Embedded Graphics Products

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Embedded Graphics Products

Silicon Motion offers embedded graphics to enable consumer and embedded applications including high-resolution handhelds, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, medical equipment, multi-functional printers, casino gaming machines, industrial PCs, and servers.

The embedded GPU products are packaged in multi-chip modules (MCM) with embedded video memory to maximize cost-effectiveness, minimize power consumption, and ensure prolonged device longevity. The integration of graphics fundamentals provides outstanding reliability and flexibility to address the requirements of a broad range of applications.

Additionally, the GPU products are designed to meet the needs of vertical markets that require a flexible bus interface with a wide range of embedded microprocessors, such as x86, XScale, Arm®, microprocessors without interlocked pipelined stages (MIPS), Renesas SH, and PowerPC. To help reduce total system costs and maximize capability in interfacing with a wide variety of external devices, the products can manage many types of I/O interfaces, including analog RGB and digital LCD panel interfaces, USB host, UART, AC97, I2S, zoom video (ZV), pulse-width modulation (PWM), synchronous serial port (SSP), and general-purpose input/output (GPIO). The rich software debug and software development kit (SDK) tools simplify driver development by utilizing up to eight graphics display layers and multiple display functions for high-quality, sophisticated applications.

  • PCIe®, PCI (33 MHz and 66 MHz), and 32-bit host bus support
  • Embedded memory (MCM package):
    • Memory size varies with the product
  • Low-cost, low-power 2D graphics processor
  • 16-bit ITU601/656 ZV port input (luminance-bandwidth-chrominance (YUV) and digital RGB), scaling, and CSC
  • Up to 32-bit super-twisted nematic (STN) and thin-film transistor (TFT) panel interface support
  • Dual display for mirror-mode or extended-mode
  • Hardware assisted video playback
  • Up to 1920 x 1200 resolution with programmable phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • Proprietary hardware screen rotation
  • Secondary adapter support
  • Software support:
    • WinCE, WinXP, Win7, Win2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Win2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), and Linux Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • CPU platform support:
    • Intel, AMD, AFMicro, Freescale PPC, AMCC, STMicro, Marvell, Loongson and other PCI, and PCIe
  • Operation temperature:
    • Commercial and industrial temperatures
  • Servers
  • Thin clients
  • Medical devices
  • Industrial handheld devices
  • Multifunction printers
  • Factory automation: human-machine interfaces (HMI)
  • Gaming
  • Surveillance (DVR)
  • POS
  • Kiosks
  • Digital signage
  • Test instruments