Ametek Dixson offers compact graphic display module

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The latest addition to Ametek Dixson’s NGI vehicular instrumentation system is its Stand-Alone 2-Inch Graphic Display Module. The compact module is designed to provide the advantages of a graphic display in a rugged, versatile gauge that can be used either by itself or as a complement to existing instrumentation simply by connecting it to an SAE J1939 (CAN) data bus.

The gauge is sealed to IP67 specifications both front and rear, and the backlit liquid crystal display is 106 pixels wide and 56 pixels high, providing clear, legible graphics. A dead-fronted warning indicator is positioned above the graphic display window, and three backlit switches with tactile feedback provide a user interface.

The module can display data directly from the vehicle data bus or text and graphics as specified by a customer; text and symbols can be static, dynamic (scrolling or marquee) or a combination of both. Backlighting can be red, green, blue, amber or white; and the warning indicator also can be any one of these colors.

The module operates from 9 to 32 volts DC and includes a switch-to-ground output that can be used to control an external annunciator, relay or other device. The module meets all SAE J1455 and J1113 requirements for vehicular instrumentation and was developed to withstand harsh conditions typical of off-road environments, the company says.

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