Seiko Epson and SEGGER announced that Epson will start support and free of charge distribution of the emWin embedded GUI tool for Epson's 32-bit flash memory embedded microcontroller S1C31D01. With emWin widely considered the industry standard GUI development system, Epson will offer an easy to use environment for display application developers.
Epson has licensed emWin from SEGGER and Epson distributes the library for the S1C31D01 in object code form. Customers can use this library free of charge for the S1C31D01. Epson is planning to distribute emWin library for all of ARM Cortex-M0+ based microcontroller with a built-in memory LCD controller in the future.
Epson's S1C31D01, an ARM Cortex-M0+ based microcontroller with specific support for memory LCDs, is the world's first microcontroller to have a built-in memory LCD controller and volume production was started in April 2017. The biggest features of the S1C31D01 are that the memory LCD controller and the power supply IC for it are integrated on this single-chip solution. Compared to other types of LCD panels, memory LCDs use very little power, so they are increasingly being used in battery-driven wearable products.
emWin is designed to provide an efficient, processor and display controller independent graphical user interface for any application with a graphical display. Today's users expect high quality interfaces and emWin allows development teams to generate clean graphics for user interfaces. emWin is compatible with single-task and multitask environments with a proprietary operating system or with any commercial RTOS.