8/17/2017 12:25 PM

Gamma Scientific’s new GS-1160B spectroradiometer is a compact industrial (benchtop) spectroradiometer/flicker meter designed for fast, accurate, and repeatable display measurements. It features an extensive suite of analysis capabilities for display designers, manufacturers, and engineers in a lightweight package. The instrument is about the size of a mobile phone (204 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm), weighs 620 grams, and is suitable for color and intensity measurement of all display types including LCD, LED, OLED, and quantum dot.

The GS-1160 delivers key display measurement capabilities for color chromaticity, gamma, white balance adjustment, contrast, flicker (VESA and JEITA), and uniformity. Its luminance measurement range is from 0.05 to 5,000 cd/m2, with CIE 1931 and CIE 1976  color chromaticity output, and fast integration time down to 100 µsec.

7/31/2017 11:56 AM
Samsung Electronics America recently expanded its gaming portfolio with the ultra-wide, 49-in. CHG90 display and the 27- and 32-in. CHG70 monitors.

The CHG90 and CHG70 displays feature high-dynamic-range (HDR) picture enhancement technology that has until recently been reserved for televisions and large-format displays. They are designed to show games as developers intended them to be seen, dramatically improving picture quality and gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast.

The new monitors all leverage Samsung’s “QLED” quantum-dot technology, which supports 125 percent of the sRGB color space and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, for a wide range of accurate color reproduction — especially dark reds and greens — that stay crisp and clear even in bright light.

To enhance gameplay visuals further, the CHG70 joins the CHG90 as the industry’s first gaming...
7/31/2017 11:53 AM
Canadian company QuirkLogic recently announced that its digital whiteboard product, which it describes as “a real-time ideation solution,” would be available to the general public in mid-summer. The E Ink-based device, Quilla, enables remote workers and teams in multiple locations to create and collaborate by formulating, capturing, and sharing content in real time.

Quilla was announced in January 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Los Vegas, where it earned awards from both ZDNet and TechCrunch. Core to the product are its E Ink electronic paper display (EPD) and electronic ink technologies, which provide a simple, familiar interface for brainstorming...
7/31/2017 11:49 AM
E Ink recently announced the launch of seven new colors for E Ink Prism, its color-changing film for architecture and design. E Ink Prism utilizes the same bi-stable ink technology used in e-readers, wearables, and shelf labels, but includes color pigments in larger size films for use in architecture and design.

The colors are named, somewhat whimsically, voyage (dark blue), daydream (cyan), blush (red), sprout (green), zest (yellow), harvest (brown), and waltz (black). While this isn’t the technology that will bring us the color e-reader of our dreams, it can be custom programmed to create striking signage that switches colors in nearly any pattern, shape, and sequence

E Ink describes the product as having a paint-like appearance and stresses its compatibility and customization readiness with materials such as decorative panels, glass, marker boards, and laminates.


6/6/2017 2:53 PM

Instrument Systems recently previewed its new CAS 140D spectroradiometer, the fourth generation of the company’s CAS series. The CAS 140D has improved optical and mechanical construction and is smaller and simpler to integrate into existing measurement environments than its predecssors. It also has a changeable interface between the spectrometer and control computer. 

4/11/2017 6:33 AM

LCDTERM’s new programming-free LCD user interface (UI) uses a 3-button keyboard for seamless and code-free integration onto any embedded platform, eliminating the need for developers to write software to control the display. The LCDTERM interface includes all control firmware on-board, utilizes a speedy ARM M0 processor, and comes with a free application programming interface (API).  Included fonts and user-defined bitmaps allow for addition of 64K color displays to any embedded system. Display sizes include 1.77, 2.8, and 5 inches. 

12/15/2016 9:01 AM
Volanti Displays, a maker of LCD-based touch-screen monitors, table displays, and video walls and other large-format displays, has announced the availability of an interactive 4K collaboration display that usesTrello collaboration software and Cnverg’s whiteboard application.  Using Trello and Cnverg, customers can now leverage Volanti's 42-, 55-, 65-, 84-, and 98-in. touchscreen displays with expanded capabilities for collaborative group planning and scheduling in the work environment.

Used together with Microsoft Windows 10 and the Edge browser, users can interact with Trello and discuss as well as annotate Cnverg Trello screens...
11/18/2016 10:33 AM
DuPont Teijin Films is introducing several super-clear, UV-stable polyester films that are designed to retain mechanical and optical properties in applications involving UV exposure. These films, specifically engineered to block UV transmission, are the most recent additions to the MELINEX TCH family of low-haze and low-oligomer-bloom films that have been developed for the flexible electronics, display, photovoltaic, lighting, and label markets.  

“There is a perception that polyester films quickly degrade due to sunlight UV exposure, thus limiting the end-use applications for clear polyester films,” said Scott Gordon, business development manager for DuPont Teijin Films.  “Also, there are double-sided substrate photo patterning applications where the UV transmission for side A patterning must be blocked from simultaneously patterning side B. These new films will provide...
11/4/2016 5:04 PM
Osram Opto Semiconductors is utilizing converter technology for infrared emitters to produce an LED that emits broadband infrared light in a wavelength range from 650 to 1,050 nanometers. The main target application for the technology at this time is near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring fat, protein, water, or sugar content in food, in a format that can be used at the consumer level.

Infrared spectroscopy detects the characteristic absorption behavior of certain molecular compounds. If a defined spectrum is directed at a sample, it is possible to determine the presence and quantity of certain ingredients from the wavelength distribution of the reflected light. This approach is used in the food industry and in agriculture, among other sectors, to measure the water, fat, carbohydrate, sugar or protein content of foodstuffs, which is often an indication of freshness, quality,...
9/23/2016 6:51 AM
Santa Clara, CA; September 2016.  Applied Materials, Inc., has introduced what it says is the display industry’s first high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system, designed to increase the speed at which manufacturers of OLED and UHD LCD screens can achieve optimum yields and bring new display concepts to market.

Applied is a semiconductor industry leader in EBR, with more than 70 percent market share in 2015. The company has combined its scanning-electron microscope (SEM) capabilities used in semiconductor device review with a large-scale display vacuum platform, resulting in an inline EBR technology that is a fast, effective way to discover and address the root causes of crucial defects in advanced mobile and TV displays.

Applied says that its EBR system has received orders from 6 of the top 10 largest display manufacturers in the world (Tianma is one of...