Revenue from the production of Flat Panel displays is expected to rise aggressively in the next several years. As different flat panel displays have different characteristics and display information from different sources, there are a huge number of variables in this market. It is these variables that make programmable logic a perfect solution to the problems that flat panel design poses.

This white paper aims to show how Xilinx CoolRunner-II complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) can be used in various digital video applications. Because of the fast-paced market, new features are introduced quickly, so being the first to incorporate a new feature gains manufacturers a significant advantage over their competitors. Xilinx programmable logic devices are a perfect fit for these systems due to their extremely low power consumption, ultra-low cost, and freedom from non-recurring engineering costs (NRE) associated with ASIC design.