SVX-2560 LCD Controller – Now Live on Website

December 17th, 2014 Comments off
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The new SVX-2560 LCD controller with scheduled availability in January 2015 is now live on the Digital View main website, click here for details.

In addition to support for LCD panels and input signals with a resolution of 2560×1600 and 1920×1920 the SVX-2560 offers support for 4K Ultra-HD input with downscaling to 1920×1080 for Full-HD LCD panels.

Other advanced features include image flip (horizontal & vertical) which is good for teleprompters and similar applications, sensor monitor and fan control in addition to the normal suite of Digital View LCD controller commands over RS-232 (serial) and Ethernet suitable for digital signage applications, as well as dual digital Picture-in-Picture (PiP).

As discussed in the previous blog article the SVX-2560 with its full frame memory buffer supports turning video-lock off meaning that the output frequency to the LCD panel is decoupled from the input frequency. The memory buffer also enables functions such as image overlay markers and more advanced color and image management.

svx-2560 lcd controller

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Video-lock and the reason it is important

December 12th, 2014 Comments off
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Sometimes the solution to a display noise issue can be elusive. For example it may look like a cable or system noise issue or a firmware related panel signal mismatch. Or it may be simply a signal timing issue resolved by turning off video-lock.

So what is video-lock? 

Video-lock is when the timing of the output signal to the LCD panel is locked to the timing of the input signal. So input a signal of 50Hz and the result will be an output signal to the LCD panel of 50Hz.

Conversely if video-lock is turned off, as is possible on Digital View’s fully memory buffered boards such as the SVX family, then the LCD controller can provide an output timing different from the input timing. This output timing can then be matched to within the tolerance of the panel’s input signal.

How might this be important?

As in the example above if an LCD panel has a timing range that doesn’t match the input signal the LCD controller it will be necessary to turn off video-lock so the LCD controller can deliver the correct timing to the panel irrespective of the input signal timing. In some cases this might be obvious such as in the case of a 50Hz input signal where the panel has only narrow tolerance around 60Hz, however we have seen other cases where both input signal and LCD panel specification may be noted as the same but for some reason don’t match but turning video-lock off resolves the issue.

When would you want video-lock on?

In most case having video-lock on is appropriate as it will ensure the LCD display scans at the same rate as the input signal which will prevent shearing artifacts in panning video.

Related considerations…

An LCD controller with full memory buffer offers other benefits such as the ability to manage and enhance the image, motion compensation and better de-interlacing as well as support for a wider range of input frame rates.

The full frame memory buffer such as in the Digital View SVX family of LCD controllers does introduce additional latency as the image has to be loaded into memory for processing, approx 16~20ms. If near zero latency is required then LCD controllers like the Digital View ALR-1920 and ALR-1400 are suitable with approx <0.3ms.

For more information on the SVX and ALR families of LCD controllers click here.


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4K LCD Panels Supported by SVX-3840

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
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Dec 11, 2014: The current list of 4K LCD panels supported by the SVX-3840 LCD Controller are as follows:

  • Innolux M280DGJ-L30 (60Hz) – 28″
  • LG LD840EQD-SEM1 (120Hz) – 84″
  • AUO P750QVN01 v0 (120Hz) – 75″ (SVX-3840 gen 2 in Q1, 2015)
  • Sharp LQ695R3xxxx (120Hz) – 70″

The following are compatible but new firmware is required

  • Samsung LTA750FJ01 (120Hz) – 75″
  • AUO P550QVN01 v0 (60Hz) – 55″
  • AUO P650QVN01 v0 (120Hz) – 65″

As new 4K LCD panels are released we will be adding to the list as appropriate and will post an update. This information will be available on the CSG (Digital View Controller Solution Generator) in Q1 of 2015.

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LCD Controller Update

December 6th, 2014 Comments off
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Digital View’s new LCD controller models include the models noted below with more details being posted to the main website Controller Summary. They are all seeing limited availability over the coming weeks with mass production in early Q1, 2014.

SVX Family – advanced models

  • SVX-3840: Designed for 4K panels (3840×2160) 8/16 lanes V-by-One, 60/120Hz. Supporting HDMI, DisplayPort for 4K input.
  • SVX-2560: Supporting panels up to 2560×1600 the SVX-1920 also supports panels of 1920×1920 resolution.
  • SVX-1920v3: Replacing the SVX-1920 (originally released in April 2009)
  • HX-1920v3: Replacing the HX-1920.

DD Family – volume display solutions

  • DD-1920-DP: A new model providing DisplayPort input support for 1920×1080 panels.
  • DD-1920-VGA: A new model providing VGA input support for 1920×1080 panels.

Accessories – adding value to LCD controller models

  • AVD-1000: An add-on board for Digital View LCD controllers providing Composite and S-Video analog video input.
  • IP-60v2: An Ethernet input for control and monitoring of displays. Monitoring features ideal for digital signage displays.

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hx-1920v3 lcd controller dd-1920-vga lcd controller dd-1920-dp lcd controller

These are all exciting additions to the Digital View LCD controller product line-up and we will take a closer look at each of these in the coming weeks. Also coming up in 2015 are a few new models extending the product range to cover additional input signal formats and panel connectivity.

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Controller Solution Generator LCD Panel Update: Oct-Nov 2014

November 27th, 2014 Comments off
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The Digital View Controller Solution Generator (CSG) provides a convenient look-up mechanism for matching LCD panels with appropriate LCD controllers and downloading a Connection Diagram. Here is a listing of the LCD panels and Connection Diagrams posted to the CSG in October and so far in November 2014.

Record Type Banel Brand Panel model Controller
Connection Diagram AUO G084SN05_V9 ALR-1400
Connection Diagram AUO P550HVN06.0 SGX-1920
Panel record AUO P550HVN06.0
Connection Diagram AUO P550HVN04.0 SGX-1920
Panel record AUO P320HVN02.0
Connection Diagram AUO P320HVN02.0 HX-1920
Connection Diagram Innolux G104V1-T03 ALR-1400
Panel record Innolux G104V1-T03
Connection Diagram Innolux G154IJE-L02 ALR-1400
Connection Diagram Innolux G154IJE-L02 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram Innolux G170J1-LE1 ALR-1920-SDI
Panel record Innolux G170J1-LE1
Connection Diagram LG LM240WU9-SLA1 SVX-1920
Connection Diagram LG LM240WU9-SLA1 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram LG LP156WF4-SLB5 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram LG LP156WF4-SLB5 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram LG LD470EUP-SEA2 SVX-1920v2
Connection Diagram LG LD470DUN-TFA1 SVX-1920v2
Connection Diagram LG LM201U05-SLL1 ALR-1920
Panel record Mitsubishi AA150PD11
Connection Diagram Mitsubishi AA150PD11 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram Mitsubishi AA150XS11 HE-1400
Connection Diagram Mitsubishi AA170EC01 HE-1400
Panel record Mitsubishi AA170EC01
Connection Diagram Mitsubishi AA190EA01 HE-1400
Connection Diagram NLT NL160120AC27-32 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram NLT NL160120AC27-32 SVX-1920v2
Panel record NLT NL160120AC27-32
Connection Diagram NLT NL160120AC27-32 SVH-1920
Connection Diagram NLT NL6448BC33-59 ALR-1400
Connection Diagram NLT NLB150XG01L-01 ALR-1920
Panel record NLT NLB150XG01L-01
Connection Diagram Samsung LTM215HT04 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram Sharp LQ104V1DG62 ALR-1400
Connection Diagram Sharp LQ104V1DG81 ALR-1400
Connection Diagram Sharp LQ121S1LG88 ALR-1920
Connection Diagram Sharp LQ156M1LG21 HX-1920

If you have a LCD panel specification you would like to see added to the CSG please contact our local sales or support.

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IP-60v2 Coming In January 2015

November 21st, 2014 Comments off
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The IP-60v2 provides a network interface for Digital View LCD controller boards and is the latest version following the earlier IP-60 and IP-50 models. As a quick overview of features:

  • An interface board to communicate a serial, RS-232, data stream over TCP/IP.
  • This version supports faster Ethernet (up to 100Mb) and includes support for sensors and fans to add monitoring and control to its existing extensive display control capabilities.
  • Browser mode: The embedded web console program (WCP) that allows developers to change command setting from web browser.
  • Direct command mode: The IP-60 V.2 accepts direct RS-232 commands in using a terminal program or any suitably programmed network device.
  • Supports up to 3 temperature sensors, 1 light sensor and up to 4 fans.


  • IP-60 V.2, P/N 416020610-3
  • Initial units available January 2015


AVD-1000: Analog Video To Digital Video Adaptor For LCD Controllers

October 18th, 2014 Comments off
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Scheduled for sample release in November the new AVD-1000 is an analog video adaptor for Digital View LCD controllers such as the new SVX-1920v3 and SVX-2560.

The AVD-1000 features two Composite video and two S-video inputs but can be custom assembled with four Composite inputs. There is also an HDMI output, type A connector, enabling stand-alone use. When used with a Digital View LCD controller the OSDM menu and Ethernet/RS-232 command set will provide input selection and any other related functions.

Digital View AVD-1000 analog video adaptor


Details of the AVD-1000 will be included in the Digital View LCD Controller Accessories page when the product is available.

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Digital View at Electronica 2014 – November 11-14

October 9th, 2014 Comments off
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Booth A3.139/2: Digital View will be exhibiting their new LCD controllers and other display system enabling technologies at Electronica 2014 in Munich from 11 to 14 November.

On show will be new controllers:

  • SVX-3840 providing 4K connection for 60Hz and 120Hz panels.
  • SVX-2560 providing 2560×1600 panel resolution support as well as a number of advanced features.
  • SVX-1920v3 as the next generation of the SVX-1920 family.
  • HX-1920v3 for video display systems and monitors in harsh environments.

New add-on boards and enhanced functionality for Ethernet network connection, auto ambient backlight brightness control as well as video signal support improvements.

See you there.

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New DD-1920 LCD Controller…

September 26th, 2014 No comments
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Rounding out the family of DD-1920 LCD controllers designed for higher volume display applications the new DD-1920-VGA provides a very compact VGA only input solution for LCD panels up to 1920×1200 resolution.

With samples due by the end of October 2014 the DD-1920-VGA will complement the DD-1920, DD-1920-Dual-DVI and DD-1920-HDMI models.


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Counterfeit LCD Panels

September 14th, 2014 No comments
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We recently encountered the situation of counterfeit LCD panels. Of unknown manufacturing origin these panels were styled and labeled to copy a well known manufacturer. I am told that there was nothing to indicate these were fakes, the labeling was a perfect copy, until they were connected and switched on – not only was the timing off from specification but flaws in the actual display became quickly apparent.  No doubt the characteristics of such counterfeit panels will vary so it is not worth being too specific.

The bottom line message from this is that counterfeit panels exist so it is important to be able to trust the source, much the same as with electronic components.

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New Analog Video Input Board: AVD-1000

August 15th, 2014 No comments
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AVD-1000: This is a new analog video input accessory board developed for compatibility with Digital View’s new generation controllers, e.g. SVX-1920v2, SVX-1920v3 and SVX-2560. The adaptor board provides inputs for composite video and S-Video and then output directly to Digital View controllers using TTL or HDMI headers.

Working samples should be available by late October 2014.

AVD-1000 connector layout

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New LCD Controller Models & Website Update

August 12th, 2014 No comments
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The LCD Controller Summary at has been updated to show:

  • New models:
    • SVX-3840 for 4K panels (3840 x 2160)
    • SVX-2560 for 2560×1600 panels
    • SVX-1920v2 to replace the SVX-1920 and SGX-1920
    • HX-1920 that will replace the HG-1920 and HX-1920
  • Add the operating temperature ranges to the Harsh Environment models, typically -40oC to 80oC.
  • Move various models to a new category lower down the page “Reserved for existing projects’.

For more information about the changes please contact us.

LCD Controller Summary Page 2014-08-13

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New Controllers at SID – Display Week 2014

June 16th, 2014 No comments
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Digital View has been exhibiting at the SID – Display Week for nearly 20 years. This year we demonstrated a couple of new controller boards:

  • SVX-2560 driving an LG 55″ Full-HD 120Hz OLED panel. The SVX-2560 was designed to drive LCD panels up to 2560×1600 but it works excellently with large OLED panels as well. Preliminary samples of this controller will be available soon.
  • SVX-3840 driving an Innolux 28″ 4K LCD display. Shown below is a photo of the board showing both LVDS and VbyOne panel connectors.


Also on display were the current LCD controller products featuring models from the SVX and ALR product families as well as a selection of accessories.

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Revision Notes For LCD Controllers

June 1st, 2014 No comments
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We have started posting LCD controller revision notes to the relevant web pages covering both hardware and firmware changes. So far this has been done for the SVX-1920, ALR-1920 and ALR-1400 but will roll-out for all models.

Update 16 June 2014: Revision notes have now been posted for all current models including SVX family, ALR-family, DVS-1600, SP-1600.

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LCD Controller ALR-1400 Update

May 20th, 2014 No comments
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The ALR-1400 is one of our workhorse LCD controller models, compact, cost effective, easy to use and extremely reliable. Currently scheduled for the middle of June 2014 is a firmware update that will add the following:

  • Support for CVT (coordinated video timing), 4 video modes: 1440×900, 1366×768, 1280×800 and 800×480.
  • Support for PWM backlight dimming control via RS-232 commands and OSD menu control.
  • The DDC for ARGB and DVI will also be upgraded to the latest versions.

Here is the link to the product page:


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