Rugged Thin-client Display from IEE Offers Design Flexibility for Military Applications

Large 10.4" viewing area readable in virtually any lighting condition

Jul 26, 2013, 15:40 ET from IEE, Inc.

VAN NUYS, Calif., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IEE, Inc., specializing in the design, test, support and fielding of human-systems interface (HSI) display technologies in a wide range of military/aerospace, industrial and retail applications, now offers a rugged, ARM-based 10.4" TFT XGA thin-client display that can be custom-tailored for harsh military environments.

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With a full 10.4" XGA (1024 x 768) AMLCD, the rugged display features IEE's dual mode backlight system supporting variable reading modes from a high bright mode of 600 cd/m2 to NVIS lighting for dark environments.  

The display's contrast ratio is optimized through the use of specialized surface treatments and optically clear bonding throughout the display stack-up.  These exceptional 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 32 KB each, enabling simultaneous instruction and data fetching to improve the display's performance.   A 128 KB L2 cache is also included. The processor's 512 MB internal memory of 16-bit wide DDR3-800 SDRAM speeds up data transfers and its 512 MB of 8-bit 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, analog 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 -46 degrees C to +70 degrees C.

The lightweight aluminum housing, measuring just 7.8" H x 11.6" W x 3.0" D, combines with a powerful ARM processor operating at 1 GHz, while drawing less than 10 W total with under 2 W on the processor itself.  This enables IEE to deliver a SWaP-optimized unit that can incorporate the exact functionality needed for a particular display application. 

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About IEE:
Founded in 1946, IEE develops highly advanced information displays and integrated display solutions utilizing the most current human-systems interface (HSI) technologies. 

The company's wide range of military, retail and industrial grade products include such advanced features as multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight rugged packaging that makes the full range of IEE products suitable for a number of custom display solutions. Most products are fully qualified to both military and EMI/EMC standards.

IEE's focus on engineering helps drive technology innovations that combine optimum SWaP with exceptional performance parameters and the latest in ARM processors with low power, high throughput operation.

Rapid prototyping and full-scale production under one roof make IEE uniquely qualified to quickly deliver its highly advanced, reliable display solutions to customers around the world.

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