Thursday, August 16, 2012

New InfoVue™ TFT LCD Modules Feature Extended Temperature Range, Thin Profile and LED Backlight

Lumex announces the global launch of their InfoVue TFT (Thin Film Transistor) family of full color graphic display technology. InfoVue TFT LCDs come in both touch screen and standard formats and feature an extended temperature range, LED backlighting for high contrast, and a thin profile starting at an industry-leading 3mm. InfoVue TFT technology comes with complimentary integration support from Lumex´s team of Technical Design Specialists.
 
Compatible with standard LCD drivers, InfoVue TFT technology is ideal for a wide range of applications including:
  •     industrial control device technology (including user interface technology for automation controls, alternative energy, industrial power and calibration/diagnostics);
  •     medical device technology (including display features on medical radiology equipment, monitors, defibrillators, infusion pumps, blood gases analyzers and ventilators);
  •     test and measurement (including cable testers, calibration instruments and digital multi-meters)
  •     communications equipment (including network routing, enterprise phone systems, servers)

InfoVue TFT LCDs provide an extended temperature range. Whereas standard TFT LCDs operate from 0°C to 60°C, the InfoVue TFT LCD can operate effectively at temperatures ranging from -20°C to 70°C, making the technology an ideal fit for applications that require consistent performance in extended hot and cold environments. 



InfoVue TFT LCDs use LED backlights which further increase the contrast. This method allows for much richer colors and darker blacks than available with alternative technologies such as CCFLs (compact fluorescent lamps).  Whereas CCFL can offer a contrast of 150:1, an LED backlight allows for a contrast of 500:1.

“Lumex is launching its InfoVue TFT technology with complimentary product integration support that is unparalleled in the industry,” explained Brian Coates, Technical Sales Manager at Lumex. “Lumex Technical Design Specialists can integrate the TFT technology with touch screens, switches, connectors, cables covers, heaters, custom daughter boards and other key components to create solutions that maximize performance and efficiency in each individual application.”
 
This complimentary integration support generates cost savings, speeds time to market and reduces opportunity for product failure due to integration issues

The RoHs compliant InfoVue TFT LCDs are available in standard and touch-screen formats in 3.5”, 4.3”, 5.7” and 7.0” diagonal screen sizes.  The resistive type touch-screens operate in a 4 bit parallel interface and operate well over the entire operating temperature range of the display.

Pricing is approximately $30 to $150 per unit in production quantities dependent on size and quantity ordered. Touch screen TFTs are available in stock from Lumex’s strategic distribution partners immediately.   Standard lead time for non-touch screen technologies is approximately seventeen weeks.

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