LCD BASICS

Follow listed sections and review the LCD basic knowledge with us! Orient Display also has a friendly and knowledgeable team of technical support staff to help you with any specific questions you might have. Feel free to Contact Us !

Orient Display: LCD History

LCD History

In 1888, liquid crystals were first discovered in cholesterol extracted from carrots by Austrian botanist and chemist, Friedrich Reinitzer. In 1969, twisted-nematic (TN) mode of operation was discovered, which gave LCD the first commercial success. Learn more.

Orient Display: TN LCD

Twisted Nematic LCDs

Liquid crystals were actually discovered over 100 years ago, but they did not find commercial applications until the invention of the twisted nematic (TN) LCD by Schadt and Helfrich in 1971 (Schadt and Helfrich, 1971).Learn more.

Orient Display: STN LCD

Super Twisted Nematic LCDs

The biggest problem with early multiplexed LCDs was the reduction in contrast ratio with number of addressed lines. This problem was essentially eliminated with the invention of the supertwisted nematic (STN) LCD in the early 1980s. Learn more.

Orient Display: Positive & Negative Mode

Positive & Negative Mode

LCDs can either be normally on (positive) or off (negative), depending on the polarizer arrangement. Learn more.

Orient Display: Temperature Range

Temperature Range

When selecting a Liquid Crystal Display Module or LCD Glass Panel, it is very important to identify the the range of its environmental temperature. Outlined in this section are the normal and wide temperature ranges of the LCD Modules and LCD panels offered by Orient Display. Learn more.

Orient Display: LCD Pixel Terms

LCD Pixel Terms & Resolution Guide

The display resolution of a LCD is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels. Learn more.

Orient Display: Glossary

LCD & TP Glossary

Orient Display’s Glossary of Liquid Crystal Display and Touch Panel Terminology. Downloadable PDF version included. Learn more.