IDT’s Panel Self Refresh (PSR) Implementation Switches Seamlessly Between Modes and Extends Battery Life in Mobile Devices such as Notebooks, Ultrabooks and Tablets
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 13, 2011 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has developed and demonstrated the world’s first Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.3-compliant Timing Controller (TCON) with integrated Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology for significant system-level power savings and extended battery life in portable applications.
IDT’s new eDP timing controllers with PSR technology can save significant power when a static image is displayed on the screen of a system with a PSR-enabled graphics processor. Unlike traditional timing controllers that receive and process the display data continuously, IDT’s PSR technology identifies a static image and stores it local to the TCON in an integrated frame buffer. It then seamlessly displays the image from the local frame buffer allowing the eDP main link and a majority of the GPU functions to be powered-down, resulting in significant power savings.
“IDT continues to demonstrate its leadership in delivering next generation mixed-signal technology,” said Ji Park, vice president and general manager of the Video and Display Operation at IDT. “Today’s mobile devices require more processing power and functionality than ever before, but consumers expect longer battery life at the same time. Our newest PSR-ready eDP timing controller helps our customers meet these requirements, making IDT’s solution the ultimate high-performance, low-power interface for use in next generation notebooks, Ultrabooks, and tablets.”
IDT’s latest solution incorporates novel design techniques and strategic process selection for the most efficient operation and seamless transition between modes. It is fully compliant with the VESA eDP v1.3 standard. eDP solutions offer the lowest system cost and longest battery life versus the LVDS solutions currently being used in portable embedded display applications. The large reduction in power consumption is key to accelerating the adoption of eDP in portable displays and the new IDT solution extends this power advantage.
Pricing and Availability
This new eDP technology is being demonstrated to qualified customers only. For more information, please contact your local IDT sales representative. To learn more about IDT’s broad portfolio of display products, visit www.idt.com/go/display.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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