Electronic Design

Displays/Indicators

Innovative features and a 4-ms response time make the 19-in. SyncMaster 960BF LCD monitor an ideal choice for multimedia-driven applications and systems employing motion video or streaming video. Samsung's proprietary MagicSpeed technology is the key to the 4-ms gray-togray response time, which the company claims is one of the fastest to date. MagicSpeed also reduces the ghosting and lack of focus that may appear on displays with a slower response time.

Samsung's MagicZone technology lets users select any area of the screen and change its characteristics. Users can customize the contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness within the selected MagicZone window.

The SyncMaster 960BF sports a slim design. It can be folded down 90°, collapsing the display completely flat and producing a convenient handle for easy portability. It also features MagicStand, an ergonomic dual-hinge adjustable stand that offers pivot ability, height adjustment, and tilt.

Additionally, the SyncMaster 960BF has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 160° viewing angle, 300-cd/m2 brightness, and 1280-by-1024 resolution. It's available now for about $649.

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Fiber-optic panels that use a single LED light source offer manufacturers of digital pressure test gauges a practical, customizable way to backlight their LCDs. Lumitex's patented Woven Fiber Optic panels let engineers design in a backlight that provides bright and uniform illumination for monochrome LCD displays using just one 5-mm LED. The result is easy readability of data in low-to mid-ambient light environments. Pricing ranges from $2.50 to $7. Go to www.lumitex.com for more information.

With 400 nits of brightness, the 6-in. FPM-3060G flat-panel monitor from Advantech is 42% brighter than most laptop PCs. Thanks to its high luminance, it can work well in areas with a bright background. Its rugged enclosure can withstand harsh conditions like those found on machinery control platforms. The FPM-3060G is available now starting at $650. For additional details, visit www.advantech.com.

Designers can drive the LM67802 TFT LCD through an industry-standard 8051 bus interface. The 320- by 234-dot display offers 32k colors, 300-nit brightness, and 5-V operation. Measuring 148 by 120 by 19.4 mm, it targets low-to mid-volume industrial applications. Pricing starts at $168.68 each for 100 pieces. Delivery is stock to 10 weeks. To learn more, go to www.densitron.com.

A combination of high brightness, low power, and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures makes InSync Peripherals' 15-in. LCDs well suited for outdoor, military, and industrial applications. The displays produce 1000 nits of brightness using only 16 W of power. InSync's approach maximizes optics power and minimizes backlight power for sunlight-readable LCDs. Find out more at www.insyncperipherals.com.

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