Epson e-Paper Platforms enable e-paper developers to reduce turnaround while raising quality and productivity

Seiko Epson has begun shipping industrial electronic paper display platforms. These platforms consist of electronic paper (“e-paper”) display microcontrollers with integrated firmware that controls the basic device functions. Customers can combine these platforms with an electronic paper display to easily develop their own industrial e- paper products, even if they lack advanced information about the unique driving schemes used for e-paper.

Epson’s e-paper platform series now consists of the S1C17F57, a microcontroller for small segmented displays, and the new S1D13T03, a timing microcontroller for small, active-matrix e-paper displays. Samples of the S1D13T03 will begin shipping in late January 2012. Epson plans to continue expanding the lineup and, in March, will begin shipping samples of a new microcontroller for medium-sized active-matrix e-paper displays.

Epson can recommend the best platforms for any e-paper application based on strong partnerships with electronic paper display manufacturers and industry leaders, such as E Ink Holdings, Inc. and Pervasive Displays, Inc. (PDI). Now customers who shied away from developing e-paper products in the past because of concerns over the time and labor needed to develop and integrate e-paper driving waveforms can use Epson’s e-paper platforms and extensive knowledge and documentation to efficiently and quickly develop effective electronic paper products and solutions for the industrial sector.

Epson is committed to using its expertise in e-paper driving schemes and other e-paper technologies to rapidly respond to customers’ needs and problems, with an extensive line of e-paper products and strong customer support. Epson’s aim is to increase the scope of e-paper applications and increase the popularity of e-paper by optimizing its expertise in developing controller ICs for e-book readers.

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