Category Archives: Panel

Available LCDs: LQ047K3SX06 and LS047T1SC02

The LQ047K3SX06 and LS047T1SC02 are both very popular panels for use in products such as Apple’s iPhone 6. These are 4.7″ TFT LCD screens manufactured by Sharp featuring a 314 PPI (a relatively high pixel density), 16:9 display designed for use in mobile phones. These screens come with embedded capacitive touch capabilities to make your display solution experience as easy to set-up for the manufacturer as possible, and as easy to interface with on the user end once your product is complete.

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EOL Notices and What They Mean for You

An EOL Notice, or End Of Life notice, means that a panel you’re currently buying is reaching the end of its manufacturing process- after a certain date, this panel will no longer be in production. What does this translate to? No more panels for you to put in your product, and therefore products using that panel can be jeopardized. Will you upgrade your panel and subsequently your entire product? What if you need more time to redesign your product? What if you simply can’t redesign at this stage of production?

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All About Cover Glass

Cover glass is a thin layer of material placed and bonded over a display panel, with a variety of uses. It comes in any number of standard see-through (optically clear) materials, such as glass, polycarbonate, plastic, plexiglass, or acrylic, each with a variety of benifits. Glass is standard for regular TFT LCD screens; AMOLED screens with flexibility may require a flexible plastic instead. Acrylic provides a more shatter-proof experience (but cannot be cleaned by isopropyl alcohol: it will attack the surface and dissolve the polymer chains of the acrylic plastics).

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High Brightness Available Panels

SmarterGlass can currently supply a series of high-brightness industrial A-Grade panels. These panels range from 7″ to 55″ from a variety of different manufacturers including AUO, CMI, SHARP, and LG. Common uses for these panels to be integrated into include but never limited to:

  • Kiosk displays
  • Automotive displays
  • Marine/Aviation displays
  • Military displays
  • Aviation
  • Hand-held Devices
  • Commercial Digital Signage

All panels listed below feature 1000 cd/m2, making them ideal for a variety of high ambient light applications, useful both indoor and outdoor. 

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Available LCDs: SHARP LQ070Y5DE01

Eleven thousand two hundred sixty LQ070Y5DE01 panels became available for purchase this week. This discontinued panel is still a popular choice in the automotive industry, as its high-reliability and sturdy frame helps its reliability in high vibration environments such as cars. Its moderate pixel density allows for high visibility, which coupled with its 65° viewing angle provides a low-distraction environment (direct light from the screen will find it difficult to reach the driver’s eyes, unless directly looked at).

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