Campbell, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011
Amulet Technologies, a recognized leader in high-performance graphical user interface (GUI) solutions for embedded systems, announced today the availability of two new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kits for popular displays from Tianma Microelectronics. Amulet and Tianma are in partnership as part of Amulets LCD Evaluator Program, the industrys first program to provide plug-and-play GUI reference designs for individual LCD displays from multiple LCD vendors. Amulets LCD Evaluator Program partners can now provide their customers with near instantaneous evaluation and prototyping of GUI displays, with volume production in as little as one month.
The two Tianma reference designs announced today, (EVK-TA-TM043NBH02 and EVK-TA-TM070RBH10) support the Tianma 4.3 WQVGA (480×272) and 7.0 WVGA (800×480) respectively. Both kits provide all of the hardware and software required to turn the LCD display into a graphical user interface. These kits feature Amulets GEM Graphical OS Chip for color displays, an integrated evaluation board (EVB) optimized for a specific display, power supply (WVGA Kit only), USB cable, stylus and a 30-day trial license of GEMstudio.
Designers can simply connect their Tianma display with the controller board in the evaluation kit, power it on, and the display is up and running. Using Amulets GEMstudio GUI design tool, the designer can quickly and easily create a GUI for their embedded application. Designs are directly portable to production with no additional coding required for the embedded user interface. This provides a faster time-to-market and reduced development costs.
“Due to the remarkable success of the LCD Evaluator Program, weve decided to add two additional displays to the mix,” said Lu Do, Tianmas Director of Sales and Marketing. “The program has generated wide interest among embedded designers and has opened up LCD evaluation opportunities that never existed before in this industry. It has also given both Tianma and Amulet a way to support one another in providing graphical user interface solutions to both large and small production customers.
Typically when customers sample a display, it doesnt do anything. With our kits, the display is powered up and running a GUI in a few minutes. It is now possible to have a production-ready user interface designed in as little as two weeks, drastically shortening the typical six to twelve month LCD evaluation and GUI design process. Our LCD Evaluator Program will hasten the adoption of GUIs in embedded systems, stated Jim Todd, Amulets Sales Director.
Tianma Evaluator Kit customers, like all Amulet customers, can experience the unique benefits of designing their GUI with GEMstudio, the easiest, fastest and most flexible graphical user interface (GUI) design tool in the embedded space. GEMstudio integrates tools for visual layout, interactive PC based simulation, and programming of the flash memory in the target embedded hardware. Its a true WYSIWYG GUI design tool that requires no coding for the embedded GUI design. Utilizing GEMstudios drag-and-drop GUI development environment to create color touchscreen human-machine-interfaces (HMIs) for embedded systems allows designers to create a visually appealing graphical user interface in days or weeks, instead of months.
Designers can purchase these new kits in conjunction with the specific Tianma LCD through Future Electronics. Kit and display prices vary based on part number. For more information, visit http://www.AmuletTechnologies.com/tianma.html.
About TIANMA Microelectronics, Inc.
Tianma offers a full range of LCD displays from character and graphic LCD/LCM to full color STN and TFT modules. Our strong R&D team can provide complete custom solutions to meet your application needs in markets such as, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Portable Handheld, Consumer Electronics, and more. Our product quality is backed by ISO9001, TS16949, and ISO14000 International Certifications. http://www.tianma.com/index.php
About Amulet Technologies
As a recognized leader in high-performance embedded graphical user interface solutions, Amulet Technologies enables product designers to easily achieve smartphone-like interfaces on new and existing microcontroller based products. Amulets innovative GUI development tools reduce development time down to days, instead of months, or years. This allows for the many design iterations that are required to create the best user experience possible. With hardware solutions ranging from chips to fully integrated modules, the flexibility is nearly endless. For more information or to download a free-trial of GEMstudio visit: http://www.amulettechnologies.com
Nicole Coleman, Marketing Director