Curved Automotive Displays with High Contrast Using TDDI

Jan. 3, 2023
Synaptics' TDDI and LED dimming technology delivers improved automotive displays.

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Automotive display creation becomes more challenging as they move from conventional rectangular displays to curved, form-fitted solutions that incorporate touch interfaces. In this video (above), Synaptics' John Brady shows off the company's Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI). The system employs a chip that handles the display and touch interface. It can be mounted on the display itself (see figure)

John also shows off Synaptics' local dimming technology. This allows for improved contrast, darker blacks and better color rendition than the side LED-driven displays. It also can use fewer LEDs that full-array backlit panels normally use while providing comparable rendering and image quality.

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