LCD-Instrumentation in Automobiles 820006

The present paper demonstrates the feasability of liquid crystal displays for automotive applications.It covers points of special interest in LCD characteristics such as contrast behaviour in comparison to active electronic display technologies and matching of LCD’s with mechanical instrumentation. Technological aspects are discussed e.g. contrast optimization with respect to the viewing area or switching behaviour. It also describes technical methods used to solve special automotive problems such as illumination, anti-reflection, driving and connecting techniques.Examples of applications are given for single stand alone instruments and complete dashboards as well.


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