The new letterbox format display modules from Hitachi Display Products Group are "ideal" for leisure and gaming applications. The new 8:3 TFT display modules include two 6.2in models - the TX16D18VM2CAB with HSVGA resolution (800 x 300 pixels) and the TX16D11VM2CAC with HVGA resolution (640 x 240 pixels) - as well as a 10.2in model with HSVGA resolution (800 x 256 pixels).
Features include a white LED backlight offering a brightness of 350cd/sqm and a contrast ratio of 200:1. To assist the development of GUIs, touchpanel versions of both 6.2in displays are available: the TX16D11VM2CQC (HVGA) and TX16D18VM2CQB (HSVGA). All versions of the 6.2in display modules feature the same mechanical and electrical specifications: mechanical outline dimensions are 173.0mm (W) x 70.0mm (H) x 7.0mm (D) with a 40-pin 18-bit RGB CMOS interface, enabling an extensive colour palette of up to 262K colours. The compact 6.2in display module weighs 110g.
Meanwhile, the new 10.2in TX26D89VM2BAA features a resolution of HSVGA (800 x 256 pixels), mechanical dimensions of 260.2mm (W) x 96.2mm (H) x 10.55mm (D) and weighs 240g. Other features include an 18-bit RGB CMOS data interface and a CCFL backlight providing a brightness of 350cd/sqm and a contrast ratio of 500:1.
Typical applications for these 8:3 letterbox format displays include fitness equipment, handheld instrumentation, process control panels, gaming and amusement machines.
Mark Stephenson, product marketing manager, Hitachi Display Products Group, told IE: "Hitachi Display Products Group is focused on expanding its TFT display line up through the introduction of new formats and upgrades to existing products with the use of innovative component technologies. Our goal is to increase market share by increasing the range of panels using Hitachi's patented IPS Pro technology and to add value by offering high brightness, long-life LED backlights, glass bonding and capacitive touchpanels."