Automotive LCD Driver for Multiplex Rates Up to 1-8

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PCA8537 Block Diagram

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  • AEC Q100 compliant for automotive applications
  • Low-power single-chip LCD controller and driver
  • 352 elements allowing to drive:
    • up to 44 7-segment alphanumeric characters
    • up to 22 14-segment alphanumeric characters
  • Selectable backplane drive configuration: static, 2, 4, 6, or 8 backplane multiplexing
  • Software programmable internal charge pump for on-chip LCD voltage generation up to 9 V with internal capacitors
  • 400 kHz I²C-bus interface (PCA8537AH)
  • 5 MHz SPI-bus interface (PCA8537BH)
  • Programmable temperature compensation of VLCD in four regions
  • Selectable display bias configuration
  • Wide range for digital power supply: from 1.8 V to 5.5 V
  • Wide LCD supply range: from 2.5 V for low threshold LCDs and up to 9.0 V for high threshold twisted nematic LCDs
  • Display memory bank switching in static, duplex, and quadruplex drive modes
  • 352-bit RAM for display data storage
  • Programmable frame frequency in the range of 60 Hz to 300 Hz in steps of 10 Hz; factory calibrated
  • Integrated temperature sensor with temperature readout
  • On chip calibration of internal oscillator frequency and VLCD
  • Manufactured in silicon gate CMOS process

Target Applications

  • Instrument cluster
  • Car radio
  • Climate control units

Part numbers include: PCA8537AH, PCA8537BH.


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