KAWASAKI, JAPAN, April 27, 2016 — NLT Technologies, Ltd. (NLT, President: Deshu Yu; Head office: Kawasaki, Kanagawa) announces the introduction of a 15.6-inch wide Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) TFT LCDs with embedded display port (eDP) for industrial applications. Mass production is scheduled in June. NLT also developed eDP interface models with wide aspect format of 11.6-inch and 18.5-inch with Full HD and 30-inch 6 mega pixel resolution. Mass production of 11.6-inch and 18.5-inch is scheduled during year 2016, while 30-inch is planned for introduction in 2017.
The new models with eDP interface also incorporate NLT’s proprietary Super Fine TFT technology (SFT) for wide viewing angles and high color gamut meeting the display characteristics frequently required by the industrial equipment market. The 15.6-inch model also has a thin and light weight design that allows customers to design the display into a wide variety of applications such as medical equipment or portable devices.
eDP (embedded Display Port)
eDP is a high speed serial interface standard which is used to connect the LCD module and the graphics processing board. eDP allows for compact interface design because it enables connection of image resource equipment (such as personal computers) directly to LCD modules, using a graphic processor that is compatible with the DisplayPort standard. Also less space is required for the driver board, thus a more compact design of the connector can be achieved because the signal line can be decreased due to the higher speed transmission of eDP compared to conventional LVDS interface. Furthermore, eDP is suitable as a countermeasure for EMI of the interface cable since it does not require an external clock signal.
As industrial display applications become more compact and require smaller outlines and higher resolution density, NLT predicts that the demand for eDP will increase since it achieves more compact design and higher speed transmission. As major graphic processor manufacturers encourage adoption of Display Port instead of LVDS interface, acceleration of eDP adoption in the market is likely to follow.
NLT Technologies will continue to add more products with eDP interface to our roadmap.
The prototypes of new LCD module will be showcased at the Embedded Systems Expo 2016 (East 12-65), May 11-13, at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan, and also at Display Week 2016 (#905), May 24-26 in San Francisco, California, USA.