Industrial LCD manufacturer KOE has introduced a new 5.7-inch monochrome TFT display module. The TX14D201MM2BAA features QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio, exceptional optical performance and a high-brightness LED backlight.
The monochrome TFT display produces images that are highly legible with exceptional clarity for both indoor and outdoor applications. This is due to a contrast ratio of 1200:1 and a LED backlight with a brightness rating of 1500cd/m². The LED backlight has a specified 40K hour half brightness lifetime. The display also exhibits some reflective properties (due to the absence of a colour filter) which, if the LED backlight is dimmed, enables a reduction in power consumption. Image reproduction supports up to 16 grey scales. These display characteristics make the monochrome panel an ideal solution for outdoor applications requiring a simple graphical interface, says the company.
Commenting, Mark Stephenson, general manager, KOE Europe, said: "The use and impact of graphical user interfaces (GUI) is becoming ever more widespread. The new 5.7" monochrome TFT represents an option for customers who need to display precise and concise information, graphics or text without the need to resort to a colour display. We fully expect to see the new monochrome display module generate new design-in opportunities."
Monochrome TFT provides operating stability over a wide range of operating temperatures and requires no additional temperature compensation circuitry when compared with Monochrome STN technology. The display can operate and be stored in extreme temperature environments of -30C to +80C.
The 5.7-inch display module has mechanical outline dimensions of 131mm (w) x 104.2mm (h) x 7.8mm (d) and an active display area of 115.2mm (w) x 86.4mm (h). The display module weighs 120 gram. A 40-pin data connector supports an industry standard 8080-series MPU 8-bit parallel interface.
Typical applications include electric vehicle charging stations, ticketing systems, vending machines and process instrumentation.