Product code of MB Panels
This FAQ contains a description of the characters in the article number for MB Panels.
The table below indicates the signification of the numbers and letter in the product code of the MB Panels:
|B= QVGA B/W or gray level||T=Touchscreen||C=Coldfire |
S= QVGA Color (STN)
|M=Touch + Std SBC keys||P=Coldfire|
T= QVGA Color (TFT)
|N=Touch + OEM Keys||A=Arm||H=Handheld|
|V= VGA Color (TFT)||L=OEM Keys, no touch||Z=customer specific|
|W= WVGA Color (TFT)|
|2||D= SVGA Color (TFT)|
- The LCD dimensions are written in Inches. A PCD7.D457STCF does therefore have an LCD with a diagonal of 5.7".
- The PCD7.D410V (VGA) does have diagonal of 10.4" (and not 1.0"), and the PCD7.D412D (SVGA) does have a diagonal of 12.1".
- The code described here does not apply for the S-Energy Manager (PCD7.DxxxE).
|QVGA||320 x 240||= Quarter VGA|
|VGA||640 x 480||= Video graphics array|
|WVGA||800 x 480||= Wide VGA|
|SVGA||800 x 600||= Super VGA|
Super Twisted Nematic (STN) screens are an improvement over the original Twisted Nematic(TN) screens.
STN screens use a fluid with a greater twist (200° or more). It can be used in larger matrix displays and has better contrast and viewing range than TN.
Super Twisted Nematic LCDs use a passive matrix screen technology that has no active or controlling element inside the display cell.
Pixels are controlled by energizing the appropriate row and column drive lines of the matrix from outside the display, resulting in a slow frame rate.
STN screens have limited color range, and viewing angle (~15 degrees max).
With Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCDs, each pixel is controlled by one to four transistors.
Typically one transistor is used for each of the RGB color channels.
Because of this direct control technique, TFT screens are sometimes called Active-Matrix LCDs.
TFT technology provides more accurate color control, allowing it to display more colors
TFT screens also offer a wider viewing angle range (30 to 70 degrees) than the other popular types of LCDs.
PCD7 / D4xx (MB Panel)
Last update: 27.05.2015 20:57
First release: 07.08.2008 13:38