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Rugged thin-client display ready for military applicaitons

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IEE? display? military?

IEE Inc recently introduced a rugged ARM-based 10.4-inch TFT XGA thin-client display that can be custom-tailored for harsh military environments. With a full 10.4-inch XGA (1024 x 768) AMLCD, the rugged display features the company's dual mode backlight system supporting variable reading modes from a high bright mode of 600cd/m2 to NVIS lighting for dark environments.

The display's contrast ratio is optimised through the use of specialised surface treatments and optically clear bonding throughout the display stack-up. These readability parameters make the new display ideal for a wide range of military applications including soldier mount, vehicle mount and man-pack handheld use.

The backlit-enhanced display comes with a high-resolution five-wire resistive touchscreen, optically bonded to the LCD, or with a 16 pushbutton bezel, eight on each side, for extremely flexible function control. Both operator interfaces can be integrated into one unit as well, depending on the intended use of the display.

The ARM processor features both an I cache and D cache of 32KB each, enabling simultaneous instruction and data fetching to improve the display's performance. A 128KB L2 cache is also included. The processor's 512MB internal memory of 16bit wide DDR3-800 SDRAM speeds up data transfers and its 512MB of 8bit wide SLC NAND Flash increases write speeds.

The new display processor runs embedded Linux and supports many common software protocols, such as HTML 5.0 and Java VM; the integral Ethernet interface supports the VICTORY architecture implementation.

Up to six USB ports can be included to connect peripheral devices, such as a keyboard, a mouse or a memory stick, to the unit. The display optionally supports a host of standard video inputs, including composite RS-170/-343, analogue VGA and digital DVI.

As an extension of IEE's MIL-STD qualified, web browser-based control display units (CDUs), the new display functions reliably both in harsh and in-the-field conditions. It is fully sealed for submersible applications, incorporates sealed circular I/O connectors and operates in temperatures from -46C to 70C.

The lightweight aluminium housing, measuring just 198.12x294.64x76.2mm, combines with a powerful ARM processor operating at 1GHz, while drawing less than 10W total with under 2W on the processor itself. This enables IEE to deliver a SWaP-optimised unit that can incorporate the exact functionality needed for a particular display application.

Further information regarding the XGA thin-client display can be found here.

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