With the development of individual electronic instruments for cars, the article describes research by Smiths Industries to develop instrument displays built as a complete panel for automotive application. For the design of such integrated display units, such parameters as reliability, legibility, cost and visual appeal should be considered. The display technology should be compatible with available integrated circuits and operate within reasonable power limitations. The ability to multiplex is a critical factor. The cost of displays is shown as depending on the number of 'bits' and type of display. A 'bit' of information is defined as a single separate display area which has to be controlled independently. Nine types of display with the optimum number of 'bits' available for each is tabulated. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00324348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM