4bit/8bit or 24bit RGB parallel displays come in Alphanumeric LCD/VFD and Graphic LCD or TFT with many available sizes.
Parallel interface displays are a low cost solution with high customization.
Character Displays from 8x2 lines to 40x4 lines in 4/8bit Parallel Interface
Graphic LCD``s from 122x32 to 240x128 pixels in 8bit Parallel Interface
Full Color TFT``s from 320x102 to 800x480 in 24bit RGB Interface
LCD have a standard operating temperature of 0 to +50C with optional -20 to +70C in the extended temperature range. A wide variety of available fonts including: European, Hebrew or Cyrillic
VFD have a temperature range of -40 to +85C
TFT have a standard operating temperature of -20 to +70C, Voltage available: 5.0V (and some 3.3V), 2 light transmission modes available:
Transmissive - Transmissive LCDs have a transparent rear polarizer and do not reflect ambient light. A backlight is required and will work best in low light conditions.
Transflective - Transflective LCDs are a mixture of reflective and transmissive types with the rear polarizer having partial reflectivity and combined with a backlight. Can be operated in direct sunlight without loss of clarity.
Reflective - By combining a reflector with the rear polarizer, ambient light is used to illuminate the display in reflective mode. It works best in an outdoor or well-lit office environment.
LED backlights offer a long operating life - 50,000 hours minimum. The advantages of LED backlighting are its low cost, long life, immunity to vibration, low operational voltage, and precise control over its intensity.
TFT offer a minimum backlight life of 20,000 hours