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Our TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) displays are active-matrix LCDs with full RGB color screens. These screens exhibit bright, vivid colors and have the ability to show fast animations, complex graphics and crisp custom fonts. Our TFTs are categorized into three classes: standard, premium and sunlight readable. In addition, a Capacitive or resistive touchscreen can be affixed to the display for a more engaging user experience.



TFT application
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HDMI TFT MODULES

The HDMI TFT Modules are our high-quality TFT displays paired with a custom designed PCB that supports HDMI interfacing for communication with the display. By utilizing the widely popular HDMI format, these modules do not need a separate controller board or multiple cable conversions to set up. Any controller with HDMI output can be directly connected to the HDMI TFT Modules via standard HDMI cable. After that, interfacing with the display and even a touch panel (connected via USB) can begin right away.


HDMI TFT Modules

FEATURES

  • • HDMI interfacing support
  • • USB-HID touch panel configuration
  • • High-quality TI hardware
  • • On-board DC power port
  • • Standard mounting holes built into the board
  • • Standard, Premium, and Sunlight-Readable available
  • • RoHS compliant


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EVE2 TFT MODULES

The EVE2 Modules are Human-Machine Interface (HMI) displays that offer users the highly desired and easy to use serial interface (SPI). The feature-rich EVE2 graphic engine made by FTDI/Bridgetek give these modules a lot of powerful capabilities. High performance video playback, audio synthesization, and 1MB of built-in graphics memory are just a few of the things the EVE2 chip brings to the table. Our EVE2 TFT Modules have two standard 20-pin connector options on every board, IDC & FFC, and also come with backlight drivers that will never sacrifice display brightness.


EVE2 TFT Modules

FEATURES

  • • SPI interface communication
  • • Two industry-standard 20-pin connection options
  • • 1MB built-in graphics memory (RAM)
  • • On-board backlight driver with PWM
  • • Supports multiple image formats, widgets, video & audio playback
  • • Built-in scalable fonts
  • • Audio synthesization capability
  • • Four built-in mounting holes for standard M3 screws
  • • Portrait & landscape orientations supported
  • • Standard, Premium, and Sunlight-Readable available
  • • RoHS compliant


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MOUNTABLE TFTS

Newhaven Display has designed these Mountable TFTs for Rack-Unit height making them a perfect fit for typical server racks and other industry standard enclosures. The steel brackets also have M3 PEM standoffs, or "feet", to allow room for the installation of an accessory PCB. With no specialty software driver required and the bracket's offset mounting tabs, integrating a display with any enclosure has never been so easy and so secure.


Mountable TFTs

FEATURES

  • • Steel Bracket with Rack-Unit Height Mounting Holes
  • • M3 Standoffs ("feet") for Accessory PCB Installation
  • • Vibration Resistant
  • • No Driver Change Needed from Similar Displays
  • • Offset Mounting Tabs for easy Enclosure Integration
  • • Standard, Premium, and Sunlight Readable Variants
  • • Engineered and Assembled in Elgin, IL USA
  • • RoHS compliant


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STANDARD TFT DISPLAYS

TFTs Standard TFT Displays are TN (Twisted Nematic) displays that offer basic characteristics such as wide operating temperatures ranging from -20°C to +75°C, 12 or 6 o'clock viewing angles, and support full color motion graphics. These displays are an affordable option for various applications that require full color graphics.


Standard TFT displays

FEATURES

  • • Crisp image quality
  • • Fast response time
  • • Bright LED backlights
  • • Optional touch panels
  • • Wide viewing angles
  • • Wide operating temperature
  • • RoHS compliant


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PREMIUM TFT DISPLAYS

Premium TFT Displays offer brighter backlights and wider viewing angles than our standard TFT displays. By using MVA (Multi-domain Vertical Alignment) technology, these displays offer rich blacks and have the ability to retain constant color reproduction at up to 75° angles from all sides. Premium TFT displays also have higher brightness LEDs than the standard TFT displays giving these display types a better overall picture quality for more visually demanding applications.


Premium TFT displays

FEATURES

  • • High brightness and contrast
  • • MVA viewing angles (~75° all sides)
  • • Fast response time
  • • Bright LED backlights
  • • Optional touch panels
  • • RoHS compliant


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MVA TECHNOLOGY


MVA technology diagram

MVA (Multi-domain Vertical Alignment) displays can offer wide viewing angles, good black depth, fast response times and good color reproduction and depth. Each pixel within a MVA type TFT consists of three sub-pixels (Red, Green and Blue).


Each of these sub-pixels is divided further into two or more sub-pixels, where the liquid crystals are randomly lined up due to the ridged polarized glass. When a charge is applied to the transistor, the crystals twist.


With these crystals being randomly placed, it allows the backlight to shine through in all different directions keeping the intended color saturation retained while giving the display a 150° viewing angle. We offer this technology in our Premium TFT models with the option of a resistive or capacitive touch panel.



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SUNLIGHT READABLE TFTS


Sunlight Readable TFT Displays are our high end TFT displays that feature the brightest backlights with the richest color reproduction out of all of our TFT options. By using a 3M enhancement film and LED backlights rated up to 1,000 cd/m2, these displays perform well in all environments including direct sunlight. Sunlight Readable TFT Displays are the perfect solution for applications looking for a full color graphic display that can perform even in the brightest conditions.


Sunlight Readable TFT displays

FEATURES

  • • Backlights up to 1,000 cd/m2
  • • 3M enhancement film
  • • Fast response time
  • • Wide viewing angles
  • • Wide operating temperature
  • • Optional touch panels
  • • RoHS compliant


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HOW TFTS WORK

TFTs are Active-Matrix LCDs that have tiny switching transistors and capacitors. These tiny transistors control each pixel on the display and require very little energy to actively change the orientation of the liquid crystal in the display. This allows for faster control of each Red, Green and Blue sub-pixel cell thus producing clear, fast-moving colorful graphics. The transistors in the TFT are arranged in a matrix on the glass substrate. Each pixel on the display remains off until addressed by applying a charge to the transistor.

Unlike conventional Passive-Matrix displays, in order to activate a specific pixel, the corresponding row is turned on and a charge is sent down the proper column. This is where only the capacitor at the designated pixel receives a charge and is held until the next refresh cycle. Essentially, each transistor acts as an active switch. By incorporating an active switch, this limits the number of scan lines and eliminates cross-talk issues.

TFT Structure


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HOW COLOR IS PRODUCED

TFT color pixels

The pixels of the TFTs are divided into sub-pixels capable of producing various intensities of Red, Green or Blue. The mixture of color and levels of intensity allows for an accurate depiction of any combination of 16.7 million colors.

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