FSA506 display driver library

The FSA506 display controller is supported by the RAMTEX S6D0129 display driver library package.
Full GUI display driver C source code. Processor and C compiler independent.

FSA506 display controller characteristics

Below is a brief introduction to the main characteristics for the FSA506 RGB display controller (seen from a software driver design viewpoint).

For information about the FSA506 driver software support please go to the library description.

FSA506 device type

  • RGB color display controller for use in small embedded systems with on-chip frame buffer and a RGB bus to an external display module
    (Often the FSA506 used on a PCB board mounted on the display module itself)
  • The FSA506 supports ext. scan bus screens with a size up to 640 x 240 pixels (WxH)
  • On-chip RGB bus driver and bus scan clock generation.

Frame buffer

  • RGB pixel resolution (bits per pixel): 16-bit, 18-bit.
  • FSA506 frame buffer organization: 640 RGB pixels on scan line, 240 lines.

Processor interfaces on FSA506

  • FSA506 parallel bus interface
    • Parallel bus types: 8080 bus type and 6800 bus type
    • Parallel bus size: 8-bit, 16-bit, 18 (32)-bit.
    • Addressing concept: Indexed bus interface (1 chip select pin + 1 address bit pin (Data/Command))
  • The bus interfaces are all supported by the FSA506 display driver software package.

Special FSA506 hardware features:

  • 0-180, 90-270 degree frame buffer rotation with hardware support. Portrait mode, landscape mode.
  • External 18 bit RGB bus with VS, HS, DE, DCLK scan clocks.
  • Full driver software support.