4D Systems launches serial-to-VGA graphics engine – uVGA-II(SGC) - providing a powerful graphics solution to any embedded project

27th October 2010
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4D Systems launched today its new uVGA graphics engine: uVGA-II(SGC). The uVGA-II(SGC) is powered by 4D Labs’ popular PICASO-SGC graphic controller and provides a QVGA/VGA/WVGA graphics solution to virtually any embedded project. The module includes powerful built-in graphics, text, image, animation and many more features.Through its serial platform interface it allows users to develop their application fast and easy using their favourite micro-controller and software development tools.
The uVGA-II(SGC) provides a simple interface to a variety of monitors and LCD screens through its 15 pin D-type VGA connector. It supports various resolutions - 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 800 x 480 including custom XY resolution up to 405K. It includes a 5 pin interface to any host device and2 parallel 11 pin mounting male headers with 2.54mm pitch to form a DIP package. Additionally there are 16 x GPIO pins of which 8 upper bits can be used as an I/O bus for fast 8-bit parallel data transfers. An on-board micro-SD memory card is included for multimedia storage and data logging purposes.

The uVGA-II(SGC) supports RGB 65k true to life colours and can be used to display full colour images, animations, icons and video clips. It sports a comprehensive set of built-in high level graphics functions and algorithmsfor drawing lines, circles, text and much more. It supports all available Windows fonts and characters (imported as external fonts) and has a dedicated PWM audio pin that supports FAT16 audio WAV files and complex sound generation. The module supports 4.0V – 5.0V single supply operation. The uVGA-II is well suited for a wide range of applications from general purpose embedded graphics and point of sale terminals to automotive system displays and medical instruments.

“We are delighted to finally be able to accommodate the features and functionality present in our smaller range of display module solutions in our uVGA-II module. Many of our customers have been asking for our uVGA-PICASO-MD1 module to support higher resolutions and a higher bit-depth of colours. With support for 65k true to life colours and various resolution options including the possibility for a customized resolution, the uVGA-II module does just that.A brand new version with support for 4DGL will be available in the coming weeks.” – Atilla Aknar, Managing Director, 4D Systems

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