Mitsubishi Electric Announces Sale of Glass Bonded Type Colour TFT-LCD Modules For Industrial Use


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation today announced the development of two new industrial use colour Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) with protective glass covering. The new glass bonded colour TFT-LCD modules will be available in 12.1-inch and 15-inch, the main sizes for industrial-use TFT-LCDs, in addition to its current line up.

These modules offer excellent visibility in outdoor applications, due not only to their high luminance but also to their low reflectivity in bright environments.

“In recent years TFT-LCD modules have become widely used in various environments and applications, such as GPS navigation systems for vehicle and marine equipment, as well as outdoor-use information display terminals like POS, ATMs and Kiosks” said Stuart Baker, Senior Manager of the Visual Information Systems division, Mitsubishi Electric Australia.

“Manufacturers of these products generally secure the surface of TFT-LCDs with anti-scratch and waterproof protective glass, which increases assembly time and quality concerns. As an alternative, there is increasing demand for glass bonded TFT-LCD products with protective glass already attached to the surface. There are, however, very few TFT-LCD manufacturers that sell glass bonded products, and Mitsubishi Electric is the only Japanese manufacturer that does so,” Baker said.

The newly developed 12.1-inch XGA and 15.0-inch XGA glass bonded models are additions to its current lineup of glass bonded products: 9-inch WVGA, 12.1-inch WXGA and 14.1-inch WXGA. The 12.1-inch XGA model achieves brightness of 900 cd/m2 and the 15.0-inch XGA model achieves brightness of 1,500 cd/m2, offering excellent visibility in combination with their glass bonded surfaces.

By bonding 3-millimeter thick protective glass onto TFT-LCD module surfaces with resin, outside light reflection has been reduced by 90 percent1 compared to products combined with regular protective glass. This improvement helps achieve excellent visibility in outdoor environments due to low reflectivity in bright areas.

In addition, the protective glass is bonded onto the TFT-LCD modules within the Mitsubishi Electric quality-managed factory. The high-quality glass bonded modules help customers simplify their assembly process and avoid quality concerns such as particle, dirt and other contaminants damaging the LCD during reassembly at customer production lines.

Mitsubishi Electric glass bonded TFT-LCD modules

Specification Overview

Part Number AA121XJ03-G1 AA150XR01-G1
Display size/Resolution 12.1-inch XGA 15.0-inch XGA
Display Area (mm) 245.76 (H) × 184.32 (V) 304.1 (H)× 228.1 (V)
Number of Dots 1024 × 768 1024 × 768
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.240 (H) × 0.240 (V) 0.297 (H) × 0.297 (V)
Contrast Ratio 450:1 650:1
Luminance (cd/m2) 900 1500
Viewing Angle(CR>10)(°) -85~85 (H)-70~80 (V) -75~75 (H)-60~50 (V)
Optimum Viewing Angle(Contrast ratio) 6 O’Clock 6 O’Clock
Number of Colours 262K (6bit/colour)
16.77M (8bit/colour)
262K (6bit/colour)
16.77M (8bit/colour)
Backlight Unit CCFL2 CCFL2
Electrical Interface LVDS 6/8bit LVDS 6/8bit
Module Size (mm) 280.0 (W) × 219.0 (H) × 21.1 (D) 326 (W) × 267 (H) × 23.8 (D)
Operation Temperature (°C) -20~+70 -20~+70
Storage Temperature (°C) -20~+80 -20~+80


1: Measurement done within conditions set by Mitsubishi Electric in an environment with outside light.

2: Cold cathode fluorescent lamp

About Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Mitsubishi Electric TFT-LCD modules are available through distributors:

Tekdis Pty Ltd (08) 8113 5399 (
Glyn Ltd. Australia (02) 8850 0320 (

About Mitsubishi Electric Australia
With more than 30 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers, Mitsubishi Electric Australia is a recognised leader in the marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy and transportation. The company has offices in the major states and recorded total revenue of $254.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Richard Harris
Mitsubishi Electric Australia
T: 02 9684 7233