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Colour 4,3 LCDs in 16:9 format feature wide-angle viewing

23 August 2006 Opto-Electronics

With the new 4,3" (10,9 cm) LCD product line, Sharp is launching three small-format TFT displays, which offer real 16:9 widescreen viewing, intended for applications such as industrial, mobile, consumer and medical applications.

These displays feature Sharp developments such as ASV technology in order to guarantee enhanced clarity at all times from different viewing angles. ASV technology extends the viewing angle to 160°. Also, the sharp contrast ratio of 400:1, 16,7 million colours and 480 x RGB x 272 pixels provide superior picture quality. The panels and the LED background lighting additionally only have a low thermal power loss - an important factor for mobile use.

For good clarity and perfect functioning even in difficult operating environments, the LQ043T3DX04 module also offers an extended temperature range from -20 to 60°C and a luminance of up to 230 cd/m². A further model featuring a touch screen is also planned.

According to Sharp, these new new LCDs are well-suited for control by an ARM-based processor of the BlueStreak series, eg, the LH7A404, a 32-bit ARM9-based 266 MHz MCU, which is suitable for multimedia applications.



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