Interface Boards

Inca Interface Board

CDS’ range of Digital interface boards (also called Analog to Digital or A 2 D cards) are designed to give a solution to various applications for LCD displays.

From entry level, low cost systems, to cutting edge boards with impeccable performance, including 4K and SDI solutions, our AD video cards are the most reliable available.

The below table gives a quick overview of the features of each board, explore further to see more details on the individual boards.

We can supply our converter boards from our wide range of different interfaces to meet your needs.  Our TFT LCD electronics are continually updated to maintain the highest standards but also ensure long term availability!

CDS controllers have been used in virtually every conceivable LCD display related application including some of the following:

  • Industrial Displays
  • Harsh Environment Displays
  • Defence and Security
  • Avionics, Marine and Rail
  • Healthcare Imaging Systems
  • Video Broadcast & Studios
  • Digital Signage for Retail, Advertising & Information
  • Corporate Audio-Visual display systems for collaboration
  • Interactive displays and kiosks, way-finding
  • Architectural display systems
  • Serial protocols
  • High reliability
  • Application specific functionality
  • Ease of use
  • Special hardware solutions
  • Tex Overlays
  • Customized OSD menus
  • Cross hair applications
  • Special control functions of external units
  • Custom cables to meet your requirements

industrial kit

Range of Interface Cards

 Board NameIncaPiper-OPiper-SOspreyMerlin IMerlin DSwanCedar
Display Port
OuputLVDS / TTL√ / –√ / √√ / –√ / –√ / –√ / –√ / –LVDS/eDP/V–one
Input voltage12V / 24V12V12V12V / 24V12V / 24V12V / 24V12V / 24V12V / 24V
LVDSUp to 8 bitUp to 8bitUp to 8bitUp to 8bitUp to 8bitUp to 8bitUp to 10bitUp to 10bit
Max Resolution1920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 12002560 x 16004096 x 2160
FunctionRS232, IRRS232, IRRS232, IRRS232, IR, LSRS232, IR, LSRS232, IR, LSRS232, LS, PIP, RotateHDMI2.0, DP1.2

*note that this list of boards is not exhaustive, and we can offer bespoke design services for projects of more than 500pcs. There are also other interfaces (not listed as standard), that we can offer with additional inputs, such as CVBS.


All standard CDS LCD controller products can be customised either at the production stage or by our interface cards engineering to suit a display application. CDS also undertake custom layout development for matching controller design to a specific customer enclosure. The following are some examples, for controller models there may be some technical limitations:

Splash Screen

Brand owners can have their logo shown when the display initiates

OSD Buttons

Standard or custom OSD menu buttons either direct or via RS-232 or LAN

OSD Menus & Functions

OSD menu design and modification as well as addition or removal of functions

OSD Languages

Lock the OSD to your language or have a new language added

Panel Timing & Resolution

Set up timings and support for non-standard panel resolutions

Function Presets

Assign fixed functions to OSD and menu buttons

Input Signals

Customization includes support for non-standard input signals as well as port & signal locking

Testing & Calibration

Testing, certification and calibration services are available to meet industry standards


Although standard cables meet most applications, custom cables are available

Port Naming

Custom port name display

Custom layouts

Custom board layout to match the mechanical requirements of a display enclosure


CDS is known throughout the display industry for the high-end reliability, advanced functionality and excellent support of its interface card products. We have a proven track record for display system related innovation and on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Engineering Services

CDS provides display solution related engineering to customers:

  • Input signal support
  • LCD panel resolution & timing support
  • Feature enhancements
  • OSD modifications
  • Splash screen branding
  • Add-on board designs
  • Custom controller layouts
  • Complete turnkey controller development

Project Management Support

CDS supports display projects of all sizes and phases of development, from prototype to production.

Quality Control & Reliability

CDS recognises the demanding requirements of target display applications and takes a holistic approach to quality from specification, design, qualified partners, genuine parts
sourcing, production, quality control and support.

Environmental Standards Compliance & Disclosures

Digital View seeks to meet the ever-developing standards for environmental protection as well as supports customers with disclosure requirements. For example, having conformed with RoHS
we are now implementing compliance with many other standards.

CDS LCD Interface card connector input images

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Why CDS?

Many years of partnerships with the leading LCD controller manufacturers, developers and solution providers for application specific display systems. CDS provides a highly skilled engineering network with customisation and support services, including a wide range of accessories to complement core products.

  • Supports concept, design, prototyping and mass production.
  • Provides the engineering expertise and technological bridge to the changes and future trends within the industry.
  • Brings cost effective products to market, so companies don’t have to develop the expertise themselves while focusing on meeting their own goals.
  • Reduces time to market and increases ROI.
  • QC – 100% production testing with QA verification.
  • Can meet MIL standards and UL, CUL, CE, TUV safety and compliance criteria.

CDS LCD Interface card supported LCD manufacturers

For more information, pricing and spec sheets please contact us via email or call +44 (0) 1634 327420