Industrial-Grade LCD has high-brightness, 4.3 in. screen.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for mobile and portable devices, LQ043T1DG01 offers 500 nits of brightness so that it can be seen in high-ambient light conditions. RoHS-compliant product integrates 4-wire resistive touch panel and TFT interface. It offers 16 million colors, 16:9 aspect ratio, and viewing cone of 120° x 100° in 480 x 272 pixels. Operable over -10 to +70°C range, display measures 105.5 x 67.2 x 5.05 mm and has 300:1 contrast ratio and 30 ms response time.

Original Press Release:

Sharp Sets the Performance Standard with New 4.3-Inch Industrial-Grade Display

New high-brightness display for mobile and portable devices is one of the most feature-rich wide-aspect displays available

CAMAS, Wash. - April 25, 2007 - Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has introduced a 4.3-inch industrial-grade LCD display designed for mobile and portable-use applications. The LQ043T1DG01 is a highly-integrated display with touch panel that will complement any handheld or portable device design. The display delivers superior performance in brightness and contrast, operates over a broad temperature range, and features a wide viewing angle; all while conserving power.

The display offers 16 million colors, a 16:9 aspect ratio, high brightness of 500 nits and a viewing cone of 120 degrees (H) x 100 degrees (V) in 480 (H) x 272 (V) pixels. The LQ043T1DG01 is an excellent fit for applications in challenging industrial and handheld environments and high ambient light conditions. Its high level of integration means a lower parts count. Typical applications include PDAs, portable medical equipment, GPS/navigation, home automation control, test and measurement equipment, fish finders, and security systems.

"This display reinforces Sharp's technological leadership and provides designers with a great choice when choosing a display for demanding applications," stated Sriram Peruvemba, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. "It raises the standard in 4.3-inch display performance."

As an industrial performance part, the LQ043T1DG01 is designed and tested to meet demanding environments by providing wide operating temperatures, high brightness, and a wide viewing angle. The display features an integrated touch panel and a standard TFT interface (no ASIC or GSIC required). The display is backed by Sharp's highly-recognized quality service and support.

Key features of the 4.3-inch display include:
o Wide temperature range (-10 to +70 degrees C)
o High brightness (500 nits)
o Wide viewing angle (degrees) (120 (H) x 100 (V))
o Integrated interface
o Touch panel

"The 4.3-inch display is tested to the full range of its specifications so Sharp can ensure that it operates properly to the edges of those specifications," explained Peruvemba, "This display truly rises above the current class of commodity-grade parts and provides an industry-leading solution."


Screen size: 4.3-inch
Panel Mode: Transmissive
Pixel Format: 480 (H) x 272 (V)
Pixel Pitch: 0.198 (H) x 0.198 (V)
Active Area: 95.04 (H) x 53.856 (V)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Outline Dimension: 105.5 (W) x 67.2 (H) x 5.05 (D) mm
Display Mode: Normally white
Number of Colors: 16 million
Brightness: 500 nits
Viewing Angle (degrees): 120 (H) by 100 (V)
Contrast Ratio: 300:1
Response Time: 30 ms
Temperature Range: -10 to +70 degrees C
Touch Panel: 4-wire resistive
Online Details:

The LQ043T1DG01 is available as a demo and sample. Pricing starts at $145 per single piece. Sharp displays are available through Sharp Representatives and Distributors throughout the Americas. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant. A dedicated sales and field applications engineering team at Sharp supports OEM and Integration Partners during every step of the design cycle.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative technologies that are leading the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business markets. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers forward-thinking LCD, Optoelectronics, Memory, Imager, and RF/IR components. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers these products along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their aspirations to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to quality, value, and design. For more information, visit

* The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006.

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