Round Memory LCDs

12 June 2012

Avnet Embedded is introducing the new Memory LCD type LS010B7DH01 from Sharp
Avnet Embedded is introducing the new Memory LCD type LS010B7DH01 from Sharp

Avnet Embedded is introducing the new Memory LCD type LS010B7DH01 from Sharp.

This ultra low-power display incorporates, for the first time, a circular active display area of 12,868 pixels. At a diameter of 1in (2.54 cm) with 128 x 128 pixel the new Memory LCD provides excellent resolution and a sufficient display area for the full graphic black and white visualisation of content. Excellent legibility in all light conditions is ensured by the 14:1 contrast ratio of the high reflectivity LCD. Thanks to the display areas 0.25% transmissive ratio, the new Memory LCD can be fitted with a backlight so that the screen content can be easily recognised in the dark.

With its circular shape, the LS010B7DH01 is particularly suitable for wrist-worn devices requiring extended runtimes. These include not only wristwatches but also endurance and mountain sports computers as well as medical tele-monitoring devices. The circular Memory LCD can also be used as a screen for E-bike speedometers, fitness equipment, or thermostats.

Like all Memory LCDs, the LS010B7DH01 features very low power consumption with a mere 10µW for static images, and, even with a regular display content refresh rate of 1 Hertz, the LCD consumes only 45µW. Therefore, power consumption is approximately 1% of that of conventional transmissive TFT LCDs of the same size.

When compared to conventional reflective displays, the Memory LCD needs only a tenth of the power. Furthermore, traditional LCDs are currently unavailable in this unorthodox, circular shape.


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