Hitachi announces compact 7.0" WVGA TFT module

New 7.0" WVGA TFT extends product line up

Maidenhead, UK, (PresseBox) - Hitachi Europe Ltd, Display Products Group (DPG) has announced the introduction of a new 7.0" WVGA TFT display module. The new TX18D44VM2BAA features a 15:9 wide aspect ratio, a display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and delivers excellent optical performance in a compact and slim mechanical package.

The TX18D44VM2BAA features a uniform and bright 400cd/m² LED backlight providing a 40K hour half brightness lifetime and a contrast ratio of 400:1 which enables bright, clear images and information to be displayed. Electrically compatible with existing Hitachi WVGA TFT display modules, the TX18D44VM2BAA features an industry standard 40-pin 6-bit RGB CMOS interface which enables a colour palette of up to 262K colours.

Mark Stephenson, Product Marketing Manager, Hitachi DPG, "The new TX18D44VM2BAA display module extends Hitachi's 7.0" TFT product line up to provide product designers with an extensive choice at this popular screen size. Hitachi is able to offer a wide choice of standard 'off-the-shelf' display modules for a variety of different applications. The new TX18D44VM2BAA provides a very cost effective solution for engineers seeking a reliable, high performance 7.0" WVGA TFT display."

The TX18D44VM2BAA display module has compact dimensions of 165.0mm (w) x 106.0mm x (h) x 8.0mm (d) and weighs 126g. The display module, which employs COG (chip-on-glass) construction to enhance long term reliability, can be safely operated at temperatures between -20°C and +70°C and is fully RoHS compliant. User interfaces can be easily supported with the TX18D44VM2BPA which features an integrated touchscreen.

Typical applications include epos terminals, test and measurement equipment, portable media terminals and data logging systems. The TX18D44VM2BAA and TX18D44VM2BPA are supplied through Hitachi Display Products Group distribution partners and are available across Europe immediately. For more information, please visit or call +44(0)1628 585 000.

About Hitachi Display Products Group

Hitachi Display Products Group (DPG) is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd. It is responsible for pan-European sales and distribution of Hitachi's leading liquid crystal display products. Offering a comprehensive range of monochrome and colour display component modules, the company supports customers in a range of sectors including mobile phone, medical, white goods, automotive and industrial industries. Hitachi Display Products Group offers a range of standard liquid crystal modules and is also able to develop and manufacture customised displays. For further information on Hitachi LCD modules, please visit the display products group web site

Hitachi Europe GmbH

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totalled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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