Sharp has successfully developed an LCD for in-vehicle applications that achieves a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
Compared to LCDs for consumer products such as personal computers and TVs, in-vehicle LCDs used in car navigation systems and as monitors for rear-seat entertainment systems must be more highly resistant to vibration and must function reliably over a broad range of temperatures.
The re-engineering of various display components, in particular, the color filter, and the revamping of the LCD panel's pixel design made it possible to achieve a display that delivers deep, rich blacks and has a contrast ratio of 1500:1?the industry's highest and triple that of previous models.
This new LCD can, for example, be adopted for use in instrument panels to make them easier to read. It provides outstanding design options, evoking a strong unified appearance when coupled unobtrusively with the typical flat black color of instrument panels. When the vehicle is being driven, this new LCD can display the speedometer reading. When it is being parked, that same LCD can provide the driver with a map or a video camera image of the area behind the vehicle.
Screen size: 8-inch
Pixel count: 800 x RGB x 480
Viewing angle: Vertical: 176°, horizontal: 176°
Luminance: 400 cd/m2
Operating temperature range: -30C° to 85°C