Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The World Runs on Reliable and Quality Displays like - Custom LCDs Modules

What are custom LCDs modules?  Custom LCDs modules are modules that can be optimize, manufactured according to the specifications of the customer.  You can customize your tft’s, monochrome, graphics lcds, and module Structure such as COB, COG and CoF/TAB.  Customization is base on Basic technology options such as for example, Type: FSTN, Display mode: Positive, Polarize option:  Transmissive/Reflective, View direction: 6:00. 

Custom LCD displays can make you more valuable in the market place better than your competitors, by being competitive in sales and offset the cost saving in manufacturing.  The advantage of custom LCDs displays, over the traditional ones is the fact that custom displays has the ability to differentiate your products without compromise as well as the reduction in manufacturing costs.  Another significant is having your own custom glass the advantage of having a custom glass vs. and standard glass is the cost.  LCD glass, when purchased in volume, can be significant cost saver versus when purchasing a glass module with integrated LCD drives.

Character LCD display, what is a character LCD display, base on few source, an character LCD display is a display that is used to display only letters, numbers and symbols.  Character displays are typically characterized by the number of lines they contain times the number of character per line.   Many of the character LCD display today are found in calculators, digital watches, and video games.   LCD accepts two types of signals, one is data and the other is control.  These signals are recognized by the LCD module.   An example of a character LCD is as follows; 2x16 which implies 2 lines and 16 characters.   The 16 pins are use to control the display and the last two are for the backlighting (if the display has backlighting).   Many character lcd has low brightness base on its characteristics.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Cutting-Edge Custom LCD Modules from Microtips Technology

When it comes to design you should have full say on how your product looks. At Microtips Technology we understand your needs and that is why we offer semi and full custom LCD modules.  We know that sometimes you need a custom LCD because you are replacing an end of life display or it might just be a personal preference.

At Microtips Technology we offer customization on all of our LCD modules. When dealing with our custom TFT modules we can offer custom screen printing, touch panels, cover glass and pin outs. However, if you choose one of our character LCDs our options increase.

When placing an order for your custom characterLCD you get choose what type of backlight you want in you display. Choosing from a LED, CCFL or EL backlight will can make a big difference in the power consumption and lifetime of your display. In addition, we provide popular LCD technology types, which include TN, STN, FSTN, FFSTN, VLCD, OLED, Paper White, Chip on Glass (COG), Chip on Board (COB), and Chip on Flex (COF).

Many of our character LCDs are also available with optional integrated resistive touch panels. Other options include custom temperature ratings. You can either select a normal standard temperature rating or you can upgrade to a high or automotive option, all of these options can have heaters added on..

Like we stated before, sometimes you may decide to purchase a custom LCD display because your previous display may have been discontinued. In this case when purchasing character LCDs we give you color options for backgrounds and backlights. With colors ranging from grey, yellow-green, red, blue, amber and white, it is easier to get something that matches your old design.

At Microtips Technology we understand your needs of just not having a display that looks good but also operates up to your standards. For more of our customization options and all the displays we offer, please log on to

Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Truth about Capacitive Touch Screens- Everything you need to know before you make your next purchase

Before I get into the facts about why your next liquid crystal display must have a capacitive touch screen, let me give you a brief history lesson on these screens. 

Capacitive touch screens date back to somewhere around 1965-1967, invented by E.A. Johnson from the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern, UK. Most historians consider capacitive touch screens to be the first type of touch screens developed. However, the capacitive touch technology did not make its mainstream debut until the 1990’s when it showed up as a ‘behind-the-glass’ discrete touch button technology in high end cooktops and similar devices. Nowadays, you can find this technology in just about every MP3 player, smart phone and tablet computer on the market. Also, it is being tested in everyday items like door knobs, tables and car door handles.

So what really makes capacitive touch screens so unique? Similar to resistive touch screens, they are made up of a glass panel that is coated with a material, like indium tin oxide. Since the human body and this material are both electrical conductors, when you touch the surface of a capacitive touch screen with your finger there is a change in capacitance and the oscillator circuit is able to identify the exact location, as opposed to resistive panels which need to be pressed together to detect a voltage change.

The five main reasons you should choose this type of screen for your next liquid crystal display project are:
  •  It  supports  Multi-Touch
  •  It supports Gestures (like pinch-zoom)
  •  It’s highly sensitive to figure touch, which leads to better ease of use
  •  Its top glass layer is more durable than resistive touch panels
  •  It has a glossy one-piece look and feel

After reading this you are probably ready to build something with a capacitive touch screen and here at Microtips Technology we are excited for you and would like to be a part of your product plan. Some of our most popular products are our color LCD TFT Modules, Monochrome, Character and Graphic LCD modules, both standard and custom-made LCD modules, in addition to our highly complex and customized capacitive touch panels. Now that you are well informed we hope to hear from you soon.  For more information, please log on to