Integrated Device Technology today announced the industry’s first single-chip power management solution for thin film transistor (TFT) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panels, such as those used in netbooks, Tablet PCs and notebooks. The new solution from IDT integrates a full-function low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) timing controller with fully integrated power management, and a four-channel LED driver for LED backlighting.
By integrating all of these functions onto a single chip, the IDT VDAP1000 saves power and board space, giving system architects increased design flexibility and reducing bill of materials. In addition, the IDT VDAP1000 also can reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) by enabling spread spectrum technology, improving signal integrity and system performance.
So why does this matter to all of you? This is just another improvement that will make all the devices that we know and love easier and cheaper to produce for the manufacturers, which should cause the overall price of the products they are in to go down as well. With items like the iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, and other devices like them demanding increased performance in a smaller form factor, this should be good news all around.