Incorporate a low-power display with a custom segmented LCD by Displaytech.

Segmented LCDs and graphic displays are a popular choice among products such as thermostats, kitchen appliances, medical devices, industrial meters, and more. A segmented LCD is an ideal solution for products that require a customizable cost-effective, low-power display option. Displaytech offers custom 7 segment displays in static or multiplex drive. 

About 7 Segment Displays

Segmented LCDs are monochrome liquid crystal displays where the elements on the panel are divided into segments which can either be visible (on) or hidden (off).

Advantages of a 7-Segment LCD Display

  • Low Cost

    Compared to other LCD screen technology, segmented displays offer a low cost custom solution for high volume applications.

  • High Contrast

    By design, a segmented display screen showcases dynamic contrast between visible and hidden elements.

  • Low Power Consumption

    This display type requires minimal power making it ideal for battery-powered devices.

Fluid Types for Segmented LCD Panels

TN (Twisted Nematic)

  • Most common segment display fluid
  • Lowest cost option

STN (Super Twisted Nematic)

  • Provides widest viewing angle
  • More expensive than TN

FSTN (Film Super Twisted Nematic)

  • Offers sharpest contrast
  • More expensive than TN

Drive Types for Seven-segmented Displays

Static Drive Type

  • Every segment gets its own unique pin 
  • Offers high contrast between off and on visibility
  • Limited space availability for complex designs since there may not be enough physical space to accommodate each segment having its own pin

Dynamic (Multiplex) Drive Type

  • Multiple segments assigned to one pin
  • Less pins needs to control the display
  • Loss of contrast between on and off visibility since one pin is handling multiple segments and therefore may never be completely powered off
  • Overcomes physical limitations that static drive type has

A 7-segment LCD is a cost-effective, low-power display option to use within your product design. At Displaytech, we are here to help you choose the best LCD solution for your product. Get started on designing your custom segmented display.

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