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Cover lenses provide extra protection for TFT displays

Cover lenses provide extra protection for TFT displays
GTK has recommended the use of thick cover lenses to add extra protection to capacitive touch TFT displays that are being used in harsh environments. These cover lenses can be supplied in thicknesses ranging between 1.1mm through to 8mm and can be added to TFT screen sizes ranging from 2.4” to 15”. In cases where the cover lens glass exceeds 4mm thickness, an industrial capacitive IC controller is required.
1st June 2017

Gaskets offer great protection for cable assemblies

Gaskets offer great protection for cable assemblies
Tom Hennessey, Business Manager for cable assemblies at GTK UK, strongly believes the benefit of integrating silicon gaskets into connector and cable assembly designs that are being used in harsh environments should not be underestimated. As, when designing cable assemblies for use in harsh environments where dust, particle or moisture ingress is a concern, many engineers place a great deal of focus on the specification of the connector, the connector hood and the cable that is used to manufacture the assembly.
3rd May 2017

Displays are suitable for tough environments

Displays are suitable for tough environments
A capacitive touchscreen technology has been developed by GTK that, when applied to TFT displays, can be used with thick gloves for applications in harsh environments. The company has offered a range of TFT modules with integral capacitive touchscreens for use in industrial applications for the last three years. Now, with the evolution of the technology, it is possible to fine tune the software so that the displays can be used even when wearing extra thick gloves, such as motorsport or safety gloves.
24th April 2017


GTK enhances its flexible connectivity solutions

GTK enhances its flexible connectivity solutions
GTK has enhanced its flexible connectivity solutions to include Flat Flexible Cables (FFC). These cables are primarily used to connect two PCBs and are versatile, cost-effective and take up minimum space in OEM equipment. Each end of the flat flexible cable typically has gold plated contacts, which insert directly into an FFC/ ZIF connector that is located on the PCB. This eliminates the need for an additional “cable end” connector, resulting in applied cost benefits for this form of wire to board connection.
16th December 2016

GTK launches German language website

GTK launches German language website
To support their growing business in Germany, GTK has launched a new German language website. This new, mobile-friendly website provides comprehensive details on the cable assemblies, connectors, optoelectronics and manufacturing solutions that the company provides.
22nd November 2016

Custom box build products enable greater choice

Custom box build products enable greater choice
When it comes to custom box build products, an abundance of choices are offered from GTK. The company advocates early involvement with OEMs so that it can help to review a variety of design options and components and help to minimise the overall BOM cost without compromising the quality and design of the finished product.
8th August 2016

Displays use bi-stable technology

Displays use bi-stable technology
  New technology that enables an image to remain on the display screen without using any power, until the image needs to change has been released by GTK.
29th June 2016

Connectors give extended performance

Connectors give extended performance
The GTK range of K series subminiature (2.92 mm) connectors and cable assemblies are suitable for use in high-frequency applications that are typical in military, security and instrumentation markets. The K series connector is identical to and fully compatible with the SMA connector series by virtue of the same physical dimensions, but it uses an air dielectric, which ensures superior performance at high frequencies.
3rd May 2016

Robust cable assemblies for heavy-duty applications

Robust cable assemblies for heavy-duty applications
Overmoulded cable assemblies are the definitive choice for use in harsh and demanding environments. They are widely used in both consumer and industrial environments as they offer a variety of valuable benefits. In consumer electronics, overmoulding offers durability, protection from tampering and safeguards against moisture ingress, making it the finish of choice for I/O connections and desktop and networking products.
30th March 2016

GTK expands TFT range to include larger size displays

GTK expands TFT range to include larger size displays
GTK has expanded its range of TFTs to include larger displays, with new screen sizes ranging from 10.1” through to 15.6”. “We are seeing increasing demand for larger size TFTs from the military, medical, industrial and audio markets,” stated Clive Dickinson, Business Manager for Optoelectronics, GTK.
26th February 2016

O-Film technology suitable for TFT Displays

O-Film technology suitable for TFT Displays
GTK announced the availability of O-Film technology, which, when used in conjunction with standard TFT displays, dramatically improves the achievable viewing angles. The O-Film is a polariser that is applied to the display and redirects light, providing all round viewing angles to any standard TFT to which it is applied.
18th December 2015

Plug & play display accelerates your product designs

Plug & play display accelerates your product designs
GTK UK announced the launch of a range of TFT displays fitted with an integral MCU board. These plug & play displays can be used as development modules by design engineers and help to speed up new product design times by reducing the time needed for programming, as the board has a built-in command table.
25th September 2015

USB Type-C range launched for consumer electronics

USB Type-C range launched for consumer electronics
GTK has introduced a range of USB Type-C connectors, cable assemblies and adaptors for use in emerging consumer electronic applications. The USB Type-C connector can be used to connect both hosts and devices and its reversible plug orientation and cable direction means that it will no longer matter which end of the cable or side of the connector is plugged in to the device. It is sufficiently robust for use in laptops, tablets and larger platforms.
14th August 2015

Hinged MicroSD card suitable for high vibration issues

Hinged MicroSD card suitable for high vibration issues
The range of removable memory card connectors has been expanded by GTK UK to include a hinged MicroSD card connector and a combined MicroSD/SIM connector. The hinged connector is suitable for use in applications where high vibration or shock is a potential issue, as the robust hinge locks the card securely in place.
5th May 2015

'Letterbox' TFT displays available in 3.9-11" sizes

'Letterbox' TFT displays available in 3.9-11" sizes
Expanding its TFT display products, GTK has introduced a series of 'letterbox' footprint modules which are available in sizes from 3.9 to 11”. The modules are compliant with all relevant industry requirements and offer high performance in terms of brightness, viewing angles and operating temperature range. GTK can also offer design support, custom enhancements and associated connector products where required.
24th March 2015

GTK gains UL wiring harness traceability approval

GTK has obtained approval under the UL wiring harness traceability programme, enabling the cable assembly manufacturer to produce wiring harnesses for OEMs whilst maintaining complete traceability of all of the components. The UL programme was designed to meet the increasing complexity of global manufacturing processes.
29th January 2015

Back-flip actuator eases flexible printed circuit insertion

Back-flip actuator eases flexible printed circuit insertion
  Available in 11-61 positions, the ZIF connector range has been expanded by GTK with the addition of 0.3mm FPC connectors. These connectors incorporate a dual-contact style for design flexibility, and a back-flip actuator for easy insertion of the flexible printed circuit.
22nd January 2015

Overmoulded cable assemblies suit harsh environments

Overmoulded cable assemblies suit harsh environments
GTK offers a value-added service to customers, assisting with the design and manufacture of overmoulded cable assemblies. Overmoulding technology provides a number of design and environmental benefits for cable assemblies, making them more robust and able to withstand harsher environments.
28th November 2014

Optically bonded displays enhance outdoor readability

Optically bonded displays enhance outdoor readability
TFT displays, suitable for outdoor environments, have been released by GTK. For enhanced readability in outdoor environments, the displays feature optical bonding. During the production process, an optical bonding adhesive is used to fix a protective, glass cover lens to the front of a display. Through this process, the contrast ratio is enhanced which is useful when there is bright sunlight or high humidity.
26th September 2014

TFT displays with integral capacitive touchscreens

TFT displays with integral capacitive touchscreens
Suitable for industrial applications, GTK has announced TFT modules with integral capacitive touchscreens as a standard product. Available on TFTs with screen sizes of 3.5, 4.3 and 7.0”, the modules feature wide viewing angles, good contrast and brightness ratios and an operating temperature range from -20 to +70°C.
30th June 2014


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