NEC: 19-inch monochrome LCD module for medical use

by Dhiram Shah

NEC LCD Technologies announced that in mid-October it will begin shipping samples of its new 19-inch (48-cm) diagonal monochrome SXGA, amorphous silicon, TFT LCD module, part number NL128102BM29-05A, which is suitable for use in the medical field. This module features NEC LCD Technologies’ proprietary super-advanced, super-fine TFT (SA-SFT) technology, which boasts an ultra-wide viewing angle of 170 degrees, high luminance of 1000 cd/m2 and a high contrast ratio of 900:1. Enabling a dynamic range of luminance, this module is suitable for displaying medical images on a variety of radiation system modalities. Each pixel consists of three sub-pixels, and each sub-pixel controls 256 grey-scales individually, resulting in the display of 766 grey-scales simultaneously by each pixel. The TFT measures 404 x 330 x 22 and weighs around 2900 grams.