Small TFT displays for hand-held, industrial and automotive applications

25th August 2006
ES Admin
The Sharp Microelectronics ‘SMALL’ family of TFT LCD modules, available from Arrow, offers one of the widest ranges of QVGA products from a single manufacturer. Arrow is now offering the latest 3.5-inch and 3.8-inch modules from this family, including models that combine reflective LCD and backlit transmissive LCD technology in a single module.
The 3.5inch model LQ035Q7DB03F is ideal for hand-held industrial applications. It is a transflective QVGA (240 x 320) display with an active area of 53.64 x 71.52mm and reflectance of 13%. This module uses a six white LED backlight system, and has a typical brightness rating of 55cd/m² combined with a side-to-side viewing angle of 100º. This display is available with a touchscreen option (LQ035Q7DB02R). A slightly lower reflectance version LQ035Q7DH02F is available with a brightness rating of 100cd/m². Of course a touchscreen option is available also (LQ035Q7DH03). This family of displays is being upgraded further with a high brightness version, LQ035Q7DH06. This will have a brightness rating of 200cd/m² and will be available in the third quarter of 2006.

Sharp’s 3.8-inch TFT (LQ038Q5DR01) is a versatile, transmissive display that will suit a variety of applications where readability in changing ambient light conditions is a key requirement. Originally developed for automotive applications, this QVGA display fits easily into most dashboard 2-DIN slots. Active display area is 78.72 x 53.64mm. High typical brightness and contrast ratio ratings of 450cd/m² and 100:1 respectively, combined with a side-to-side viewing angle of 130º, ensure that the information on the display can be viewed in all conditions and from a variety of user positions. A CCFT system provides the backlight.

For applications that require a LED backlight technology, a new the LQ038Q5DC01 3.8-inch QVGA display will be available in Q3 06. This uses a fourteen white LED backlight system to deliver 240cd/m². This display has an active area of 76.8 x 57.6mm and supports a side-to-side viewing angle of 100º.

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