Versatile Mobile Device Display Interface Bridge

While the ideal design of a smartphone and tablet would include a processor and display of matching interfaces, many times BOM restrictions, part availability, target specification or other factors preclude this. When faced with differing display interface standards, system designers must rely on a display bridge device to allow their components to ‘talk’ to each other.

To address these needs, QuickLogic’s ArcticLink III BX solution platform features a variety of display bridge variants, useful for applications from a tablet-based RGB to LVDS design, or in more complication smartphone design where a single MIPI-DSI 2 lane output from the processor needs to be sent as a MIPI-DSI 4-lane to the 720p embedded display, as well as bridged to RGB for an MHL transmitter.

The ArcticLink III BX is also pin-identical with QuickLogic’s ArcticLink III VX solution, which features VEE and DPO. This allows system designers to easily transition from the BX to a VX device to harness the power savings advantages of DPO and viewability advantages of VEE.

 

29280 F47A2G CSSP AL3BX 1241 SG

ArcticLink III BX System Architecture
  • 15 silicon variants

  • MIPI DSI or RGB inputs; MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and/or RGB output variants

  • Single bridge or dual output options

  • Support of all popular handheld device resolutions (720p, WXGA, 1080p) including support to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)

Ideal for Tablets

The ArcticLink III BX CSSP is ideal for tablets requiring a display bridge

Ideal for Smartphones

The ArcticLink III BX CSSP is ideal for smartphones needing a display bridge

Ideal for Mobile Enterprise

The ArcticLink III BX CSSP is ideal for mobile enterprise devices requiring a display bridge

Specifications

Platform BX3B2F BX5AxB BX5AxD BX5BxA BX5BxD BX6BxE BX6BxG BX6BxH
Input MIPI-2 RGB RGB MIPI MIPI MIPI MIPI MIPI
Output MIPI-3, MIPI-4 MIPI LVDS RGB LVDS MIPI & RGB LVDS & RGB MIPI & LVDS
Application Smartphones and tablets needing a MIPI-2 to MIPI-4 bridge Smartphones and tablets needing a RGB to MIPI bridge Tablets needing a RGB to LVDS bridge Smartphones and tablets needing a MIPI to RGB bridge Tablets needing a MIPI to LVDS bridge Smartphones with need to drive either HDMI/MHL transmitter or pico projector through a MIPI to MIPI & RGB bridge Smartphones and tablets with secondary MHL/HDMI output requirement through a MIPI to LVDS & RGB bridge Smartphones and tablets with secondary MHL/HDMI output requirement through a MIPI to MIPI & LVDS bridge
Maximum Resolution Up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) at 60 frames-per-second
Size 4.5mm X 4.5mm

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