Product code of MB Panels

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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:

PCD7.D4
 5
 7
B
T
C
F
 #
 #
 LCD dimensions
LCD Type
Front handling
Processor Housing/mechanicCustomer version 
Options
 5 
7
B= QVGA B/W or gray level   T=TouchscreenC=Coldfire 
    (5257) 
F=Flush 202x156   
 
3
5
S= QVGA Color (STN)
M=Touch + Std SBC keys   P=Coldfire
    (5373)
G=Flush 268x156  
   
T= QVGA Color (TFT)
N=Touch + OEM KeysA=ArmH=Handheld  
 
1
0
V= VGA Color (TFT)L=OEM Keys, no touchZ=customer specific  
 
5
0
W= WVGA Color (TFT)       
 
1
    2D= SVGA Color (TFT)    


Remarks

  • 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).

Resolutions

LCD Type
 Resolution 
Remark                                
 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 


STN/TFT


STN
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).


TFT
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.

 

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