Changing from a monochrome to a colour display can be a challenge for a lot of applications where there are height restrictions, for example letterbox shaped displays in marine dashboards, instrument panels or industrial rack mounted systems.
But, it has been shown again and again that the user interface has a huge impact on the user’s perception of their equipment, and is a real differentiator in the market.
You may think your options are limited to either sourcing a full custom display to meet your space requirements or re-designing your enclosure to fit a standard display.
Both of these options have fairly significant costs associated with them which may be feasible for large volume production runs, but for low to medium can be prohibitive.
There is another way:
Taking a standard TFT and cutting it to the desired size is a very economical way forward and allows product designers to have the display they want in their existing enclosure, thereby saving valuable re-design cost and resources.
This service is based on an innovative manufacturing process. Customisation is carried out at an ISO9001 accredited site, with the appropriate clean room facilities. The entire process, including resizing and the addition of a backlight and touch interface, are carried out at a single site. The NRE costs are a fraction of those associated with a full custom display and the minimum economic order is low.
We can cut down TFT display sizes from 2.0" to 10.1” TFT to a specified height, and add touch control, FPCs and a backlight to any specification. Why not go a bit further by adding coverlens.