Current Consumption for a Custom Segment LCD Module
- Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2011 02:23
- Written by admin
The standard current draw of a static LCD module at normal operating temperature is between 1.2uA/squre cm to 1.5uA per square cm. The required current is higher for a wide temperature LCD module. This does not include the power required for a LED backlight
or EL backlight.
In most cases, when a customer is looking for a ultra low power LCD display, they use a segmented module only. This glass only solution includes a static display or a multiplex custom LCD design.
Focus display LCD’s have the following options.
- 3V LCD driving voltage of 5V LCD driving voltage.
- Normal temperature or wide operating temperature
- TN, STN or FSTN
- Parallel interface and SPI interface
Contact Focus Displays
for design assistance on your custom display
or modified LCD requirements.
When I Pay for Tooling on a Custom Display, What Exactly Am I Getting?
- Published on Saturday, 30 April 2011 01:06
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When a customer invests in tooling with the payment of an NRE (non-recurring expense), they are not just paying for the option to buy a customized LCD display, they are investing in a LCD design of their own. A customized display that matches the customer’s requirements exactly – everything from form fit and functions down to the module colors, unique voltages, addition of headers
and any other desired components (resistors, potentiometers, etc.) to make this a modified LCD module.
One of the most important, yet overlooked, values that come with a custom LCD screen is longevity. Investing in a custom LCD module can provide peace of mind. There are no more worries of having an LCD discontinued in the middle of the products lifespan, leaving a customer empty-handed with immediate requirements.
Custom display orders do tend to have a slightly higher MOQ than standard LCD’s modules. This is because the product is only being sold to one customer so each batch will need to be consumed entirely by this customer. A common solution to the MOQ’s of a custom LCD is the placement of a blanket order with kan ban releases. Aside from the tooling fee and MOQ there are virtually no differences between orders of custom displays and standard displays. Lead times have no increases and the unit cost is no higher than its relevance to other similar products.
Focus Displays is a custom LCD display Solution Provider. We specialize in Character LCD modules, Static LCD displays, mono dot matrix Graphic LCD modules and Custom Color LCD displays.
5 Questions Commonly Asked Regarding Custom LCD Displays
- Published on Friday, 11 February 2011 03:03
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Focus Display Solutions specializes in LCD Modules and Glass Products including TN, STN, and FSTN
display modes. In the last 12 years we have received many questions concerning the design and manufacturing of LCD modules, alphanumeric and graphic LCD displays.
Below is a list of five common questions.
Q1: What is the MOQ (minimum order quantity) of a custom LCD module
? A1: There are three types of displays when you are engineering a Custom LCD.
Character/ Alphanumeric LCD Displays: 1. These displays come as 16×2 LCD display, 16×1 LCD display, 20×2 LCD display and other options. The MOQ can be as low as 200 LCD modules.
Graphic LCD modules: 2. These displays come as 128×64, 122×32, 320 x 240 and other options. The MOQ on these displays can be as low as 1,000 modules per shipment. There are exceptions to this if the only modification is a bezel or PCB.
Static/Segment/Glass display 3. These displays come as 7 segments and 14 segments with custom icons. The MOQ on these display modules is 1,000 LCD’s per shipment.
Q2: Who owns the design and the custom tooling
? A2: The customer invests the funds for tooling and engineering support. Therefore the design belongs to the customer. We will not sell a custom LCD solution to any customer except the customer that paid for the NRE.
Q3: What is the current lead time
? A3: The standard lead time for sample LCD displays is 5 to 7 weeks. The standard lead time for production quantities of your custom LCD module is 6 to 8 weeks. It may be possible to rush an order. We ship all our displays via air and not boat
Q4: How many samples of the LCD glass module will be supplied at no cost
? A4: We supply five Custom LCD samples at no cost; the customer is able to purchase additional custom display samples at minimal cost.
Q5: Does the tooling fee include the cost to ship the samples
? A5: Yes, we pay the freight cost to expedite your samples. We then ship on your UPS/FED account from our location in Arizona to you.
If you have a need for a unique display tailored to your application please contact us.