News Release: The former Toshiba Mobile Display

August 26, 2009

New Industrial LCD Panels Incorporate LED Backlight Systems with 100,000 Hour MTBF3 from Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
- Eight Panels in Sizes from 5.7-inch to 12.1-inch Increase Backlight Longevity -

Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd. (TMD) has announced the development of a new color active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module lineup for industrial applications. The new display modules incorporate light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting systems offering an MTBF3 of 100,000 hours. The modules are designed to satisfy the requirements of a broad range of industrial applications, such as test and measurement equipment, medical equipment, mobile computing devices and more, utilizing the latest LED backlight technology. The series includes eight new LCD products, available in four screen sizes (5.7-inch, 8.4-inch, 10.4-inch, and 12.1-inch).

Compared to CCFL (cold-cathode fluorescent lamp) backlit displays, LED-backlit displays feature superior characteristics such as lower electromagnetic noise and lower power consumption, and offer a wider adjustable luminance range. The mercury-free1 LED-backlit displays also reduce environmental impact, in terms of both material content and energy consumption. Also, the new LED-backlit displays do not require the high-voltage and high-frequency circuits needed to control luminance in CCFL-backlit displays, thus enabling a higher level of flexibility in system design in terms of safety, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compensation, and system architecture.

In 2008, ahead of all other competitors, TMD started volume production of a new series of industrial TFT LCD panels that incorporated an LED backlight system with 70,000 hours MTBF3 at ordinary room temperatures (25°C). This year, in a new development, TMD has succeeded in implementing LED backlight systems with an MTBF3 of 100,000 hours at ordinary room temperatures (25°C). The innovative backlight system achieves increased longevity through design optimization for heat dissipation and luminous efficiency. TMD expects to start volume production of the new LCD display lineup in the next half.

The successful development of a backlight system with an MTBF3 of 100,000 hours (approximately 11.4 years) fulfills typical product longevity requirements for industrial applications with frequent or continuous operation, thereby making the backlighting system essentially maintenance-free. The modules have been designed with a replaceable backlight structure to accommodate product longevity requirements encountered in some harsh industrial environments. Furthermore, TMD has added LED driver circuitry into the electrical interface for the displays, to simplify design-in time and cost.

Scheduled Mass Production and sample prices are as follows.

Screen Size (Diagonal) Model Name Scheduled Mass Production Sample Unit Price
5.7-inch(14cm) LT057AA34E00 October 2009 30,000 yen
5.7-inch(14cm) LT057AC47200 December 2009 30,000 yen
8.4-inch(21cm) LT084AC27E00 October 2009 40,000 yen
8.4-inch(21cm) LT084AC37300 October 2009 40,000 yen
10.4-inch(26cm) LT104AD18E00 October 2009 50,000 yen
10.4-inch(26cm) LT104AC36300 October 2009 50,000 yen
12.1-inch(31cm) LT121AC33W00 February 2010 70,000 yen
12.1-inch(31cm) LT121AC25500 February 2010 70,000 yen
Please refer to the following tables for detailed specifications of each product.
5.7-inch (14cm) diagonal: LT057AA34E00 (*),LT057AC47200 (*)
Product model name LT057AA34E00 LT057AC47200
Intended application Panel computers, measuring instruments, etc.
Resolution QVGA (320 x 240) VGA (640 x 480)
Backlight Long-Life LED (100,000 hours MTBF3)
(replaceable structure, integrated drive circuit)
Operating temperature range -20 to 70°C
Outline dimensions(W x H x D)mm 144.0 x 104.6 x 11.5 mm 144.0 x 104.6 x 12.3 mm
Luminance 400 cd/m2 350 cd/m2
Contrast ratio 500:1
Viewing angle (CR≥10) Horizontal: 140°,
Vertical: 120°
Horizontal: 120°,
Vertical: 100°
Power consumption 2.1W 2.3W
*: outline dimension and electric interface-compatible
8.4-inch (21cm) diagonal: LT084AC27E00 (*), LT084AC37300 (*)
Product model name LT084AC27E00 LT084AC37300
Intended application Ticket dispensers, panel computers, measuring instruments
Resolution SVGA (800 x 600) XGA (1024 x 768)
Backlight Long-Life LED (100,000 hours MTBF3)
(replaceable structure, integrated drive circuit)
Operating temperature range -20 to 70°C
Outline dimensions(W x H x D)mm 199.5 x 149.5 x 11.5 mm
Luminance 400 cd/m2
Contrast ratio 400:1 450:1
Viewing angle (CR≥10) Horizontal: 120°, Vertical: 100°
Power consumption 5.0 W
*: outline dimension and electric interface-compatible
10.4-inch (26cm) diagonal: LT104AD18E00 (*), LT104AC36300 (*)
Product model name LT104AD18E00 LT104AC36300
Intended application Panel computers, measuring instruments
Resolution SVGA (800 x 600) XGA (1024 x 768)
Backlight Long-Life LED (100,000 hours MTBF3)
(replaceable structure, integrated drive circuit)
Operating temperature range -20 to 70°C
Outline dimensions(W x H x D)mm 242.0 x 185.0 x 13.4 mm
Luminance 400 cd/m2
Contrast ratio 400:1
Viewing angle (CR≥10) Horizontal: 120°, Vertical: 100°
Power consumption 5.9 W
*: outline dimension and electric interface-compatible
12.1-inch (31cm) diagonal: LT121AC33W00 (*), LT121AC25500 (*)
Product model name LT121AC33W00 LT121AC25500
Intended application Panel computers, POS equipment
Resolution SVGA (800 x 600) XGA (1024 x 768)
Backlight Long-Life LED (100,000 hours MTBF3)
(replaceable structure, integrated drive circuit
Operating temperature range -20 to 70°C
Outline dimensions(W x H x D)mm 278.3 x 209.0 x 9.0 mm
Luminance 400 cd/m2 (400 cd/m2)
Contrast ratio 500:1
Viewing angle (CR≥10) Horizontal: 120°, Vertical: 100°
Power consumption (6.7 W) (6.8 W)
*: outline dimension and electric interface-compatible
1. Mercury-Free: TMD defines “Mercury-Free” products as those containing no more than a maximum concentration value of 0.1 percent mercury (Hg) by weight in Homogeneous Materials2. This does not mean that Mercury-Free products are entirely free of mercury (Hg).
2. Homogeneous Materials: TMD defines “Homogeneous Materials” to mean a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials. The term “homogeneous” is understood as “of uniform composition throughout,” so examples of “Homogeneous Materials” would be individual types of plastics, ceramics, glass, metals, alloys, paper, board, resins and coatings. TMD defines the term “mechanically disjointed” to mean that the materials can, in principle, be separated by mechanical actions such as unscrewing, cutting, crushing, grinding or abrasive processes.
3. The MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation. Actual operating life of the product may not resemble the MTBF.

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