Industrial LCD has 6.4 in. viewing area.

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Consuming 4.7 W of power, LQ064V3DG01 Transmissive TFT-LCD module is backlit by 2 CCFTs and has 350 nits total brightness. Shock-resistant unit has landscape display orientation and is ROHS-compliant. With dot pitch of 0.204 (H) x 0.204 (V) and active area of 130.56 x 97.92, module features 262,144 colors and 640 x RGB x 480 dot format. It can be used in control systems, factory automation, handheld instrumentation, and test and measurement equipment.

Original Press Release:

Sharp Introduces High-Resolution 6.4-inch LCD for Industrial Applications

Sharp's newest display expands product lineup, and supports growing trend toward use of VGA resolution in industrial markets

CAMAS, Wash. - December 6, 2004 -Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas today announced its high-resolution 6.4-inch Transmissive TFT-LCD module. This new LCD meets the performance needs of design engineers in North America integrating color VGA displays - or upgrading existing displays - into their industrial applications. With this new product, Sharp expands its existing product lineup, and offers engineers another option in its wide range of high-quality, cost-effective TFT-LCD solutions for the industrial market.

A leader in LCD technology, Sharp developed this 6.4-inch display (LQ064V3DG01) in response to an increased demand for next-generation displays that feature greater on-screen performance characteristics in a smaller, thinner and lighter package. The display is characterized by higher reliability, resolution and brightness, low reflection, higher color saturation, wider viewing angles and wider temperature ranges than previous generations of 6.4-inch displays.

"With more than 15 years experience in developing displays for the industrial market, Sharp has placed a priority on continued improvements to product longevity, operating temperatures, durability, shock and vibration levels as well as the total cost of ownership," said Dave Hagan, Senior Product Manager at Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. "As a result, our industrial customers benefit from our broad line-up of display panel options that meet their performance, size and cost considerations."

Leveraging its longstanding commitment to the industrial market, Sharp developed this newest display to accommodate specific design considerations that are priority for designers of industrial applications. For example, with 350 nits of brightness, and pinouts and connectors identical to previous versions for easy drop-in, the display allows engineers to upgrade to a current-generation display technology without having to re-design the application. It is ROHS* compliant, and does not contain any hazardous substances that are harmful to either human health or the environment. The 6.4-inch display is targeted at the growing trend in industrial markets for devices that can support VGA resolution, such as control systems, factory automation, handheld instrumentation, test and measurement equipment, security monitors and GPS systems.

Sharp also has developed display process improvements and efficiencies, such as wider temperature range, greater shock resistance, and longer backlight life, that translate to better price and performance for displays for industrial markets.

Sharp System Solutions
Sharp's new 6.4-inch TFT-LCD integrates seamlessly with other components from Sharp, including its BlueStreak(TM) MCUs, NOR Flash memory devices, optoelectronics, and other components, to deliver well-integrated, proven system solutions for industrial devices.

LQ064V3DG01 Specifications

LCD Type: Transmissive mode
Screen size: 6.4-inch
Dot Format: 640 x RGB x 480
Display Orientation: Landscape
Dot Pitch: 0.204 (H) x 0.204 (V)
Active Area: 130.56 (H) x 97.92 (V)
Number of Colors: 262,144
Outline Dimension: 161.3 (W) x 117 (H) x 12 (D)
Aspect Ration: 4:3
Brightness: 350 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: 250:1 (typ.)
Power Consumption: 4.7 Watts
Operating Temperature: -10°C to +70°C
Backlight: 2 CCFTs
Response Time: 30 ms (typ.)

The LQ064V3DG01 will be in mass production in Q1 2005. Contact Sharp for pricing information.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, Camas, Wash., is a U.S.-based company and a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Sharp is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers breakthrough memory, LCD, optoelectronics, CCD, RF/IR, microcontroller and System-on-Chip components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their ambitious ideas to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design. For more information, call 1-800-642-0261 or visit

*The Restriction of Hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ROHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2006.

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