The business sector gets a big boost as NEC has introduced a new 3.5-inch (8.9cm) amorphous-silicon transflective thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module with quarter video graphics array (QVGA) resolution (part number NL2432HC22-45A), which features higher reflection properties than previous 3.5-inch models.
The display is targeted for use in small, professional applications such as handheld terminals, as well as in personal digital assistant (PDA) and portable navigation device (PND) applications.
The new product incorporates NEC LCD Technologies’ super-reflective natural light (SR-NLT) technology, a proprietary technology that enhances LCD performance in outdoor lighting environments. In the reflective mode, the display module capitalizes on NEC’s optimum LCD panel design to provide excellent visibility and viewing angle characteristics, even in outdoor daylight conditions. In addition, the module enables reading the displayed information with the backlight off, thereby reducing power consumption.
The new product has a high reflection ratio of 16 percent and a contrast ratio of 20:1 in reflective mode. The module also achieves improved viewing angle characteristics in reflective mode by diffusing reflection for wide-angle viewing. This allows for high visibility, with the backlight turned off, under strong light conditions such as outdoor daylight viewing as well as under indoor ambient-light conditions.