Hitachi introduce ultra high brightness TFT displays

Maidenhead, UK. 3 March 2011 — Hitachi Display Products Group (DPG) has introduced two new ultra high brightness (UHB) TFT display modules which are ideal for sunlight readable applications. The two new transmissive mode displays feature high brightness LED backlighting providing an exceptional brightness of 1000cd/m². The long life LED backlights employed provide 70K hours of operation to half brightness lifetime. The high level of brightness achieved with Hitachi's new UHB LED backlit displays has previously only been achieved with displays using power hungry CCFL backlights.

The new 6.5" TX17D01VM2EAB and 10.4" TX26D14VM2EAA UHB display modules feature contrast ratios of 600:1 and 800:1 respectively, enabling clear, concise images while on-board circuitry allows simple and easy adjustment of the LED backlight brightness. These display modules also feature an anti-reflective (AR) polariser coating which helps to disperse light in multiple directions effectively eliminating reflections and therefore making them perfect for outdoor and direct sunlight applications.

«The introduction of these two new displays continues Hitachi's active programme of expanding the range of industrial LCD panels with long life LED backlights, LVDS data interfaces and extended operating temperature ranges», commented Steve Donohoe Technical Manager, Hitachi DPG, «Hitachi is now able to offer customers technology leading display products featuring high brightness LED backlighting that are ideally suited to operation in high ambient light environments».

The 6.5" TX17D01VM2EAB UHB display has a resolution of 640 × 480 (VGA), a 6-bit RGB interface supporting a colour palette of up to 262K colours and mechanical outline dimensions of 153mm (w) × 118mm (h) × 9.1mm (d). The 10.4" TX26D14VM2EAA UHB display features a resolution of 640 × 480 (VGA), an 8-bit digital RGB data interface supporting up to 16.7M colours and outline dimensions of 243.0mm (w) × 185.1mm (h) × 11mm (d). Both UHB displays support an operating temperature range of -20° to +70°C.

The new 6.5" and 10.4" UHB TFT display modules are supplied through Hitachi Display Products Group distribution partners and are available across Europe immediately. For more information, please visit or call +44(0)1628 585 000. Hitachi Display Products Group is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd.