The various office machines that can be found around office premises (such as copiers, printers,
scanners and facsimile machines) usually include the control panel or UI. In recent years we have seen the spread of digital multifunction peripherals (MFPs, also known as ‘All in one’ devices), which combine all of these functions into a single device, and the control panels that provide the user interface are becoming more complex. Also, the development of network connectivity and digitization in the workplace has resulted in digital copiers and MFPs now being equipped with functions for Web browsing and handling various types of documents. This mean that it is now more important than ever to have user friendly operations with better graphics.
Copiers, printers, and digital multifunction peripherals (MFPs)
The DMP IP core supports various industry standard graphical API specifications that have been established by the Khronos Group. It also complies with industry-standard SoC bus specifications such as OCP and AMBA.
DMP uses optimized graphics pipelines and dynamic clock gating to provide low power solutions that are suitable for portable devices where there is a need for long battery life.
SoCs for portable devices impose strict cost requirements. (SoC stands for“System on Chip.”) The DMP IP core provides the smallest gate size of its class available in the embedded industry, which contributes to the development of lower cost SoCs.
The DMP IP core does not just have excellent graphical processing performance, but it boosts the industry’s highest level of processing performance per unit area of silicon. This delivers efficient graphical rendering at lower silicon cost.
The degree of parallelism for the graphics processing pipelines within the DMP IP core can be changed in a scalable manner. This allows the DMP IP core to flexibly support the performance requirements for a wide range of graphics systems, from low-end to high-end graphics systems.
There are various specifications required for graphics for portable devices. The DMP IP core can be customized flexibly in accordance with your demands, in terms of both software and hardware. IP core customization is supported by DMP’s industry-leading development and testing environment.
The large control panels on digital MFPs require user interfaces that make extensive use of text and diagrams, in order to display various menu screens, screens for checking printing progress and print queues, screens for adjusting image quality, and help screens indicating the procedures for when the toner cartridge needs to be replaced or a paper jam needs to be fixed. SMAPH-F is a 2D vector graphics IP core that is compact and super energy efficient, while still boasting the best performance for its class available in the industry. Installing the SMAPH-F on the controller ICs for digital MFPs makes it easy to create these kinds of graphical user interfaces, and also makes it possible to achieve interfaces that combine user-friendly operations with excellent visual clarity. By installing SMAPH-S as well, graphics in browser environments that support OpenGL ES 2.0 can be displayed faster and smoothly