Views: 235 Author: Reshine Display Publish Time: 2023-10-13 Origin: Site
When customers come to us with a new product idea, it's one of the most enjoyable aspects of running a company that designs and manufactures LCD modules. However, this does not imply that the new design process is always simple. To ensure that your LCD panel and display design is ideal, you must also work with one of the top LCD manufacturers. Here are two key methods for accomplishing this and developing the new product you want to launch.
First, don't get too caught up in the performance specifications. They're just numbers at the end of the day. What matters is translating performance specifications into the needs of your end users. As a result, we always recommend beginning with your needs in plain English. Then you'll need your supplier to assist you in locating and/or designing the component that will work in your product. And then assist you in developing that specification around the end product's performance requirements, rather than the other way around. So, before you go any further, find a partner who supports your product goals and builds your specs around those goals.
Once you've found the right partner, they should be thinking about the long-term viability of your product as you explore and select specific components. The more experience they have in your industry and with your products, the more aware they will be of industry trends and new options that may become available in six months or a year. They'll also have a better idea of which subcomponents are likely to disappear throughout your product's lifespan. Obsolescence is one of the most significant risks associated with industrial products, so the right supplier will assist you in designing for obsolescence mitigation.
The availability of your subcomponents will also influence how a supplier constructs parts for you. We manufacture our displays in China, as do 95% of all LCDs, and occasionally a customer will request a US connector for our display. It's worth noting that, in practice, even these US connectors are typically manufactured in China and imported into the US. Then we have to source it in the United States and ship it back to China. This is just one example, but by passing through so many distribution layers, that little connector accumulates a lot of unnecessary cost (and miles). Furthermore, all of that shipping creates a vulnerability to delivery issues. The majority of the time, a local equivalent is as good as or better, saving money and significant component lead time.
We believe in long-term customer support, so we never make anything obsolete as long as we can get the components for it. To avoid being at the mercy of the market later on, we try to steer our customers toward subcomponents with the highest availability and longevity. When working with you on a new design, a good supplier should always consider their supply chain.
During the design process, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. With so many details to remember, you must constantly return to the concrete reality of how your product will look, feel, and function in the real world. As a result, I recommend that display customers use mock-ups from the start and samples or demos as soon as possible.
A simple hack is to first print your intended display content on paper. It's so simple to start by creating images of everything you want to include on a display, whether it's text, alerts, a go/no-go button, or any graphical user interface you have in mind for this product. Simply print it out on paper with the same colors and resolution that you're using. Then tape it to your product, step back, and take a look. You'll learn a lot about the size and functionality without having to invest in tooling or producing prototypes.
After you've (hopefully) eliminated all of the low-hanging fruit and are ready to see your components in action, ask your supplier if they can provide basic samples or full demos. When you receive a sample, you must still wire it up and determine how to communicate with it. With a demo, your supplier can most likely load the demo with images of your content, leaving you with only the supply of power. Then you can walk around and examine it from various angles to get a better idea of how it will function inside your product.
Collaboration is essential for effective design. To uncover problems or misunderstandings, you and your supplier must collaborate and share ideas, as well as keep an eye out for each other's blind spots. The right supplier will provide you with a variety of tools to help you visualize and experience how their component can improve your end product.
Reshine Display, founded in 2007, specializes in providing standardized and customized touch screens and TFT LCDs. TFT LCD Displays, Capacitive touch screens, 4-wire resistive touch screens, and 5-wire resistive touch screens are among the technologies we offer, with sizes ranging from 2.4 inches to 32 inches. Ready to forge a strong supplier relationship, and bring your new design idea to life? Contact us!