Product Press Releases
New Character and Graphic OLED Modules
Microtips Technology is pleased to announce our new line of passive matrix organic LED Modules, now available as standard off-the-shelf character and graphic displays.
OLED technology achieves high brightness through organic technology which offers much lower power consumption than traditional LCDs with LED, CCFL and EL backlighting.
The standard character sizes include, 8 character and 2 lines up to 20x4 or 40x2. The standard graphic sizes include, 50x16 up to 256x64.
All modules are available as chip on board (COB) designs as well as some available as chip on glass (COG), and tape automated bonding (TAB).
Other primary features include high brightness, optional sunlight readability, extremely high contrast, extra wide viewing angles, extended temperature,
lower cost and an ultra-slim design with optional custom PCB to fit your design requirements. Perfect for a full range of applications,
to replace your expensive VFDs and FFSTN displays. These are available in various colors including yellow, amber, green, white, blue, and red.
Optical Bonding for Projective Capacitive Touch Panel
Here at Microtips Technology we put a lot of focus on Projective Capacitive (PCAP) touch panels. This is because we see a huge trend in the industry for these products.
They have far exceeded the popularity of resistive touch technology due to their highly responsive nature, wide range of applications and convenience of use.
We’ve previously talked about how touch panels help increase the usability, intuitiveness and user friendly experience with your product, the wide range
of applications, sizes and features (multi-touch, gestures, swipe, pinch-zoom), cover glass support, and so on. In this article we want to focus on one aspect of your product design: viewability.
A typical PCAP stack-up can include various combinations of multiple layers of glass and film. Typical layer thickness is generally touch lens (glass or film) of 0.3~3.0mm,
optically clear adhesive (OCA) of 0.05mm, and ITO glass of 0.55/0.7/1.1mm.
It’s easy to see that PCAP touch panels can add quite a few extra layers of material between the user’s eyes and your display,
which can highly affect viewability. Specialty double sided tape materials are a common and cost effective method to adhere these layers together.
However this creates small air gaps between the layers which causes a reduction in image clarity due to added ambient light reflections, Newton Ring phenomena,
and reduced transmissivity leading to a loss of brightness, contrast and color saturation. This is where Optical Bonding technology really shines! Using optically clear adhesive
(OCA) materials instead of tape can make a huge improvement by eliminating these air gaps. From an optical perspective it essentially creates a single layer,
which by design also further improves durability among many other benefits. There are two primary methods for applying OCA material. Die-cut OCA sheets are
more common as they are simple, clean, bubble free by a lamination/vacuum process, and are the easier, faster & more cost effective option. The Liquid OCA method
further improves the optical benefits and adds many other inherent ones. However, the costs of liquid OCA are higher due to concerns such as longer laminating process,
added UV/thermal curing, run-off and yield rate issues.
New Carbon Nanotube Capacitive Touch Panels for LCD
Capacitive touch panels have become the go-to technology for detecting user input in a wide range of applications and are commonly found paired with liquid crystal
displays in every day devices such as desktop and smart phones, mobile devices, game consoles, all-in-one and tablet computers, appliances and monitoring devices.
They have become one of the most essential features of the products we use every day and are now an indispensible part of our lives. At Microtips Technology we are
proud of our full line of TFT liquid crystal displays featuring cutting edge projective capacitive touch (PCAP) technology.
We are also one of very few suppliers in the industry offering the latest Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology. While CNT technology has been around in various forms
for some time, recent developments have found it to be a very useful for improving capacitive touch panel design. We are currently using CNT technology as a
replacement for ITO in some of our resistive and capacitive touch panels, which offers many benefits. CNT has higher durability, increased accuracy, higher
sensitivity, flexible, better transmissivity, capable of higher resolutions, and even has a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process. There is also a
cost savings associated with CNT due to cheaper raw materials and no requirement for glass etching, which equates to a more price competitive final product.
Further cost reducing options are available, such as offering glass-film (GF), glass-film-film (GFF) and hybrid GFF designs. We also have PCAP touch panel options
where the cover glass is integrated into the PCAP glass, removing the need for an extra layer in cases where mechanical thickness is a concern.
Liquid Crystal Displays for Rackmount Applications
If you need a Liquid Crystal Display for your rackmount product, then Microtips Technology has the perfect product family of LCD modules to meet your
needs. We offer a few different sized full color TFT LCD modules specially designed to fit within products conforming to the 1U, 2U & 3U standard dimensions
and can withstand high operating temperature range. Some of the key features of the 1.77" (1U) version are a 160 x 128 resolution, onboard controller IC with
18bit CPU mode interface and 200nit brightness. The 4.3" (2U) version has a 480 x 272 resolution, large viewing cone, onboard driver IC with 24bit TTL interface,
500nit brightness and 500:1 high contrast. The 7.0" (3U) version boasts a 800 x 480 WVGA resolution, wide view cone, onboard driver IC with 18bit TTL interface,
350nit brightness and 400:1 high contrast. The 4.3" and 7.0" versions are also available with optional Projective Capacitive or 4 Wire Resistive touch panel.
5.0" TFT with WSVGA Resolution and Portrait Orientation
Microtips Technology is excited to bring you our 5.0" TFT LCD module with true portrait mode orientation. The display industry lacks many quality 5.0" glass
options, and it's rare to find them with the view cone designed for native portrait mode applications. This high quality 5.0" TFT boasts 70° wide viewing angles,
high resolution WVGA 480x800 pixels, high speed serial and 24bit TTL- Sync/DE mode interface, 16.7 million color depth, minimum 300nit LED backlight, high 500:1
contrast and wide temperature range. Also available with optional Projective Capacitive or 4 Wire Resistive touch panel. This 5.0" TFT module is perfect for many
different applications such as Telecom, Gaming, Vending, POS, Medical, Appliance, Industrial, HVAC/Security, Test/Measurement, and Consumer. All these features
are available starting at about $20.
Low Cost 7.0" and 10.1" Android Tablets
For your next OEM product design, streamline your R&D process with Microtips Technology's brand new line of fully featured, low cost, Android powered tablets.
Available models include both 7.0" and 10.1" tablets with LED-backlit screen, WVGA to WXGA resolution, multi-touch projective capacitive touch screen and
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. All our tablets come with a Cortex A8~A10 CPU, 512MB DDR3 RAM, up to 16GB internal flash memory and 32 GB external card
memory. Other notable features include Wifi support, rear camera, long life battery, speaker, mic, accelerometer, up to 400nit brightness, high contrast and
multiple ports: USB, HDMI, charging and 3.5mm headphone. Optional features include Bluetooth, 3G, front camera and multiple colors. Product models start at
around $100 USD. Get all the features of the premiere Androids tablets on the market today, with the same slim casing and sleek design for a fraction of the
Wide View IPS 7.0" TFT LCD display
Microtips Technology is happy to announce our new low cost 7.0" TFT liquid crystal display module featuring "In Plane Switching" technology. IPS brings the
added benefits of a wide view cone with free viewing angles, no gray inversion and fast response times, all without sacrificing the clear and vivid picture
quality of LCD technology. IPS is perfect for portrait orientated applications (which require rotating the display), since viewing direction is optimized on
all sides and colors will not wash out. This LCD display also boasts a 1280x800 WXGA resolution, 24bit LVDS interface with 16.7 million colors, 400nit LED
backlight, 800:1 contrast and -10 to 60°C standard operating temperature. Other LCD features include an optional resistive touch panel, high transmissivity
and a slim mechanical design.
Monochrome Graphic and Character LCDs
Microtips Technology is a leading supplier of standard and custom monochrome LCD modules with a full catalog of Graphic and Character LCD products. Standard
graphic modules are available in various sizes, with many popular resolutions from 122 x 32 up to 640 x 480 pixels. Standard character modules are available
with up to 40 display characters on up to 4 lines. Plus, as a leading supplier of semi and full custom monochrome displays, Microtips Technology has something
to meet all your design requirements. With popular technologies including TN, STN, FSTN, FFSTN, High Black, VLCD, OLED, Chip on Glass (COG), Chip on Board (COB),
and Chip on Flex (COF). Many of our LCDs are also available with optional integrated resistive or capacitive touch panels.
Standard CPU/MPU Interface TFT LCDs
Microtips Technology offers a wide range of fully featured standard TFT modules with CPU/MPU bus interface mode. These CPU 6800 and 8080 mode interfaces
offer a standard interface solution to simplify your design for any application. With TFT LCD modules available in various popular sizes and resolutions,
such as 3.5" 320x240 QVGA, 5.7" QVGA, 5.7" 640x480 VGA, and 7.0" 800x480 WVGA. Other LCD features include full color TFT, LED backlights, high contrast,
wide temperature range, wide viewing angles, fast response times, and slim designs. All also available with an optional resistive touch panel, and many
with projective capacitive touch.
Capacitive Touch TFT LCD Displays with Cover Glass
Microtips Technology is pleased to bring you our full line of TFT LCD displays, with cutting edge capacitive touch technology, including up to 10-point
multitouch, gesture support and the added durability of cover glass. Available in various standard sizes of 2.5", 3.5", 4.3", 5.0", 7.0", with custom
sizes and shapes also available. We offer a full range of resolutions, from 320x240 (QVGA) fullscreen to 1024x600 (SWGVA) widescreen format. Other LCD
features include LVDS/TTL interface options, LED high brightness backlight, high contrast, wide temperature range, wide viewing angles, fast response
times, and reduced mechanical depth. The capacitive controller IC is built into our flex cable to simplify your design with a standard USB/I2C interface.
Other touch panel features include standard and extra stength Gorilla Glass, 0.3 to 3mm thickness range, rounded corners, beveled edges, chemical
strengthening, optical bonding, optimal touch response, improved scratch resistance, and high transmissivity. Add a strong and sleek high gloss finish
to any application.
High Brightness 7.0" TFT Module
Microtips Technology is excited to bring you our new high brightness 7.0" TFT. The powerful 1000nit automotive grade LED backlight is bright enough
to view in direct sunlight conditions and really brings the LCD to life in any application. Perfect for graphic and text to full motion video. The
screen measures in at 7.0" (diagonal), and the product family includes a 5.7" version with a 10.1" version available soon. Other features include
on-board Vcom circuit, 16bit parallel DE mode interface, optional touch panel, wide temperature range, high contrast, fast response times, slim
design, competitive pricing and RoHS compliance.
Standard 4.3" TFT LCD Modules
Microtips Technology is pleased to announce our new line of standard 4.3" TFT modules. These high quality LCD modules are offered with many
different options and features, and still available as an off the shelf product. The design makes a great product to cross with popular brands,
and is great for any industry such as consumer products, telecom, medical, industrial, gaming, appliances, etc. Supports 16bit parallel CPU
(optional onboard controller) and RGB (onboard driver) mode interface, up to 1000nit brightness automotive LED backlight, optional backlight driver,
optional touch panel, -20 to +70°C wide temperature range, high contrast, fast response times, slim design, competitive pricing and RoHS compliance.
10.1 and 10.4 Large Panel Display Modules
Microtips Technology is excited to expand our current TFT modules to include our new line of standard off the shelf large panel display modules.
Our newly available 10.1" and 10.4" modules are perfect for many different applications, such as industrial control, medical, digital photo frames,
tablets, gaming or any other utilizing a larger display. Available with popular features like LVDS or parallel interface, up to 1024x768 high resolution,
optional touch panel, up to 1000nit high brightness long life LED backlight and extremely wide 176° view cone. Other features include wide temperature
range, high contrast, deep color, fast response times, slim design and competitive pricing.
5.0 Inch TFT LCD w/ Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Panel
Microtips is pleased to bring you our 5.0" TFT LCD with capacitive touch panel.
This high quality 5.0" TFT utilizes all the benefits of capacitive touch technology to meet your needs, including true 5-point multi-touch,
improved resolution, response and support for cover glass designs. Other features include a WVGA 800x480 resolution, 24bit parallel interface,
wide view cone, high contrast, fast response times, white LED backlight.
All of these features are available in a module priced at around $40.
7.0 Inch High Res TFT LCD w/ Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Panel
Microtips is pleased to bring you our high resolution 7.0"” TFT LCD with capacitive touch panel.
This high quality 7.0"” TFT utilizes all the benefits of capacitive touch technology to meet your needs, including true 5-point multi-touch,
improved resolution, response and support for cover glass designs. Our new module also features a high resolution 1024x600 widescreen display,
LVDS interface, 500:1 contrast ratio, 200nit LED backlight, reduced mechanical depth and wide 140° view cone.
All these features are packaged in our new lower cost design, at around $50 at high volumes.
Microtips' Passive Matrix Organic LED
Microtips Technology is pleased to bring you our new line of PMOLED displays.
PMOLED features include lower cost, very high bright, extremely high contrast, extra wide viewing angles, with relatively low power consumption.
PMOLED inherently boasts an ultra-slim design, with optional custom PCB to fit your design requirements.
Now available in Yellow, White, Blue or Red, 16x2 and 20x2 character modules.
3D active shutter glasses
Microtips Technology would like to announce our new manufacturing capabilities of 3D active shutter glasses. Microtips, with its years of experience in the LCD display industry, is investing extensive research and engineering in the growing world of 3D. The glass spec consists of:
With multiple scriber machines, we have the capability to cut the LCD glass to meet any required size and shape.
We bring customizable options paired with top quality materials. A pair of glass will cost around $3.00 ~$4.00 range.
- Switch time with 10-90% of white light through in 1.3~1.5ms
- Switch time with 90-10% of white light through in 0.2ms
- Initial delay from open-10% of white light through in 0.7ms
- Head-on extinction ratio of white light (LCD R+G+B) is 2000:1
- Head-on extinction ratio of worst R: 475:1, G: 1375:1, and B: 501:1
- 70% Transmissivity for aligned polarized white light
- Power dissipation switching 120Hz, 2.4ms
- Off-angle extinction ratio of white light 20° left through right lens is 200:1 and 1000:1 at 15°
- Off angle extinction ratio of white light 25° downward is 200:1 and 1000:1 at 15°
Microtips USA- 3.45” MTF-TQ35SP941-LB TFT LCD
Announcing the MTF-TQ35SP941-LB, QVGA, 3.45” transmissive TFT with an LED backlight of 200cd/m2 brightness. This thin and lightweight LCD can be configured to be driven by Digital 24-bits RGB / SERIAL RGB / CCIR656 / CCIR601 data.
Other features to this display include:
- Active display area of 70.08mm (W) x 52.56mm (H)
- Non-glare / light weight surface weighs 40g
- Operation temperature of -10 to 60°
Contact us at 888-499-8477 today…
7.0” TFT Automotive LCD - The Biggest, Little LCD Display You’ll Ever Need!
Microtips Technology USA is proud to introduce its automotive-grade 7.0” widescreen TFT LCD module. This display provides users with a durable extended temperature range that has 500 nit LED backlight, and available TTL parallel or LVDS interface. With an operating temperature range from -30° to +80°C and storage temperatures of -40° to +85°C, this display can withstand various climates. The antiglare treated glass provides maximum visibility. Other features include:
- 450:1 Contrast Ratio
- 20ms Response Time
- WVGA 800x 480 Resolution
Recommended industries that benefit from this TFT module include: construction, fleet management, and agricultural uses. Good for entertainment and automotive navigational systems, this 7.0” LCD Module can be modified to include touch screen features.
Contact us at 888-499-8477 today…
White Paper: “Benefits of VLCD over VFD”
Microtips Technology USA has released white papers called “Benefits of VLCD over VFD”. Available on the Microtips USA website, as well as the ThomasNet White Papers Library, this paper explores the alternative benefits of the newly engineered, vivid liquid crystal display (VLCD), in comparison to the already existing vacuum fluorescent displays (VFD). Differences in the technical specifications that highlight the advantages of the VLCD over the VFD are addressed, including a higher contrast and brightness (800:1 contrast), wider temperature ranges of OT= -30c to +80c and ST= -40c to +80c, and a lower cost. Available in various white, red, blue, and green alpha/ numeric texts, this VLCD white paper provides small-size LCD consumers with supported data that shows the VLCD option as the best choice for the technological needs of today's display module user.
Download (pdf): Benefits of VLCD over VFD
Microtips New Vivid Liquid Crystal Display (VLCD)
Microtips Technology is proud to introduce Vivid Liquid Crystal Display (VLCD); a re-engineered LCD. VLCD is a low cost alternative to the VFD. VLCD offers a higher brightness and an 800:1 contrast, wide viewing angles and wide temperature ranges of OT=-30c to +80c and ST= -40c to +80c; with an added heater, VLCD’s have up to 40c OT. The non-sticking surface eliminates burn-in image issues associated with VFD. There is no need for color filters on a VLCD. They are available in white, red, blue, and green. VLCD provides customers with a state of the art option that factor in the technological needs of today's display module user.
Extreme Temperature Operating LCD
Microtips Technology introduces the Extreme Temperature Operating LCD with solar loaded heat absorbent top polarizer.
• Available with a white LED backlight
• Easier readability in various lighting environments
• Operation temperature of +85C to -30C
• Storage temperature of +90C to -40C
• Available with automotive grade LC fluid.
High Temp 16x2 Character STN Positive Transflective LCD with Serial RS232 Interface.
Microtips Technology is pleased to offer a high temp 16x2 Character LCD STN positive Transflective LCD with serial RS232 interface. The viewing area for this display is 63.9 (W) x 15.8 (H) mm, and the outline dimensions are 101.6 (W) x 26.0 (H) x 41.0 max (D) mm. The viewing direction for this display is 6 o’clock view. The backlight on this model comes with a standard Yellow – Green Array LED backlight, which can be customized to a different color to suit your needs. This LCD also comes with a standard on-board rubber key-pad for easy integration to most application.
This LCD is ideal for network server applications, data storage applications, or any application where a standard five button keypad is needed.
Downloads (pdf): Diagram | Full Spec
The 7.0" TFT is an 800xRGBx480 (WVGA) display with LVDS interface.
• Available with or without touch screen for user input
• Ideal for outdoor/indoor and Automotive type applications
• With a 500nit LED backlight
• Operation temperature of -30 to +80
• Single 30pin interface connector due to on-board Timing controller and DC/DC
• The MOQ for this display is 500 pieces
7.0" Digital TFT available with and without Touch Screen
• Display area of 91.44 x 152.40 mm
• Package dimension 104.0 x 165.0 x 5.5-mm
• The 800 x 480-resolution color display accepts an 18-bit input
• Integrated white LED backlight for an output of 220 nits, and a 500-nit version is available.
Specifications, samples, and pricing are available now. Please contact us with any questions.