Monochrome LCD (mono LCD) technology offers high reliability and is ideal for industrial and consumer applications. Mono LCD displays can be alphanumeric LCD (character LCD), graphic LCD or segmented glass LCD.
Varitronix monochrome LCDs benefit from low power consumption, versatility in size (124 active products), wide operating temperatures and polariser options.
Mono alphanumeric displays are formatted with a fixed alphanumeric character count, for example 2 rows of 8 characters each. Character display modules range from 8×1 to 40×4 lines. These high reliability displays are ideal for industrial and consumer products – they benefit from low power consumption and a wide operating temperature range. A wide range of off the shelf alphanumeric LCD and character LCD products is available.
Mono graphic displays have an array of pixels, offering more flexibility but requiring more effort as the process of driving the display is somewhat more complex.
Segmented glass LCDs are available in a wide range of extremely cost effective standard products which use multiplexing to reduce the number of control pins required to drive the display. High stability and extended temperature range variants are available, and the products are ideally suited for applications such as instrumentation and control panels. Customisation of the artwork is an affordable option if required.
Character modules range from 8×1 to 40×4 lines. Graphic displays range from 100×32 up to 240×128 pixels. For high volume applications, chip on glass modules may provide a more economical solution. All Varitronix modules offer a range of polariser, backlight colour and temperature range options.
A wider range of complementary monochrome displays is available from Orient LCD which benefits from small MOQs and short lead times. Orient offers a series of “AMC” character LCD modules which are directly controlled by I2C and SPI interfaces.
Supplier Spotlight – Boe Varitronix
As a leading manufacturer of small-to-medium-sized LCDs, BOE Varitronix offers complete solutions for a wide range of applications, from automotive and telecommunications, to industrial and consumer applications.
Monochrome display has been the core business for BOE Varitronix, who offer TFT LCD modules for electric meters, high-end white goods, home automation applications, consumer products and markets related to IoT, as well as medium-to-large sized monochrome displays aimed at high-end display markets.
BOE Varitronix is one of the world’s leading display solution providers for the automotive industry. The company’s strategy in the automotive display business is to continue growing market share in major automotive markets through the promotion and development of medium-to-large-sized standardized platform TFT module products.