LCD Controller - VP17

VP17
LCD Controller

The VP17 LCD Controller is the ideal LCD controller for applications requiring simultaneous viewing of 2 or more inputs. Three input channels are standard, and 1 additional channel can be supported via input mezzanine boards. Each input can be placed in one or more windows within the output active area.

The VP17 can simultaneously display video from up to 4 input ports: 1) the 3G-SDI input, 2) any one of the DVI/RGB/Composite/Component/SOG inputs, 3) the DisplayPort input, and 4) any 1 of a variety of input mezzanine boards.

Features

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Standard and custom video formats up to WUXGA

Input resolutions up to WUXGA (DVI/HDMI, DisplayPort, and analog RGB), and up to 1080P (HD-SDI)
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Up to 4 input ports processed simultaneously

SDI (typically a video camera) on Port 1. Up to (8) video connections on Port 2, supporting NTSC/PAL (composite and S-Video), component, STANAG, and Computer (DVI / RGB) formats. DisplayPort on Port 3. Optional input from Westar’s input mezzanine portfolio available on Port 4.
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LVDS, Parallel, and DVI outputs up to 165 MPixels/sec

Dual LVDS output supports up to 165 MPixels/sec for panels up to WUXGA or 1080P. Single link DVI output for other output devices. Parallel Expansion output for Westar accessories.

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

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

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Optional keying with blending

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

Applications

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

Video Combining up to WUXGA and 1080P

The VP17 offers robust windowing for display resolutions with pixel clock frequencies up to165 MPixels/s (eg 1080P and WUGA @ 60Hz). Up to 4 windows may be sized and placed anywhere in the output active area. Window techniques include PIP, side-by-side, and more.

Tactical Commands

Tactical commands allow real-time update of a window’s source, that source’s area-of-interest, window size, location, rotation, and color adjustments. These commands are particularly useful for tactical displays requiring dynamic windowing. Tactical commands are defined in the VP17 Command Line Description. 

Video Output Interfaces

  • Supports most single and dual LVDS panels,
  • Supports various LVDS pixel mappings, including multiple MSBit/LSBit arrangements, and 3/4/5 channels (pairs) per link
  • Single link TMDS output for up to 1920×1200 displays
  • Parallel TTL output up to WUXGA. Compatible with Westar output mezzanines.

Video Conversion and Synchronization

  • Digitization of computer-generated analog RGB video sources with separate syncs or sync-on-green, non- interlaced and interlaced
  • Digitization and de-interlacing of consumer video formats, including NTSC and PAL Composite, component, and S-Video
  • Support for custom video formats and specialty formats such as RS-343, RS-170, and STANAG
  • Decoding of DVI (TMDS), DisplayPort, and SDI digital inputs,
  • Incoming video gain and offset adjustments, fine phase clock adjustment for RGB pixel sampling, and per window YUV and RGB color space adjustments
  • Free-running output or genlocked to an input port

Powerful Configuration Utility

The VP17 is configured via a PC application. VP17 Configure Application supports the setup of:

  • Output timing/electrical parameters and synchronization method
  • All inputs, including a prioritized list of all applicable video input modes that can be automatically detected for each input port
  • Up to 4 windows with mode dependent and mode independent parameters such as size, location, and input area-of-interest for each detected mode per window
  • Sequences for display initialization, loss of video, and video detection

All parameters are stored in non-volatile memory for automatic operation upon power up. The VP17 Configure application output is a .txt file composed of VP17 commands. This file can be downloaded to the VP17 or saved on a PC.

Configuration Software - VP17

Scaling, Windowing, and Area-of-Interest Control

  • Unlimited, independent horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Up to 4 windows with programmable size and position

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)

Automatic Video Input Mode Detection

To support multiple input types and resolutions per input port and multiple windows in an embedded application, the VP17 offers a comprehensive approach for automatic detection, conversion, and windowing of multiple video formats. Each input port can have multiple, prioritized video input modes associated with it.

A mode consists of the input type (DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, CVBS, etc) and video timing. Each input port has a mode selection subsystem to scan for defined modes per a specific input type and sub-channel (such as VGA1), or sub-channel 1 of multiple input types (Auto mode). Windows are linked to a specific input port. Each window can have either mode-independent or mode-dependent size, location, input area-of-interest, rotation and other parameters.

At power up, each port’s mode selection subsystem initiates a scan. Once a mode is matched (either exactly or within pre-defined limits), that video input is displayed in any associated window(s) per the mode’s window parameters (input area-of-interest, window size, window location, rotation, flip, etc).

Multi Mode Window - VP17

Specifications

LCD Controller - VP17
Parameter
Dimensions
Temperature Range
Video Inputs
Video Outputs
Input Power
Control
Certifications
Description
5.51" x 4.5" x 0.80"
  • Operating: 0°C to +70°C
  • Storage: -40°C to +100°C
Channel 1:
  • SDI up to 1080P60
Channel 2:
  • RGB (up to WUXGA resolutions @ 60Hz)
  • DVI (up to 165 MHz)
  • NTSC/PAL (Composite or S-Video)
  • Component
Channel 3:
  • DisplayPort up to 1080P
  • Single, Dual LVDS up to WUXGA
  • DVI (TMDS) up to WUXGA
  • Parallel TTL up to WUXGA
+12 VDC, 10 Watts
  • (2) RS-232: Maintenance RS-232 interface fixed at 115kbps for Configuration Application. User RS-232 has programmable baud rate
  • USB
  • Ethernet (via optional Ethernet interface assembly)
RoHS
Conn.
J1
J2
J3
J6
J7
J8
J9
J10
J13
J17
J18
J24
J25
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J30
J32
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J75
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J77
J84
J133
Connector Type
DF11-6DP
SNT-100-BK-G
DF11-6DP
DF11-10DP
DF11-8DP
SNT-100-BK-G
SNT-100-BK-G
DF11-18DP
DF11-6DP
DF11-10DP
DF11-16DP
DF11-14DP
DF11-12DP
CLE-110-01-G-DV-A
CLE-120-01-G-DV-A
MMCX7-J-P-GF-ST-TH1
DF11-14DP
DF11-14DP
DF11-04DP
DF11-8DP
DF11-12DP
DF11-12DP
CLE-110-01-G-DV-A
CLE-120-01-G-DV-A
DF11-04DP
mini-DisplayPort
Description
USB Interface
Backlight Pull-up Enable
Ethernet Module Interface
RS-232 Interface
LED Output
Inverter Power Select
Panel Power Select
Inverter Interface
Power Input
VGA Video Input
Discrete I/O Interface
Component/Composite Video Input
TMDS 1 Video Input
Port 4 Input Mezzanine Control
Port 4 Input Mezzanine Data
HD-SDI Video Input
LVDS Out Dual Pixel
LVDS Out Single Pixel
TMDS 1 EDID
Analog to Digital Converter Input
TMDS 1 Video Output
TMDS 2 Video Output
Output Mezzanine Control
Output Mezzanine Data
TMDS 2 EDID
(mini) DisplayPort Video Input

Ordering Information

The VP17 includes:

  • VP17 LCD Controller Board
  • Configuration Utility Software
BoardConfiguration
VP17Standard VP17
VP17 /KeyVP17 with optional foreground keying

Optional Mezzanines and Adapters (ordered separately)

Board NumberBoard TypeDescription
110681Input MezzanineDisplayPort Input
110683Input MezzanineHD-SDI Input
110684Input MezzanineLVDS Input
110726Input MezzanineDVI Single Link (TMDS)
110731Input MezzanineTMDS/VGA/Video
110740Input MezzanineComposite Video
110770Input MezzanineParallel Video

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