Overview of 2003

Blue colour makes happy

The BlueLine displays are the latest craze on display market. Right now the first modules for pcb mounting are available. Just put it into pcb and solder. There are no srews, pin header or cable necessary. Soldered means mounted. This is the the blue-white optic for a 2x16 and a 4x20 together with a smart production method.
The new display EA DIP204B-4NLW is compatible to the yellow/green DIP-line from ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY. For a 4x20 display with 3.73mm font size outline dimension are very small: just 75x27x10.8mm ! Thanks to the novel supertwist technology viewing angle is extreme and color is real nice blue. As a standard display meets industrial standard with -20..+70°C. No contrast adjustment is required. Power supply is 5V or 3.3V (single supply) and interface is 4-bit , 8-bit or serial. Some more displays with that style are available (2x16, 122x32, 128x64).

Helpful link: DIP modules, Data Sheet: 4x20 EA DIP204B-4NLW
Nov. 24th. 2003, Ralph Tischer

Bavarian Touch!

For very price sensitive products ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY offers it's new Control Unit with integrated touch panel. The EA KIT129-6LWTP combines a display, a key pad and switches at a single unit. The advantages are immediately clear: compact, immediate use and flexible. Labeling of up to 15 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 75x60mm for a big viewing area of 2,8" (61x38mm).
Data transmission is done by RS?232 with a coordinate based language. Macros and pictures can be stored in onboard EEPROM.
Power supply is 5V or 9..35V. Even a mounting bezels made of anodized aluminium is available as an accessory.

Helpful link: Data Sheet: KIT129 (516kB), other control units, DIP module only EA DIP128 (570kB),
September, 29th. 2003 Ralph Tischer

The wonder in blue

We all were waiting for it: an extreme compact graphic LCD for direct pcb mounting. With a viewing area of 61x38mm and outline dimensions 75x45,8mm there's much space for graphic output. But what is an effective display with a bad contrast good for ? EA DIP128-6N5LW shows the power of modern display technology. A blue display with non-reached brightness for an operating temperature range of -20~+70°C. A external temperature compensation circuit is not required. Power supply is singe 5V with max. 100mA; that's less than ½ Watt ! The range of application is varied: handheld measurement, automobile application, laboratory and housing technical service - everywhere people do need a compact and power saving display. Optionally display is featured with a resistive touch panel.

Mass poduction for this module enables low price and high quality standard. 1000 pcs. are 19.70 EUR only, inclusive blue backlight, single supply and built-in temperature compensation. By the way there are some other modules from same series. 4 differtent character displays (1x8, 2x8, 2x16 and 4x20) and a small 122x32 graphic display.

Helpful link: Graphic modules, other DIP modules, Data Sheet: 128x64 EA DIP128-6N5LW (570kB)
March, 31st. 2003 Ralph Tischer

Blue LCD for pcb mounting

The BlueLine displays are the latest craze on display market. Right now the first modules for pcb mounting are available. Just put it into pcb and solder. There are no srews, pin header or cable necessary. Soldered means mounted. This is the the blue-white optic together with a smart production method. The new display EA DIP162-DNLW is compatible to the yellow/green DIP-line from ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY. For a 2x16 display with 6.68mm font size outline dimension are very small: just 75x27x10.8mm ! Thanks to the novel supertwist technology viewing angle is extreme and color is real nice blue. As a standard display meets industrial standard with -20..+70°C. No contrast adjustment is required. Some more displays with that style are announced.

Helpful link: DIP modules, Data Sheet: 2x16 EA DIP162-DNLED
January, 10th. 2003 Ralph Tischer