Sharp Expands Its Small TFT LCD Line-up for Personal Audio Visual (PAV) Applications

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Additions to Sharp's Small LCD line-up include a color display ideal for wearable technology and a high-quality 366 ppi display.

Sharp LS030B3Dxx 3.0-inch LCD

Sharp LS030B3Dxx 3.0-inch LCD

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its small TFT LCD module line-up. The two CGS (Continuous Grain-Silicon) LCDs include a 1.6-inch Class (1.56-inch diagonal) Transflective Color LCD for wearable technology and a 2.95-inch (diagonal) SVGA+ LCD. The new displays, perfect for personal audio visual (PAV) applications, will be on show at Display Week 2014 in San Diego, CA, June 3 – 5.

The 1.6-inch Class LS016B8YUxx: The slim profile of this high-performance module is perfect for wearable product design. A highly reflective Transflective display (10% reflection ratio), it can be operated with the backlight off in most conditions to save power and is switchable between monochrome and color mode. Resolution of 180 × RGB × 180 in color mode and an 800:1 contrast ratio delivers crisp images and superior outdoor readability.

The 2.95-inch LS030B3DXxx: This Landscape-mode module delivers an image with 366 ppi (pixels per inch) quality, due to a high aperture ratio, plus a highly-transmissive color filter and polarizer give it a high brightness of 600 nits (typical) and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 (typical). Excellent viewability is delivered via Sharp’s new wide view angle technology. The panel includes a COG (Chip-on-Glass) driver, with an internal controller and power supply.

Industrial Strength LCDs…Backed By Sharp
Customers benefit from full-service support from U.S.-based field sales and applications engineering teams. Sharp Industrial Application (IA) panels are backed by long product life cycles, and supported with extensive documentation, including Specifications, Incoming Inspection Standards, Reliability Data, and a UL Parts List. Our Resources page at also features technical papers, instructional videos, “The Switch” podcast, and other assets to aid in the design process.

Availability and Pricing
Product samples and pricing may be obtained through any Sharp Representative or Distributor. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant, upholding the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. One-piece sample pricing for the following, select Sharp LCDs is as follows:

1.6-inch Class (1.56-inch diagonal) LS016B8UYxx Transflective - Sample Pricing: $ 25
2.95-inch (diagonal) LS030B3DXxx SVGA+    - Sample Pricing:$ 38

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, imager, and RF components to market. The world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and business technologies look to SMA for the products, expertise, and worldwide support they need to make their visions a reality. SMA, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. For more information, visit us at

∗ The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006. All measurements are diagonal. All Specification values quoted are Typical values. IGZO: (InGaZnO), an oxide comprising indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn). LED: Light Emitting Diode. OLED: Organic Light-Emitting Diode. CCFL: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display. OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer. Sharp is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.


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