Many applications such as industrial, in-vehicle and military sectors, among others, often require high-reliability and rugged displays that can operate in environments where extreme temperature, mechanical shock, and vibration are present. Display manufacturers also need to consider other factors such as the display’s brightness and contrast ratio to improve display readability in a variety of ambient light conditions such as bright environments. More recently, IPS technology LCD displays have been favored to deliver better color reproduction and wider viewing angles.
A new 7.0-inch Rugged+ TFT display from industrial display manufacturer KOE claims to be an excellent fit for applications where a rugged, high-resolution display with exceptional optical and environmental performance is needed — including industrial, in-vehicle, medical, aerospace and marine environments.
The TX18D212VM0BAA features WXGA (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution, a 5:3 wide aspect ratio, an extended operating temperature range and IPS (in-plane switching) wide viewing angle technology that delivers exceptional optical performance.
The company said: “Utilising in-plane-switching (IPS) wide viewing angle technology, the display delivers exceptional color saturation and image stability, high contrast and deep black levels with 170° wide viewing angles (vertical and horizontal).”
The display features a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a white LED backlight with a brightness specification of 1000cd/m².
A built-in dimming control allows backlight brightness to be controlled with a PWM or DC voltage input.
The 20-pin LVDS interface supports 8-bit RGB, which enables a color palette of up to 16.7M colours. \
The display module is manufactured using COG (chip-on-glass) construction and has mechanical outline dimensions of 164.4mm (w) x 105mm (h) x 13.5mm (d) and an active display area of 152.45mm (w) x 91.47mm (h).
The Rugged+ module supports a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and storage temperature range -40°C to +90°C.
The product is available immediately from KOE’s sales channel distribution partners.