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.
MIPI, or Mobile Industry Processor Interface, is a new standard of interfacing between a video input source and the display on mobile devices that is rapidly gaining popularity. Interfacing between other more popular standards of video output, such as LVDS or HDMI, is less easy than it may seem as there are no simple small scale converters or adapters between the two. Even when one can find a converter between the signals that works, they don’t necessarily provide the display in the correct orientation for the target device.
A series of previously unavailable display panels have recently become available for purchase. These are high quality TFT modules in small sizes perfect for virtual reality, smart phones, and small tablets.
People think LCDs, especially touch screens, are easy to break and are just generally unreliable. Smartphones are a prime example of this- who hasn’t dropped their phone and had cracks running across the screen or worse, had it break entirely?
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?
Finding the right interface for your product can be difficult- how much screen space should it have? How crucial is a screen for your product? Is it going to require buttons, levers, and knobs to operate effectively? Wiring these components while also not wasting valuable surface area is tricky!
You’ve done the research. You’ve acquired your design team. Your product is out on the market, and you’re going to ramp up production: except for one hitch. The LCD panel you’re using or planning on using is hard to find or reaching its end of life!
Have you ever tried using your computer, but can’t see a thing on it because of that irritating glare blocking half the screen? And are you tired of struggling with the blinds, turning the computer, and putting on sunglasses just to compensate? A number of easy solutions exist to your problem- and SmarterGlass is here to help.
This hard to find panel is widely used for tablet devices. Its built in powerful white backlight and wide aspect ratio make for a comfortable quality viewing experience. Although still currently in production, it is hard to find in the market due to its widespread usage and tendency to sell quickly. For more details, read below! Continue reading →
Read all about the different types of panel providers in the industry! Each has different benefits over the others, with its own capabilities and limitations. The four types are: Authorized distributors, stocking distributors, brokers, and service providers. Read more about each below.