TFT Family Concept

TFT Family Concept

A unique TFT family has been created through a collaboration between European industrial customers, GLYN and the Taiwanese display specialist EDT. With one million units in the field (as of the end of 2019), this family has become a standard.

Key features:

  • 3.5" to 7.0"
  • TTL (RGB) interface
  • Only one connector for display, backlight and touch
  • Only one voltage
  • Easy dimming of the LEDs
  • Compatibility within the family
  • Optional PCAP or analogue resistive touch
  • Optional decorative screen with optical bonding

Only one voltage

Only one connector

Displays require various voltages. Starting with 3.3 V for the logic up to, for example, 20 V for the backlight. In addition, there are various negative voltages. An onboard voltage converter is the solution here. This way, PCAP, display logic and backlight can be operated with only one voltage and without a separate board.

This has various advantages. In purchasing and warehousing, only one item needs to be maintained. In production, it simplifies the process. Here, the decision was made to use the cost-effective 40-pole foil cable, which is identical for the entire TFT family.

Compatibility within the family

Easy dimming of the LEDs

Thanks to the uniform interface, the 5.0" can be exchanged with the 7.0", for example, without making any hardware or software changes. This makes it possible to offer a low-end and high-end version of the same product without much effort. In addition, the option for future product updates is kept open.

Thanks to high-quality LEDs, half-lives of four and a half years can be achieved in continuous operation. If the lighting is switched on for only four hours a day, a half-life of over 25 years is achieved. The dimming function is particularly important to protect the LEDs at high ambient temperatures. For this reason, the TFT family offers a separate pin via which the brightness can be controlled with a PWM or analogue.

The most successful display family - Part 1:
Over half a million devices in use

Displays with different interfaces and short product life cycles are a challenge for developers and buyers.

The solution – The GLYN TFT family concept.
With over half a million displays in use, it has progressed to a standard.

Nearly 10 years ago a success story began in Europe, which for the first time offered a solution to the above-mentioned challenges.

Thanks to the cooperation between manufacturers, distributors and industrial companies, there is a standardised TFT family with diagonal sizes from 3.5” to 7.0”.

The most successful display family - Part 2:
5 good reasons why the industry uses this standard...

The GLYN TFT family concept was launched onto the market almost 10 years ago. It is the most successful display family with over half a million devices in use.

What is the secret of its success?

This family offers a solution for challenges faced by developers on a daily basis. Five of these solutions are listed below.

  1. Only one voltage
  2. Only one connector
  3. Compatibility within the family
  4. LEDs easy to dim
  5. Good availability

The most successful display family - Part 3:
Durable yet innovative - this is how it can be achieved!

Durability and reliability are esteemed virtues in the display business.

They make the life of buyers and developers much easier. Nobody wants to continually deal with the issue of discontinuations.

On the other hand, innovation is important. The market is changing and products are continuously improved. Developers want to ensure that their application is not overtaken by those of their competitors and market shares are lost.

How does the GLYN display family come off here?

Size Article description Resolution Special feature
3,5“ G-ET0350G8DM6 QVGA  
3,5“ G-ET0350G8DH6 QVGA With AR-Touch
3,5“ G-ETM0350G8EDH6 QVGA With PCAP-Touch
3,5“ G-ETM0350G9EDHA QVGA With PCAP-Touch
4,3“ G-ET0430G8DM6 WQVGA  
4,3“ G-ET0430G8DH6 WQVGA With AR-Touch
4,3“ G-ETM0430G8EDH6 WQVGA With PCAP-Touch
5,0“ G-ET0500G9DXA WVGA  
5,0“ G-ETML0500G9NDRA WVGA With PCAP-Touch
5,0“ G-ETML0500G9NDRA*K0#GLYN_01 WVGA With PCAP-Touch and stable decorative disc
5,7“ G-ETQ570G0DM6 QVGA  
5,7“ G-ETQ570G0DH6 QVGA With AR-Touch
5,7“ G-ETQ570G2DM6 QVGA With Bracket
5,7“ G-ETQ570G2DH6 QVGA With Bracket and AR-Touch
5,7“ G-ETV570G0DMU VGA  
5,7“ G-ETV570G0DHU VGA With AR-Touch
5,7“ G-ETMV570G0EDHU VGA With PCAP-Touch
5,7“ G-ETV570G2DMU VGA With Bracket
5,7“ G-ETV570G2DHU VGA With Bracket and AR-Touch
5,7“ G-ETMV570G2EDHU VGA With Bracket and PCAP-Touch
7,0“ G-ET0700G8DM6 WVGA  
7,0“ G-ET0700G8DH6 WVGA With AR-Touch
7,0“ G-ETM0700G0EDH6 WVGA With PCAP-Touch
7,0“ G-ETM0700G0EDH6#GLYN01 WVGA With PCAP-Touch and stable decorative disc


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