Low-Cost Custom LCDs
LOW-COST CUSTOM LCDS ARE IN DEMAND NOW MORE THAN EVER
Low-cost custom LCDs come in many shapes and sizes, offering basic or complicated functionality. Not everyone is looking for a super bright, 1,000 nit, color TFT LCD Module with the ability to display 64,000 color shades.
Although TFT displays look very sharp, many consumer products require a lower cost solution similar to what is offered by a segmented custom LCD Display. This older technology has been in use for many years and not only offers a low unit cost in the sub-dollar to ten dollar range, but an ultra-low tooling fee with a very conservative power budget.
Add COLOR to a custom segmented monochrome display
THERE IS A NEWER CUSTOM COLOR TN TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE THAT OFFERS THE SAME POWER SAVING AS A CUSTOM MONOCHROME TN DISPLAY. THE ADDITION OF COLOR DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL POWER.
WHAT IS A SEGMENTED CUSTOM LCD DISPLAY?
A custom LCD segmented monochrome display contains a twisted nematic (TN) fluid sandwiched between two layers of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) glass. The fluid rotates one direction to block light and rotates back to its original position to allow light to pass through.
These custom LCDs have a monochrome, single color, background with the segments being a different color than the background. A segmented custom LCD, may contain seven (7) segment, fourteen (14) segment characters and custom icons.
There are two methods to drive a segmented custom display. The first method static drive, or direct drive, connects one pin to every segment. The second method is multiplex drive, which connects one pin to every four segments; the advantage to this is that fewer pins are required, thereby reducing the unit cost.
SEGMENTED CUSTOM LCD DISPLAYS ARE STILL POPULAR
Segment Custom LCDs have been in use for many years, and show no signs of going away anytime soon. Custom segmented monochrome displays can be custom manufactured for a low one-time tooling fee. The unit cost is much lower than a TFT or Field Sequential Color Liquid Crystal Display (FSC).
SEGMENTED CUSTOM LCD DISPLAYS ARE NOT GOING AWAY
Although custom segmented LCD modules have been in use for many years, they don’t look to go away anytime soon. One primary reason for this is that low power consumption is always in style. Custom segment displays are the second lowest power consuming display compared to Bi-stable, or Cholesteric displays.
To find out more about Custom LCDs, please contact Focus LCDs at 480-503-4295 for more information on low-cost custom LCDs.