White Paper: Using FPGAs to Render Graphics and Drive LCD Interfaces
Using FPGAs to Render Graphics and Drive LCD Interfaces
Having a visually impressive and easy-to-use GUI is increasingly important in a wide range of markets and products. The best way to achieve such a GUI is to use an automated development flow that enables professional graphics development, PC platform prototyping, and automated conversion to the embedded platform. While this type of flow is available for both microprocessors with graphics support and FPGA-based systems, FPGA-based designs offer much more flexibility in terms of updating the system and supporting higher resolution displays, displays with different interfaces, and new GUI features without having to port the application code to a new processor architecture. As with FPGAs, the design is IP based it can be easily migrated to larger or newer FPGAs as the market demands.