What Display Solution is best for my design?
The versatility of the Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) has meant that many technological forms have emerged each with their own unique optical properties.
Choices for designers cover a spectrum from simple passively driven segment displays with icons, monochrome dot matrix character or full graphical LCDs, Passive-Matrix Organic LED displays (PMOLED) to high-resolution active matrix displays such as colour TFT-LCDs or AMOLED.
Monochrome vs Colour Displays
The choice of whether to use a monochrome or colour display, to deliver the required user experience, is one of the first decisions to be made when creating the human-machine interface for any given application.
Whichever the chosen route, making the right choice can be based on a variety of commercial and design criteria. To help you navigate the options available and compare their relative strengths you can access our Display Technology Whitepapers our get in touch to talk with our display and embedded technology experts.
Displays that make an impact
At Anders we understand that no two customers are the same, which is why we specialise in custom display solutions and offer a unique products tailored to the end application.
We believe that true differentiation comes from engineering innovation and understanding how our customer uses their product. Customising your display means that you are not forced to over specify the display, or the electronics, which can result in higher demands being made on the processor, or too many unnecessary features on the display for the actual application requirement.
By specifying the display from the start, designers can choose products that have guaranteed availability for much longer periods, ensuring component supply for the whole product lifecycle.
Which touchscreen option is best?
Advances in touch screen display technology mean that you can have a world of information and services at the touch of your finger. Customers quite rightly want an industrial touchscreen as good as a smartphone or tablet.
A touchscreen is made up of 3 basic elements, a sensor, a controller and a software driver. There are various types of touchscreen technology, all with their own benefits and limitations. All touchscreen firmware can be optimised to meet the challenges of even the most challenging environments.
- STN and FSTN LCD
- TFT LCD
- PMOLED and AMOLED
- Vertical Alignment
- Optical Bonding
- Films and filters
- Backlight enhancements
- Bespoke Embedded Drivers
- Mechanical Integration
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Display Solutions Glossary & FAQs
IPS – In Plane Switching
In-Plane Switching (IPS) is a recent technology that overcomes the viewing limitations of conventional TFT-LCDs. It is also known as Super TFT.[ Read More... ]
STN – Super Twisted Nematic
A type of passive matrix monochrome liquid crystal display, providing better viewing angles and performance than a TN display[ Read More... ]
TFT – Thin Film Transistor
A TFT display is a form of Liquid Crystal Display with thin film transistors for controlling the image formation. The TFT technology works by controlling brightness in red, green and blue sub-pixels through transistors for each pixel on the screen.[ Read More... ]
VA - Vertical Alignment
A type of LCD in which the liquid crystals naturally align vertically to the glass substrates.[ Read More... ]
IPS vs TFT: which technology is best for my design?
The TFT display is the display of choice for industrial designs, but it can have its limitations. A newer technology called IPS (in plane switching) offers better viewing angles and colours, but is it really the best choice - we discuss benefits and negatives of both types of TFT display.[ Read More... ]
PCAP – Projected Capacitive Touch panel
A layer of glass with a matrix of conuctive elements behind that when pressed with another conductive input (ie human finger) registers a touchpoint..[ Read More... ]
A resistive touchscreen works on a number of layers and when the layers are pressed together, a touchpoint is registered.[ Read More... ]