Design Items:


News

Review Display Systems expands its embedded portfolio with Embedded Peripheral Modules from Innodisk

Review Display Systems expands its embedded portfolio with Embedded Peripheral Modules from Innodisk

Review Display Systems (RDS) now offers a full and comprehensive range of Embedded Peripheral Modules from Innodisk. These Embedded Peripheral Modules add flexibility to embedded design with increased configuration and end use options.

Innodisk provides industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, often in space saving form factors. It's Embedded Peripheral Modules provide additional LAN, serial port, storage and display functionality to embedded systems.

The Modules can be used to expand an industrial motherboard to increase PC connectivity, drive multiple displays or to communicate with more devices, to meet the needs of particular applications.

The portfolio now available from RDS includes the EMXX Series of Mini PCIe boards, based on the PCI Express bus and is available in a wide range of modules providing additional USB, SATA, SD, PATA and Display (VGA, TTL, LVDS, HDMI) connections in industrial PCs, handheld and portable devices. Modules have operating temperature options of 0°Cto 70°C, with selected models also operating at the extended operating range of -40°Cto +85°C.

The EGXX Series addresses the M.2 (NGFF) Intel specification for Ultrabooks and tablets. With SATA III speed limited to 6Gb/s, PCIe based storage devices are capable of a much higher throughput. Although actual speed figures are dependent on driver software and PCIe standard used, in excess of 20MB/s can easily be achieved. There are modules available that support up to four SATA III ports and also to support PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0. They are particularly suitable for general industrial applications, expanding connectivity and protecting data through built-in RAID functionality in a compact module, measuring 22mm x42mm x11mm (EGS-32R1) and 30mm x42mm x11mm (EGPS-3401).

To expand SATA connectivity and to protect data, the Standard PCIe cards in the ESXX Series offer a choice of modules from PCIe to mSATA and M.2 cards (ESX-2301) to the low profile, PCIe to four PCIe Expansion Card module, the ESPP-2401. Dimensions range from 65mm x 82.4mm x 4mm to 163.65mm x 68.9mm x10.25mm. Operating temperature is 0°C to 70°C, except for the ES4S-2101 (IDE to mSATA and mSATA mini module) which also operates at -40 to +85°C. All modules in the series have a three-year warranty.

For more information, contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

RDS working with the new rebranded Tianma NLT Europe GmbH in the UK

RDS working with the new rebranded Tianma NLT Europe GmbH in the UK

Tianma, the flat panel display specialist, serving consumer, automotive, industrial, medical and home automation markets, announces a new sales structure, following the transfer of NLT Technologies distributor, Renesas Electronics Europe's Display Business Unit.

Following the transfer of Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH's Display Business Unit to its European subsidiary, Tianma Europe GmbH, the company has reorganized and is renamed Tianma NLT Europe GmbH.

Review Display Systems has worked with NLT Technologies (previously NEC display Technologies) for over a decade, supplying a large range of industrial TFT panels, in screen sizes up to 23inch. The specialist supplier supports customers, from the independent design engineer through to large, blue chip manufacturers.

The new European sales structure means that Tianma Europe GmbH, which sold and marketed Tianma's middle and small sized LCDs, including STN (Super Twisted Nematic) LCDs and various TFT (Thin Film Transistor) displays now includes the resource that was Renesas Electronics Europe's Display Business Unit with NLT Technologies' product range.

NLT Technologies product range includes QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array) to QSXGA (Quad Super Extended Graphics Array) resolution displays, employing transmissive, trans-reflective, SFT (Super Fine TFT) and 3D technologies, amongst others, and in display sizes ranging from 5.5 - 22.5inch.

Following the transfer announcement in November 2014, the companies have worked together to ensure a smooth transition and a continuous supply of NLT products and services. The restructuring was completed at the end of March 2015.

The new company, Tianma NLT Europe GmbH, is based in Dusseldorf, Germany and Mr Cui Peng will remain as Managing Director. Staff are being transferred from Renesas Electronics Europe Display Business Unit and join Tianma staff in the new company.

The reorganized company aims to stimulate new opportunities to expand the LCD business in the industrial, medical and automotive markets.

RDS's engineering support team is available to offer advice on the design and integration into a display system, or design and build a system to meet exact requirements. For more detailed information please call our office on 01959 563345 or info@review-displays.co.uk

NEW: Robust, versatile COM module operates in extreme conditions

NEW: Robust, versatile COM module operates in extreme conditions

Sturdy enough to be used in transportation systems, AAEON's versatile, cutting edge NanoCOM-BT Module is now available from Review Display Systems (RDS).

The Type 10 COM express module is based on the Intel Atom E3800 processor SoC and offers up to 16GByte of on-board Flash storage. Onboard DDR3L RAM is up to 2GByte, with the option of eMMC storage also available.

The Intel Atom E3800 processor, the memory and the Intel I210-IT Ethernet controller are all industrial grade and designed to operate in extremes of temperature from -40°C to +85°C, to protect against shock and vibration in moving vehicles.

The compact Nanoboard measures 84mm x 55mm yet integrates six USB 2.0 ports and a seventh USB 2.0/3.0 port for flexible I/O expansion. There are also two SATA ports, an 18/24-bit, single channel LVDS and a DDI port, both supporting simultaneous or individual displays, as well as support for 8-bit GPIO and PCI-Express. The NanoCOM-BT Module also supports 10/100/1000Base-TX for faster network connections.

AAEON's Hi-Safe Software allows system monitoring and protection tasks such as watchdog timers and digital I/O control. The software supports popular operating systems Linux and Windows OS. When specific functions are needed, components are available as Software Development Kits.

Transport operators will benefit from the compact size and robust nature of the NanoCOM-BT, but the versatile module can also be used in ticket machines, automation, gaming, point-of-sale and point-of-information kiosks we well as in automation and medical applications.
The rugged construction and range of capabilities means it can also be used in surveillance and telecommunications.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or info@review-displays.co.uk

Click to see our full range of nanoCOM modules

NEW: Versatile board supports multiple options for mobile multimedia

NEW: Versatile board supports multiple options for mobile multimedia

A versatile board for digital multimedia applications, the Orion RK3288, is available from Review Display Systems (RDS).

Designed for high-performance embedded displays, it supports eDP (embedded Display Port), HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface). The eDP interface, for LCD use, is available with one, two or four lanes (6bit, 8bit and 10bit respectively).

The Orion RK3288 uses the RockChip RK3288 quad core processor. This low power, high- performance processor integrates the quad core ARM Cortex-A17, which has separate NEON architecture and FPU (Floating Point Unit) coprocessor.

The RK3288 processor supports H.265 decoder (2160pixels at 60 frames per second), an H.264 decoder (2160pixels at 24 frames per second) and also an H.264/MCV/VP8 encoder(1080pixels at 30 frames per second). It also supports high-quality JPEG encoder/decoder and a special image pre- and post-processor.

The embedded 3D GPU (Graphics Processor Unit), the ARM Mali T764, ensures compatibility with OpenGL ES1.1, 2.0 or 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 libraries for graphics rendering.
A 2D hardware engine with MMU (Memory Management Unit) will not only maximise the performance of the display, but will also provide smooth operation.

In addition to 2 GByte eMMC (embedded Multi Media Controller) memory, there is 2 GByte DDR3 (Double Data Rate) memory. The high-performance, dual-channel, external memory interface (DDR3, DDR3L, LPDDR2 (Low Power Double Data Rate), or LPDDR3) meets the memory-intensive demands of mobile phones and mobile Internet devices and digital multimedia applications, and sustains the bandwidth requirements.

Peripheral support includes a dual-channel TFT LCD interface with four layers for maximum display size, a four-port USB, (two external and two internal), a MicroSD/SDHC slot, a MicroUSB OTG port, a camera interface and keypad interface, an IR remote control interface and an optional I²C interface for touch capability.

The board meets IEEE802.3 10/100/1000Mbit per sec with Twisted Pair and IEEE802.11b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth.

Board dimensions are 150 x 110 x 20mm and operating temperature is 0 to +50°C. Input is a 12V DC power adapter or optional SMPS (Switch-Mode Power Supply).

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk

NEW: Mainboard designed to meet industrial operating conditions

NEW: Mainboard designed to meet industrial operating conditions

Part of the Fujitsu Industrial Series, the Fujitsu D3243-SMini-ITX Mainboard is available from Review Display Systems (RDS), a leading supplier of industrial single board computers (SBCs).
It is designed for robust operation in industrial and embedded applications.

This Mini-ITX Mainboard is powered by the Intel Q87 Express chipset and supports 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 - 4xxx processors, Intel TE Haswell-based embedded series processors, Intel Pentium G3xxx and Celeron G18xx processors as well as Haswell Refresh processors.

The board has two SO DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB, DDR3 1333 (CL9) /1600 (CL11) SDRAM. An Intel HD Graphics version is dependent on processor model installed (e.g. HD4600 with support for DX11.1). Connectivity is provided for 1 x DVI-I, 2 x DisplayPort V1.2 and dual-channel, 24bit LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signalling) to support up to three independent displays.

In addition to PCI Express x 16 (Gen3) and Mini-PCI Express (half size, incl.USB2.0), the board has 5 x SATA-600 and 1 x mSATA (full size) sockets, all of which support SATA III speeds for storage devices. Support is also included for 9 x USB2.0 & 4 x USB 3.0 with two different Intel GbE LAN on-board (i217LM + i210AT) both of which include iAMT support for improved network connectivity.

A recovery BIOS offers security, whilst silent, temperature related processor and system fans reduce noise.

The mainboard is designed and approved for 24 hour, seven-days-a-week operation and is offered with industrial-grade EMI immunity. It operates at an enhanced temperature range of 0 to 60°C to meet industrial and embedded settings.

Automatic switching power circuitry is able to accept either ATX (20 or 24pin) or a 12V only power supply. It is able to withstand a surge current of 18A for 20 seconds, operating at +12Vm 0.05A / 10µF.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or info@review-displays.co.uk

Click to see our full range of SBCs

RDS is Hiring!

RDS is Hiring!

Review Display Systems Ltd is an industry leading supplier of flat screen display solutions to the industrial market place across Europe. Due to expansion plans, we now have the following vacancies within our busy engineering department:

Experienced Electronics Project Engineering Controller (full time permanent):

  • Key role in a small engineering team
  • Problem Solver with can do attitude
  • With Project Experience from design to full production
  • Experience in displays and/or industrial PC, system implementation
  • Competent with latest operating systems
Electronics Graduate (Finalist or industrial placement - contract or permanent)
  • Working on development of projects and supporting electronics engineers
  • Interest in the display industry
  • Evidence of experience in electronics (building pc/coding etc)
  • Competent with Industrial PC hardware and current operating systems
Electronic Assembly Technician (Trainee full time permanent)
  • Possible apprenticeship for the right candidate
  • Help assemble our flat screen display systems
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Working in a small team on multiple bespoke projects
  • Training will be provided (apprenticeship possible for the right candidate)

The successful candidates will enjoy competitive remuneration, dependent on the role and experience. Those interested should apply in writing enclosing CV with their salary expectation to Mrs M Hilton, Review Display Systems Ltd, Horton Place, Horton's Way, Westerham, Kent TN16 1BT or MajaHilton@review-displays.co.uk

The Closing date for all applications is Monday 5th January 2015.

NEW: Compact rubber keyboard can be customised and marine-certified

NEW: Compact rubber keyboard can be customised and marine-certified

Now available from Review Display Systems (RDS) is the new NSI multi-functional 92-key rubber keyboard which also has an integrated trackball and scroll function. The RKTC92 is sealed to IP67 but can be supplied certified to IEC 60945 (marine certification).

The RKCT92 full travel, rubber keyboard has a removable 25mm laser trackball with a top ring that can also be removed, to facilitate cleaning. Both the ball and its compartment can be accessed and cleaned without the need for additional tools.

The keyboard's silicon keys afford the user reassuring, long travel operation.

Backlit and non-backlit versions are available. For the backlit versions, two dedicated keys control the backlight dimming, with a choice of eight light levels. The "capslock" LEDs can take advantage of an intelligent luminosity setting to extend the life of the backlighting.

White backlighting is supplied as standard, although other backlight colours can be supplied, on request.

For energy-efficiency in harsh, space-limited areas, the keyboard uses low-power LEDs to extend the keyboard's lifetime. In addition, no external power supply is necessary, further saving space requirements; the keyboard port power is sufficient for operation.

To further meet limited space or space-conscious designs, the keyboard is available as a front panel-mount version or as an enclosed, waterproof version, rated IP67, with a single USB output cable, to meet a variety of uses in industrial and marine environments.

The RKCT92 keyboard can be customised, with adapted backlighting controls, specific layouts, and to include specific function keys, as well as specified to carry a company logo or be produced in a particular colour.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or info@review-displays.co.uk

Our full range of industrial keyboards

RDS introduces a wide 12.1

RDS introduces a wide 12.1" TFT LCD from NLT built for sunlight readability

Review Display Systems (RDS) now offers the NL12880BC20-07F WXGA, TFT Colour LCD module from NLT. It is manufactured specifically to be readable in bright or sunlight conditions in industrial settings.

The 1280 x 800 resolution TFT display has a contrast ratio of 800:1 (typical) and an impressive screen luminance of 1,800cd/m², making it truly readable in sunlight.

The robust industrial LCD module offers high contrast and clear images due to the proprietary ColorXcell technology which reproduces colour that is comparable in intensity to the original video source (i.e. without tint or colour variance), yet with a minimum increase in power consumption.

The 12.1inch display uses an-Si TFT active matrix drive to display over 16milion colours, with 64 grayscale, at 8bit input, and 262, 144 colours at 6bit input via a single channel LVDS connection.

The wide operating temperature of -20 to +70C combined with the high screen brightness makes this panel ideal for outdoor mobile applications.

The module is compact, measuring only 277.7 x 180.6 x 8.7mm for use in space-restricted industrial environments.

The screen can be viewed from all directions and has an anti-glare surface and consumes just 17W (typical).

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk

View our full range of NLT TFT LCDs

RDS introduces three new embedded Industrial boards, based on Intel's latest Celeron J1900, N2930, N2807 and Atom E3800 Series Platform, from AAEON

RDS introduces three new embedded Industrial boards, based on Intel's latest Celeron J1900, N2930, N2807 and Atom E3800 Series Platform, from AAEON

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS) specialist provider of Industrial and commercial display systems and embedded computing solutions, introduces three new embedded boards from AAEON based on Intel's latest Baytrail range of CPU platforms.

The boards have been developed in three different industrial formats to cover a range of applications.

For handheld and space conscious applications, where users have configured their own base board, using the compact COM Express Type 6 format CPU module, the COM-BT, is available in single, dual and quad core versions, based on the Intel® Atom™E3815 (single), E3827 (dual) and E3845 (quad) processors.

It will support up to 4GB DDR3L 1066/1333MHz SODIMM, two SATA 3.0Bb/s I/O ports and an option 4GB eMMC port. The board supports two simultaneous display outputs: VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP and eDP. There is also a high-definition audio interface and support for Intel Gigabit Ethernet.

The GENE-BT05 is a 3.5inch, feature rich industrial sub-compact motherboard and features Intel® Celeron N2930/ N2807 processors, with 204 pin SODIMM DDR3L, maximum 8GB of system memory, and twin Gigabit Ethernet. It supports CRT/LCD, HDMI/LCD simultaneous or dual view displays. A four-, five- or eight-wire resistive touch screen is available as an option. Storage options are SATA 3.0Gb/s x1 and CFast™ x1. The two channel HD audio offers line-in, line-out and mic-in. The board operates at +12V and has a range of expansion options.

Finally the largest of the three formats initially released is the EMB-BT1 thin Mini-ITX embedded motherboard is based on Intel® Atom™ E3845/E3825 processors, delivering 1.91GHz and 1.33GHz respectively. The dual display board supports VGA, HDMI and LVDS and has SATA 6.0Gb/s x 2 and SATA 3.0Gb/s x 2 I/O ports. This board is ideal where space is not at such a premium, such as behind a display panel greater than 10.4 inches in size. This format is also the most economical to produce making it a great solution for more cost sensitive applications.

Sample quantities are available now for design engineering teams to evaluate the performance of these powerful new platforms.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk

View our full range of SBCs

RDS makes a splash with NLT's WXGA TFT LCD modules

RDS makes a splash with NLT's WXGA TFT LCD modules

Review Display Systems (RDS) has announced a 15.6inch, WXGA, a-Si (amorphous- silicon) TFT LCD module from NLT Technologies. The NL13676BC25-03F has been designed for outdoor applications, but with a longer backlight lifetime of 70,000 hours to reduce power consumption without affecting brightness.

The wide format module can be used in boating equipment, construction devices and industrial applications. It has a luminance of 1100cd/m² and a high contrast ratio of 900:1 resulting in excellent viewability, even in high ambient light environments. Resolution is 1366 x 768.

The long-life white LED backlight lowers maintenance costs, compared to typical high power backlights used in conventional outdoor displays, achieving high brightness by optimising heat dissipation. Furthermore, it is mercury-free.

Operating temperature ranges from -20 to +70, to guarantee stable operation in extreme conditions.

At 15.6 inches, the TFT LCD is the largest in NLT's high bright product family. The wide format allows more data to be shown on the display, and for multi-function displays in marine equipment, where a variety of information and data need to be viewed on a single display at the same time.

The module measures 363.8 x 215.9 x 12.65mm.

The LCD module was showcased at the recent Embedded System Expo, Tokyo, Japan and Display Week 2014, San Diego, California, USA. Samples are scheduled for September 2014.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk

View our full range of NLT TFTs

RDS Announces NLT technologies Ltd Industrial Hi-Bright Seven and Eight inch TFT panels.

RDS Announces NLT technologies Ltd Industrial Hi-Bright Seven and Eight inch TFT panels.

Designed to provide impressive display performance in high ambient light the NL8048AC21-01F and the NL8048AC19-14F are compact display panels with a diagonal screen size of eight inches and seven inches respectively.

Both these panels feature a high bright LED technology backlight giving the screens a brightness of 1000cd/m² and a half-life of 100,000 hours, making it ideal for programs where a long product is a requirement.

The screens high brightness levels also make these panels ideal for applications which use a touch screen as this will offset some of the reductions introduced by the construction of the touch sensor.

The display viewing angles are 80 degrees all round and the extended temperature range of -30C to +85C makes the panels suitable for outdoor monitoring equipment or mobile applications in extreme environments.

The wide VGA (800x480 pixels) resolution panels are able to display 262,144 colours and have a pixel pitch of 0.21mm

Check out our full range of NLT TFT Panels

For more information, contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

RDS introduces AAEON's GENE-QM87 SBC for digital signage

RDS introduces AAEON's GENE-QM87 SBC for digital signage

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, introduces AAEON's first 4th generation Intel Core Processor "Haswell" based 3.5" Single Board Computer (SBC).

The GENE-QM87 is a compact board, powered by the Intel Core i5-4402E processor and Intel QM87 Express chipset.

Offering a triple display solution, the GENE-QM87 features an all-in-one, complete, embedded platform that supports four display interfaces - HDMI, DVI, VGA and LVDS. This wide variety of display formats opens up application areas in gaming, entertainment and industrial automation as well as digital signage.

The board's SODIMM socket supports up to 8 GByte of DDR3L memory. For storage, there are two SATA 6Gb/s ports and one CFast slot.

The Intel Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controller provides quick network connectivity. There are several I/O capabilities. The SBC supports two USB3.0 ports, six USB2.0 ports, four COM ports and an 8 bit programmable digital I/O. There is also a 4/5/8-wire resistive touch screen controller, a keyboard/mouse port and one Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in port.

The GENE-QM87 consumes 2.73A at 12V and is IEEE 1588 compatible. It measures 146 x 101.6mm and operates in the temperature range of 0 to 60 degrees C.

AAEON's proprietary EASY FAN heat dissipation design, clock throttling technology and efficient power circuit design optimise performance for a MTBF of 105,000 hours.


Click to see our full range of SBCs

For more information, contact Graham Smith at graham.smith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

D3313: A New generation of AMD embedded Industrial 24/7 Mini-ITX motherboards from Fujitsu

D3313: A New generation of AMD embedded Industrial 24/7 Mini-ITX motherboards from Fujitsu

Review Display Systems are set to introduce a new generation of Industrial Mini ITX format motherboards from European manufacturer Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

The D3313-S is the latest industrial series of boards based on AMD's next generation embedded G-series platform. The SoC (System-on-Chip) design features a significant reduction in power consumption as well as an increase in performance.

Three versions will be available, The D3313S-1 will feature the AMD GX210 HA SoC which is Dual Core with AMD Radeon HD8210 Graphics (DC 1.00GHz/ max TDP:9W). The powerful graphics handling combined with low TDP makes the D3313-S1 ideally suited to inexpensive applications which need passive cooling as a feature.

The D3313S-2 features the GX-217GA SoC Dual Core APU with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics (DC1.65GHz/ max TDP: 15W). So even more powerful graphics functionality and increased CPU performance over the S-1.

Finally the D3313S-3 version has the AMD GX420CA SoC Quad Core APU with the AMD Radeon HD8400E Graphics ( QC 2.00GHz/ max TDP:25W). This performance version has high end graphics power allied with the QuadCore CPU performance all at a cost effective price point.

All versions will feature DVI-I, DisplayPort and 24 Bit, Dual channel LVDS display interface support. Additionally the board has m-SATA connector, one PCI minicard socket, 2 DIMM sockets, a GPIO connector, and one PCIe slot for further upgradeability.

The compact format board also has on board HD audio, Dual GbE LAN, Serial ATAIII RAID,USB2 and USB3 support, three serial poets and one parallel. The D3313 is certified Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatible.

Click to see our full range of SBCs

For more information please contact Peter Marchant at Petermarchant@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

RDS is appointed Distributor for Lumineq Displays

RDS is appointed Distributor for Lumineq Displays

...for Transparent and Thin Film Electroluminescence Displays

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system and embedded computing solutions, announces its appointment as distributor for Lumineq Displays - handling both their transparent and thin film electroluminescent ranges.

Lumineq transparent electroluminescent TASEL displays break the conventional boundaries of display design. They combine the rugged and reliable build of thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) displays with the unique freedom of designing a completely transparent display that can be viewed from two sides providing a 360 degree viewing angle.

TASEL is ideal for high-end applications in consumer electronics, architectural design, transportation and other applications where viewing experience and product aesthetics are of paramount importance. The brightness and image response time are exceptional. The display glass, is easily customised, it can be drilled or cut to custom sizes to fulfill design requirements. They represent the best viewing experience available for extreme conditions.

Lumineq embedded TFEL thin film electroluminescent displays are rugged and reliable. Durability is proven by surviving up to 200 g-force shock and a staggering 250,000 hour mean time between failures (MTBF) for the display glass. TFEL displays are capable of instant-on performance from -60 to +105 °C (from -76 to +221 °F), with instant pixel response over the entire temperature range, and no motion blur.

Lumineq TFEL non-transparent displays are used in mining, marine, military, medical and many more demanding environments. They are robust and reliable, and usually used in extreme environments, where traditional displays cannot cope with the conditions.

Lumineq lifecycle programs, with guaranteed long-time availability, make it easy for customers to focus on their products, and keep them in production longer. Its production facilities are ISO 9001:2008 registered.

Lumineq is a new brand name behind proven technology. Lumineq Displays, a business unit of Beneq Oy, is the world's premier manufacturer and developer of thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) displays. In 2012, Beneq acquired the Finish-based electroluminescence business from US Planar Systems, Inc., and the resulting brand name is Lumineq. Together with Beneq, Lumineq works closely on the industrial production and development of TASEL and TFEL technologies and other atomic layer deposition (ALD) enabled products.

Graham Smith, Sales Manager of RDS Displays commented, "RDS is delighted to have been appointed distributor of such an exciting range of display products and will provide full technical back-up and applications advice to support Lumineq's complete range of electroluminescent displays."

For further information please contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk


Click to see our full range of Lumineq Displays

RDS Announces NLT's New Compact, industrial 10.6inch, HD TFT Panel

RDS Announces NLT's New Compact, industrial 10.6inch, HD TFT Panel

Review Display Systems have recently introduced NLT Technologies NL12876AC18-03 Industrial TFT panel to further enhance our range of panels for small portable applications.

The compact, 1280x768 pixel panel features NLT's Ultra-advanced fine TFT technology, enabling the viewing angle to cover 88 degrees, left, right, top and bottom. The module features a slim bezel design measuring just 248.8mm(H) x 155.8(V)mm x 6.5mm ( D) overall, and includes a removable LED backlight and a built in LED back light controller.

The operating temperature range is -20 to +85 degrees, the panel weight is only 270g making it ideal for portable applications in most conditions. The panel features a LVDS interface allowing easy connection to most industrial PC platforms.

Other features include a reversible-scan direction, selectable 8bit or 6bit data input allowing up to 16 million colours, and colorXcell technology for colour enhancement.

RDS can also provide additional enhancements such as a touch screen for operator input and optical bonding for increased performance in high ambient light conditions.

For further information please contact Thomas Tuxen at thomastuxen@review-displays.co.uk

Click to see our full range of NLT LCDs

RDS Announces NLT's New 19-inch SXGA LCD Panels

RDS Announces NLT's New 19-inch SXGA LCD Panels

...with a high level of visibility for Medical and Industrial Applications

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, has introduced NLT Technologies' new 19-inch SXGA colour LCD panels with a high level of visibility.

The NL128102AC29-17 panel delivers superior viewing thanks to a combination of NLT's proprietary LED backlight system design for high-luminance of 800 cd/m2 (normal panels are 450 cd/m2) and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1. The result is a high-resolution 19.0-inch (48 cm diagonal) SXGA colour LCD panel that is ideal for use in medical displays that require the precise reproduction of shadow and off-angle colour representation, or for industrial displays used in bright-light environments.

NLT's high-quality imaging technology Super Fine TFT (SFT) technology enables an ultra wide viewing angle of 88° vertical up/down and horizontal left/right, while the panel delivers 16,777,216 colours and a resolution of 1280H x 1024V pixels. A 5:4 aspect ratio helps satisfy a continuing demand in the medical and industrial sectors.

The LED backlight system with built-in driver, delivers both a long-life span of 70,000 hours and high luminance. Moreover, by improving the LCD panel component and design, it achieves a wide operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C. This guarantees stable, long-term operation even in the extreme temperature conditions sometimes required for industrial applications.

This combination of NLT's distinguished LCD panel technology and white LED backlight system enables superior product features and reliability. The LED backlight system also contributes to a lower environmental impact, due to the design for low power consumption and because LED is mercury-free.

Power supply voltage is 5V for the signal and 12V for the backlight; the panel size is 396.0(typ.) x 324.0(typ.) x 22.0(max) mm; the display area is 376.32(H) x 301.056(V) mm and they're available now.

Click to see our full range of NLT LCDs

For more information, contact Graham Smith at graham.smith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

RDS Announces TechNexion EDM Modules  and Carrier Boards

RDS Announces TechNexion EDM Modules
and Carrier Boards

...complete open hardware & software standard for x86 & ARM computers on modules

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system and embedded computing solutions, introduces TechNexion's cutting-edge EDM modules and carrier boards.

EDM Standard is the first complete open hardware and software standard for x86 and ARM computer on modules under the creative commons share alike licence. This first true pin-to-pin Computer on Module standard merges ARM® and x86 into a true swap drop-in replacement where not only hardware but also software are tailored to give design engineers the freedom to choose the performance and underlying hardware specifically for their project, based on the application and end equipment.

EDM1-CF-iMX6 is an EDM Type 1 Compact Module with Freescale i.MX6 Cortex™-A9.
This scalable single/dual/quad core EDM type 1 compact System-on-Module provides gigabit LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v. 4.0 communications, and targets multimedia applications with LVDS, TTL, HDMI, S/PDIF, I2S, MIPI camera and display.

EDM2-CF-iMX6 is an EDM Type 2 Compact Module with Freescale i.MX6 Cortex™-A9. This scalable single/dual/quad core EDM type 2 compact System-on-Module provides gigabit LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v. 4.0 communications, and targets multimedia applications with dual channel LVDS, HDMI, S/PDIF, I2S, MIPI camera and display.

'Fairy' is a carrier board for EDM type 1 Compact modules. It enables the fast development of mobile embedded devices, and features a variety of sensors and interconnects. Display interfaces include HDMI, TTL and LVDS while communications by dual PCI Express (with SIM Cardslots) are dual CAN Bus, dual UART, USB and 8 GPIOs for Industrial control.

'Wizard' is an official EVM carrier board for EDM type 2 modules, which delivers a rich variety of interfaces and options. There's a wide range of jumper-selectable audio, video and touch interfaces with optional smart battery-pack implementation.

RDS has iMX6 start kits available now for demonstration to include a kit based on the solo core module with 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB iNAND, Gigabit LAN & 2 CAN; a kit based on Dualite core module with 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB iNAND, Gigabit LAN & 2 CAN; and a kit based on Quad core module with 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB iNAND, Gigabit LAN & 2 CAN. All three are also available with Bluetooth and WiFi.


View our full range of TechNexion EDM Modules

For more information, contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

NEW: Mainboard designed to meet industrial operating conditions

NEW: Mainboard designed to meet industrial operating conditions

Part of the Fujitsu Industrial Series, the Fujitsu D3243-SMini-ITX Mainboard is available from Review Display Systems (RDS), a leading supplier of industrial single board computers (SBCs).
It is designed for robust operation in industrial and embedded applications.

This Mini-ITX Mainboard is powered by the Intel Q87 Express chipset and supports 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 - 4xxx processors, Intel TE Haswell-based embedded series processors, Intel Pentium G3xxx and Celeron G18xx processors as well as Haswell Refresh processors.

The board has two SO DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB, DDR3 1333 (CL9) /1600 (CL11) SDRAM. An Intel HD Graphics version is dependent on processor model installed (e.g. HD4600 with support for DX11.1). Connectivity is provided for 1 x DVI-I, 2 x DisplayPort V1.2 and dual-channel, 24bit LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signalling) to support up to three independent displays.

In addition to PCI Express x 16 (Gen3) and Mini-PCI Express (half size, incl.USB2.0), the board has 5 x SATA-600 and 1 x mSATA (full size) sockets, all of which support SATA III speeds for storage devices. Support is also included for 9 x USB2.0 & 4 x USB 3.0 with two different Intel GbE LAN on-board (i217LM + i210AT) both of which include iAMT support for improved network connectivity.

A recovery BIOS offers security, whilst silent, temperature related processor and system fans reduce noise.

The mainboard is designed and approved for 24 hour, seven-days-a-week operation and is offered with industrial-grade EMI immunity. It operates at an enhanced temperature range of 0 to 60°C to meet industrial and embedded settings.

Automatic switching power circuitry is able to accept either ATX (20 or 24pin) or a 12V only power supply. It is able to withstand a surge current of 18A for 20 seconds, operating at +12Vm 0.05A / 10µF.

For more detailed information please call our sales office on 01959 563345 or info@review-displays.co.uk

Click to see our full range of SBCs

RDS announces New Aaeon Stainless Steel Computers

RDS announces New Aaeon Stainless Steel Computers

for Rugged Touch Panel Solutions, wth 12.1" and 15" screen options


Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces availability of two new Aaeon® stainless steel, fanless, anti-scratch touch panel computers.

Aaeon® AFP-6152 (15") is based on the Intel® Atom™ Pineview D525 processor while Aaeon® AFP-6123 (12.1") is based on the Intel® Atom™ Cedarview D2550 - both requiring a 9 - 30 Vdc supply, and delivering screen brightness of 400 and 500 nits respectively.

The AFP-6152 and AFP-6123 are designed to be durable, using the highest grade stainless steel type 316L enclosure with polished surface for easy cleaning and maintenance. They provide protection against extreme vibration and shock, dust accumulation and corrosive acid and alkaline.

The AFP-6152 and AFP-6123 provide M12 waterproof I/O connectors for two USB2.0, one RS-232, one RS-232/422/485, one LAN and one power input. Even with a completely sealed-off waterproof enclosure, the AFP-6000 series offers a wide operating temperature range of -20 ~ +50°C, without airflow. In addition, power input protection mechanism with over-voltage protection; low-voltage protection and reverse protection make the systems more reliable.

Typical applications include food manufacture & processing, chemical & medical and marine & outdoor/weather-proof uses. The wide operating temperature range and supply voltage make them ideal for frozen foods, mobile catering, etc., while IP66 sealing all-round enables them to be completely washed-down as necessary.

The unit is compact (a PC on the back of a small enclosure), has no fan so is quiet in operation, has a 5-wire touch delivering 5 million operations and enjoys a 35,000 hour MTBF.

Click to see our full range of Panel PCs

For more information, contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

New PICO Boards Suit Your Needs

New PICO Boards Suit Your Needs

RDS helps choose the right platform for small hi-res displays or lower power for cpu performance


Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces two new PICO ITX format motherboards. One (PICO-CV01) is based on the Atom N2600 processor while the other (PICO-HD01) is based on the AMD G-series with dual or single core options; Compact format 100 x 72 mm, fanless options dependant on CPU, and a single 12 Vdc supply.

The two available platforms deliver considerable increases in performances over the older chipsets currently available - their small size being ideal for applications where space is at a premium as the boards will fit behind 5-inch displays.

Both boards individually demonstrate high levels of integration with SODIMM DDR3 Memory (4Gb for HD-01 and 2 Gb for CV-01), G-bit Ethernet switching, HDMI support and 18-bit single-channel LVDS for LCD driving. They also offer HD audio, SATA & minicard expansion, 5x USB 2.0, 2x com with 4-bit digital I/O and 0-60°C operating temperature.

The AMD Embedded G-Series platform is the world's first integrated circuit to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).This unprecedented level of graphics integration builds a new foundation for high performance multi-media content delivery in a small form factor and power-efficient platform for a broad range of embedded designs. Based on a brand new power-optimised core, the AMD Embedded G-Series platform delivers new levels of performance in a compact BGA package that is ideal for low power designs in embedded applications such as Digital Signage, x86 Set-Top-Box (xSTB), IP-TV, Thin Client, Information Kiosk, Point-of-Sale, and Casino Gaming, media servers and industrial control systems.

Click to see our full range of SBCs

For more information, contact Graham Smith at grahamsmith@review-displays.co.uk or call 01959 563345

Click to view older news articles


Our Blog!
Our Facebook Page!
Our Twitter Profile!
Our LinkedIn Profile!
Our YouTube Channel!
News

Newsletter Signup
Enter your name

Enter email address
DESIGN FILE
To create your own "Design File" simply select all the relevant product data sheets you require, enter your email details and these will automatically be sent to you.
Design Items: