Santa Clara, Calif. In response to increasing demand for more cost-efficient UA-SFT-based LCDs for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. has introduced a new 8.4-inch (21-centimeters-diagonal) video graphics array (VGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module.
Featuring NEC LCD Technologies' proprietary ultra-advanced, super-fine TFT (UA-SFT) technology, which enables ultra-wide viewing angles, high luminance, a wide color gamut and high contrast ratio, this new VGA LCD is said to offer an equivalent brightness level and added energy savings of approximately 45 percent compared to the XGA model. In addition, by switching from XGA to VGA, the new module is available at a lower cost, and its applications have been broadened due to an expanded operating temperature of -10°C to 70°C.
The new VGA LCD also touts high luminance and a wide color gamut due to the company's UA-SFT technology, which provides improved panel transmissivity (180 percent from advanced SFT technology, and 120 percent from super-advanced SFT technology). The display offers a high luminance of 400 cd/m2 and a wide color gamut of 72 percent, which is equivalent to that of a cathode-ray tube (CRT). This LCD achieves accurate reproduction of clear and vivid color images even in bright environments, according to the company.
In addition, the UA-SFT technology enables an ultra-wide viewing angle of 170 degrees (contrast ratio greater than 10:1) and reduces the color and/or contrast shift that can result from a change in viewing angle. The display operates in either portrait or landscape modes for greater flexibility in viewing positions, installation locations and display usage. The module measures 200.0 x 152.0 x 11.0 mm (max.). Power consumption is 5.4 W (typ.) (Power dissipation of the inverter is not included.).
Samples of the 8.4-inch VGA LCD module are currently available. Sample pricing is sub-$300. Volume production will begin in mid-October.
NEC Electronics America, 1-800-366-9782, www.am.necel.com/display
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