SiliconCore Enhances Common Cathode

SiliconCore has unveiled three new technologies to enhance its common cathode LED architecture. It has been working on them for more than two years.

The first is a new LED driver chip called the SCL8080. This driver can power 640 pixels per chip: it also offers a doubling in the scan rate, a four-fold increase in processing speed and five-fold increase in pixel processing per driver, compared to the previous generation.

Next is a new “Precision Current Pump”. This technology compensates for the variations in impedance that are present in every LED PCB. SiliconCore claims that the result is ‘complete integrity in every light pulse from each pixel’, and an improvement in low-light performance.

Finally is the Spread Spectrum Driver. SSD helps to compensate for electro-magnetic interference, by evenly distributing the LED displays’s pixel clock speed over a range of several MHz. The feature eliminates energy spikes and reduces peak EMI by 20db.

The new enhancements are being rolled out with SiliconCore’s Lavendar P1.2 cabinet, and will follow in the Orchid HD P1.9, Magnolia P1.5 and Peony P2.6.