Get the contrast without the cost

ESUK Dec13 p21 GTKNew from GTK, passive matrix vertical alignment (PMVA) displays are designed to provide the performance of TFT displays, but with lower costs and quicker time to market, by virtue of their simple interface and programming.

The PMVA is a custom segment and icon technology with a negative transmissive display. It typically comes with a white LED backlight, with other colours available on request. A key feature of the technology is its black contrast. Colour content can be added by silk screen printing for fixed colour content, or an LED array, which offers flexibility in backlit colour combinations.

Displays operate in temperatures from -100 to 800ºC and have an operating life of 100K hours mean time between failures (MTBF).

Business manager for optoelectronics at GTK, Clive Dickinson, said: “PMVA is a cost effective way to add colour to displays without graphic content. It is ideal for medical electronics, industrial controls, security products and automotive electronics.”