LCD Controller - VP13

LCD Controller

The VP13 LCD Controller is the ideal LCD controller for applications requiring simultaneous viewing of 2 or more inputs. Two input channels are standard, and up to 2 additional channels can be supported via input mezzanine boards. Each input can be placed in one or more windows within the output active area.

Supported inputs include DVI, RGB, component, composite and many specialty video formats. DisplayPort and Dual DVI inputs are options. Supported outputs include LVDS, parallel RGB, and Single Link DVI.



Supports displays up to 2560x1600

Single/dual/quad LVDS output, parallel digital (up to 165 MPixel, single pixel), and DVI (single link) outputs


Up to 4 input ports processed simultaneously

Supported video inputs include DVI, RGB, component, composite and specialty video formats.  Optional DisplayPort and Dual DVI inputs


Up to WQXGA input resolution

Input resolutions up to WUXGA (for DVI and analog RGB) and WQXGA (for optional Dual DVI input)


Scaling, Windowing, PIP, and Area-of-Interest Control

Video area-of-interest control, resizing, retiming, and reformatting


Optional keying with blending

RGB, Luma, or HSV Keying inside user-defined key area with programmable foreground & background alphas


Simulated cockpit displays

Configurable video electronics for simulated cockpit displays

Ruggedized tactical displays

LCD controller for ruggedized tactical displays

Embedded applications

With its low-profile design and locking high-density Hirose connectors, the VP7 is ideal for space-constrained displays

Custom display solutions

Perfect for applications that require a configurable lcd controller

LCD Controller - VP13 with Mezzanine

Video Conversion and Synchronization

  • Digitization of computer-generated analog RGB video sources with separate syncs or sync-on-green, non-interlaced and interlaced
  • DVI (TMDS) inputs
  • Digitization and de-interlacing of consumer video formats, including NTSC and PAL Composite, S-Video, and Component Video,
  • Custom video and specialty formats such as RS-343, RS-170, and STANAG
  • Incoming video gain and offset adjustments
  • Fine phase clock adjustment for pixel sampling
  • Per window YUV and RGB colorspace adjustments
  • Free-running output or genlocked to an input channel

Powerful Configuration Utility

The VP13 is configured via a utility that supports in-the-field firmware, FPGA and parameter (BIOS) updates. The VP13 can be dynamically controlled over RS232, USB, or Ethernet with parameters stored in non-volatile memory to retain desired settings.  VP13 Configure supports the setup of:


  • A prioritized list of all applicable video input modes that can be automatically detected
  • Mode-independent parameters, such as scaled (output) area-of-interest and location within output resolution
  • Synchronization method
  • Sequences for power up, loss of video and video detection
Configuration Software - VP13

Scaling, Windowing, and Area-of-Interest Control

  • Unlimited, independent horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Programmable window size and position within a larger output resolution for each input video mode

Rotate video, flip left to right or top to bottom

  • Image can be reversed left to right and flipped top to bottom
  • Image can be rotated 90, 180, or 270 degrees

Optional keying with blending

An optional keying block supports RGB-keyed alpha blend and other techniques between a key plane and the background plane to form the visual plane. Keying is performed on the foreground layer, with programmable foreground and background alpha values for outside the key area, when key=true, and when key=false)

Multi Mode Window - VP13

Automatic Video Input Mode Detection

To support (2) standard input channels, multiple input types per channel, and multiple windows in an embedded application, the VP13 offers a comprehensive approach for automatic detection, conversion, and windowing of many video formats.  Each input channel can have multiple, prioritized video input modes associated with it.  A mode consists of the input type (DVI, VGA. CVBS, etc), video timing, and associated window parameters.

Each input channel has a mode selection subsystem to scan for defined modes per a user-defined methodology. The VP13 can scan defined modes associated with a specific input type (such as VGA), all input types on that channel, or a specific mode identifier.  At power up, each channel’s mode selection subsystem initiates an automated scan. Once a mode is matched (either exactly or within pre-defined limits), that video input is displayed in its window(s) per the mode’s associated window parameters (input area-of-interest, window size, window location).


LCD Controller - VP13
Dimensions5.28" x 4.61" x 0.80"
Temperature RangeOperating: 0°C to +70°C
Storage: -40°C to +100°C
Video Inputs
Channel 1 and Channel 2
  • RGB (up to WUXGA resolutions @ 60Hz)
  • DVI (up to 165 MHz)
  • NTSC/PAL (Composite or S-Video)
  • Component (Channel 1 only)
  • Syncs (Digital Separate, Digital Composite, Analog Composite)
Optional Input Mezzanines
  • Single Channel DisplayPort (up to 2560x1600)
  • Dual Link DVI (up to 2560x1600) or 2 Single Link DVI (up to 1080p each)
Video Outputs
  • Single, Dual, or Quad LVDS
  • Parallel, up to 165 MPixels/sec
  • DVI (TMDS) up to WUXGA
  • Independent horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Video Flip (left-right, top-bottom)
  • PIP, Windowing
  • Optional Keying
  • Frame Rate Conversion
  • De-Interlace
  • Inverter Interface
Input Power+12 VDC, 8 Watts
Control(2) RS-232, USB, optional Ethernet
J1DF11-06DPUSB Interface
J21 Position JumperInverter Voltage Select
J3DF11-06DPEthernet Interface
J6DF11-10DPRS-232 Interface
J7DF11-08DPLED Interface
J84 Position JumperInverter Power Select
J94 Position JumperUUT Power Select
J10DF11-24DPInverter Interface
J11DF11-06DPExternal Sync Input
J12DF11-18DPInput Mezzanine Card Power
J13DF11-22DPPower Input
J152 Position JumperParallel Output Voltage Select
J17DF11-10DPCh 1 - VGA Video Input
J18DF11-16DPDiscrete I/O
J21DF11-10DPParallel Video Control Output
J22DF11-32DPParallel Video Data Output
J24DF11-14DPCh 1 - Component / Composite Input
J25DF11-12DPCh 1 - TMDS Video Input
J32DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 1
J33DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 2
J34DF11-04DPCh 1 - TMDS EDID
J37DF11-12DPTMDS Output
J42DF11-30DPInput Mezzanine Card Ch 3 Data
J43DF11-06DPInput Mezzanine Card Ch 3 Control
J44DF11-30DPInput Mezzanine Card Ch 4 Data
J45DF11-06DPInput Mezzanine Card Ch 4 Control
J62DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 3
J63DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 4
J67DF11-10DPCh 2 - VGA Video Input
J74DF11-06DPCh 2 - Composite Video Input
J75DF11-12DPCh 2 - TMDS Video Input

Ordering Information

The VP13 includes:

  • VP13 LCD Controller Board
  • Configuration Utility Software
VP13Standard VP13
VP13 /KeyVP13 with optional foreground keying

Optional Mezzanines and Adapters (ordered separately)

Board NumberBoard TypeDescription
110669Input MezzanineSingle Channel DisplayPort
110665Input MezzanineDual link DVI or 2 x Single link DVI
110761Input AdapterDisplayPort to DVI Paddleboard
110729Power BoardDC Power Board
110664LED Backlight DriverLED Backlight Driver Board
110459Output AdapterParallel Video to DVI Converter
110754Output AdapterLVDS to DVI Output Adapter
109595Frame GrabberDVI Frame Grabber

Optional Ethernet is available via cable assembly with built-in Ethernet port.
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