2.8-in. QVGA panel solves supply issues

June 25, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Display interface supplier andersDX has a new range of 2.8 in.-diagonal QVGA TFT panels available with low Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs), resolving what the company says has become a supply-chain issue around this specific format.

The problem appears to be that the general shift to larger display formats has left the 2.8-in. size as a less-requested panel. However, andersDX says it can continue to provide 2.8 in. diagonal QVGA TFT panels with or without a touch screen overlay. The displays themselves draw 4 mA from a 3V power supply. The LED backlight is powered from a 13.2V supply and draws 20 mA. andersDX can customise the modules and offer bezels and other components to help ensure a good fit in an existing display aperture.

andersDX comments that, “We have identified that competitors are either discontinuing or applying large MOQs to this size. Whilst some customers are indeed migrating to larger sizes, [this] move is in our view premature, and leaves smaller customers, with established products, exposed. They face an unpalatable choice between committing to taking a large stock with the associated cash flow implications or redesigning their product.”

“Using our close relationships with key suppliers, we have responded by negotiating an agreement under which they will commit to tooling for this display size and format. As a result, we can continue to supply the market with minimum order quantities of 1000 pieces.”

andersDX; www.andersdx.com