HDMI to MIPI Display Solution

More and more companies are looking to incorporate small high-resolution screens into their devices. Whether you are designing the next big thing or sprucing up an old one, a high-resolution color display can set you apart from your competition. Let me guess you’ve found a single board computer and perfect display but when you try to connect the two MIPI rears its ugly head. We have a solution for you, an HDMI to MIPI converter board. This simplifies the process of adding a screen to your product saving you precious time, headaches and money.

Below is the current list of panels that we know work with the board. Let us know if the screen you want is NOT on the list. We are always looking to increase compatibility.

Size Part Number Mfr Type Resolution
3.8″ H381DLN01.2 AUO OLED 1080×1200
5.5″ H546DLB01.2 AUO OLED 1080×1920
2.9″ E295FMM1 Everdisplay OLED 1080×1200
5.0″ ACX450AKN-7 JDI LCD 1080×1920
5.9″ ACX465AKM-7 JDI LCD 1080×1920
5.5″ LPM055A138A JDI LCD 1440×2560
5.5″ LPM055A184A JDI LCD 1440×2560
7.0″ LT070ME05000 JDI LCD 1200×1920
8.9″ TFTMD089030 JDI LCD 2560×1600
9.7″ PO97SN71C PVO LCD 1536×2048
5.6″ AMS567DJ01 Samsung OLED 1440×2560
2.9″ LS029B3SX02 Sharp LCD 1440×1440
5.5″ LS055R1SX03 Sharp LCD 1440×2560
5.5″ LS055R1SX04 Sharp LCD 1440×2560
5.5″ LS055T1SX01 Sharp LCD 1080×1920
6.0″ LS060R1SX01 Sharp LCD 1440×2560
7.9″ LS079L1SX02F Sharp LCD 1536×2048
5.5″ H546UAN01.0 Sony LCD 3840×2160

Interested! Contact SmarterGlass for more information! Call us, 978-465-6190, Email us, mailto:sales@smarterglass.com, or visit our contact page!

New Mitsubishi Industrial Offerings

SmarterGlass is now offering 31 new industrial panels from Mitsubishi. The panels range in size from 4.3 to 19 inches and resolution from 640×480 to 1400×1050 pixels. Twelve of the 31 panels are high-bright with over 1000 cd/m^2 of light output. These high-bright panels are great for out door use.

See below for the full listing.

Size PanelModel Resolution Brightness
4.3″ AA043MA01 800×480 200
5.0″ AA050ME01-T1 800×480 350
8.4″ AA084SB01 800×600 600
8.4″ AA084SC01 800×600 600
8.4″ AA084SD01 800×600 600
8.4″ AA084XB01 1024×768 500
8.4″ AA084XD01 1024×768 700
9.0″ AA090TB01 1280×768 800
10.4″ AA104SH02 800×600 700
10.4″ AA104XD02 1024×768 600
10.4″ AA104XF02 1024×768 600
10.4″ AA104XG02 1024×768 500
10.4″ AA104XG12 1024×768 900
12.1″ AA121XK01 1024×768 500
12.1″ AA121XN01 1024×768 700
12.1″ AA121XP01 1024×768 500
15.0″ AA150PD03 1400×1050 500
15.0″ AA150XT01 1024×768 800
15.0″ AA150XW01 1024×768 500
17.0″ AA170EC01 1280×1024 600
5.7″ AA057VF12 640×480 1100
6.5″ AA065VD11 640×480 1300
6.5″ AA065VE11 640×480 1200
7.0″ AA070MC01 800×480 1000
7.0″ AT070MJ11 800×480 1500
10.4″ AA104SH12 800×600 1200
10.4″ AA104XD12 1024×768 1000
12.1″ AA121XL01 1024×768 1000
12.1″ AA121XN11 1024×768 1300
15.0″ AA150XT11 1024×768 1500
19.0″ AA190EA01 1280×1024 1500

Interested! Contact SmarterGlass for more information! Call us, 978-465-6190, Email us, sales@smarterglass.com, or visit our contact page!

The Design Process

There are new products on the market everyday, more and more of them featuring electronic displays, touch screens, or some variation thereof.  But who comes up with these products? Where do they begin their process, and how can you learn to design something in an effectual and realistic manner of problem solving? This simple process defines the basic steps in not only coming up with how to build something, but how to tackle your issue as effectively as possible.

Step 1: Identification

Before starting anything else relating to a physical end product, you must first identify the problem you want to solve. Figure out what the purpose of the design is going to be. Why are you making this product? What do you hope to accomplish at the end of the design process? Moreover, identify what constraining factors there might be. This includes anything from safety (e.g. Will I have to use a lower operating voltage to avoid injury?), finances (Will I have sufficient funding to prototype effectively?) or pre-defined customer needs that may influence design choices. Rank these in order of importance, determining which ones it is absolutely necessary to fulfill and which it may be easier to set aside.

Step 2: Research

After you’ve identified the problem and your limiting factors: research the problem! How have other people solved similar problems in the past? If you’re inventing something truly new to the world… what technologies already exist that you may be able to implement in your design? Ask yourself these questions as you move through the design process. You’ll want to remember not to get ‘tunnel vision’ on any particular design, either. Find conflicting ideas, technologies, and methods, and take note of the pros and cons of each. This will come in useful later on.

Step 3: Brainstorm!

Start coming up with possible design solutions for each aspect of your problem. Don’t focus so much on the final result yet, but brainstorm ideas for smaller aspects of the design. If you need moving parts or touchscreens for example, will they need motors or controllers for their electronics? Will micro-controllers work, or will a computer be necessary? How will these components be powered? Come up with multiple solutions for each sub-problem, no matter how much you may be biased towards one or another just yet.

Step 4: Select a design

Compare your potential solutions for each subsystem, taking into account your ranked list of constraints from step 1. The solution you choose should be the most effective in solving its particular sub-problem without sacrificing any of the most important restrictions on your project. Figure out how your subsystems will work together to complete your overarching goal. Here, the general details of your design should become apparent and you should have a rough outline of a final product.

Step 5: Prototype

After you’ve come up with a design that can effectively incorporate your subsystems- build it! Again- start small. After buying your components, controllers, or screens, begin work on one subsystem at a time. Have a working model of each. Then, connect the subsystems and finalize a casing or housing for your product.

Step 6: Test

Now that you have a prototype, test it. What works in your design? What do you find could have been done better? Given your constraints, how possible is it that you can do better? If something doesn’t work, try to identify and hone in on the root problem. If a particular subsystem isn’t working, should it be remodeled?

Step 7: Redesign

Now that you’ve identified what you like and dislike about your prototype, is there anything that you can do to improve it? If its good enough as is, great job! But more often than not designs can be improved ergonomically, in efficiency, or overall performance. Go back to step 4 and replace subsystems that don’t work, or improve on the ones that do.

Step 8: Repeat

This process is a cycle. Repeat steps 3-7 as many times as needed; sometimes you have no choice but to go back to the drawing board and restart the process! Hopefully for you however that is not the case, and you’ve successfully identified and solved a problem.

Extra Steps

Interested in designing a product with a display panel or a touch screen interface but need more direction than this? Subscribe to our blog for display updates and product design advice, or email sales@smarterglass.com for help finding the right panel for your particular project. Good luck, and happy inventing!

Available LCD: NL2432HC22-41B

The NL2432HC22-41B is a small form factor QVGA panel with embedded touch. Natively supporting portrait video, this panel is typically used in interactive control devices such as mobile phones. When not on a tablet or other handheld device, we see this panel in industrial/military settings on items such as oscilloscopes and other high precision instruments, useful as both an input (touch) and output (video) device. Additionally, the CMOS + SPI interface to the panel makes it easy to use and setup on a variety of devices, allowing for easy integration into your product.

Additional specifications of the panel are as follows:

  • NEC Brand
  • 3.5″ diagonal display
  • Operating temperature: -20° to 70°C
  • 3:4 (Width:Height) aspect ratio
  • QVGA (240×320 resolution)
  • Operates at standard 60Hz
  • Sunlight readable 200 cd/m2

Thanks for reading! Learn more about this panel by contacting Smarterglass at sales@smarterglass.com, or visit our contact page for more info.

CDTech Regular Small Sized 3.5” P/N S035CQ35NS

The S035CQ35NS is a small 320×240 3.5″ display typically used in handheld, portable, and GPS devices. However, it also has a variety of uses in industrial and medical implementations, featuring a crisp display useful for close range viewing.

Below are additional specifications for the S035CQ35NS:

  • Resolution: 320×240
  • Active Area(mm): 70.08 x 52.56
  • Luminance: 300nits
  • LCD Driver IC: HX8238D
  • Storage Temperature: -30℃ ~ +80℃
  • Operation Temperature: -20℃ ~+70℃
  • LCD Interface: RGB-24Bit

Interested in this panel? Contact SmarterGlass for more information on how to find and acquire this panel now! Email us at sales@smarterglass.com or visit our contact page for more information.

 

Available LCD: S029GQ03NS

For the first week of 2017, CDTech has released the S029GQ03NS bar type model which, as the name gives away, a bar type (wide form factor) TFT LCD. Featuring an unusual 8:3 aspect ratio, this screen’s small form factor has a standard relatively average 117.85 PPI making it ideal for reliable moderate to low resolution display applications. Additonally, the wide range of operating temperatures makes for an equally wide range of applications worldwide.

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