Samsung Electronics today announced an 8K display driver IC (DDI) that helps deliver 8K resolution in sleek TV designs with intra-panel data transfer speed at up to 4-gigabit-per-second (Gbps).
Samsung’s new DDI (S6CT93P) adopts the company’s Unified Standard Interface for TV (USI-T) 2.0 that doubles the previous USI-T 1.0’s intra-panel speed of 2Gbps. The boost in the DDI’s data transfer capability enhances the efficiency of a display’s system performance and reduces the need for additional components. This also allows more streamlined product designs for slim bezel-less TVs with display sizes 65-inches and above.
The updated interface also supports a smart equalizer (EQ) feature that utilizes two-way channels between the timing controller (TCON) and individual DDIs. Rather than calibrating each and every DDI manually, the smart EQ can program all DDIs in a panel simultaneously, reducing the possibility of bit errors and resources that are required for panel production.
The 8K DDI samples as well as licensing for the USI-T 2.0 intra-panel interface are currently available.