate the development of devices based on the TMPA900 module, Glyn offers a TMPA900 module starter kit. The kit provides the entire set of technology needed to implement a display application, together with the user interface software required.  

In addition to the module itself, the kit includes a baseboard in Europe card format, which is suitable for production use and also available individually.  

The baseboard provides the SO-DIMM-144 connector, 5 - 35V power supply, Glyn TFT Family Concept Connector for 3.5” to 7” TFT display, two SD card slots plus various interface connectors (JTAG, USB host, USB device, Ethernet, UART and audio in/out).  

A 3.5-inch LCD touch screen from Glyn’s EDT OEM line-up is also included in the starter kit. With the connector provided on the baseboard, any TFT can be connected directly. To make the board useful for additional displays, all display signals are output through a single terminal strip.  

Additional interfaces include the USB device and host as well as an Ethernet connection. An audio DAC is also integrated along with two SD card slots.

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