How to get the most out of your display/board partnership

The display is the ‘public face’ of an electronic system, and a user’s assessment of the performance of their system is greatly influenced by how it is presented.

To get the best out of an LCD, the system designer needs to carefully integrate the display with the embedded board…

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Itron offers touch displays tough enough for all weathers

Noritake Itron has introduced custom designed metallised touch switches with a high-gloss metallic finish which is hard wearing and without risk of degradation due to humidity or temperature extremes.

The photo lithographic etching process results in a precise pattern as small as 10um width on the reverse side of…

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Ortustech 12.2cm TFT designed for high resolution

Ortustech Technology, a Japanese manufacturer of TFT modules, has a 12.2cm TFT module, the COM43H4M87ULC, which has a high resolution of 720 x 1280 dots.

According to the supplier, this means the pixel structure is not visible to the human eye. With a viewing angle of L/R/U…

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Freescale i.MX6 dev board gets multi-touch display

A portable 9.7-inch LVDS display with capacitive multi-touch capability is available as an add-on for SABRELite and MarS boards featuring the Freescale i.MX6 multimedia application processor.

The add-on LCD display for SABRELite and MarS boards facilitates portability and can be used for consumer, automotive…

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Zytronic simplifies installation of touchscreens

Zytronic has introduced software to simplify the setting up of its single/dual PCT and multi-touch MPCT touchscreens.

The ZyConfig smart set-up tool introduces a sequential approach.

Firstly, the software automatically scans touchscreen and controller to check integrity and stability of the system on a number of factors…

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Dixons tests smart labels for smartphone linkup

Dixons Retail, owners of Currys and PC World, are trialling electronic shelf labels (ESLs) installed by the Herbert Group at their store in Aylesbury.

Using technology similar to e-readers, ESLs display price and product information at the point of purchase.

ESLs  allow Dixons to make automatic pricing and timed…

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Plastic Logic sees iPhone flexible display opportunity

Plastic Logic has found an interesting application for its low power electrophoretic display (EPD) technology,

The Cambridge-based company has developed the daylight readable display technology for applications such as e-readers and smart labelling.

This potentially lucrative new application is adding additional “always-on” displays to smartphones, and the…

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Design module for FTDI object-orientated HMI development

Alpha Micro is offering human machine interfaces (HMI) development modules for FTDI’s FT800 EVE embedded video engine.

The VM800B is supplied with the PCB pre-installed behind a display with a bezel in 3.5, 4.3 and 5in sizes.

The distributor is also offering the VM800C base development…

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