Ultra-thin OLED displays with flex cable

With the EA W096016 display, Electronic Assembly offers two extremely compact OLED graphic displays for robust use!

The high-contrast OLED graphic displays from Electronic Assembly are only slightly thicker than a bank card. With economical energy consumption, a stable use across a broad range of temperatures, the micro OLEDs are the perfect display for compact handheld units that need to function reliably under even the most extreme conditions.

Key features of EA W096016 display

With the EA W096016 display, Electronic Assembly offers two extremely compact OLED graphic displays for robust use, predominantly in mobile devices. The micro OLED panels are just 1.3 millimeters thick and have an active surface of 21.1 by 3.5 mm (0.84-inch screen diagonal). 1,536 luminescent white OLED pixels are located on a black background in a 96 x 16 matrix here, with a pixel pitch of 0.22 mm.

These low-power OLED displays have several advantages in comparison with liquid crystal displays. As luminous objects, they do not need separate backlighting and can therefore be built to be extremely slim. When displaying a 50 percent chequered pattern, their power consumption is typically an economical 15 mA. Thanks to the deep black level, they both impress with a contrast of 2000:1, which allows for a viewing angle field of 160°. Typical brightness of 120 cd/m² ensures good readability even in direct sunlight. The display reacts extremely quickly, with a reaction time of 10 µs. It remains stable across a wide range of temperatures – from an icy -40 °C to a scorching +80 °C. The way is therefore clear for use all around the world, particularly in cold Northern and Eastern European climes. The minimum service life is 20,000 hours at +25 °C before its brightness has halved.

The SSD1306B controller is integrated for straightforward control.

The OLED displays are available in two connection variants: the EA W096016-XALW has an I²C bus interface and a 10.5 millimeter FPC cable for direct spot welding to the circuit board. The EA W096016-XBLW has both an I²C bus and an SPI interface. It can be plugged into a 0.3 mm ZIFF connector using a 34 millimeter FPC cable with no welding. Both variants are available immediately off the shelf. Electronic Assembly also guarantees a long availability of at least eight years. An EA 9781-2USB USB test board and free OLED simulation software for Windows are also available for download. Try them on the product home page for rapid testing of specific applications.

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