LCD screens target industrial applications

MARCH 27--LG Philips LCD Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgphilips-lcd.com) has released two small liquid-crystal-display (LCD) screens for multimedia, medical, automotive, and aerospace applications.

Mar 27th, 2001

MARCH 27--LG Philips LCD Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgphilips-lcd.com) has released two small liquid-crystal-display (LCD) screens for multimedia, medical, automotive, and aerospace applications--Models LC121S1 and LP104S5. In the medical field, special thin-film-transistor (TFT)/LCD displays are being used in cardiac monitors and patient-monitoring systems during surgery and postsurgical care. In the automotive field, TFT/LCD monitors have been developed for shake-proof applications in car navigation systems and in maintenance and analysis equipment in car-repair shops. In the aerospace field, TFT/LCD monitors are used in cockpit applications for checking flight conditions and in airports for ticket processing and displaying flight information.

The 6.25-mm-thick LC121S1 display suits both indoor and outdoor applications. Weighing 420 g, it features a 12.1-in.-diameter screen, 800 x 600-pixel resolution, and an aspect ratio of 4:3.

The 5.7-mm-thick LP104S5 display aims at small-size mobile applications. Weighing 310 g, it features a 10.4-in.-diameter screen, 800 x 600-pixel resolution, and an aspect ratio of 4:3. A luminance of 170 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 200:1 help produce sharp images.

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