Plymouth, Mich. A new series of highly reflective monochrome graphic and character LCDs from Optrex America Inc. offers designers a new range of industry-standard display solutions for readability in any ambient lighting condition, in combination with high performance over a wide operating temperature range.
The company said the new highly reflective (HR) transflective STN LCD modules provide very high contrast black pixels on a silvery, "winter white" background, which reflects a much higher percentage of ambient light back to the viewer. These HR series LCDs may be used in high ambient lighting conditions including direct sunlight (reflective mode), or without a backlight (transmissive mode). Applications include handheld industrial instruments, MP3 players, appliances, industrial panel meters, medical diagnostic instruments, gas pumps, vending machines and automotive fleet information systems.
Available with white LED backlights, the HR graphic LCDs are available in three sizes. These are the 2.8-inch diagonal size LCD with a 128 x 64 dot pixel format (F-51852), a 4.7-inch diagonal size LCD with a 160 x 128 format (F-51854), and a 5.2-inch diagonal size with 260 x 64 format (F-51851). The HR character modules are available in a 40 character x 2-line display format (C-51850), a 40 character x 4-line display format (C-51849), a 16 character x 2-line format (C-51848), and 20 character x 4-line format (C-51847). The operating temperature range for the graphic and character modules is -20°C to 70°C.
All HR modules are in compliance with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances such as lead, mercury and cadmium in electrical and electronic equipment by July 2006.
Pricing for Optrex's F-51852GNFJ-SLW-AEN HR graphic module starts at $16.16 in OEM quantities.
Optrex America Inc., 1-734-416-8500, www.optrex.com