I have received a PDF copy of the specification sheet for the NEC 9.0" LVDS LCD panel (NL8048BC24-01).
Out of respect of NEC's copyrights, I won't post the spec sheet here... the security on the PDF is tight enough that I can't even copy text..
However, if you need it, e-mail me.
Tidbits from the spec sheet:
- Display Area: 198.8 mm wide, 118.08 mm tall. 23cm or 9.0" diagonal. This is the viewable area.
- Physical size: 220.5 mm Wide, 136.5 mm High, 10.5 mm thick - without a touch panel. Add a few mm for touch..
- Resolution: 800 x 480, 0.246 x 0.246 mm pixel pitch.
- 16,777,216 Colors at 24-bit, or 262,144 Colors at 18-bit. Most LVDS boards these days can drive 24-bit color.
- Weight: 365g
- Contrast Ratio: 600:1
- Image rotation capabilities built in - right side up, or rotated 180 (upside down).
- LCD response time: 25 ms
- Backlight is 2 CCFL lamps, user replacable! It appears that the lamps run horizontally across the middle of the display.
- 400 NIT brightness without a touch panel.. about 8-10% less with a touch panel. TBD.
- The mounting holes for the LCD panel are on the sides, and are very small M4 metric sizes.
I've reached a sales contact at the local distributor, and hopefully should be talking with them soon.
It looks like it will only be a matter of time (and $$$) now. Have you ironed out plans for a circuit board/cable interface?
The cable pin mappings I have mapped out, now that I have the data sheet.. LVDS actually makes it fairly simple.
The actual cable I'll probably have MotorCity make for me, somewhere around 10-15' long.
Pricing and availability is still somewhat uncertain...
I'm waiting to hear from both my local reseller and MotorCity's resellers.
But as you said, it's a matter of time, money, and reaching out to the right contacts.
Most of these resellers deal with large volume customers, so small orders are somewhat difficult.
Alright, I have a confirmed contact for obtaining the LCD panels.
I contacted Future Electronics, and they do carry the panel, but they are currently out of stock - they had like 100, and someone else bought all of them.
I'll be sending them an e-mail to follow up and get a quote and expected lead time.
However, one thing I do know right now is that the re-shipment isn't due until mid March 2007.. I can wait.
Someone ordered all 100? That's going to be one wicked car pc.
Is Future Electronics able to provide the transflective upgrade and touchscreen overlay or is that sourced through another 3rd party?
I want one too
let me know i can pick one up
It was a few hundred that they had in stock, and someone snapped them up.. most likely an industrial customer.
At this point, I don't know about the transflective upgrades or touchscreen.
If touch panel overlays can be cut to size, then I'm sure I can get one retrofitted to fit...
I managed to find a data sheet for the backlight inverter on the Japanese web site datasheet.jp - I had to use Google Translate to request a login to get it.
Here's the zipped PDF's for the inverter and the LCD panel:
260k in size.
312k in size.
Since both files are over 200k, they were too large to post here.
I have prices!
NL8048BC24-01 1-ea @ $325.00 12-14 wks lead time
104PW201 1-ea @ $26.00 12-14 wks lead time
This is a FANTASTIC price.. even if I do have to wait 3-4 months for them.
I'll probably order 3-4 of the panels at this price, just to have a few extra ones on hand.. Two for my car, and one or two for sending out to be retrofitted for transflective upgrades.
However, I do not think that the LCD panel includes a touch panel.
I will have to investigate whether a custom touch panel size can be obtained while I'm waiting...
Who's the distributor? Contact? I've been looking for an LCD with the same specs for few weeks now. I'd also be interested.
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