LUMINEQ products are Thin Film Electroluminescent (TFEL) displays, not OLED nor LCD. Our displays are inorganic design and emit lights themselves.
Our displays comprise a solid-state glass panel, an electronic control circuit, and a power supply. The glass panel, the heart of the assembly, consists of a luminescent phosphorous layer sandwiched between transparent dielectric layers and a matrix of row and column electrodes.
The circuit board, which contains the drive and control electronics, is connected directly to the back of the glass panel. A pixel on the display is lit by applying voltage to the row and column electrodes, thus causing the area of the intersection to emit light.
For more information about TFEL technology, please visit our Technology page.
We offer displays with active area up to 240 x 180 mm. It is possible to use multiple displays together, depending on the final design.
The operating temperature range of LUMINEQ displays is from -60 °C to 105 °C (-76°F to 221°F). Instant-on regardless of temperature. Since they are inorganic design, the performance is not affected by the temperature, so they are perfect for extreme conditions.
We have two different phosphors currently; a yellow and green. For outdoor use we recommend yellow as it is by default brighter. For indoor use or with tinted background applications green is also possible.
Using LUMINEQ in-glass laminated displays for HUD simplifies the setup and saves space, and doesn't have viewing angle limit.
A typical HUD uses a projector system to project the information to the windshield in front of the driver. It contains three primary components: a projector, a combiner, and a video generation computer. While this complicated setup works for cars, it occupies valuable space in the car with a strict requirement for the projection angle. Moreover, it doesn't work for vertical windshields in buses, trucks, or industrial vehicles.
We offer a simpler solution. By laminating a thin-film transparent display in glass, the information can be shown directly on the windshield without any extra setups. It saves space and may also bring the cost down.
Interface is customizable. Typically our displays support standard interfaces like RS485, I2C, CAN and NMEA.
Yes. We can utilize the same thin film layers to embed a touchscreen functionality. The touch sensors are integrated directly in the functional display layer. So no additional touch layer is required.
Yes. LUMINEQ touch technology has been engineered to work in the rain and in extreme temperatures.
LUMINEQ transparent segmented displays have over 80% transparency and matrix 70%. When the segmented display is laminated in glass, the transparency is 70%.
For the stand-alone solution it is normally 1.1 mm + cover glass (from 0.33 mm up).
For the lamination purpose we use 0.7 mm glass.
LUMINEQ transparent displays have a 360° viewing angle without polarizers. They work with all the sunglasses.
When properly laminated in glass, LUMINEQ display is fully protected and the ruggedness is excellent. The technology is inorganic and solid-state, which makes LUMINEQ the most durable display type in the market.
Yes, we can implement a frame rate and/or voltage-based dimming methods.
Chrome patterns can be used as traditional crosshair, which will be visible when display is off. Chrome behind the segments also nearly doubles the brightness.
Our displays are monochrome. Yellow is our brightest color, but we can also make green.
There is a marginal difference between sections with and without ITO.
Currently the minimum size is 10µm. We are working to support smaller details.
Typically needed space is 10µm.
Typical frame rate is around 500 fps.
Yes, we have four types of demo kits with 10 µm and 20 µm crosshair thickness with and without traditional chrome crosshair. Check out our reticle demonstrator ELT32S-RETICLE-BAT product page.
Interface is customizable. Typically our displays support standard interfaces like I2C.
The operating lifetime of LUMINEQ TFEL rugged displays is over 20 years. 85% of original brightness remains after 100 000 hours of usage.
LUMINEQ displays are inorganic solid-state design. So their lifetime is not affected by the external environments such as temperature and humidity.
Supported interfaces for the rugged displays are SPI, 4-Bit LCD and 8-bit µP.
Yes. We've done projects for customers who wanted to combine transparent and non-transparent displays for the same application. See the demo image below.
It depends on the complexity of the display design. The typical development time of a custom display is 12-14 weeks. To start, you may request a custom display by submitting a form. The more information you provide to us regarding your project and design requirements, the more likely we can create a suitable proposal for you.
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