Introducing UWVD Technology

When your customer (end-user) is comparing your product vs. your competitors, the first they look at is the cost, the second is the appearance of the LCD. After all, the display you choose sets the perceived value of your product. Both low-cost and a high-quality looking display can be achieved with UWVD technology.

FocusLCDs introduces its newest display technology: UWVD to replace older, more expensive and power consuming technologies.

UWVD (Ultra-Wide-Viewing-Display) technology offers several advantages over older display technologies such as:

UWVD is a great fit for everything from medical, industrial, aviation, test & measurement and any other application where low cost, bright segments and an ultra-wide viewing direction is key. As its name suggests, UWVD provides a wider viewing angle (cone) than many older technologies with a true black background. The resulting display is easier to read by your end-user. This newly developed fluid produces brighter segments and a sharper contrast, without the power drain required by older products. And, there is a low probability for the display to be obsoleted.

UWVD displays are negative mode, which means they present bright segments on a dark black background that can be read in the darkest nights and the brightest daylight.

Advantages Of UWVD Include:

Bright and easy to read at a distance

Great for products requiring easy readability from a long distance. This is accomplished by producing characters and icons with a sharp contrast and wide viewing angle for easy recognition.

Very Wide Viewing Angle

This display technology allows the user (your customer) to read this whether they are standing to the far-right, far-left, above or below when reading the LCD. This can be critical in medical and industrial applications.

Ultra-high contrast

They provide one of the highest contrast ratios (150:1) available for LCD modules. The edges of the characters and Icons are sharp, with no ‘fuzz’ between the brightly colored segment and the dark black background.

Adjustable brightness:

LED (DC driven) backlights allow the end-user to adjust brightness.

Lower Cost:

Lower unit cost and lower tooling cost for custom LCD designs, makes these attractive for new, cost-sensitive product designs

Operating temperature range of -30C to 80C

Newly developed fluid allows your product to operate with a fast response time in temperatures as low as -30C. The display to be safely stored at colder temperatures.

This extended temperature range is necessary and sometimes critical for products operating outdoors in environments ranging from the cold of a North Dakota winter to the heat of a Phoenix summer. If necessary, a heater element can be added to allow continued operation at even colder temperatures.


A half-life of 70K hours make them an excellent choice for product designs in production for several years.

Choice of colors

Displays can be built in any color including RGB (Red/Green/Blue) to allow the end the ability to generate unique colors.

Standard display offerings

Available in standard sizes and configurations for character and segment display technology. Many in stock for same day delivery.

Low cost to customize

The low-cost required to customize UWVD technology allows you to choose the overall size, brightness, interface (SPI, I2C or parallel) and your choice of letters, numbers and icons.

Focus Displays custom LCD policy is simple. Just one low-cost tooling investment provides you with samples, expedited delivery, support and help with design suggestions.

Less expensive than In-Plane Switching

UWD allows the display to offer a sharp contrast similar to IPS, but at a fraction of the tooling and unit cost.

Demonstration kits

We offer plug in demo units.

For more information contact FocusLCDs.com US-based technical support to find out more at: 480-503-4295 or lcd@focuslcds.com. We support you from concept to full production.