Overview of 2002

LCD for pcb mounting

Without any mounting needs the new DIP modules are fixing itself. Just put it into pcb and solder. There are no more srews, pin header or cable necessary. Soldered means mounted. As this is a absolute new design there are some more advantages: active area is an optimum for these outline dimensions. At this moment there are 6 different modules in 2 sizes available. The smaller ones, EA DIPS, do have 40x20mm outline dimensions and provide 1x8 and 2x8 characters with 7.15mm and 5.01mm font size. The bigger size series got 4 members: a dotmatrix 1x8 with large 11.48 font, a 2x16/6.68mm and a 4x20/3.72mm as character displays. The graphics version has a resolution of 122x32 dots and an integrated controller SED1520. All modules of same series do have same pinout and can be replaced by each other. STN technology provides a wide viewing angle and the bigger modules were shipped with LED backlight. All modules are standard and available ex stock.

Helpful link: DIP modules, Data Sheets: 1x8 EA 8081-A3N2x8 EA DIPS082-HN1x8 EA DIP081-CNLED2x16 EA DIP162-DNLED4x20 EA DIP204-4NLED122x32 EA DIP122-5NLED
April, 25th. 2002 Ralph Tischer

Touch me!

For price sensitive products ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY offers it's new Control Unit with integrated touch panel. The EA KIT160-7CTP combines a display, a key pad and switches at a single unit. The advantages are immediately clear: cheap, compact and flexible. Labeling of up to 56 key pads is made by customers software. So even for smallest quantities different product version and languages can be supported quickly without any additional cost. Using a STN display from BlueLine series Control Unit provides an excellent contrast with the colors blue and white together with a bright backlight. By the way, surface of touch panel is non-scratchable and anti-reflex for best contrast of lcd. Display itself got enough space for text, icons an graphics. Many graphics functions and fonts are already built in. This makes connection with various systems absolute easy. Text and graphics function can be used in parallel - accurate to the pixel. Outline dimensions are very compact with 140x102mm for a viewing area of 5,1" (101x102mm). Data transmission is done by RS-232 or RS-422 with a coordinate based language. Macros and pictures can be stored in onboard EEPROM. Power supply is 5V or 9..35V. Two mounting bezels made of anodized aluminium are available as an accessorie in black and blue.

Helpful link: User Manual (785kB), more Control Units from 120x32 to 320x240 dots.
April, 8th. 2002 Ralph Tischer

Price reduction

All prices for dotmatrix BlueLine series are going down for 15-20% each. Because of the high volume production ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY is able to forward the purchaseing advantage even for small quantities. No wonder this series impress by a new look: blue LCD with white characters. At a second glance you will recognize that contrast and viewing angle is excellent. Even technical details make the engineer happy: low power consumption for backlight (e.g. 15..60mA for 2x16 LCD), operating temperature range is 0..+50°C or optionally -20..+70°C. Made with this new technic there are a lot of different modules at different sizes available. All of them are compatible to the market standard with controller HD44780. Everybody who is interested in graphics displays will find many different modules from 128x64 up to 320x240 dots - absolute compatible to market standard in hard- and software.

Helpful link: BlueLineBlueLine DIP, Data Sheets: Character (652kB), 128x64 (309kB), 160x128 (103kB), 240x64 (343kB), 240x128 (215kB) und 320x240 (324kB) (german language only).
March, 19th. 2002 Ralph Tischer