Part Change Notice #10427: CFA631 family Hardware version 2v4

Products Affected: CFA631-RMF-KU, CFA631-TMF-KU
Date Issued: August 3, 2012
Summary: CFA631 family Hardware version 2v4
Last revision: v2.1
Description: The CFA631 family of modules is being revised to support a new LCD controller chip, the Rockworks RW1067. The changes to the CFA631 2v4 hardware are as follows:

1. LCD controller changing from Samsung S6A0073 to Rockworks RW1067

2. Supporting driving circuitry between the LCD controller and the LCD glass has been updated to support the Rockworks RW1067

3. The PCB layout has been updated to support the Rockworks RW1067

4. Firmware updates to support the Rockworks RW1067 and functional improvements PCN #10428

The only changes to the CFA631 family are to support the Rockworks RW1067 controller.
There are no other physical changes to the CFA631.
Reason: The Samsung S6A0073 LCD controller used was scheduled as End of Life. This EOL affected a number of intelligent modules from Crystalfontz America, Inc. The replacement RW1067 LCD controller was developed as a replacement for the Samsung S6A0073 LCD controller for Crystalfontz America, Inc by Rockworks (China).
Impact: This announcement impacts all variants, interfaces, and part numbers that currently use the CFA631 family of modules. The CFA631 can continue to be used in current and future designs.
Recommendation: Continue to order and build with the CFA631 as required by production schedules. Transition to the CFA631 h2v4 hardware and supporting firmware should be a seamless process. Engineering samples for qualification for the revised CFA631 are scheduled to be available Q3 of 2012.

Please contact our logistics team for engineering samples sales@crystalfontz.com.

For engineering and support questions, please contact our engineering support team at support@crystalfontz.com
Availability: Q3 2012
Review / Update customer Defined Part custom firmware

Q3 2012
New hardware and supporting firmware available for engineering samples.

Estimated - Begin transition to h2v4 hardware as v2.1 hardware inventory is depleted

NOTE: We will not ship production orders of 3v0 hardware until the v2.1 inventory is depleted

Q4 2012
Estimated - CFA631 v2.1 hardware to be exhausted, transition to CFA631 h2v4v0 hardware / u3v1 firmware complete
Price Change: 2012-08-03
No scheduled price change at this time.