Epson ships new S2D13V42 Controller IC for High-Resolution Head-Up Displays
New controller supports advanced head-up displays with pitch correction and enhanced display safety features

SYDNEY, 17 February 2022 – Epson has developed and begun shipping samples of the S2D13V42, a controller IC designed specifically for high-resolution head-up displays. Epson plans to produce 100,000 units per month.

S2D13V42 (in a P-LQFP100-1414-0.50 package)

Automotive head-up displays that can be recognised with minimal eye movement are increasingly being installed in vehicles to enhance safety and lessen fatigue, and demand for them is expected to continue to expand.

Demand for displays with higher resolutions is also expected to grow as the amount of information displayed increases. On the other hand, however, there are issues such as system develop cost and development time. To address these issues, Epson developed the S2D13V42 controller IC for high-resolution head-up displays.

The new controller enables rapid head-up display system development by offering the ability to correct the distortion of images streamed from a host (SoC1) at resolutions up to 1280 x 720 according to the curvature of a vehicle’s windshield, without external memory. The controller, which is equipped with pitch correction and enhanced display safety features, supports the building of more reliable display systems. Moreover, it satisfies the strict quality requirements for automotive products, as it is compliant with AEC-Q1002 and operates at temperatures up to 105°C.

Epson seeks to advance the frontiers of industry and drive the circular economy by applying the efficient, compact, and precision technologies that it has developed over many years to solve challenges. These technologies, which save energy, enable smaller products, and increase accuracy and precision, enable Epson to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will bring about a better and more sustainable future for all.

Epson also seeks to leverage its device technologies to realise a smart society. Toward this end, the company will continue to develop a variety of controllers and drivers for in-vehicle display systems that require high resolution and safety features and that enhance the performance of our customers’ products.

Product features
– Support for resolutions up to 1280 x 720
– Pitch correction function
– Enhanced display safety features

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Product specifications
Model No.
Supply voltage
3.3 V (I/O)
1.2 V (internal core)
Input interface
Open LDI
Output interface
Open LDI
Supported resolutions
Up to 1280 x 720
Safety features
Display safety features
Automotive standard
Operating temperature range
-40 to +105°C
Pitch correction
Built-in PLL, built-in SSCG
Shipping condition
P-LQFP100-1414-0.50 (14 mm x 14 mm x 1.7 mm, 0.5 mm pitch)

1 A system on a chip (SoC) integrates most or all the functions required for the operation of a system on a single chip. The configuration differs depending on the system, but SoC generally integrate a CPU, memory, and I/O functions.
2 AEC-Q100: The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an industry group that creates standards for the reliability and qualification of automotive electronics. It was formed by the “Big Three” U.S. automobile manufacturers in partnership with major electronic component manufacturers. The AEC standard is a de facto global standard that has been widely adopted as a standard for automotive electronic components.