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IDT introduces single-chip power management system for TFT LCD panels

CTBR Staff Writer Published 10 September 2010

Integrated Device Technology (IDT), a provider of mixed signal semiconductor systems, has introduced a single-chip power management system, IDT VDAP1000 for thin film transistor (TFT) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panels, such as those used in netbooks, Tablet PCs and notebooks.

IDT VDAP1000 integrates a full-function low-voltage differential signaling timing controller with fully integrated power management, onto a single chip, thereby saving power and board space while giving system architects increased design flexibility and reducing bill of materials.

In addition to reducing power consumption, the IDT VDAP1000 is also claimed to lessen electromagnetic interference by enabling spread spectrum technology, improving signal integrity and system performance.

IDT is also introducing the VDAP1001, which will be modeled on the VDAP1000 but will support the industrial temperature range and will be priced at $2 for 10,000 units as compared with IDT VDAP1000, priced at $1.80 for 10,000 units.

IDT vice president and general manager of video and display operation Ji Park said that IDT is the only company offering this type of system integration, which includes complete power management, in a single-chip system for these smaller TFT LCD panels.

"By combining programmable smart power management functionality with the core silicon technologies that we are known for, such as timing controllers, IDT provides an integrated system-level approach to reducing cost and board space," Park said.