Socionext Introduces ISO26262 Certified Smart Graphics Display Controllers

4th generation intelligent graphics display controllers enable panning and multi-display displays

LANGEN, Germany and MILPITAS, Calif. and YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Socionext, a global leader in the design and development of innovative system-on-chip products, has announced a new series of smart display controllers, “SC1721/ SC1722/ SC1723 Series”, ISO26262 certified for security functional. Samples will be available at the end of July 2022.

The automotive industry is currently experiencing major transformations that occur approximately once every 100 years. The E/E (electrical/electronic) architecture, which is the system structure of automobiles, is evolving from a distributed architecture to a domain/area architecture. Automakers are adopting integrated cockpit systems linking multiple displays, such as gauges, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and head-up displays. Larger display size and screen resolution are also driving demand for improved image quality. Due to the changes, compliance with the ISO26262 functional safety standard is essential for the development of new automotive ADAS and infotainment systems.

Socionext has been developing smart display controllers for automotive applications for many years. This fourth generation is equipped with an APIX®3 SerDes repeater function that allows daisy chaining of multiple smart display controllers, allowing up to four display connections in a daisy chain. Compared with the previous generation, this function greatly improves vehicle wiring efficiency and facilitates the cooperation of multiple displays. Additionally, the company’s SEERIS™ 2D graphics intellectual property is integrated with state-of-the-art features, such as local dimming LED control and pixel compensation, and on-the-fly dynamic Warp Map interpolation. Socionext improves vehicle safety by adding error detection monitoring mechanism of external LED driver and internal algorithm, and supports functional safety (ASIL-B) by complying with ISO26262 development process .

These features enable new architectures, such as panoramic displays for dashboards, to meet a growing trend of larger multi-display applications.

SC1721/ SC1722/ SC1723 Series Main Range and Specifications


SC1721AH5

SC1722AK3

SC1723AK3

Package – Pin

EP-LQFP-216

TE-BGA-437

TE-BGA-427

Cut

24mm x 24mm

23mm x 23mm

23mm x 23mm

Video output
Example of resolution

1920×1080

3840×1080

3840×2160

Video output

Dual LVDS, OpenLDI

Dual LVDS, OpenLDI

5.4Gbps 4-lane eDP

APIX®3 SerDes repeater*1

Rx: 2 x 3 Gbps with HDCP2.3

Transmission: 1 x 3 Gbit/s

Rx: 2 x 3 Gbps or 1 x 6 Gbps with HDCP2.3

Transmission: 1 x 6 Gbit/s

Rx: 2 x 6 Gbps with HDCP2.3

Transmission: 1 x 6 Gbit/s

Video input*1

LVDS, OpenLDI

LVDS, OpenLDI

LVDS, OpenLDI

Local dimming

512 LED block

512 LED block

1024 LED block

On-the-fly deformation

Yes

Nope

Nope

Development process compliant with ISO26262 ASIL-B

Yes

Yes

Yes

*1: APIX®3 SerDes repeater or video input is exclusive depending on the range.

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About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US subsidiary of Socionext Inc., one of the world’s leading fabless SoC providers. Based at Milpitas, California, the company provides state-of-the-art technologies and offers a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions. Socionext America meets customer requirements with quality semiconductor products based on extended and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and industry-leading implementation expertise, with comprehensive support.

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About Socionext Inc.
Socionext Inc. is a global SoC (System-on-Chip) provider and a pioneer of a unique “SoC Solution” business model through decades of industry experience and expertise. Socionext contributes to global innovation in cutting-edge technologies, including automotive, data center, networking and smart devices. As a trusted silicon partner, Socionext delivers superior functionality, performance and quality that differentiates its customers’ products and services from their competitors.

Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohamaand has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe carry out its development and sales activities. For more information, visit https://www.socionext.com/fr/.

About Socionext Europe GmbH
Socionext Europe (SNEU) plays a major role in the global operations of Socionext Inc., one of the world’s leading fabless SoC providers. Its headquarters are at Frankfurt, Germany with offices at Munich, Germany and Maidenhead, United Kingdom. The design and support center in Munich, a leader in on-board graphics solutions, specializes in the development of hardware and software products for the automotive sector. Virginity supports Socionext’s IP engineering and development center with a focus on high-speed IP data conversion. Socionext Europe offers its customers a range of innovative custom SoC solutions for today’s cutting-edge applications with full support from start to finish. For more information, visit our website, send an e-mail to: [email protected] or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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