OLEDs dispense with backlighting

22nd February 2017
Mick Elliott

The latest Winstar small outline, passive matrix OLED displays are available at Diamond Electronics. The range is comprised of 4 sizes of module, 0.49, 0.66in., 0.71in. and 0.84in. all available with white or sky blue characters. Typical applications include wearable electronics, medical devices, handheld instrumentation and portable consumer goods including E-cigarettes, MP3 players, voice recorder pen and personal health monitors.

All the products in this new range from Winstar Displays are of ultra-thin, COG format and are self-emitting, requiring no backlighting.

In addition to being lightweight and having very low power consumption, they also feature exceptionally wide viewing angles.

The WEO006432A is a 0.49in passive matrix OLED display module which with 64x32 pixels, has dimensions of 14.5x11.6x1.26 mm and an active area of 11.18 × 5.58 mm. 

The WEO006448A provides 64x48 pixels with a diagonal size of 0.66in. and outline dimensions of 18.46×18.10mm and an active area of 3.42×10.06mm.

The WEO004864A is a small graphic PMOLED display which is has 48x64 pixels, a diagonal size of 0.71in. and dimensions of 13.90×22.0mm and offers an active area of 10.54×14.70 mm.

The WEO009616A is a 0.84in. graphic passive matrix OLED display module with 96x16 dots and is 29.1×9.2 ×1.45mm in size with an active area of 21.104×3.504 mm.

All versions require a 3VDC power supply and feature a SSD1306BZ controller IC allowing communication via 6800/8080 8-bit parallel, SPI, I2C and 4-wire serial interface. Operating temperature range for the Winstar OLED displays is from -40℃ to +80°C.

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