The benefits of using intelligent LCDs.
The use of the iLCD product family enables especially small and medium sized companies to hold their own against their competitors using ready-made state-of-the-art design. The long-term available iLCDs and the freely available iLCD Manager XE form a flexible solution, which is well designed, technically mature and user friendly. With the extension of our series by the iLCD Linux, we now also cover the demand for more complex applications and displays.
JPro is shorthand for Java programmable and the name of our time-tested series of intelligent displays, available in eight different sizes ranging from 2.8" to 10.2". These can be programed using Java or controlled with easy-to-use macro commands.
The JPro panels are fully functional microcontrollers with all the memory and processing power integrated into the slim and compact design. The iLCD Manager XE integrates seamlessly with our displays, reducing development time to a matter of days.
Expectations have risen in recent years regarding performance and capabilities of intelligent LCDs and we've risen to the occasion. The iLCD Linux with its super fast 1,8-GHz-quad-core-processor is our answer to the challenges facing industry today.
It includes a video and graphics processing unit, which accelerates the playing of videos and 3D-rendering. The modifiable Yocto-Linux operating system opens up entirely new possibilities and enables our customers to develop powerful, sophisticated and unique applications.
“The iLCD technology enables us to design our products exactly according to our ideas with small effort.”
Wolfgang Illich, Division Manager Series Products
The Future of Display Computing
A super-fast 1.8 GHz quad-core processor (i.MX8M Plus from NXP) with integrated video and graphics processor for 3D rendering, a high-res optically bonded display, modifiable Yocto Linux OS: these are the main ingredients of the new iLCD Linux. This enables the development of intuitive and high-performance user interfaces - similar to smartphones. Furthermore, the iLCD Linux impresses with its slim form, although it has a full-fledged and modifiable operating system. This helps with the design and in cramped conditions. External communication can be done via USB, Ethernet, I2C, SPI and I/Os.
Java Display Computing
For the first time on intelligent displays, "Java Display Computing" is possible with an object oriented-programming language and without an operating system. The entire range of iLCD functionalities can also be realized in Java. The lean Java Virtual Machine running on-board the iLCD controller executes the compiled Java code. New hardware is unnecessary, the Java VM also runs on existing iLCDs.
In addition to the convenient high-level commands, Java Display Computing makes it possible to program the HMI sequencing in Java, to carry out arithmetic operations and to even control the whole application with the iLCD panel. Project development is done within the iLCD Manager XE which has been extended to accommodate a complete Java development environment including editor, compiler and debugger.
Smart & Easy
The royalty-free iLCD Manager XE, which is part of the iLCD technology, is the IDE for setup, configuration, programming and testing the iLCD panels. It is comfortable, simple to use and further accelerates LCD developments. The iLCD Manager XE supports the entire iLCD product line, allowing for a seamless migration and continuation of existing projects.
The iLCD Manager XE facilitates Java application development for iLCDs. A complete Java development environment with editor, compiler and debugger is integrated and contains features as known from other IDEs. The debugger enabling remote debugging of the Java application directly on the display via USB is worth to be mentioned.
The integrated iLCD Simulator is a particularly helpful tool for the assessment of display projects – without any hardware, on every iLCD Manager installation and without any modification effort. Projects can be evaluated by any stakeholder in any project stage and in any place.