SSD1961 display driver library

The SSD1961 display controller is supported by the RAMTEX S6D0129 display driver library package.
Full GUI display driver C source code. Processor and C compiler independent.

SSD1961 display controller characteristics

Below is a brief introduction to the main characteristics for the SSD1961 RGB display controller (seen from a software driver design viewpoint).

For information about the SSD1961 driver software support please go to the library description.

SSD1961 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 SSD1961 used on a PCB board mounted on the display module itself)
  • The SSD1961 supports ext. scan bus screens with a size up to 640 x 480 pixels (WxH)
  • On-chip RGB bus driver and bus scan clock generation.

Frame buffer

  • RGB pixel resolution (bits per pixel): 16-bit, 18 bit.
  • SSD1961 frame buffer organization: 640 RGB pixels on scan line, 480 lines.

Processor interfaces on SSD1961

  • SSD1961 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 SSD1961 display driver software package.

Special SSD1961 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.

Display controller vendor


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SSD1960 SSD1962 SSD1963

These display controllers have similar internal configuration and graphic rendering features.
The differences are primarily related to display screen sizes or available bus interface types.