Thursday, January 17, 2013

µVGA-II(SGC) Serial to QVGA/VGA/WVGA Module

The µVGA-II(SGC) module is a compact and cost effective Serial-to-VGA graphics engine powered by the PICASO-SGC graphics controller.  It can provide QVGA/VGA/WVGA graphics solution to any embedded project with its powerful graphics, text, image, animation and countless more features built inside the module.
It offers a simple yet effective serial interface to any host micro-controller that can communicate via a serial port. All the serial commands are sent using a simple protocol via the serial interface. The serial platform allows users to develop their application using their favourite micro-controller and software development tools.
So next time your embedded application requires VGA graphics, the µVGA-II(SGC) might be the ideal solution.

  • Simple VGA interface to variety of monitors and LCD screens.
  • Supports the following resolutions:
         - 320 x 240 (QVGA)
         - 640 x 480 (VGA)
         - 800 x 480 (WVGA)
         - Custom Resolution  X*Y = 405K (414720)
  • Supports  RGB 65K true to life   colours.
  • Easy 5 pin interface to any host device:
         - VCC, TX, RX, GND, RESET.
  • Asynchronous hardware serial port, TTL interface, with 300 baud to 256K baud.
  • Powered by the  4D-Labs PICASO-SGC processor (also available as separate OEM IC for volume users).
  • On-board micro-SD memory card adaptor for multimedia storage and data logging purposes. HC memory card support is also available for cards larger than 4Gb.
  • DOS compatible file access (FAT16 format) as well as low level access to card memory.
  • Dedicated PWM Audio pin supports FAT16 audio WAV files and complex sound generation.
  • Comprehensive set of built in high level graphics functions and algorithms that can draw lines, circles, text, and much more.
  • Display full colour images, animations, icons and video clips.
  • Supports all available Windows fonts and characters (imported as external fonts).
  • 16 x General Purpose I/O pins. Upper 8 bits can be used as an I/O Bus for fast 8-bit parallel data transfers.
  • 2 x 11 pin male headers with 2.54mm (0.1") pitch to form a DIP mount package.
  • 15 pin D-type standard VGA connector to interface to any external VGA monitor. 
  • 4.0V to 5.5V range operation (single supply).
    RoHS Compliant.

  • General purposes embedded graphics.
  • Elevator control systems.
  • Point of sale terminals.
  • Electronic gauges and metres.
  • Test and measurement and general purpose instrumentation.
  • Industrial control and Robotics.
  • Automotive system displays.
  • GPS navigation systems.
  • Medical Instruments and applications.
  • Home appliances.
  • Smart Home Automation.
  • Security and Access control systems.
  • Gaming equipment..
  • Aviation systems.
  • HMIs.

**This product is NOT RECOMMENDED for new designs, and has been superseeded by the new μVGA-III module**