Epson’s e-paper platform series now consists of the S1C17F57, a microcontroller for small segmented displays, and the S1D13T03, a timing microcontroller for small, active-matrix e-paper displays. Electronic paper displays (EPDs) are superior to other display technologies in several important respects: they display text that is as sharp and easy to read as print on paper, they use no power while displaying an image, and, because they do not need a backlight, they are thin and lightweight. Given these advantages, e-paper displays are expected to rapidly supplant current electronic shelf tags, digital signage, advertising displays, and point of purchase displays, most of which use either paper or liquid crystal technology. However, e-paper driving requires specific technical knowledge for optimizing the display control for individual applications.
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