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<i> Electronica 2006 UPDATE: </i>18.9.2006 <br> <b> Anders to showcase new LTPS TFTs </b>

Visitors to the Anders Electronics on stand 239 at electronica 2006 will have the chance to see new TFT LCD and OLED displays, the latest compact embedded computer-on-module (CoM) technologies, and a range of panel meters (see Figure).

Highlights of Anders' stand include the latest TPO 3.5-in. VGA touch-equipped LTPS TFT display with associated development kit and QVGA LTPS TFT displays in 2.2-, 2.8-, and 3.5-in. formats. These modules provide cost-effective and reliable solutions for low-power portable devices. Anders Electronics also intends to be the first to show its European customers the new 7-in. white LED-backlit Wide-VGA LTPS TFT display from TPO — expected to arrive just in time for the show!

Anders Electronics will also be using electronica 2006 to present Ra-Tek — named after the Egyptian Sun God "Ra" — a new enhancement technique for transmissive TFTs to enable display readability in direct sunlight. Unlike other methods using additional power-hungry backlights, Ra-Tek uses the sun's rays to boost the effect of the display's backlight.

In addition to LCDs, Osram's low-power OLED modules will be on show. Expected to attract particular interest will be the new 128 x 128 pixel 1.5-in. full-colour module.

For portable industrial applications, Osram's 2.7-in. module offers a high-contrast ratio with very wide viewing angles and a choice of display colours.

New embedded computing products on show at the Anders Electronics stand will include what is believed to be the world's first computer-on-module (CoM) to feature on-board 802.11 wireless LAN functionality. Built around the Intel XScale PXA270 processor, the CM-X270L also features up to 128 Mbytes of on-board RAM, 512 Mbytes of flash disk storage, Ethernet, stereo audio, LCD and touchscreen controllers.

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